The Frick is one of my favorite museums. It’s a small, world-class museum with collections and scholarship of the highest international importance. It's also a calm oasis in the middle of New York City.
History painting was an important genre in 18th and 19th-century European art. The term is used all the time, but doesn't simply refer to paintings of history. Learn about the characteristics of a history paint and why all the most ambitious artists wanted to pursue it.
Thoughts on the Newark Museum's exhibition The Rockies & The Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains (March through August 2018).
What is Romanticism in art? Learn about the different themes and stylistic attributes of Romantic painting, sculpture, and architecture. Find out how it's different from Neo-Classicism, the style that preceded it.
A little backstory on John Singer Sargent's portrait of French siblings Edouard and Marie-Louise Pailleron. In this unusual case, animosity between the artist and one of the sitters made for surprisingly effective painting.
Giorgio Vasari is considered to be the father of art history. In the mid-16th century, he wrote a set of biographies of Italy's most important artists and architects. It's been influential ever since then. A new biography of Vasari, published in 2017, takes a complete look at Vasari's life and work as both an artist and writer.
A link to my article about Gustave Klimt's landscape paintings on DailyArt Magazine. Klimt is well known as a modernist and painter of Viennese elites. His landscapes are similar in style but much less commonly known.
I've spent the past week looking at paintings of Parisian landmarks to write this article for Dailyartdaily. I loved armchair travelling through the City of Light.
Remember when I went to Newport and saw gorgeous Lady Decies (Elizabeth Wharton Drexel) at The Elms? Well, I was so excited about this that I wrote a whole article about Giovanni Boldini (the genius who painted her) for DailyArt Magazine! Check it out to learn about Boldini's art and see more of his beautiful… Continue reading Giovanni Boldini’s Beautiful Belles (DailyArt Magazine)
Snow day! Who doesn't love those words? Here in the northeastern United States, we are currently having a nice snow day, which makes it seem like a perfect time to do the second part of the winter paintings series I started around Christmas time. While part one was about winter landscapes, part two is about ice skating paintings!… Continue reading Skating Through Time on a Snow Day