In time for DailyArt Magazine's travel-themed week, I put together a world tour based on paintings by one of my favorite artists, Frederic Edwin Church. Enjoy the journey!
After enjoying a video tour of Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature and Culture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, I spoke to the show's curator, Dr. Eleanor Harvey Jones about Alexander von Humboldt and his vast impact on American art.
Robert Duncanson (1821/2-1872) was an early Hudson River School painter from the United States and Canada. His work is gorgeous, but we don't talk much about him today.
For Black History Month, I wrote an article for DailyArt Magazine about African-American and Native-American sculptor Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907). Click through to read it!
I discovered it while choosing works for my recent Luminism article on DailyArt Magazine, and I can't get it out of my head. It seems to depict an otherworldly fairyland... but it actually depicts a casino town on the New Jersey shore.
The Wadsworth Athenaeum, in Hartford, CT, is one of America's oldest art museums. It was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. However, it has been expanded several times since them. The museum has a little bit of everything, from paintings to porcelain, ancient Egyptian to contemporary European. It's a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon.
I don't think it will come as a surprise to anyone that Thomas Cole's work is on my list of art that inspires me. To talk about why I love Cole's work in general, I would probably have to write a whole book, so I'm going to focus on one particular painting that I recently saw for the first time. It's called A Snow Squall, and it was painted in 1825.
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is a small art museum on the campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The museum contains a little bit of everything, but its claim to fame is probably its many Hudson River School paintings. The rest of the collection ranges from ancient to contemporary works in small quantities.
I saw this spectacular little oil sketch at the Newark Museum, and I instantly fell in love. So, when DailyArt Magazine asked me to pick an artwork for Painting of the Week, the choice was clear.
Thoughts on the Newark Museum's exhibition The Rockies & The Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains (March through August 2018).