Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

May 22, 2022

30 Gifts Guaranteed to Give Grandpa a Great Father’s Day

Father's Day is fast approaching, which means you've probably sifted through all kinds of great gifts for dad. Once you pick out the perfect Father's Day gift, it's time to turn your attention to the true patriarch of the family: your grandpa! Fortunately, we've put together a collection of gifts with grandfathers in mind. Many of these presents put a personalized spin on traditional tools and trinkets, like the footprint keychain and engraved hammer.

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May 14, 2022

Monumental Masterpieces: 10 of Art History’s Most Famous Large-Scale Paintings

Great art comes in all shapes and sizes. From towering sculptures to tiny sketches, artists have produced works that play with scale throughout the history of art. While this interest in experimentation is apparent across mediums and genres, its role in painting has been particularly big—literally. Here, we take a look at some of the most famous large-scale canvas paintings, from Botticelli's mythological masterpiece to Pollock's avant-garde “action painting.

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May 13, 2022

32 Gifts to Help Art Grads Kick Off Their Creative Careers

Picking out a present for an art school graduate can be tricky. While any graduation gift will do, why not congratulate the creative in your life with a present that will help them kick off their career? In this selection of graduation gifts for art students, you'll find colorful products that are both personal and practical. For a bit of how-to help, nothing beats art books like the career-focused Art Inc. and project-driven Creative Block.

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May 10, 2022

The Story Behind Georges Seurat’s Pointillist Masterpiece, ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’

Over the course of art history, certain pieces have come to symbolize entire artistic genres. Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's David, for example, define the Italian Renaissance; The Scream by Edvard Munch epitomizes Expressionism; and Pointillism is typified by Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon the Island of La Grande Jatte. Seurat completed this monumental masterpiece in the 1880s. In order to craft the larger-than-life scene, the artist meticulously applied millions of hand-painted dots to the canvas.

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