Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou


June 16, 2019

How Van Gogh’s Love of Painting Sunflowers Blossomed During His Short Career

If you’re familiar with the work of Vincent van Gogh, you’ve undoubtedly seen his Sunflower paintings. Whether resting on a flat surface or propped up in a vase, sunflowers star in some of Van Gogh’s most famous still life depictions. Van Gogh repeatedly revisited these cheerful yellow subjects, culminating in two series: his Paris Sunflowers and his Arles Sunflowers.

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June 14, 2019

Photographer Captures Striking Photo of Golden Gate Bridge Surrounded by Lightning

With an interest in landscape, timelapse, and aerial photography, it’s only natural that Michael Shainblum would be attracted to lightning. While he has photographed the phenomenon on several occasions, his shot of an electrical storm illuminating San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is among his most personally rewarding pieces. Why is this photo so important to Shainblum?

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June 12, 2019

How Impressionism Changed the Art World and Continues to Inspire Us Today

Admired by art experts, popular with the public, and widely exhibited in the world’s top museums, Impressionism has dominated the art world for nearly 150 years. Renowned for its painters’ pioneering approach to art, the groundbreaking genre has facilitated the emergence and shaped the evolution of several art movements, solidifying its role as the catalyst of modern art. While Impressionism’s distinctive aesthetic is undoubtedly one-of-a-kind, the context of the canvases is just as captivating.

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June 7, 2019

5 Art Exhibitions We’re Excited About This Month

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Oakland Museum of California (@oaklandmuseumca) on May 14, 2019 at 8:00pm PDT Happy Pride Month! Every June, people all over the world come together to celebrate and support the LGBT+ community. To mark this important month, many major cities hold all kinds of events, including colorful parades, fun festivals, and even eye-opening art exhibitions.

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