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.
Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou
As one of art history's most significant sculptures, the Venus de Milo continues to captivate audiences today.
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.
Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today.
Italian artist Michelangelo (1475–1564) is known as one of the most prolific painters and sculptors in history.
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.
As a prominent Impressionist artist, Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) is often regarded as one of art history's most famous female painters.
Everything about Salvador Dalí screams “unique.
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.
Year after year, we see stores selling the same old Father's Day presents, from boring barbecue accessories to tried-and-true toolsets.
It's almost summer, which means that graduation season is officially upon us.