Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

October 21, 2019

Exploring Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà,’ a Masterpiece of Renaissance Sculpture

For centuries, the world has been captivated by the groundbreaking art of Michelangelo. Working in multiple mediums, the Italian artist was a true Renaissance man, culminating in an impressive collection of world-famous works that includes the Sistine Chapel ceiling, an iconic interpretation of David, and the Pietà, a monumental marble sculpture of the Madonna cradling Christ. Crafted in the late 15th century, the Pietà remains one of the most beloved sculptures in the world.

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October 19, 2019

5 Powerful Paintings by the Under-Appreciated Female Artist Artemisia Gentileschi

For the sake of convenience, art history’s major movements are often associated with single, pioneering figures. The success of Impressionism, for example, is often credited to Claude Monet, while Salvador Dalí is frequently seen as the sole architect of Surrealism. In addition to overly simplifying the complexity of these genres, however, this system of attribution is flawed, as female artists are rarely included in the running.

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October 15, 2019

Target Launches Inclusive Line of Halloween Costumes for Kids with Disabilities

Over the last few years, we’ve seen an inspiring surge in inclusive Halloween costumes for kids. Geared toward little ones with disabilities, these elaborate ensembles transform everything from walkers to wheelchairs into festive holiday props. While, in the past, such costumes were mostly manufactured by creative non-profits and particularly artistic parents, they’ve now become a bit more accessible thanks to Target.

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