Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is an art historian living in Paris. Born and raised in San Francisco, Kelly 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.
October 21, 2019

NASA Makes History After Successfully Launching First All-Female Spacewalk

On October 18, 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, made history when it launched its 221st spacewalk. Carried out by Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, this stint in space marked a major milestone, as it is the first time that a spacewalk has featured only female astronauts. Koch and Meir embarked on this historic spacewalk early Friday morning.

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October 19, 2019

Interview: Expressive Horse Paintings Capture the Creature’s Wild Beauty

Driven by a lifelong love of horses, Jill Soukup has made a name for herself as a well-known Western painter. The Colorado-based artist has developed an unexpectedly expressive style that enables her to capture “the richly kinetic moments that define Western ranch life.” While this painterly treatment has proven effective on a range of ranch-themed subjects, it is particularly striking when paired with horses, as evident in Soukup’s Equine series.

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October 16, 2019

20 Creative Gifts for Writers That Are Way Better Than an Ordinary Notebook and Pen

Want to wish the writer in your life a happy holiday? Fortunately, you don’t have to have a way with words to let them know you’re thinking about them—especially when you have a list of writing-inspired gifts at your fingertips. These thematic presents are perfect for writers from all walks of life. Some are functional, including a sleek desk organizer and magnetic notebook. Others are fashionable, like the quill pen pin and grammar-inspired jewelry.

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October 14, 2019

How Pumpkins Have Inspired Yayoi Kusama’s Avant-Garde Art for Decades

Yayoi Kusama has carved out a name for herself as a top contemporary artist. Throughout her illustrious career, the Japanese creative has developed a signature approach to her craft. Characterized by polka dots, bold color palettes, and organic forms, her aesthetic is perhaps best typified by her pumpkin art, a collection of works celebrating the subject’s “generous unpretentiousness.” Rooted in her childhood, Kusama’s love of pumpkins has significantly shaped her practice for over 70 years.

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