Kristin Johnson

I love art, and writing. One is deeply personal, the other helped me get my BA in journalism from IU. I am passionate about storytelling. My greatest professional compliment came from a business owner who said, “Your profile piece captured everything I believe about my business.”
Winslow_Homer_-_Right_and_Left
American Art
Kristin Johnson

Right and Left by Winslow Homer

At first, you might not be sure what you see when looking at this late Winslow Homer painting. Two ducks flying off kilter. The sky, and sea behind them merge into a palette of grays.

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Hahn Cock by Katharina Fritsch
Modern Art
Kristin Johnson

Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch

One of the newer must see works at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington DC, is a fourteen foot tall ultramarine rooster. The piece is called “Hahn/Cock.” The contemporary artist behind it is Katharina

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Salvador Dalí’s “Skull of Zurbarán”
Modern Art
Kristin Johnson

Salvador Dalí’s “Skull of Zurbarán”

Often the Halloween images that we find spooky, and scary come from the thoughts, and beliefs we wrestle with everyday. Think about skeletons, or skulls. While bones can have a cringe factor, they also remind

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French Impressionism
Kristin Johnson

Letters from Vincent

Vincent van Gogh was a prolific writer, it is estimated he wrote over 2,000 letters. Of these a little over 800 survive. These letters give a glimpse into both the man, and the painter. In

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Modern Art
Kristin Johnson

Paris Circus

Belle Époque Paris was enamored with the circus. At one point there were four permanent circuses in the city, several hippodromes, and other venues that featured circus acts. Artists enjoyed the allure of the circus

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A School for Boys and Girls Jan Steel
List of the Best
Kristin Johnson

Ten Great Education Themed Paintings

Now that it is the middle of September, people of all ages begin to think seriously about education. In that vein, here are ten works to help you get in the learning mood or at

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French Impressionism
Kristin Johnson

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne saw the world through a unique lens, often colored by the landscapes of Provence. Ultimately the concepts Cézanne championed would lead Matisse to call him, “The Father of us all.” It took Cézanne

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Georges Seurat, The Lighthouse at Honfleur, 1886.
French Impressionism
Kristin Johnson

Five Top Pointillists’ Paintings of the Beach

It’s summer, and everyone wants to escape to the water, so let’s do a little traveling with the Pointillists. Waterscapes, and beaches were a favorite of the movement’s founder George Seurat, and his pupil/co-founder Paul

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Religious Art
Kristin Johnson

Five Cool Facts About the Annunciation

The Annunciation is one of a handful of Bible stories where humans and angels come face to face. Like most of us, artists love a good supernatural story and they have been trying to capture

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