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Emily Snow

Emily Snow
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Emily Snow is a contributing writer and art historian based in Salt Lake City. She earned an MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and loves knitting, her calico cat, and everything Victorian.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler: A Leader of the Aesthetic Movement (12 Facts)

  James Abbott McNeill Whistler made a name for himself in nineteenth-century Europe for a daring approach to art that was as compelling—and controversial—as his...

10 Common Symbols in Still-Life Paintings & What They Mean

  “Still life” refers to a work of art that depicts a grouping of inanimate, usually commonplace objects. Traditionally, still life paintings also tend to...

4 Victorian Era Artists Who Made “Art for Art’s Sake”

  The phrase “art for art’s sake” may sound simple—but these four words ushered in a brand-new art movement in Victorian era London. “Art for...

Mona Lisa: How Did She Get To Be So Famous?

  The iconic Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda, has captured art lovers, historians, conspiracy theorists, and tourists since the early sixteenth century. Each year, millions...

5 Contemporary Black Artists You Should Know

  Contemporary art is all about confronting the canon, representing a diverse range of experiences and ideas, utilizing new types of media, and shaking up...