Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and 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.

February 22, 2022

Dissecting Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous ‘The Last Supper’ Painting

Leonardo da Vinci produced an unprecedented amount of work during the Italian Renaissance. Among his famously eclectic—and seemingly endless—portfolio, there are three creations that stand out from the rest: the Mona Lisa (a painted portrait), the Vitruvian Man (a scientific drawing), and The Last Supper (a biblical fresco). Since its completion at the end of the 15th century, The Last Supper has captivated audiences.

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February 18, 2022

5 Priceless Facts About the Avant-Garde Art Collector Peggy Guggenheim

Few household names mean more to modern art than “Guggenheim.” A family of miners-turned-philanthropists, the Guggenheims struck it rich in the 19th century, amassing a fortune that has since sparked and fueled major modernist movements. Today, the Guggenheim legacy is largely linked to New York City's Guggenheim Museum, an institution founded by Solomon R. Guggenheim in 1937. This site, however, is not the only important Guggenheim museum of modern art.

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February 12, 2022

Discover 10 Famous Portrait Paintings and the Real Life People Who Inspired Them

No matter the scope of their favorite subjects, most artists have dabbled in the age-old art of portraiture. Defined by portrayals of people, this genre has been practiced by art history's most influential painters, culminating in an extensive collection of world-famous portraits. While the artists behind these pieces are universally well-known, the subjects are often less obvious.

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February 2, 2022

30 DIY Kits to Help You Send a Heartfelt Message This Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air! With Valentine's Day coming up, it's time to start thinking about what to get that special someone. Rather than picking up a present from the store or ordering a readymade gift online, why not try your hand at homemade this year? In this list of DIY Valentine's Day gifts, you'll find crafty kits that will make working with your hands a breeze.

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