Story Quilts @thebrucemuseum

By Miriam Schulman / March 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

You see that “painting”? Well, it’s not a painting. It’s a quilt by Dawn Williams Boyd titled “La Croix De Guerre” picturing the Harlem Hellfighters who fought along the French in World War I. The artist carefully chose assorted fabrics with different gray values to look like a painting. The quilt even includes an antique … Read more

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Best place to meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Miriam Schulman / February 18, 2016 / 1 Comment

  It is with a little trepidation that I share one of my favorite tricks for avoiding crowds at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Because if everyone finds out, well then, maybe it might get a little more crowded. But after struggling to find pictures and descriptions online to show you this favorite meeting spot, … Read more

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5 van Gogh Lessons Every Art Lover Should know

By Miriam Schulman / September 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

The summer 2015, I took a trip of a lifetime to Amsterdam. One of the highlights of the trip was the van Gogh museum. Being an art history major, a self-proclaimed museum expert and a professional artist, I thought I knew all there was about van Gogh. Boy was I wrong! Here are 5 new … Read more

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Under the Influence: John Singer Sargent

By Miriam Schulman / August 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

  The two artists that have had the greatest influence over my portraits are John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt. Today, I am going to turn the spot light on Sargent as I have just revisited some of these influential portraits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can see them as well until October … Read more

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Hands: The Second Portrait

By Miriam Schulman / August 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hands are often called the second portrait and for good reason. It is not a surprise that an artist that values her hands above all body parts (except maybe our eyes) would notice others’ hands. The hands are a source of self-expression. We often refer to people who talk “with their hands.” Read on to … Read more

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Learning from the Masters: The Psychological Portraits of John Singer Sargent

By Miriam Schulman / August 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

As I was preparing this blog post, my husband leaned over my shoulder and asked “What do you mean by psychological portraits?” Well, I pointed out…”look at that girl’s face and the tension in her fingers and toes, she looks like she just finished a tantrum. Contrast that to her brother, whose wrist is bent and limply perched on … Read more

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Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion in Met’s 2015 Costume exhibition

By Miriam Schulman / July 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

I admit I am a museum nerd, but nothing relaxes me or lifts my spirits more than visiting an art museum. Here is a virtual tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 costume exhibition entitled “China Through the Looking Glass” which explores the influence of Chinese culture on modern fashion designs. The exhibit is … Read more

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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