Welcome to CanvasAndCrumpets. I’m Chloe, and I like art.
This is me in my ~happy place~ (Amsterdam):
My second-most place is my hometown, New York City. You can follow my adventures here (both artistic and otherwise!) on my Instagram, @chloelikescrumpets.
I just graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in art history. During my time at Tufts, I exposed myself to as much art as physically possible. I taught a course last fall on art and conflict during the world wars, and co-founded a curating collective called Polykhroma. I received highest honors and the Madeline Caviness Prize for my senior honors thesis is on Dutch modernism. My research for this project took me to Amsterdam in January for an exciting research trip. I also won the art history prize for my graduating class.
Here I am at the Stedelijk Museum Depot this January, posing with the paintings I analyzed for my senior thesis:
I have interned at Sotheby’s Art Auction House in NYC, in the 19th Century Paintings Department. I’ve also worked at Arcadia Contemporary Gallery and at the Tufts University Art Gallery.
I like to make things, like this drawing of Amsterdam, my home away from home:
Or this decoupage vase:
or this vase:
You can see a lot of other things I’ve made if you go to the “Multi-media Art Tutorials” link in my menu. Or, if you’re feeling lazy, you can just click here.
I like art, but I also like a lot of other things, like food:
And my fluffy puppy, Teddy:
And spending the holidays with my fabulous sisters:
And hiking National Parks with my Dad:
And shopping for vintage clothing with my Mum:
My favorite flowers are dark purple tulips:
I am a body-positivity advocate and feminist.
The last movie I watched was The Love Witch. My favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings. I am currently reading Artrage!: The Story of the BritArt Revolution and a collection of Holocaust poetry.
If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be scrambled egg on toast with avocado, Dutch mayo, swiss cheese, and spinach.
My favorite artist at this moment of Friday, October 13th (gasp!!) is Constant Nieuwenhuys, but that will probably change tomorrow.
I have a weakness for disco.
Art is flowers on your bedside table. Art is years of practice. Art is “I made this when I was kinda high on nyquil.” Art is patience. Art is exhaustion. Art is Why I Am Alive Now. Art is how human beings express what they cannot keep within themselves any longer.
And that is why it needs to be made/shared/written about/analyzed/talked about.