A voluptuous beauty, questionable reputation, and a sad ending: A fascinating life account of an English Pre-Raphaelite art model Fanny Cornforth
Samuel Bak is a Holocaust survivor, whose canvas paintings encompass the artist's life history. Though not a household name, the paintings of Bak are represented in many important collections around the world.
A thorough overview of common styles, colors, and motifs found on Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs. Includes a color guide as well as all the different variants of popular symbols.
Caravaggio (1571-1610) was one of the most extraordinary characters in the history of art. His fiery temper and wild behaviour led to a sometimes tempestuous life, and this was reflected in his paintings. His treatment of light added to their drama.
This article takes a look at the meaning of bamboo in east Asian art, some of the great Chinese bamboo painters, and a little about Chinese, Japanese, and Korean bamboo paintings.
Europe had an incredible "face lift" in the arts between the years 1600 and 1750. Everything from architecture, painting, sculpture, and music changed dramatically in both looks and sound. Read on to learn about the key changesin the arts of the Baroque era.
Joseph Wright (1734-97) spent much of his life in his birth town of Derby and is thus often referred to as “Joseph Wright of Derby”. He was an original painter who is generally renowned for his paintings that used science and industry for their subjects. He was also a noted portraitist.
How did our forebears record the precious moments in life before the advent of photography? They took out their brushes and painted, or commissioned someone who was up to the job. Here are some of those paintings from years gone by.
Painted screens are a unique folk art tradition of Baltimore, Maryland that gave inhabitants of narrow streets privacy. Includes how to paint a screen as well as a gallery of decorated screens.
Carp art - and in particular koi art - is some of the most famous artwork to be exported from Asia. In "Chinese and Japanese Koi Fish Art", Chinese and Japanese carp paintings, koi art, and the history and cultural significance behind the carp are discussed.
"As a rule, each room was home to three families; penury, filth and vice thrived there” These are the words of Artist and Illustrator Carl Larsson, describing his childhood in the slums of Stockholm in the 1850s and 60s. Cholera and tuberculosis...
An overview of the origins and evolution of Christian art from its onset to the end of the 9th century.
The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is an incredible museum exhibit. Despite their stunning visual appearance, being in the presence of their almost unbelievable story is the real reason you should visit them if you have the chance.
Claude Lorrain was a 17th century French artist who specialized in large-scale landscapes that incorporated scenes from the Bible or mythology
This article suggests a list of the 30 best paintings of modern art. Biographies for the artists are provided as well as photos of their paintings. The different styles of modern art are also explained: Expressionism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Pop Art, Dada, Futurism, post-Impressionism and Fauvism.