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  • 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.

    The Art of Samuel Bak

    The Art of Samuel Bak

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • 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.

    Dutch Hex Signs Style & Symbolism Guide

    Dutch Hex Signs Style & Symbolism Guide

    by Marla Watson25

  • 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.

    Caravaggio: An Italian Artist With a Violent Streak

    Caravaggio: An Italian Artist With a Violent Streak

    by John Welford3

  • 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.

    Characteristics of the Baroque Period

    Characteristics of the Baroque Period

    by Reginald Thomas0

  • 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.

    Joseph Wright of Derby: A Painter With a Scientific Turn of Mind

    Joseph Wright of Derby: A Painter With a Scientific Turn of Mind

    by John Welford4

  • 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.

    Folk Art: The Baltimore Tradition of Screen Painting

    Folk Art: The Baltimore Tradition of Screen Painting

    by Dolores Monet10

  • 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.

    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    by truefaith73

  • 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.

    A Visit With the Terracotta Army

    A Visit With the Terracotta Army

    by Sarah Carson0

  • 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.

    30 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

    30 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

    by Kelley Marks12

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