Delve into the world of Sandro Botticelli and other renaissance artists as we explore the way Renaissance artists were influenced by Christain and Classical themes.
Discover the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, three young men destined for artistic greatness who formed a tight circle of friends sharing artistic passions centered on painting and poetry.
Discover the courageous life account of Pre-Raphaelite art model Fanny Antwistle Eaton, whose beautiful Caribbean features would come to inspire some of the most famous artists of the Victorian Era.
This article will take a brief look at 10 different art forms of India that have survived through time.
Charles Criner, artist-in-residence at Houston's Printing Museum, creates beautiful original artwork, educates people about creating lithographs, and shares wisdom and experience from his personal life. Learn his story here.
View nine masterpiece paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and learn something about the expanding museum campus and more.
Artist Charles Criner has created a series of lithographs and paintings regarding the subject of cotton picking. View some of his creations and learn their meaning.
See a photo of The Bonaventure Pine painting by Paul Signac. Learn about the tree, pointillism art, the artist, contemporary artists of that time, and view more examples of his work.
This article discusses the life and work of Charles Criner, the Artist-in-Residence at the Printing Museum in Houston, Texas. Also included is a description and analysis of one of his most acclaimed paintings titled "Man Coming Out of the Water."
Artist Charles Criner drew cartoons at an early age. It served him well during his Army days and beyond. He worked for both The Houston Post and The Houston Chronicle newspapers in Houston as a cartoonist. He now works at The Printing Museum in Houston as the resident artist.
I had long seen this beautiful quilt hanging at the Fresno Adult Education foyer and wondered about it. I did some checking and talked with a few people before finding the answers of a unique textile art form made by the Hmong people. Here is what I uncovered.
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.
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.
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.
This article suggests the 52 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.
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 General Characteristics of the Baroque Period Music.
Examinations on various artworks show that the painter and the painting have an intimate and important connection. This gives a reason as to why understanding the biography and ethnicity of an artist is important in interpreting his artwork.
Dread Scott’s work, “What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?” sparked much controversy about whether "desecrating" the US flag in the name of art is protected under free speech.
Painter van Gogh created this series to decorate the walls of the bedroom of his poet friend, Paul Gaugin. The friendship did not endure, but the paintings do.
There are many different symbols representing bi pride and bisexual visibility that you may encounter at LGBT+ Pride events.
Geometric Mouse X Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg is a public art sculpture located in downtown Houston.
The incredible art of Johantan Saiz, China Haul, Todd Schorr, Natalia Fabia, Casper Kang and Mike Davis - All part of the lowbrow art movement.
Artwork on military aircraft has been around since the beginning of military aviation. Artwork for fun has on occasion become heraldry and in at least one case took on a practical purpose. As with all art forms sometimes it was censored.
Just because you produce a great wine does not mean you have a good looking label. Since many choose their wine based on the label, producers should care more. A lot more.
An interview with paleo-artists Bob Walters and Tess Kissinger
Dreaming is an important theme that has appeared in art throughout history. Henri Rousseau and Francisco Goya's art demonstrate that this theme can take on radically different forms.
We've all heard the story about Robin Hood, a hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. What we don’t know is that there is a Robin Hood living among us today, and his name is Banksy.