On October 9, 1991, the artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude simultaneously opened 3,100 umbrellas placed between two sites in California and Japan. This is the story of that project.
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.
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 article summarizes the career of American artist Willem de Kooning, who became the most influential and perhaps the highest paid abstract artist in American history.
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.
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.
Ever since I was a little girl I've had a fascination with fairies. There are so many stories about them in so many cultures and traditions, that I can't help but wonder whether there is some basis in truth for their existence.
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.
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.
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.
Claude Lorrain was a 17th century French artist who specialized in large-scale landscapes that incorporated scenes from the Bible or mythology
A voluptuous beauty, questionable reputation, and a sad ending: A fascinating life account of an English Pre-Raphaelite art model Fanny Cornforth
The kiss can be an obligatory greeting, a sign of respect, a personal expression of caring concern, and so much more.
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.
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.