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  • This is the story of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Like some of the more famous artists (or maybe infamous) like Raphael and Madonna, he was simply known as Caravaggio.

    Artists Who Died Before 40: Caravaggio

    Artists Who Died Before 40: Caravaggio

    by Denise McGill10

  • Metal artworks and sculptures may have been produced for centuries, but today, works of art made from metal and other alloys are not only used for adornment, but for décor and ornamentation too...

    Types of Metal Art and Sculpture

    Types of Metal Art and Sculpture

    by artsofthetimes0

  • Moon paintings have been a part of Chinese and Japanese art for many centuries. Images of the moon are strongly associated with these two countries. This hub explores the history of these paintings and prints and the meaning of the moon in Chinese and Japanese artwork.

    Moon Paintings of China and Japan

    Moon Paintings of China and Japan

    by truefaith710

  • Many people are aware of Celtic art. Beautiful scroll-work type designs, and Celtic crosses, almost devoid of linear patterns and symmetry can be traced back some several thousand years or more.

    Celtic Art

    Celtic Art

    by Andria26

  • This is the artist who started the direction of the artists’ movement that has remained a favorite of people for a century: the Impressionist movement. This is the story of Edouard Manet (1883-1932).

    Artists Who Died Before 50:  Edouard Manet

    Artists Who Died Before 50: Edouard Manet

    by Denise McGill20

  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser was a classic novel based on the true case of Chester Gillette. Forty years after the tragedy it became a classic movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun. This love triangle is the original true story that has inspired the plot for numerous love triangle movies.

    A Place in the Sun. the True Story of an American Tragedy

    A Place in the Sun. the True Story of an American Tragedy

    by Skarlet5

  • This article summarizes the artistic movement known as Futurism and suggests its importance in early twentieth century modern art.

    Why Was Futurism Important?

    Why Was Futurism Important?

    by Kelley13

  • In the case of vision as of all other senses, we do not directly apprehend the physical world; we merely perceive what the brain makes of it.

    Do We See the World or Just a Map of It?

    Do We See the World or Just a Map of It?

    by John Paul Quester0

  • 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

  • Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) painted Starry Night in 1889, one year before his death. The painting depicts a phase of his life where he was in need for realism that has become the driving force in his life and work.

    Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night: Symbolism and Iconography

    Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night: Symbolism and Iconography

    by Salah El Harch0

  • Besides the sketches of inventions, studies of anatomy, sketches of masterpieces, and myriad of ideas. Leonardo da Vinci’s handwriting has fascinated his readers for centuries. Find out why here!

    Interesting Facts about Leonardo Da Vinci's Journals

    Interesting Facts about Leonardo Da Vinci's Journals

    by Gabriela Hdez12

  • I’m sure you have seen Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man before; it´s one of the images most reproduced in academic books, movies, art and parodies. But what is it that makes it so special? Come on and I will tell you.

    Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man Explained

    Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man Explained

    by Gabriela Hdez2

  • A short history of the Art Deco period,with focus and analysis on Adolphe Mouron Cassandre as a graphic designer and artist. Good resource for art students.

    Art Deco Designer—A. M. Cassandre

    Art Deco Designer—A. M. Cassandre

    by Lynsey Harte2

  • In the Italy of the 12th century beautiful aristocratic women were usually the pawns of powerful men. Sometimes they took their revenge. This tragic love story of Paulo and Francesca shows how a cruelly duped woman took the man she truly loved and paid for her love with her life.

    Paolo and Francesca—The Love Story That Inspired Rodin's 'The Kiss'

    Paolo and Francesca—The Love Story That Inspired Rodin's 'The Kiss'

    by Angie Jardine13

  • Facts and background about the artist Vincent Van Gogh's famous ear-cutting. Why did he do it and what happened afterwards?

    Why Did Van Gogh Cut Off His  Ear?

    Why Did Van Gogh Cut Off His Ear?

    by Sunshine Diaz5

  • No, I'm not talking about the red, white and blue t-shirt you wear on the 4th of July. All-American Style is much more subtle. It is representative of our history, lifestyle and who we are as a people, rather than a flag-waving display of patriotism. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

    All-American Style Makers

    All-American Style Makers

    by lindacee4

  • The success of Annibale Carracci as a fresco painter in Rome encouraged a number of his pupils from Bologna to follow his example and seek commissions from rich and powerful patrons in the papal city.

    Bolognese Artists in Early 17th-Century Rome

    Bolognese Artists in Early 17th-Century Rome

    by John Welford2

  • Sally Mann's 'Candy Cigarette' is perhaps one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century. Who is that girl in white? What is she doing and what does it symbolize?

    Sally Mann's Candy Cigarette: An Analysis

    Sally Mann's Candy Cigarette: An Analysis

    by JB2

  • Over the past summer, at a local art museum, there was a special exhibition for the studio of William Henry Rinehart. Within the exhibition was explained the process of marble carving.

    William Henry Rinehart's Marble Studio

    William Henry Rinehart's Marble Studio

    by Eric Seidel0

  • Art Nouveau is a distinctive and easily recognised style once you grasp the principles and ideas behind it. This guide aims to help you do that.

    A Beginner's Guide to Art Nouveau

    A Beginner's Guide to Art Nouveau

    by Carol Fisher65

  • Explore the history of Pointillism painting, the rationale behind the technique, and meet both classical and modern Pointillists and their works. Includes images, links, video, and quotations from the artists.

    Introduction To Pointillism

    Introduction To Pointillism

    by Faceless3917

  • What is art? We'll explore modern museums and proceduralist, expressionist, and functionalist arguments on what art is.

    What Is Art?

    What Is Art?

    by spacebabies0

  • Some critics believe the use of a coloring book isn't true art or that it's "infantilizing" Western culture. Others are firm believers in a coloring book's therapeutic potential.

    Adult Coloring Books: Childish or Beneficial?

    Adult Coloring Books: Childish or Beneficial?

    by Rebecca Burg2

  • The Russian Avant-garde artistic movement is typically thought of existing primarily in the years of 1890-1930 and was a time of artistic freedom, experimentalism, and abstract expression. Rayonnism, Suprematism, and Constructivism are the three main artistic movements that fall under the greater Avant-garde label. Rayonnism is related to cubism and expressed a new take on light, time, and space that was not dependent on a particular subject. Mikhail Larionov is one of the most prominent Rayonni

    Russian Avant-garde Art: Rayonnism, Suprematism, and Constructivism

    Russian Avant-garde Art: Rayonnism, Suprematism, and Constructivism

    by enewcomer4

  • What was unconventional and shocking about Impressionists–the way they challenged prevailing traditions; the speed and casualness with which they painted–has now become part of what many people considered to be good art.

    Why Were the Impressionists Initially Unpopular?

    Why Were the Impressionists Initially Unpopular?

    by Sunshine Diaz4

  • One of the most interesting optical inventions Leonardo worked with was a camera obscura. Leonardo wasn’t the first person to use one of these, but he was the first person to connect the way a camera obscura worked with the way the human eye worked.

    Leonardo da Vinci's Camera Obscura

    Leonardo da Vinci's Camera Obscura

    by Haunty8

  • Learn the differences between two major schools of painting. You’ll then be better able to decide which paintings you like, and understand why you like them.

    Impressionism vs. Expressionism

    Impressionism vs. Expressionism

    by Daisy Mariposa127

  • Las Meninas, painted by Diego Velazquez in 1656. wikipedia One of the most highly viewed and analyzed paintings in Spanish history is the portrait painting by Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas. Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez was one of Europe' s...

    Diego Velazquez and His Masterpiece Painting "Las Meninas"

    Diego Velazquez and His Masterpiece Painting "Las Meninas"

    by Suzette Walker16

  • Stone carving as an art has created marvellous sculptures in India, even in caves. Tourists travel far to see these excellent creations in temples and historical buildings.

    10 Famous Stone and Rock Indian Sculptures

    10 Famous Stone and Rock Indian Sculptures

    by srsddn15

  • Painting and illustrating are skills the Dutch are well known for, but it's the Dutch illustrator Anton Pieck who, I think, never got the recognition he deserved.

    Under-appreciated Dutch Artist Anton Pieck

    Under-appreciated Dutch Artist Anton Pieck

    by Arietha7

  • Crows are a species of bird that are highly intelligent, fasincinating to watch, and highly misunderstood by humankind. Crows art is also a largely-overlooked art genre! "Crow Art..." takes a look at crow art around the world, artists who are famous for their crow paintings, and crows in cultures all around the world!

    Crow Art Around the World

    Crow Art Around the World

    by truefaith78

  • Pop Art started in the middle of the 1950s in Britain and soon spread across the Atlantic to the United States in the late 1950s.

    Pop Art

    Pop Art

    by Tom S Agaster0

  • In dark of night, when nobody else was around, a petty criminal stole the world’s most famous painting.

    The Theft of the Mona Lisa

    The Theft of the Mona Lisa

    by Rupert Taylor4

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