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New Classical Paintings Reimagined as Part of Modern-Day Italian Life by Alexey Kondakov

For his latest works in the ongoing series Art History in Contemporary Life, Ukrainian artist and designer Alexey Kondakov (previously here and here) has staged classical paintings in scenes from

Digital Artist Omar Aqil Interprets Picasso Paintings as Sleek Modern Sculptures

For this series titled MIMIC, Pakistan-based digital artist and art director Omar Aqil took a random selection of artworks by Pablo Picasso and completely reimagined them as 3D renderings. While

The Guggenheim Museum Shares Over 200 Free Art Books Through the Internet Archive

Over the last few years, the Guggenheim Museum has slowly released an impressive library of modern and historic art books in collaboration with the Internet Archive. The rare and out-of-print titles
How a 19th century nude painting became a feminist meme

How a 19th century nude painting became a feminist meme

The nude painting of 'Truth Coming Out Of Her Well To Shame Mankind' struck a chord with women online. The post How a 19th century nude painting became a feminist meme appeared first on The Daily Dot.

A Secret History of the Pissing Figure in Art

Dan Piepenbring on Claude Lebensztejn’s “Pissing Figures, 1280–2014,” a new book that traces a steady stream of urine through centuries of canvases, fountains, and frescoes.
10 Famous Folk Artists Who Carry on the Tradition of Creative Expression

10 Famous Folk Artists Who Carry on the Tradition of Creative Expression

When we think of art, we might picture the likes of the Renaissance Masters whose iconic works still wow us today, or contemporary artists whose cutting edge techniques are simply awe-inspiring. Da

Side-By-Side Comparisons Reveal the Artistic Masterpieces Behind Modern Fashion

“La Mousme” by Vincent Van Gogh (1888) vs Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen for Vogue (2013) A post shared by Art History Fashion (@arthistoryfashion) on Jul 12, 2017 at 2:31pm PDT Fashion and art

What is Modern Art? Exploring the Movements That Define the Groundbreaking Genre

Modern art is renowned for its avant-garde aesthetic and celebrated for its forward-thinking artists. Developing over the course of roughly 100 years, it incorporates many major art movements and has
Photographer Recreates Philippe Halsman’s Iconic 1948 “Dalí Atomicus” Image

Photographer Recreates Philippe Halsman’s Iconic 1948 “Dalí Atomicus” Image

Philippe Halsman's 1948 portrait of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí—entitled Dalí Atomicus—is one of the art world’s most famous images. Guernsey-based photographer Karl Taylor was so inspired by the
How Impressionism Changed the Art World and Continues to Inspire Us Today

How Impressionism Changed the Art World and Continues to Inspire Us Today

Admired by art experts, popular with the public, and widely exhibited in the world's top museums, Impressionism has dominated the art world for nearly 150 years. Renowned for its painters' pioneering
20+ Art History Accessories That Turn Everyday Objects into Masterpieces

20+ Art History Accessories That Turn Everyday Objects into Masterpieces

Throughout history, artists have employed their talents as a means of self-expression. In addition to showcasing their skills, prolific painters, sculptors, and other creatives have used their work to

3,500-Year-Old Stone Carving Discovery May Change Art History as We Know It

A new discovery by researchers at the University of Cincinnati is upending the way we think about the development of Western Civilization. More than one year after discovering the 3,500-year-old tomb
What We Can Learn From the Exquisite History and Ornate Aesthetic of Gothic Architecture

What We Can Learn From the Exquisite History and Ornate Aesthetic of Gothic Architecture

Aesthetically ornate and conceptually transcendent, the Gothic style has become one of world's most distinctive architectural movements. Though it originated in the Middle Ages, the one-of-a-kind
The Fascinating History and Controversial Construction of the Eiffel Tower

The Fascinating History and Controversial Construction of the Eiffel Tower

As one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris is continuously celebrated for the unique features that define it. In addition to love, light, and croissants, it is also renowned for the
The Story Behind the Sistine Chapel’s Stunning Ceiling by Michalangelo

The Story Behind the Sistine Chapel’s Stunning Ceiling by Michalangelo

Michelangelo is known as one of the most prolific painters and sculptors in history. As a key figure of the High Renaissance, he is specifically celebrated for his ambitious approach to scale and his
20,000 Artworks Available for Free Download on LACMA’s Robust Digital Archive

20,000 Artworks Available for Free Download on LACMA’s Robust Digital Archive

You don’t have to travel the world to see great art. As museums continue to digitize their collections, you can view paintings, sculptures, and other artwork that spans thousands of years and

Bauhaus: How the Avant-Garde Movement Transformed Modern Art

Throughout the 20th century, several styles of avant-garde art helped shape modern art. While many of these genres—including subconscious-based surrealism and energetic abstract
How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today. While much of the groundbreaking genre was impressively original,
Art Deco: Exploring the Dazzling Modern Art Movement

Art Deco: Exploring the Dazzling Modern Art Movement

Like many 20th century movements, Art Deco is celebrated for its undeniable impact on the Modern Art movement. Unlike many other styles of art, however, Art Deco conveys an eclectic range of