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New Gucci Instagram account makes art history chic

New Gucci Instagram account makes art history chic

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The Splendid History of Gustav Klimt’s Glistening “Golden Phase”

The Splendid History of Gustav Klimt’s Glistening “Golden Phase”

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is one of the most celebrated Symbolist artists. During his successful career, he cultivated a portfolio comprising academic paintings, life drawings, and even decorative

Researchers May Have Found the Earliest Drawing

In South Africa’s Blombos Cave, researchers have discovered what is believed to be the world’s earliest drawing. The drawing—a crosshatch made on one rock using another—predates other uncovered art by
“Cecilia Awakened”

“Cecilia Awakened”

Fiction by Tessa Hadley: “It was as if, on the first morning of that holiday in Florence, Cecilia simply woke up inside the wrong skin.”
The Story Behind Raphael’s Masterpiece ‘The School of Athens’

The Story Behind Raphael’s Masterpiece ‘The School of Athens’

Long before Rafael the hotheaded, red eye mask wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle entertained children onscreen, there was Rafael the esteemed painter who’d won over a cultured crowd of art
Explore “La Casa Azul”: Frida Kahlo’s Famous Blue House-Turned-Museum

Explore “La Casa Azul”: Frida Kahlo’s Famous Blue House-Turned-Museum

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is one of modern art‘s most popular figures. Today, the artist's many admirers are able to get a glimpse of her life through her introspective art and revealing artifacts.
What If Characters From Famous Paintings Attended Music Festivals Today

What If Characters From Famous Paintings Attended Music Festivals Today

Ever wonder how subjects from iconic classical paintings would behave if they lived today? Hungary-based photojournalist Márton Neményi used his Photoshop skills to visualize just that. For his latest
Trade Your Avenger for an Artist With This Gustav Klimt Action Figure

Trade Your Avenger for an Artist With This Gustav Klimt Action Figure

Known for their swirling patterns and shimmering pops of gold, the paintings of Gustav Klimt are among modern art’s most recognizable masterpieces. Given the significance of these glittering works, it
Picasso’s Incredible Childhood Paintings Reveal a Different Side of the Modern Artist

Picasso’s Incredible Childhood Paintings Reveal a Different Side of the Modern Artist

Usually, an artist's “early work” refers to pieces completed at the start of his or her career. In the case of modern master Pablo Picasso, however, the oldest examples of his prolific artistic talent
The Controversial Life and Art of Post-Impressionist Painter Paul Gauguin

The Controversial Life and Art of Post-Impressionist Painter Paul Gauguin

Artist Paul Gauguin is an important figure in modern art. Together with Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, the French painter pioneered Post-Impressionism, a movement that emerged in the 1890s. Like
Artistic Claude Monet Action Figure Magically Changes Color in Water

Artistic Claude Monet Action Figure Magically Changes Color in Water

Celebrated as the premier pioneer of Impressionism, Claude Monet is one of the most important figures in modern art. To immortalize the spirit of this iconic French painter, Today is Art Day has added
Dissecting Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous ‘The Last Supper’ Painting

Dissecting Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous ‘The Last Supper’ Painting

During the Renaissance, “Old Master” Leonardo da Vinci produced an unprecedented amount of work. Among his famously eclectic—and seemingly endless—portfolio, there are three creations that stand out
8 Real-Life Locations of Famous Paintings You Can Visit Today

8 Real-Life Locations of Famous Paintings You Can Visit Today

Have you ever wanted to step inside a work of art? Though this may feel like a pipe dream for many, the settings of some of the most famous modern masterpieces exist in real life—and even welcome
Sorry Conservatives, Stormy Daniels as the Virgin Mary Actually Makes Sense

Sorry Conservatives, Stormy Daniels as the Virgin Mary Actually Makes Sense

"Jesus would be much more a fan of Stormy Daniels than Donald Trump, you know?”
Van Gogh: How the Post-Impressionist’s Work Evolved During His Short Life

Van Gogh: How the Post-Impressionist’s Work Evolved During His Short Life

The work of Vincent van Gogh is among the most recognizable art in the world. Completed in the second half of the 20th century, the Post-Impressionist‘s collection of drawings and paintings
What is Fresco Art? Exploring the Ancient Technique of Painting on Plaster

What is Fresco Art? Exploring the Ancient Technique of Painting on Plaster

The fresco is celebrated as one of the most significant mural-making techniques in the history of art. Though most commonly associated with art of the Italian Renaissance, the painting technique has
8 Interesting Frida Kahlo Facts That May Surprise You

8 Interesting Frida Kahlo Facts That May Surprise You

One of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo has a life story that has become almost as popular as her art. Kahlo's biography has sparked innumerable books and an Oscar-winning
Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List Proves He’s a True Renaissance Man

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List Proves He’s a True Renaissance Man

Many of us are list makers. Lists can help us keep our lives organized, track our goals, and provide a roadmap of ideas and desires. In the digital age, putting pen to paper, creating lists, and
Learn How Paper Quilling Started Centuries Ago and Why It’s So Popular Today

Learn How Paper Quilling Started Centuries Ago and Why It’s So Popular Today

Arts and crafts have a way of reinventing themselves. Just like trends, the popularity of creative activities is cyclical. Take embroidery, for instance; it was just within the last five years or so
The Significance of Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous “Vitruvian Man” Drawing

The Significance of Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous “Vitruvian Man” Drawing

As a master of the arts, sciences, and everything in between, Leonardo da Vinci is often referred to as a “Renaissance man.” While the polymath is perhaps most well known for his Mona Lisa