art history

One Minute Art History: A Hand-Drawn Animation in Myriad Historical Art Styles

One Minute Art History: A Hand-Drawn Animation in Myriad Historical Art Styles

Filmmaker and educator Cao Shu captures the history of art in an experimental short film that lasts for less than one minute. Throughout the film, the central character goes through the small motions
9 Famous French Painters You Should Know

9 Famous French Painters You Should Know

There’re countless artists from across the globe who have shaped the art world as we know it today. However, France has been home to many of the most famous and influential painters in Western
Handwritten 19th-Century Color Guide Poetically Describes Where Shades Are Found in Nature

Handwritten 19th-Century Color Guide Poetically Describes Where Shades Are Found in Nature

Today, many color-loving creatives aim to illustrate and identify tones found in the natural world. From landscape-based color palettes to real-world Pantone matches, these polychromatic pieces sort
The Evolution of Picasso’s Painting Style and What Each Artistic Choice Represents

The Evolution of Picasso’s Painting Style and What Each Artistic Choice Represents

Throughout an artist's lifetime, changes in approach, subject matter, and even style are to be expected. This phenomenon is apparent in the evolution of modern art‘s most beloved painters, from
Enamel Pins by Nia Gould Reimagine Famous Artists as Cats

Enamel Pins by Nia Gould Reimagine Famous Artists as Cats

When creative design manager Nia Gould isn’t busy running an arts venue, she dreams up ninth lives for famed artists from throughout history. A declared feline fan herself, Gould reimagines painters
Cubism: How Picasso and Others Broke From Tradition to Transform Modern Art

Cubism: How Picasso and Others Broke From Tradition to Transform Modern Art

Since its emergence over 100 years ago, Cubism has been regarded as one of modern art‘s most famous and fascinating art movements. Cubism is closely associated with iconic artists like Pablo Picasso,
Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton

Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton

Mary-Russel Ferrell Colton was a painter, author and educator. But she's most famous for co-founding of the Museum of Northern Arizona and related programs and projects intended to preserve and
Meet William Morris: The Most Celebrated Designer of the Arts & Crafts Movement

Meet William Morris: The Most Celebrated Designer of the Arts & Crafts Movement

Elegant swirls of vines, flowers, and leaves in perfect symmetry, William Morris’ iconic patterns are instantly recognizable. Designed during the 1800s, Morris’ woodblock-printed wallpaper designs
How Female Painter Mary Cassatt Became an Important Impressionist Figure

How Female Painter Mary Cassatt Became an Important Impressionist Figure

As a prominent Impressionist artist, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is often regarded as one of art history's most famous female painters. An unmarried American woman living in Paris, Cassatt was able to

The Google Arts & Culture App and the Rise of the “Coded Gaze”

Adrian Chen writes about the Google Arts & Culture app’s facial-recognition algorithm and how it relates to the ideas of John Berger and Joy Buolamwini.
The Significance of Botticelli’s Renaissance Masterpiece ‘The Birth of Venus’

The Significance of Botticelli’s Renaissance Masterpiece ‘The Birth of Venus’

An early master of the Italian Renaissance, Sandro Botticelli is celebrated for his painterly contributions to the major art movement. While the artist's oeuvre features secular portraits and Biblical
Immersive Installation Transforms Empty Foundry with Projections of Iconic Klimt Paintings

Immersive Installation Transforms Empty Foundry with Projections of Iconic Klimt Paintings

Combining art with technology, Culturespaces turns traditional exhibitions into immersive experiences. Through the use of unique multimedia equipment, the company crafts and curates digital shows that
6 Important Impressionist Painters Who Shaped the Iconic Movement

6 Important Impressionist Painters Who Shaped the Iconic Movement

In the 1870s, the western art world was turned upside-down with the emergence of Impressionism, an avant-garde art movement. Born in Paris, France, Impressionism was founded by a unique group of
8 Renaissance Artists Whose Work Transformed the Art World

8 Renaissance Artists Whose Work Transformed the Art World

Viewed as a much-needed revival of art and culture, the Renaissance played a pivotal role in ushering Europe out of its Dark Ages and into a world of enlightenment. Beginning in the 14th century and
How the Pioneers of Pointillism Continue to Influence Artists Today

How the Pioneers of Pointillism Continue to Influence Artists Today

Neo-Impressionists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac pioneered a painting technique, dubbed Pointillism, that was revolutionary for its time. Bored of traditional paintings, artists of the era were
Everything You Need to Know About Hokusai, the Painter of ‘The Great Wave’

Everything You Need to Know About Hokusai, the Painter of ‘The Great Wave’

While most people instantly recognize The Great Wave off Kanagawa, some may not know anything about its eccentric creator, Katsushika Hokusai. Having produced a colossal volume of around 30,000 works
6 Contemporary Artists Who Are Keeping Pop Art Alive Today

6 Contemporary Artists Who Are Keeping Pop Art Alive Today

Many avant-garde art movements compose the canon of contemporary art. As the successor of modern art, the contemporary genre includes art produced today and dates back to a single, iconic movement:
Google’s Free Museum App Will Match You With Your Famous Art Doppelgänger

Google’s Free Museum App Will Match You With Your Famous Art Doppelgänger

In the age of social media, how we interact with art is constantly being redefined for our increasingly connected world. Museum Snapchats and memes have people reimagining paintings and sculptures as
The Story and Inspiration Behind Claude Monet’s Iconic ‘Water Lilies’ Series

The Story and Inspiration Behind Claude Monet’s Iconic ‘Water Lilies’ Series

As the primary pioneer of Impressionism and a Modern Art master, Claude Monet is known for his distinctive style and iconic oeuvre. With an interest in capturing the fleeting effects of light on his
10 Incredible Typography Artists You Should Know

10 Incredible Typography Artists You Should Know

Typography is everywhere. It’s found on street signs, in the subway, on posters, in magazines, and of course, the Internet. It may sound a little invasive, but most typefaces you see around you have