art history

100,000 Digitized Art History Books Are Now Freely Available Online to Any Art Lover

100,000 Digitized Art History Books Are Now Freely Available Online to Any Art Lover

In celebration of its 4th anniversary, the Getty Research Portal has been redesigned to make it easier for art history buffs to explore, share, and download the 100,000 freely available digitized art
The Unique History and Fascinating Evolution of the Japanese Kimono

The Unique History and Fascinating Evolution of the Japanese Kimono

For generations, Japanese style has been defined by a single garment: the kimono. Historically significant, aesthetically fascinating, and steeped in symbolism, the kimono captures the exquisite
The Captivating History and Enduring Influence of Italian Renaissance Art

The Captivating History and Enduring Influence of Italian Renaissance Art

Throughout history, no art movement has had an impact as profound as Italian Renaissance art. Regarded as a golden age of art, music, and literature, the period has inspired creatives for centuries,
Greatness Begins With Understanding the Basics of Business

Greatness Begins With Understanding the Basics of Business

Entrepreneur's must parse the difference between one hit wonders and companies with longevity.
Greatness Begins With Understanding the Basics of Business

Greatness Begins With Understanding the Basics of Business

Entrepreneur's must parse the difference between one hit wonders and companies with longevity.
The History and Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mysterious ‘Mona Lisa’

The History and Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mysterious ‘Mona Lisa’

For centuries, audiences have been captivated by the mysterious Mona Lisa. A key piece of Italian master Leonardo da Vinci‘s oeuvre and a prime example of High Renaissance painting, the piece has
Virtual Tour of Florence’s Famed Uffizi Gallery Lets You Explore the Museum Online

Virtual Tour of Florence’s Famed Uffizi Gallery Lets You Explore the Museum Online

Today, an increasing number of cultural institutions across the globe are finding new ways to digitally attract and educate audiences. From 3D scans of sculptures to free art books, many arts
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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

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.
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
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
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