art history

10 Attributes of a Successful Artist According to Frank Lloyd Wright

10 Attributes of a Successful Artist According to Frank Lloyd Wright

American architecture was forever changed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Throughout his storied career, which spanned more than 70 years, Wright not only created unique styles of architecture, but helped
Color Problems: A Republished Tome Reveals the Color Wisdom and Poetics of 19th-Century Artist Emily Noyes Vanderpoel

Color Problems: A Republished Tome Reveals the Color Wisdom and Poetics of 19th-Century Artist Emily Noyes Vanderpoel

In 1901 artist and historian Emily Noyes Vanderpoel (1842-1939) published the painting manual Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color under the guise of flower painting and
Van Gogh Museum Puts Nearly 1,000 Paintings and Drawings Online

Van Gogh Museum Puts Nearly 1,000 Paintings and Drawings Online

If you're a Vincent van Gogh enthusiast, you've probably heard of the Van Gogh Museum, an institution that houses the largest collection of work by the Post-Impressionist painter. In the past, Van
These Instagrams of Timothée Chalamet as Art Belong in the Louvre

These Instagrams of Timothée Chalamet as Art Belong in the Louvre

The 23-year-old behind your new favorite Instagram account explains herself.
Frida Kahlo Exhibit Puts 200 of the Iconic Artist’s Possessions on Display

Frida Kahlo Exhibit Puts 200 of the Iconic Artist’s Possessions on Display

In June, after months of anticipation, an extraordinary Frida Kahlo exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum opened to the public. In addition to its impressive collection of 200 artifacts,
The Significance of Manet’s Large-Scale Masterpiece ‘The Luncheon on The Grass’

The Significance of Manet’s Large-Scale Masterpiece ‘The Luncheon on The Grass’

French artist Édouard Manet played a prominent role in the art scene of 19th-century Europe. Working in a unique style, Manet bridged the gap between two major art movements: Realism and
15 Surreal Facts About Salvador Dalí

15 Surreal Facts About Salvador Dalí

With a career that spanned more than six decades, Salvador Dalí is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in modern art. Upon his death in 1989, he'd created an astonishing legacy that not
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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