Posts by Category: Art History

Some of the best stuff I learned about art. Famous artists, and famous art works.

Famous and Not-So-Famous Paintings of Rain – How to Paint Rain

Famous and Not-So-Famous Paintings of Rain – How to Paint Rain

June 19, 2013

The best way to create paintings of rain is to look at rain paintings. This is a great practice to…

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Whimsical Art of Zelda Fitzgerald

Whimsical Art of Zelda Fitzgerald

June 19, 2013

What does painting from a woman of the roaring twenties look like? Zelda Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900 – March 10,…

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Famous Adam and Eve Paintings

Famous Adam and Eve Paintings

June 04, 2013

Adam and Eve is arguably a fictitious story about the beginning of man. This story has captured the imagination of…

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Cave Painting Cartoons – Vintage Magazine Cartoons

Cave Painting Cartoons – Vintage Magazine Cartoons

May 27, 2013

Was touching up on my cave painting article when I stumbled upon these cute cartoons. Have fun and enjoy these:…

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Some of the most interesting 20th Century Paintings featured in 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

Some of the most interesting 20th Century Paintings featured in 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

May 24, 2013

This is one of my favorite art books of all time. It is so because of its informal way of…

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Famous Paintings of Angels – My Favorite Art Through the Ages

Famous Paintings of Angels – My Favorite Art Through the Ages

April 19, 2013

Angels Art works have been created for millennia. Even though nobody has seen an angel in the flesh — and…

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Salvador Dali Art Prints and Posters

August 03, 2012

Salvador Dali (1904- 1989) is a famous artist of all time that needs no introduction. Surrealism, the art movement that…

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Famous Paintings of Flowers

Famous Paintings of Flowers

July 26, 2011

Flowers are a mystery. To the human being, they offer little direct physical benefit. Yet, flowers are so important to…

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Best Still Life Paintings of Famous Artists

August 18, 2010

Still life is about one of the most challenging genre of painting for most artists. Especially for those who paint…

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Japonisme influenced The Famous Impressionists

August 09, 2010

Japonisme fascinated the great impressionists. Famous Impressionists artists like Manet, Whistler and Van Gogh were interested in creating new representational…

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Amedeo Modigliani – Beautiful Paintings

Amedeo Modigliani – Beautiful Paintings

March 24, 2010

The beautiful paintings of famous Italian Artist, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), are perennial favorites amongst art enthusiasts. Jeanne Hebuterne Young Brunette,…

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Marc Chagall Art Paintings

December 26, 2009

Marc Chagall (1887-1985), a Jewish French-Russian famous artist of fantastic fantasy paintings. At least I think they are great. Les…

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Odilon Redon Paintings

November 19, 2009

Oldilon Redon (1840 – 1916), a famous French Artist. His works are described as Symbolist, and is an influence in…

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Famous paintings in Baroque Art

November 01, 2009

Baroque Art (c. 1600- 1750) . It was the era of the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation of the Catholic Church….

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Pictures of Ancient Greek Art

July 12, 2009

Artists of this period c. 500 – 320 BC were absorbed in studies of the human figure. Their portrayal of…

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Famous Paintings of Byzantine Art

Famous Paintings of Byzantine Art

April 30, 2009

The period of Byzantine Art (c. 350-1453) was the time of the spread of Christianity. Early Christian Art and later…

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Cave Paintings of Lascaux and other Ancient Cave art

Cave Paintings of Lascaux and other Ancient Cave art

April 01, 2009

Prehistoric art, or art of the stone age comes from the itme 15000BC – 10000BC. Most of the art that…

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Leonardo Da Vinci Drawings

March 18, 2009

Drawings. It is said that the best of artists are the best at drawing. The famous master with some of…

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Famous Flower Paintings – Georgia O’Keeffe

Famous Flower Paintings – Georgia O’Keeffe

October 15, 2008

Georgia (1887-1986) is undeniably one of the most respected and admired female painter of flowers. Famous flower paintings in this…

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Early Renaissance Famous Paintings

August 01, 2008

The Early Renaissance (c. 1300 -1500) was the re-birth of technical development in the arts. This was the time when…

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Kitagawa Utamaro – Japanese Art – Ukiyo-e

May 16, 2008

Kitagawa Utamaro, the 18th century Japanese painter and printmaker, was a celebrated artist of his time. He enjoyed critical acclaim…

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler Landscape Paintings

James Abbott McNeill Whistler Landscape Paintings

February 20, 2008

James Abbott McNeill Whistler 1834 -1903 created some of the most enchanting landscape paintings of his time. Harmony In Blue…

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Ukiyo-e Japanese Art

Ukiyo-e Japanese Art

October 01, 2007

  Sudden Shower Ando Hiroshige Ukiyo-e describes the type of Japanese art created in the 17th century onwards in Edo….

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Famous Nude Human Figure Paintings in History

Famous Nude Human Figure Paintings in History

October 03, 2005

[easyazon-image align=”none” asin=”B00286KXGA” locale=”us” height=”400″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BWDblQVoL.jpg” width=”400″] Egon Schiele Nude Art Paintings of the nude human figure, captivate us more…

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Raoul Dufy Art

Raoul Dufy Art

May 16, 2005

Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was a famous French artist. His art style was characterized as Fauvism. Subjects in his paintings are…

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Tamara De Lempicka Art paintings

May 16, 2005

Tamara De Lempicka ( 1898 – 1980 ) was a Russian born painter. Her works were mainly figurative and sometimes…

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Thomas Gainsborough Art

Thomas Gainsborough Art

May 16, 2004

Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) was a well-known portrait and landscape painter. His work style was baroque art. Baroque Landscape…

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Peter Paul Rubens Art

January 16, 2004

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) is one of the most celebrated painters of baroque art. A prolific artist, he…

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Pablo Picasso Paintings Art Posters and Prints

May 16, 2003

Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso ( 1881–1973) was the pioneer of the art style, Cubism. Picasso paintings are representative of this…

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Rembrandt Paintings Art

May 16, 2003

Rembrant van Rijn (1606 – 1669) is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists in history. Rembrandt Paintings gets prominence…

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Ludwig Hohlwein

May 15, 2003

Ludwig Hohlwein (1874- 1949) was a German poster artist. His style is know as art deco. Some of his best…

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Vilhelm Hammershøi

April 12, 2003

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) was a famous Dutch painter. His works are special for their consistent theme. Hammershøi’s subjects were predominantly…

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Francis Bacon – Triptych 1971 – Famous Painting

Francis Bacon – Triptych 1971 – Famous Painting

August 10, 2002

Deeply impressed by surrealism, Francis Bacon’s visionary and human portraits are suspended in conflict between control and fear, aggression and…

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Egon Schiele – Expressionism

Egon Schiele – Expressionism

August 09, 2002

Egon Schiele (1890– 1918) is one of Austria most celebtrated and famous artists. By the time of his untimely death…

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Expressionist Artist

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Expressionist Artist

August 05, 2002

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), was one of the main Expressionist painters in Germany, and a member of the artist group…

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J. M. W. Turner

August 05, 2002

J. M. W. Turner 1775-1851 was an English painter involved in the era of the art movement Romanticism. His painting…

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Otto Mueller – Expressionist

Otto Mueller – Expressionist

August 05, 2002

Otto Mueller (1874-1930) was a German Expressionist painter of the Die Brücke movement. Like many of his fellow comtemporary artists,…

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Oskar Kokoschka Art Posters and Prints

Oskar Kokoschka Art Posters and Prints

August 05, 2002

Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) was born in Austria, and a well celebrated expressionist artist. A talented personality, Kokoshka was also a…

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Karl Schmidt Rottluff – Expressionist Artist

Karl Schmidt Rottluff – Expressionist Artist

August 04, 2002

Karl Schmidt Rottluff (1884-1976) – German Expressionist painter and member of the artists movement Die Brücke. Simple, outlined imagery, using…

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Erich Heckel  – Famous Expressionist Artist

Erich Heckel – Famous Expressionist Artist

August 04, 2002

Erich Heckel is an Expressionist Painter. His paintings are characterized by it’s naiive look and clear primary colours. Glassy Day,…

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