Art History 101

Art History 101

Iconic Colors in Art History

Every person probably dreams of leaving a legacy to the world. For artists this is a central goal and they try to do it through their masterpieces of...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 January 2022

Art History 101

What Makes an Artwork Famous?

Michelangelo. Leonardo da Vinci. Pablo Picasso. Georgia O’Keeffe. Rembrandt. The Renaissance. Cubism. Impressionism. More than likely, you have...

Rachel Witte 20 January 2022

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5 Portraits by Paul Cézanne You Have Probably Never Seen Before

Paul Cézanne is mostly associated with still-lifes. Characteristic square apples and oranges laid on the tables with kicked perspective are...

Zuzanna Stańska 19 January 2022

Edo Period Ogata Kōrin, Red and White Plum Blossoms, early 18th century, MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture - Edo Period Art History 101

Edo Period in 10 Words and 4 Schools of Painting

Edo Period in Japan lasted from 1603 to 1867/8. During this time the country was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate. Those 250 years were for Japan a...

Joanna Kaszubowska 17 January 2022

Art History 101

Art History 101: Twelve Portraits You Should Know

Let us embark on a journey through the course of art history with twelve significant portraits everybody should definitely know! The human need to...

Anastasia Manioudaki 17 January 2022

Art History 101

Heirs to Dada: Surrealism, Fluxus and Pop Art

Dada was certainly the most virulent European avant-garde movement. Its members attacked not only artistic creation, but society as a whole.

Amélie Pascutto 16 January 2022

Art History 101

Mesmerizing Mosaics! Mosaic Techniques with Artist Alison Pierse

Let’s talk tiles! Come on a journey to explore mosaic techniques and terminology with artist and tutor Alison Pierse. If you don’t know...

Candy Bedworth 11 January 2022

Art History 101

A Small Guide to Still Life Symbols

You may think that all those marvelous Dutch still lifes from the 16th and 17th centuries were just some random sets of fruits, vegetables, and...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 9 January 2022

Art History 101

Essential Books for Art Historians (and Lovers)

I like a good listicle, so this month I decided to write about some of the most important art-related books you should read. Written in the previous...

Roma Piotrowska 20 December 2021

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4 Readymades by Marcel Duchamp You Should Know

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was a French, naturalized American painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer whose work is associated with Cubism,...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 December 2021

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Photograph by Alvesgaspar Architecture

St. Peter’s Basilica—Layers of History

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most iconic buildings in Western culture.  But, the facade we see today is the culmination of centuries of...

Ledys Chemin 18 November 2021

Art History 101

Dutch Golden Age Explained

When one thinks of any Golden Age, the first thing that comes to mind is the 17th century Netherlands at its glory – Dutch Golden Age. The most...

Nicole Ganbold 3 November 2021