It's no secret that the Italian Renaissance is one of the most influential movements in Western art history. We think of this time as being dominated by mostly male artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, but there were a few famous women painters who left their mark. Among them was Sister Plautilla Nelli (c. 1524-1588), the first woman to render The Last Supper.
In the late 19th century, Post-Impressionism emerged in France.
As one of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo has a long list of masterpieces.
Artists and authors often look to the Middle Ages for inspiration. Both history and legend offer brave knights, epic battles, and castles full of royalty. Now, anyone can create their own medieval-style storyboards, greeting cards, or memes using an online application known as the Historic Tale Construction Kit. Created by a team of programmers (Leonard Allain-Launay, Mathieu Thoretton, Maria Cosmina Etegan)
From its scarlet red dome to its beckoning bell tower, the Santa Maria del Fiore is an architectural gem.
From the Mona Lisa to the Vitruvian Man, so much of Leonardo da Vinci‘s artwork is iconic.
Before the invention of the photographic camera, transferring a real-life image onto paper or another flat surface was no easy feat. Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci first described a mechanism that would make drawing in perfect perspective much easier to achieve, something that would later be known as camera obscura. Rather than meticulously measuring out the lengths and angles of a subject or scene, camera obscura offers a shortcut.
For centuries, artists have drawn endless inspiration from the humble bather.
In the early 20th century, a remarkable renaissance emerged in Harlem.
If you’ve ever walked around an art museum and observed the work of Renaissance and Baroque masters, you’ve probably stood in awe of their impressive style. Artists such as Rembrandt and Caravaggio painted using the chiaroscuro technique, which is a method that uses shadows and a single light source to create depth and drama.
In the early 20th century, New York City's Harlem neighborhood underwent a historic transformation.
Abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly is known for pushing the envelope with his avant-garde paintings, prints, and sculptures.