Art History

February 16, 2024

Roy Lichtenstein’s House Sculptures Are Mind-Bending Optical Illusions in Real Life

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is primarily known for his paintings that look like frames from a comic strip, but did you know that he was also a sculptor? The American artist has several public sculptures on view, but perhaps some of his most charming work comes from his House series. These whimsical sculptures play with color and perspective in a way that is uniquely Lichtenstein.

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February 6, 2024

Lost Gustav Klimt Painting Is Rediscovered After Almost 100 Years

Embed from Getty Images Gustav Klimt lived at a pivotal time in European history, as the once-powerful Austrian Empire was nearing its end. A member of the artistic Vienna Secessionist movement, he was influenced heavily by the Art Nouveau trends. The works of his later life before his death of Spanish Flu in 1918 are most famous. Colorful, slightly abstracted portraits gilded in gold filled this “Golden Phase.

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January 22, 2024

Lost Tudor Wall Paintings Found in Cambridge University Building

The Tudors are arguably the most famous of England's monarchs, with the exception of the present House of Windsor. However, the violent and extreme marital activities of Henry VIII and the “Merry England” of his daughter Queen Elizabeth tend to dominate the public perception of the dynasty. The beginning of the House of Tudor was equally dramatic.

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December 20, 2023

6 of René Magritte’s Most Famous Paintings That Capture the Surrealist’s Fascinating Mind

René Magritte is one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th-century Surrealist movement, alongside André Breton and Salvador Dalí. In the 1920s, the Belgium painter joined a group of young artists who wanted to create work that celebrated the subconscious mind and the world of dreams. During these years and beyond, Magritte defined his unique artistic style that critics called “Magic realism.

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