As new lockdowns are implemented across Europe and cases sky rocket in the United States, it is comforting to enjoy beauty and culture in safe ways. With the Netherlands returning to lockdown, a consortium of museums is doing their part to bring the work of one of the world's most famous artists to the global masses.
In the late 19th century, Post-Impressionism emerged in France.
With a well-known and universally adored body of work, Vincent van Gogh is arguably one of the most iconic artists of all...
At the beginning of the 20th century, a small group of artists forged a path that would forever change how the world viewed art. By breaking boundaries and moving beyond the confines of tradition, they blazed a trail for modern art. As part of this group, Henri Matisse is a pioneer and founded one of the first modern art movements—Fauvism.
Many famous artists from history were unappreciated in their time, but French post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau was particularly mocked by...
Did you know that Vincent van Gogh‘s artistic career lasted only a decade?
Vincent van Gogh is known for both his extreme talent and tumultuous history. Plagued by mental illness, he had periods of great suffering, which eventually led him to sever part of his left ear. Aside from famous works like Starry Night and his Sunflowers series, he is also known for the 35 self-portraits he created. Now, experts have confirmed an additional self-portrait and, interestingly, it's the only one he ever painted during a bout of psychosis. Self-Portrait (1889)
As a pioneer of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh is one of art history's most well-known figures.
Some of the most famous artists of the Post-Impressionist movement include Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne, but...
The Story Behind Seurat’s Pointillist Masterpiece, ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’
Over the course of art history, certain pieces have come to symbolize entire artistic genres. Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's David, for example, define the Italian Renaissance; The Scream by Edvard Munch epitomizes Expressionism; and Pointillism is typified by Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon the the Island of La Grande Jatte. Seurat completed this monumental masterpiece in the 1880s. In order to craft the larger-than-life scene, the artist meticulously applied millions of hand-painted dots to the canvas.
During his short career, Post-Impressionist pioneer Vincent van Gogh painted an eclectic array of subject matter.
Artist Paul Gauguin is an important figure in modern art.