Nearly 100 years before Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1452-1519) created the Mona Lisa, another painter was setting the standard for realistic oil portraiture. Born in what is now Belgium, artist Jan van Eyck (c. 1390-1441) was an early master of the oil medium and used it to create meticulously detailed compositions.
During Japan's Edo Period (1603-1868)
Today, the unexpected unearthing of the Terracotta Army—a hoard of legendary, life-sized clay soldiers intended to fill an emperor's elaborate mausoleum—is renowned...
Throughout human history, people have loved telling stories. From poetry and literature to music and art, we tell tales through a variety of media. One of the most effective tools for revealing a narrative or a concept is an allegory. The term comes from the Latin word allegoria, meaning “veiled language.” In painting, artists have used allegories to convey complex ideas—such as love, life, death, virtue, and justice—through visual symbols and metaphors.
Many artists find inspiration in the diverse beauty of the environment.
Artist Victor Solomon looks to basketball as a vessel for his creativity.
There's a reason why watercolor painting is so popular. Not only are the paints more affordable than their acrylic and oil counterparts, but their portability makes them ideal for artists to work en plein air. However, there's more to watercolor painting than pans and tubes. Watercolor mediums are a great way to enhance your artwork in unique and creative ways.
Every other summer in Brussels, a small army of volunteers carefully places thousands of colorful begonias across the Grand Place...
It started as a poem, filled with lines inviting readers to listen to “the whisper” and act.
When it comes to merging materials, wood and resin make the perfect pair for creating eye-catching works of art. Ukrainian artist Yurii Myketka showcases the beautiful possibilities of combining opaque warm wood and translucent epoxy resin to create his minimalist animal sculptures. One of Myketka’s stand-out works is his whale sculpture crafted from acacia wood and blue epoxy resin.
Photographer Mathieu Stern creates striking, often surreal portraits using a variety of vintage lenses and digital techniques.
The coronavirus quarantines restricted many of us from partaking in some of our most beloved recreational activities—including visiting art museums—but...