Yayoi Kusama has carved out a name for herself as a top contemporary artist. Throughout her illustrious career, the Japanese creative has developed a signature approach to her craft. Characterized by polka dots, bold color palettes, and organic forms, her aesthetic is perhaps best typified by her pumpkin art, a collection of works celebrating the subject’s “generous unpretentiousness.” Rooted in her childhood, Kusama’s love of pumpkins has significantly shaped her practice for over 70 years.
In the 17th century, artists in Italy began embracing an increasingly elaborate style.
As a pioneer of Impressionism, Claude Monet remains one of art history’s most beloved figures.
Throughout history, countless creatives have found inspiration in Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Derived from Aphrodite, a prominent deity in ancient Greek mythology, Venus was central to Roman worship—and, in turn, to art of the time. While the 2nd-century-BCE Venus de Milo is perhaps the most well-known sculpture of the goddess, it is not the oldest; in fact, that honor goes to the Venus of Willendorf, a piece that predates the myth itself by over 20,000 years.
From The Starry Night to the Sunflowers series, Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh is known for his pioneering paintings.
Throughout the history of art, Hispanic artists have carved an important position as trailblazers.
London’s National Gallery of Art boasts a world-class collection of art. In addition to paintings by iconic Impressionist artists and legendary English landscape painters, the museum houses many works by Renaissance masters, like Leonardo da Vinci’s Virgin of the Rocks. Since acquiring the panel painting in 1880, the museum has considered it a highlight of its collection.
While the term photography was coined in the early 19th-century, Greek mathematicians had been making pinhole cameras since the 4th...
In the early to mid-20th century, many American artists flocked to the country’s major metropolises.
In the 1950s, Pop Art made its debut in Post-War Britain and America. While several different artists are responsible for the movement’s success, no figure played a bigger role in Pop Art’s popularity than Andy Warhol. While Warhol worked in a myriad of mediums, he is most famous for his polychromatic silk screen prints and paintings.
The story of Michelangelo Merisi—better known as Caravaggio—is one of talent and turbulence.
It’s no secret that artists often look to other creative figures, styles, and movements for inspiration.