Art History

February 15, 2019

Celebrate 100 Years of Bauhaus with These Free Online Documentaries

It’s a big year for Bauhaus. Founded in 1919, the avant-garde movement is currently celebrating its centenary. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve crafted a selection of fascinating and free documentaries and lectures—all of which you can watch from the comfort of your own haus. In order to cover all of the Bauhaus bases, we’ve picked videos about a range of topics.

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February 10, 2019

How the Natural Beauty of Hellenistic Sculpture Has Captivated the World for Centuries

Hellenistic sculpture is one of art history’s most prized practices. Celebrated for its unprecedented naturalism, this movement introduced a skillful sculptural approach that artists would emulate for years to come. Today, Hellenistic antiquities can be found in top collections across the globe, with world-famous works like the Winged Victory of Samothrace leading the way. While you may be familiar with these awe-inspiring marble sculptures, you may not know much about the very movement that they shaped.

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February 5, 2019

The Top 10 Most Visited Art Museums in the World

The museum plays a major role in the preservation of art and artifacts. In addition to serving as conservation centers, these indispensable institutions also exist as cultural hubs, attracting, educating, and entertaining people from all walks of life. While all museums should be treasured, some are more popular than others.

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February 2, 2019

500 Japanese Woodblock Prints from Van Gogh’s Collection Are Now Available to Download

During the second half of the 19th century, interest in Japanese art by Europeans was at an all-time high. This appetite for studying Japanese aesthetics, and its influence on Western art, is known as Japonism. Though closely associated with Impressionist painters like Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, Japanese woodblock prints also played a pivotal role in the career of Vincent Van Gogh.

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