Some of the most famous artists of the Post-Impressionist movement include Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cézanne, but there is another artist who helped pioneer it—Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The French artist was a prominent painter, printmaker, draftsman, and illustrator (to name just a few of his trades).
Though he may have some of the most famous pop art paintings of all time, how much do you really...
Rarely is a painting so delicious to the eyes as the sumptuous, candy-colored world of The Swing. An icon of the Rococo art movement, this masterpiece stars a coquettish leading lady flying between two besotted gentlemen on a swing, against the backdrop of a lush, fantastical garden.
Tucked away on the second floor of a museum in India is a hypnotic wood sculpture.
A pioneer of 20th-century art, Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning rose to prominence together with a group of post-World War...
Leonardo da Vinci’s body of work has fascinated and inspired generations of thinkers across all fields. In his notebook sketches, we’ve discovered meticulous notes of anatomy, as well as drafts of inventions far ahead of his time. Seated in his illustrative list of ideas, among the helicopter and parachute, is also a design for a 280-meter-long (918-foot-long) bridge that—had it been completed—would have been the longest bridge in the world at the time.
In the late 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat turned the contemporary art world on its head.
For centuries, the world has been captivated by the groundbreaking art of Michelangelo.
At the end of the 19th century, a movement of “new art” swept through Europe. Characterized by an interest in stylistically reinterpreting the beauty of nature, artists from across the continent adopted and adapted this avant-garde style. As a result, it materialized in sub-movements like the Vienna Secession in Austria, Modernisme in Spain, and, most prominently, Art Nouveau in France. The French Art Nouveau style was embraced by artists working in a range of mediums.
For the sake of convenience, art history’s major movements are often associated with single, pioneering figures.
Three million art lovers walk through the doors of New York’s MoMA each year.