As a pioneer of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh is one of art history’s most well-known figures. Though the artist did not see much success during his short career, his work has attained ample attention since his death in 1890. Who was behind his posthumous fame? Arguably, it can be attributed to his younger brother, Theo, an important art dealer who introduced the modern art world to Vincent’s prolific portfolio.
When we think about the “greatest” of all time, what does that really mean? What earns someone that title?
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Watercolor painting is one of the most accessible forms of art. More likely than not, everyone has tried this type of painting at some point in their life, whether it be in art class as a child or just discovering it as an adult. Despite this familiarity, however, many people don’t know its rich history and some of the most famous watercolor artists who have made the medium what it is today.
Grounded between the Late Renaissance and the emerging Mannerist art movement is the coveted work of Greek painter Doménikos Theotokópoulous...
Among the great names of the Italian Renaissance—Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael—there is also Titian (c. 1488-1576), the master of color. Born into the Late Renaissance, Titian’s artwork was produced within a different painting philosophy to his predecessors. At the time, there were two leading schools of thought in painting: the Florentine and the Venetian. They can also be seen as “disegno” versus “colore,” or drawing versus color.
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Throughout 2019, artists around the world have been making their voices heard through striking art installations.
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...