They say that trends are circular and what’s old becomes new again. This is true for fashion, music, and art. In the case of architecture, there’s no architectural style that exemplifies this principle better than Brutalism. From the mid-20th century, this style rose in popularity before reaching its peak in the mid-1970s, when it came crashing down as a model of bad taste.
The Middle Ages makes up a major portion of European art history.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is a must-visit for modern art fans.
It’s no secret that the Louvre has one of the world’s most stunning collections of art. In addition to the Mona Lisa and an entire Michelangelo Gallery, the major museum also excels in antiquities, with gems that include a Great Sphinx, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
This winter, the Brooklyn Museum will present a landmark exhibition that explores the art and identity of famed Mexican artist...
For over 100 years, the Tiffany lamp has dazzled as a decorative art icon.
There have been many memorable portraits throughout the history of art, including the likes of Leonardo’s legendary Mona Lisa and Van Gogh‘s iconic self-portraits. There’s no denying that the genre of portrait painting has been a staple for centuries. Most of these portraits offer straightforward depictions of people. However, in the 16th century, painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo turned the genre on its head with his topsy-turvy Composite Heads. Who is Giuseppe Arcimboldo? Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593)
While the Western world often favors perfection, traditional Japanese culture celebrates the beauty of transience and imperfection—best encapsulated in a...
Minimalism—it’s a word we often hear, but what does it really mean? Depending on your perspective, minimalism can pertain to many different things. For instance, the tiny house trend was partially driven by the idea of simple living. This minimalist lifestyle asks people to reflect on what’s really essential in their lives and reduce the clutter—whether physical or spiritual. Minimalism is also important to the visual arts and design.
During the Renaissance, Italian artists found inspiration in the ideal forms and harmonious compositions of classical antiquity.
Acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando has cultivated a visually rich, modern aesthetic that is truly his own.