Throughout the history of art, certain subjects have resonated particularly strongly with artists and audiences alike. Ranging from cats to Cupid, these revisited trends reveal art's most popular muses, with flowers at the forefront. Rooted in ancient art and still prevalent today, depictions of blossoms, blooms, and other botanical elements can be found in many of the most significant art movements, whether carved into clay or starring in a still-life.
This summer, London's famed Victoria and Albert Museum will present Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up.
In an increasingly paperless world, it's easy to forget books were once precious objects that were works of art unto...
Throughout art history, sculptors have experimented with an eclectic range of mediums. While cast bronze, carved wood, and fired clay have made lasting impressions, no material has captivated quite like marble. Prevalent in ancient and contemporary art alike, marble artworks have a prominent place in many major art movements and are among some of the most famous sculptures in the world.
Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is regarded as one the most important and influential figures in the history of art.
Pairing a priceless permanent collection with a captivating history, it is no wonder why Paris' Musée du Louvre is the most visited...
As one of art history's most significant sculptures, the Venus de Milo continues to captivate audiences today. Located in the Louvre Museum, the marble masterpiece is celebrated for its Hellenistic artistry, renowned for its beauty, and famous for its absent arms. Like many other treasured antiquities, the story behind the statue was entirely unknown when it was unearthed in the 19th century.
Fascinated by the human body, prolific sculptor Auguste Rodin is renowned for his figurative sculptures.
As art history tells us, it was American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko who revolutionized...
With his tiny wings, heart-tipped arrow, and angel-like appearance, Cupid is an iconic and instantly recognizable figure in popular culture. While, today, the cherubic character is typically seen adorning sentimental Valentine's Day cards, romantic gifts, and festive decorations, his history transcends the holiday by thousands of years. The concept of a Cupid-like character is rooted in ancient mythologies and is evident in a wide range of art from age-old cultures.
The color blue is associated with two of Earth’s greatest natural features: the sky and the ocean.
In the 15th century, artistic tastes throughout Europe started to shift.