In the 1870s, the western art world was turned upside-down with the emergence of Impressionism, an avant-garde art movement. Born in Paris, France, Impressionism was founded by a unique group of artists who each opted to abandon traditional rules of art in favor of a new approach.
Viewed as a much-needed revival of art and culture, the Renaissance played a pivotal role in ushering Europe out of...
Neo-Impressionists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac pioneered a painting technique, dubbed Pointillism, that was revolutionary for its time.
While most people instantly recognize The Great Wave off Kanagawa, some may not know anything about its eccentric creator, Katsushika Hokusai. Having produced a colossal volume of around 30,000 works during his lifetime, The Great Wave woodblock print wasn’t produced until 60 years after he first started creating art.
Many avant-garde art movements compose the canon of contemporary art.
In the age of social media, how we interact with art is constantly being redefined for our increasingly connected world.
As the primary pioneer of Impressionism and a Modern Art master, Claude Monet is known for his distinctive style and iconic oeuvre. With an interest in capturing the fleeting effects of light on his subjects, the French artist often opted to paint en plein air—or “outside”—in his picturesque garden. Renowned for its Japanese influences, this manicured plot featured weeping willow trees, seasonal flowers, and, most famously, a network of water lilies.
Today, an increasing number of cultural institutions across the globe are finding new ways to digitally attract and educate audiences.
For centuries, audiences have been captivated by the mysterious Mona Lisa. A key piece of Italian master Leonardo da Vinci‘s ouevre and a prime example of High Renaissance painting, the piece has become known as one of the most recognizable and skillfully rendered works of art. The Mona Lisa is renowned for both its curious iconography and its unique history.
Throughout history, no art movement has had an impact as profound as Italian Renaissance art.
For generations, Japanese style has been defined by a single garment: the kimono.