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.
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated as one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic architecture. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the church has welcomed worshippers and sightseers for centuries, inspiring awe with its sky-high spires, ethereal stained glass windows, and spell-binding sculptures. Among carved depictions of holy figures like saints and prophets, the cathedral’s exterior also features a menagerie of grotesques, stone creatures intended to protect the church from malevolent spirits.
With its strange subject matter and dream-like atmosphere, Salvador Dalí‘s painting, The Persistence of Memory, has become a well-known symbol of...
Florentine artist Sandro Botticelli is credited for his contributions to the Italian Renaissance.