History of Painting
So you have this old picture, and you're not sure who it's by. The right name could make all the difference at auction, but just how do you find out who painted your item, and were they famous?
The great masters of Pahari School of Miniature Paintings could paint a single thread of an entire length of a 100 yard long silk cloth without touching any other thread with brush.
In 1138 Geoffrey of Monmouth finally put down his quill after completing his great work, Historia Regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain).He must have been rather pleased with himself, because writing a book...
All around the world, horse paintings - or equestrian paintings - are familiar to almost everyone. Horse paintings can be found hanging in homes, offices, museums, and elsewhere. But what is the history behind many of...
In the summer of 1849 a picture went on exhibition in London bearing the mysterious initials PRB. It was the first public offering by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of a small group of young artists who were to completely...
Dogs have been man's faithful companions since the earliest of times, and their images have been recorded throughout the centuries. They have herded .our sheep, hunted hares and foxes for us, accompanied us on shooting...
Learn about famous paintings and artists for elementary age kids and homeschool
As Emily's cancer progressed, she drew increasing comfort from the presence of her black and white cat, Peter. Louis, desparate to divert his wife's attention from her illness, began to draw the pet in amusing poses,...
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, / Glory to God in the highest, and on earth..
A brief look at the life and legacy of world famous artist, Vincent van Gogh.
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