The paintings of Sandro Botticelli from the Early Renaissance period show a gracefulness, a beauty and a rediscovery of classical antiquity.
The article summarizes the career of American artist Willem de Kooning, who became the most influential and perhaps the highest paid abstract artist in American history.
As Maynard Dixon prospered with his desert landscapes, he was able to buy a place in Mount Carmel, Utah. Here, he built a home, studio and bunkhouse, all of which are open for touring.
Thomas Kinkade died today age 54. Here are some thoughts about his life and passing, and a slideshow of some of his works.
This is the story of Jean-Antoine Watteau who immortalized a romantic era before wars and poverty changed the face of French art. Unfortunately, he died at the height of his powers, at the age of 36.
Sometimes, it's hard to know what the big deal is about art. What is art? Why are some "boring" paintings so famous? Here is a walk-through of a few famous art pieces to get you started on the path to art appreciation.
Dali's paintings make a great intro to surrealism and modern art. Look at this one. If not for the cubes, Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) would look, at first glance, like an old master's piece. Surrealism is the...
Connie Hayes’s paintings are often recognizable for her vibrant use of color and her loose painting style. Well-known as a painter of Maine landscapes, she uses of color and composition to create unique views of the...
Not everyone can use their hands to paint. Imagine using other parts of your body to create art. Here are some artists that use unusual ways to make beautiful artwork.
Many artists died before their time, denying the world the benefit of more years of beauty and creativity. This is the story of N.C. Wyeth, the great American illustrator.