Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art
The French artist Henri Matisse is one of the most important painters of the 20th century. Besides painting, he worked in a variety of media such as sculpture and paper cut-outs.
Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese artist known for his work of children and animals that are cute and ominous at once. His work takes on themes like isolation.
Baroque is an art movement characterized by its drama and grandeur. The word comes from French but may have originated from the Portuguese Barraco, which means a flawed pearl.
Nihonga is a word that means Japanese painting. American Professor Ernest Fenollosa coined the term during his lecture, The New Theory of Art, at the Dragon Pond Society in 1882.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a self-proclaimed “old man mad with painting” towards the end of his life. During his life time,