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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

The Art Institute of Chicago: 25 Must See Artworks

With over 300,000 pieces of incredible art on display, the Art Institute of Chicago is the second largest art museum in the United States. Here are the top 25 famous artworks you must see.

Henri Matisse: 8 outstanding paintings by the French Fauvist

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 and his Ever-Evolving Self-Portraits

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.

Jackson Pollock, Famous American Painter & Artist

One of the most famous artists of all time, Jackson Pollock is world renowned for his rhythmic, expressive canvases that dance with energy and life.

5 Facts you might not know about Frida Kahlo

A political activist and famous Mexican artist, Kahlo’s work is regarded as deeply personal. She was bisexual and did not conform to traditional gender roles. She's admired today as a feminist icon.

7 Famous Photographers Who Captured Nudes

The idea of sending and selling nude photographs may seem to be a contemporary idea. The saying “sex sells” is cliché, but it does hold a great deal of truth.

Nude Photographs in Auction

When famous works that capture the essence of the artist go up for auction, their value increases given the importance to the oeuvre. Here are recent auction results to consider.

Paul Klee: Life and work of the German artist

With an incredibly large number of graphics, drawings and paintings. The German artist is said to have drawn and painted most of his artworks

Naturalism, Realism, and Impressionism Explained

These days, we might take for granted paintings that realistically depict life. After all, much of our modern lives are reflected in actual photographs of people and places. 

5 Interesting Facts About Paolo Veronese

Paolo Veronese was an Italian painter who lived in the 16th century during the Italian Renaissance and painted many of the ceilings and frescoes of public centers in Venice.

Baroque: An Art Movement as Luxurious as it Sounds

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: The Japanese genre that set it apart from Western Style

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.

What You Should Know About Camille Corot

Known lovingly as 'Papa Corot', the French painter had a lifelong love affair with the landscapes and painted some of the

7 Facts You Should Know About Keith Haring

Keith Haring, born on May 4, 1958, was an artist and activist who was part of the thriving alternative art scene of New York in the 1980s.

The Story of Hokusai: Creator of The Great Wave of Kanagawa

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a self-proclaimed “old man mad with painting” towards the end of his life. During his life time,