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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

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,

9 Intriguing Facts About Jean-Michel Basquiat

Not shying away from the limelight, Basquiat was a notable public figure in the New York City art scene crossing paths with the likes of Andy Warhol and Madonna.

René Magritte: A Biographical Overview

René François Ghislain Magritte is perhaps best known in the popular zeitgeist for his 1929 painting The Treachery of Images, which depicts a pipe and the words “Ceci n’est pas une pipe,” French for “This is not a pipe.”

5 Intriguing Facts About Jean-Francoise Millet

French painter Jean-Francois Millet was one of the founding members of the Barbizon school who is most well-known for his work in naturalism and realism with his peasant subject

Pablo Picasso – Did You Know?

He’s one of the most famous and most influential artists of the 20th century. He invented multiple genres and was multi-faceted in the mediums

6 Little Known Facts About Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian artist known for his symbolism and his patronage of Art Nouveau in Vienna. He would use actual gold leaf in his paintings, which centered largely around women and their sexuality. 

4 Things You May Not Know About Vincent van Gogh

Whether you say “van go” or “van goff,” the name Vincent van Gogh is a household one. His paintings like Starry Night and Sunflowers are some of the most popular and beloved pieces of art the world has ever known. 

6 Things About Peter Paul Rubens You Probably Didn’t Know

Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist most well-known for his religious and mythological work in the Flemish Baroque tradition.

10 things you should definitely know about KAWS 

When you hear the name Kaws, what are you thinking of? Right, it’s these sculptures, an interpretation of Mickey Mouse with x-ed eyes.

Eugene Delacroix: 10 Little Known Facts (& 5 You Should Know)

Born in 1798 near Paris, Eugene Delacroix was a leading artist of the 19th century. He left school at a young age to train as an artist under Pierre-Narcisse Guerin before enrolling

Sotheby’s and Christie’s: A Comparison of the Biggest Auction Houses

Sotheby’s and Christie’s are both giant, international auction houses that found their beginnings in the 1700s. Both have connections to royalty and billionaires.