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4 Famous Nude Photographs in Art Auctions

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,

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.