Understand the major ideas and components of classical Roman architecture. What was its context, and what later monuments did it influence?
Ancient or classical Greek architecture formed the basis for so much of Euro-American architecture. Learn about its main forms and ideas.
A guide to recognizing and appreciating Renaissance architecture. Includes background, key ideas, important architects, and examples.
Understand Fauvism, the early-20th century painting style. Learn about its key artists and works, underlying ideas, historical background, and how to recognize it. Plus, what does the name mean?
How to recognize and understand Cubism. Learn about the key artists, underlying ideas, and background.
The Style Is Best Known For Fruit by Paul Cezanne Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh Island life by Paul Gauguin Who, When, and What? The Post-Impressionist movement started in Paris around 1880. Almost all the key players were French or lived in France, though the ideas spread throughout Europe and eventually into North America. Post-Impressionism can be seen in painting… Continue reading A Guide to Post-Impressionist Painting
How to enjoy artwork from your home and 100% for free.
A tight budget doesn't have to mean a life without art. There are some places that you can enjoy works of art absolutely for free. College and university art museums are often free to enter. For example, the Princeton University Art Museum is always free and open to the public. Read my review here. Regional art… Continue reading How to Enjoy Art Absolutely for Free
The Style is best known for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Chartres Cathedral in France Westminster Abbey in London Canterbury Cathedral in England. Where, When, and What? The Gothic style of architecture began in 12th-century France, but it soon spread to England and then throughout Europe. It became increasingly popular and elaborate over… Continue reading A Guide to Gothic Architecture
The style is best known for Water lilies by Claude Monet Ballerinas by Edgar Degas Pretty ladies by Pierre-Auguste Renoir Mothers and children by Mary Cassatt. How to recognize it Paintings have a sketch-like or fuzzy appearance. Subjects are recognizable from a distance, but they dissipate into brush strokes as you get closer. Forms are flat,… Continue reading A Guide to Impressionist Painting