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 Post-Impressionist movement started in Paris around 1880. Post-Impressionism can be seen in painting and other two-dimensional art forms like drawings and prints. Artists such as Cezanne, van Gogh, Matisse, and Gauguin were its stars.
Impressionism is one of the most famous and well-loved styles in western art history. It's well known for haystacks and waterlilies by Monet, dancers by Degas, and beautiful women by Renoir. Learn about Impressionism's main ideas and controversial origins.
The Cathedrals of Broadway, from a series of four paintings by American artist Florine Stettmheimer about life in 1920s-40s New York.
A personification of winter by Alphonse Mucha. Mucha's elegant female figures are synonymous with Art Nouveau even today.
Many people are huge fans of John Singer Sargent, but British painter and art theorist Roger Fry wasn't one of them.
"New York is an Art Deco city - indeed, the Deco city [...] The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and Rockefeller Center were crowning achievements of the late 1920s and early 1930s, and remain the dominant celebrities of the midtown skyline. Deco lobbies, theatres, jazz bars, restaurants, and details also hide and surprise at eye… Continue reading Glamour, Modernism, and the City that Never Sleeps: Art Deco in 1920s New York
Meet Roger Fry. A little while back, Mr. Fry and I spent a delightful year in each other's company, because he was the subject of my honors thesis in my senior year of college. Seeing as dear old Roger holds such an important place in my scholarly career, I figure it is high time I… Continue reading The Life and Work of Roger Fry