10 Most Famous Baroque Artists

Famous Baroque Artists

In the early 17th century to the 1740s, baroque was the art style that flourished in Europe. Baroque is adopted from the French word (which means pearl of an abnormal shape), which turns from a Portuguese Barroco irregular pearl. The word was later translated into Spanish Barrueco and Italian Barocco. During that time, the baroque style was dominant in … Read more

10 Most Famous Hispanic Artists

Famous Hispanic Artists

Hispanic artists are responsible for some of the most interesting art ever produced. Many of which operated on the cusp of modernity for their time, paving new paths and are major figures in some genres such as abstract art, cubism, and surrealism. Great artist such as Picasso, Kahlo, Dali are household names in the art … Read more

10 Most Famous Romanticism Artists

Famous Romanticism Artists

The Romanticism movement with it’s emphasis on imagination and emotion was a response to the Enlightenment Age, also known as the Age of Reason, which had a more focused emphasis on reason and science. The Romanticism artists sought to be free from any artificial rules about what a piece of art should be and instead … Read more

10 Most Famous Chinese Artists

Famous Chinese Paintings

Chinese arts have had several great painters starting from the third century up to date. Chinese art dates to the Neolithic period, when simple sculptures and pottery were common. However, that art has evolved with time because philosophy, politics, and religion have played a critical role in ancient Chinese art. In particular, the period between … Read more

10 Most Famous 19th Century Artists

Famous 19th Century Artists

Many of the great 19th century artists rod the wave of modern art that would start with realism and then on to impressionism. France in the late 19th century was one of he most exciting times in art and is considered the epicenter of art in the world at the time. Many 19th century paintings … Read more

Famous 18th Century Artists

Famous 18th Century Artists

18th century artists were witnesses to two distinct yet dramatic changes in the world, the French Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment. Both events had a profound affect on the world of art . The Rococo and Neoclassicism art movements can be said to define much of 18th century art with Rococo art a continuation … Read more

10 Most Famous Realism Artists

Famous Realism Artists

Realism was an artistic movement that sprouted in France in the 1840s during the 1848 revolution. Realism artists denounced romanticism, which prevailed the French literature and artistic work since the early 19th century. Realism was chiefly concerned with how things appealed to the eye rather than the ideal representation containment of the world. Gustave Courbet … Read more

Natalia Goncharova Biography

Natalia Goncharova Biography

Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova was a prominent Russian painter and designer in the early 20th century. Her work influenced the avant-garde movement in Russia and contributed to Russian futurism, primitivism, and Rayonism. Goncharova was born on June 3, 1881, in Nagaevo. Her parents, both highly educated, gave Goncharova and her brother a thorough education. She graduated … Read more

10 Most Famous Russian Artists

Famous Russian Artists

For the average art lover many on this list of famous Russian artists would not exactly be household names yet there are some giants of the art world. While France and Italy dominate such movement as the Renaissance and Impressionism, Russia will be mostly remembered for producing the founder of abstract art Wassily Kandinsky. To … Read more

Was Van Gogh an Impressionist?

Was Van Gogh an Impressionist

An often debated topic in art is “was Van Gogh an Impressionist?” Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter although his work did have some similarities to the impressionist style of painting. Post-impressionism was a reaction to the impressionist movement that was so prevalent in the late 19th century. Where the Impressionists sought to capture the … Read more