10 Most Famous Paintings of Jesus

Paintings of Jesus

Paintings of Jesus Christ have occupied a prominent role in the art world for close on 1500 years. Many commissions by the rich and wealthy all trying to prove their faith and muster influence with the church use Jesus Christ as the central role or theme. Practically all of the renaissance masters have several of … Read more

Famous Acrylic Paintings and Artists

Famous Acrylic Paintings

Acrylic painting is one of the most well-known art mediums in history. This type of paint was especially attractive to artists in the mid-twentieth century due to its fast-drying ability and the fact that painters discovered that they could simply do more with acrylic than with older, traditional oil paints. Unlike oil paint, acrylic is … Read more

Famous Landscape Paintings

Famous Landscape Paintings

Throughout history landscape painting always struggled for recognition and it was not until the 17th century that it truly started to be appreciated. Prior to this historical, religious and portraits of the rich and powerful dominated the art world. However, it was during the 18th/19th century that the genre really found favor, movements such as … Read more

10 Most Famous Spanish Paintings

Famous Spanish Paintings

The contribution of Spanish paintings throughout the art world cannot be underestimated. Whilst French artists were largely responsible for the impressionism movement it is the Spanish had a very significant contribution to the Cubist and the Surrealist movements. Names such as Picasso, Dali and Goya regularly feature in famous artists lists the world over. Famous … Read more

Famous Renoir Paintings

Famous Renoir Paintings

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was known as one of the leading Impressionist painters of the 19th century. He often used friends and family to model for his paintings. The ones that show daily life were taken from his own life with his family. During the course of his career, he played around with different styles and techniques … Read more

Monet Haystacks Series (1890-1891)

monet haystacks

The Monet Haystacks series of work is a prime example of his unwavering drive to capture light and it’s relationship to an object or scene and how that light changes both during the day and throughout the year. Claude Monet would spend considerable time painting the same subject matter over and over again and has … Read more

Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge – Claude Monet

The Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge was painted by Claude Monet sometime between between 1897 and 1899.

The Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge was painted by Claude Monet sometime between between 1897 and 1899. There were times in Monet’s life like most artists where he struggled financially. Like most impressionist Monet’s earlier work was not well received by the established Parisian critics of the day. However, by the mid-1890’s the impressionist movement … Read more

Rouen Cathedral Monet – (1892 – 1894)

Rouen Cathedral Monet

Just like his other series of works when painting Rouen Cathedral Monet had sought to capture the varying affects of color and light throughout both the seasons and at different times of the day. Monet would paint the mighty cathedral of Rouen in Normandy more than thirty times between 1892 and 1893, several of which … Read more

The Artist’s Garden at Giverny – Claude Monet

The Artist's Garden at Giverny

Claude Monet painted The Artist’s Garden at Giverny in 1900 and is one of is finest expressions of color of any of his landscape paintings. Monet moved to the house in Giverny in 1893 at the time the property was rented and looked substantially more farm like or rural than the manicured gardens they would … Read more

10 Most Famous Renaissance Paintings

The most famous Renaissance paintings span a period of some 300 years and marked a period of revolution in art that has not been equaled to this day. The Renaissance spans over three centuries from the 14th to the 17th century AD and marked a boom in classical based artworks that have stood the test … Read more