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

10 Most Famous Cubist Paintings

Famous Cubist Paintings

Cubism is an art movement that drastically changed the international landscape of art and has also likely created the most influence on the modern art styles of today. The overall impact of cubism has reached farther than painting and deep into sculpture, as well as modern architecture and other forms of design. Cubism began roughly … Read more

10 Most 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

10 Most Famous Surrealist Paintings

Famous Surrealist Paintings

One of the most bizarre and intriguing artistic styles began to take shape in the early 1920’s as the world saw a rapid increase in the overall speed of everyday life. Surrealism began as an exploration into the unknown for many artists who wanted to delve into the deeper imagery and meanings of dreams and … Read more

10 Most Famous Abstract Paintings and Artworks

Famous Abstract Paintings

Contained in this list of the most famous Abstract Paintings are some of the most influential pieces that the abstract art movement ever produced. For many, abstract art can be daunting as often to the untrained eye the artists meaning and intent can be difficult to grasp. This is largely due to the lack of … Read more