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“Mountains and Sea” by Helen Frankenthaler (1952, National Gallery of Art,...

One of the most influential artists of the mid 20th century, Helen Frankenthaler (1928—2011) was an Abstract Expressionist painter with a free, distinctive style...

“The Human Condition” by René Magritte (1933, National Gallery of Art,...

The naturalistic yet idiosyncratic style of the Belgian artist Rene Magritte (1898-1967) attracted great acclaim during his life and has been heavily plagiarized since. A...

“Oriental Poppies” by Georgia O’keeffe (1927, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum)

Single-minded and original, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was a significant contributor to American Modernism and is regarded as a pioneer of feminist art. A prolific artist,...

The Female Nude as a Form of Expression in Modern Art

We're just like other people; we like to sing, we love to dance, we admire beautiful men or women. We're human and sometimes very...

“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt (1907-08, Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria)

Widely recognized as the greatest painter of the Art Nouveau period and one of the founders of the Vienna Secession, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was...

Piet Mondrian and the “De Stijl” group

A pioneer of abstract art, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), started his career painting landscapes until he developed an interest in the mystical principles of theosophy...

“The Painter’s Studio” – Gustave Courbet (1854-55, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France)

Often categorized as the father of the Realist movement, Gustave Courbet (1819—77) was committed to painting only what he could see. A committed Republican...

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych (1962)

Originally a successful commercial artist, Andy Warhol (1928—87) became the internationally recognized, flamboyant Pop artist Andy Warhol. He challenged basic assumptions of what art...

Famous Authors Who Were Equally Good at Writing and Painting

If you`re equally good at incredibly complicated creative activities, you may consider yourself a genius. We have a list of authors to inspire you...

“The Third of May 1808” (1814, Francisco Goya, Museo del Prado,...

Born in humble circumstances in Fuendetodos in Aragon, Spain, the son of a master gilder, the art of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes...
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