Art History 101

Learn about the artists, movements, and trends behind your favorite styles of art—from Classical to Contemporary, and hitting everything in between, including Street Art, Pop Art, Impressionism, and Abstract Expressionism.

Art History 101

Willem De Kooning and the Reason Oil Paint Was Invented

Perhaps Abstract Expressionism’s most radical departure from the norm was its …

Art History 101

For the Love of Dots: The Ascent of Yayoi Kusama

Now 91 years old and the top selling living female artist, Kusama has taken her …

Art History 101

5 Power Couples from Art History

Perhaps romance deserves some credit for inspiring some of the most significant …

Art History 101

The Radicalism of Gerhard Richter

Often described as an artist “beyond ‘isms,’” Gerhard Richter has …

Art History 101

What is Abstract Expressionism? Part II

The movement’s drips, splashes, and washes of color would see New York …

Art History 101

What is Abstract Expressionism? Part I

The movement’s drips, splashes, and washes of color would see New York …

Art History 101

Fauvism and Henri Matisse

“To copy the objects in a still life is nothing. One must render the emotions …

Art History 101

The Evolution of Street Art

With scrappy beginnings, street art has become one of the most popular, …

Art History 101

4 Women of Minimalism

By the 1960s, repetitive compositions and industrial materials had eclipsed the …

Art History 101

Georgia O’Keeffe, An American Pioneer

Georgia O’Keeffe captivated audiences with her peculiar approach to …

Art History 101

One Hundred Years of Bauhaus

Founded a century ago, the iconic Bauhaus school came to shape contemporary …

Art History 101

Inside Walker Evans’ America

Few artists evoke the Great Depression like Walker Evans—his stark …

Art History 101

Happy Birthday, Hannah Höch

Today we celebrate the birthday of Hannah Höch, the sole female member of the …

Art History 101

The Legacy of Man Ray

Learn more about Man Ray and his influence on artists today.

Art History 101

Out of this World: Andy Warhol’s Moonwalk

On July 20th, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk …

Art History 101

4 Famous Portraits of Artists’ Lovers

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here are four famous portraits of …

Art History 101

Happy Birthday, Gerhard Richter

Today we celebrate the birthday of contemporary German painter Gerhard Richter …

Art History 101

Inspired by Jackson Pollock: Meet 7 Saatchi Art Artists...

My painting does not come from the easel. I need the resistance of a hard …

Art History 101

Highlights From New Impressionist Paintings

Highlighting notable artists from Saatchi Art’s New Impressionist Painting …

Art History 101

From a Curator: Why I Love Roy Lichtenstein

My work isn’t about form. It’s about seeing. I’m excited …

Art History 101

From a Curator: Why I Love Picasso

Having contributed to several modern art movements in the first half of the …

Art History 101

Caspar David Friedrich and Romantic Landscapes

How does it feel to stand upon the crest of a mountain looking into the valley …

Art History 101

Helen Levitt and Other Women Photographers

It would be mistaken to suppose that any of the best photography is come at by …

Art History 101

The Legacy of Ansel Adams

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” – Ansel Adams  In …