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

5 More Women Sculptors
You Should Know

Get to know these five women sculptors

Art History 101

Frank Gehry: Artist and Architect

“Mr. Gehry is an architect of immense gifts who dances on the line separating …

Art History 101

Impressionism and Beyond:
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in France in 1841 to working class parents. His …

Art History 101

The Innovation of Gerhard Richter

Learn about the innovation and influencer of Gerhard Richter

Art History 101

Inspired by Jackson Pollock, Meet 8 Saatchi Art Artists...

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

Art History 101

Édouard Manet: The Father of Modern Art

Often cited as the father of Modern Art, Édouard Manet is a pivotal figure in …

Art History 101

Art History 101:
John Singer Sargent's New Portraits

John Singer Sargent’s portraits presented a new style that synthesized past …

Art History 101

Modern Artists and Their Textiles

French Fauve Henri Matisse and many other twentieth-century artists also left …

Art History 101

The 8 Most Famous Sacred Art Pieces

During the holiday season, religious imagery prevalent in Western faiths …

Art History 101

Who was Lucian Freud?

Through depictions of his lovers, friends, and relatives, Lucian Freud became …

Art History 101

The Lasting Influence of René Magritte

Rene Magritte created his signature style within the Surrealist movement by …

Art History 101

What is Fine Art?

Have you ever wondered what the term “Fine Art” really means? While …

Art History 101

Monet & His Muse

His paintings of waterlilies, haystacks and the French countryside are …

Art History 101

Who Was Francis Bacon?

A quick glance at the immense influence of Francis Bacon

Art History 101

Three Stolen Picasso Artworks and Their Stories

In his 91 years of life, Pablo Picasso became one of the most revered artists …

Art History 101

Who was Roy Lichtenstein?

As one of the originators of the Pop Art movement, Roy Lichtenstein produced …

Art History 101

Everything You Need to Know
About Pop Art

Pop Art emerged as a reaction to consumerism and commented on popular culture …

Art History 101

Art History 101: Oil Painting

Trace the history of oil painting at a glance, and learn the key figures who …

Art History 101

Art History 101: Drawing

In celebration of the opening of “Drawing: The Art of Change” at the Getty …

Art History 101

Art History 101: Minimalism

Have you stumbled across minimalist objects made from industrial materials and …

Art History 101

Street Art Painting, Origins
and Techniques

Originating from the late 1970s graffiti scene in New York, street art …

Art History 101

Photography as Art Form

Since its invention photography has affected how the world views and consumes …

Art History 101

The Basics of Abstract Painting You Should Know

Abstract painting is considered one of the purest forms of expression, as it …

Art History 101

The 10 Most Famous Works
by Man Ray

During his lifetime, Man Ray was a prominent contributor to both the Dada and …