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

Our Favorite Annie Leibovitz Portraits

Equipped with a keen ability to capture the most recognizable faces in the …

Art History 101

Who was Hans Arp?

A versatile figure in the art world, Hans Arp’s sculptures, paintings, …

Art History 101

Are These 4 Provocative Works Really That Controversial...

Grotesque, perverse, daring. Whichever you prefer to call it: provocative art …

Art History 101

These 3 Recreations of Velásquez Prove He’s an Im...

Though perhaps not widely known outside of those with a particular penchant for …

Art History 101

Lesser Known Members of
Warhol's Factory

The celebrity of Andy Warhol arguably eclipsed the work and achievements of …

Art History 101

Why Is Duchamp a Divisive Figure?

As most art enthusiasts or museum goers know, art has the power to elicit …

Art History 101

What is Feminist Art?

The quest for one true meaning of “feminism” will likely leave you …

Art History 101

5 Saatchi Art Artists That Echo Hockney

By his mid-twenties, David Hockney had already made a name for himself in the …

Art History 101

The Beginnings of British Romanticism

In honor of John Constable’s birthday month (it was his 241st birthday June …

Art History 101

From Lange to Weston: 4 Artists Who Changed Portrait Ph...

A brief history of portrait photography shows the diverse approaches to the …

Art History 101

The Distinct Art of Richard
Avedon's Portraits

“A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed …

Art History 101

Art History 101: Salvador Dalí and the Surrealist Movem...

Salvador Dalí was born in Spain, in 1904. Encouraged by his mother to pursue …

Art History 101

How Twombly Changed Abstract Expressionism

How Twombly took the abstract expressionist movement a step further

Art History 101

A Brief Glance at Landscapes

Landscapes have long been admired by humankind. Stemming from the appreciation …

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 …