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

Street Art Painting, Origins
and Techniques

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

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

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

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

Art History 101: Drawing

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

Art History 101

Who was Georgia O’Keeffe?

  Georgia O’Keeffe is predominantly remembered for her oeuvre of large …

Art History 101

3 Hannah Höch Collages of Note
(With One Name You Can't Memorize)

Hannah Höch was the lone female in the Berlin Dada movement, a group with …

Art History 101

7 Iconic Lichtenstein Works

Roy Lichtenstein is one of the most influential and celebrated artists in the …

Art History 101

6 Stranger Things from Art History

This is the time of year to either welcome monsters in our homes or to …

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

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 …