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

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 …

Art History 101

Capturing Movement: Edgar Degas and His Dancers

Born in 1834, into a wealthy family of Parisian bankers, Edgar Degas is often …

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

Impressionism vs. Expressionism

Both Impressionism and Expressionism emerged around the turn of the 20th …

Art History 101

Andy Warhol: The Man Behind the Icon

Two things are uncontroverted on the momentous occasion of pop artist Andy …

Art History 101

The Innovation of Gerhard Richter

Learn about the innovation and influencer of Gerhard Richter

Art History 101

4 Saatchi Art Artists Who Echo Edward Hopper

A preeminent realist painter of twentieth century America, Edward Hopper is …

Art History 101

The Influence of Judy Chicago

Throughout her five-decades long career, Judy Chicago sought to bring attention …

Art History 101

The Flying Colors of David Hockney

Known predominantly for his paintings of swimming pools and suburban California …

Art History 101

Art in Fashion

Fashion designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Yves Saint Laurent have long …

Art History 101

Five Iconic M.C. Escher Works

“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think …

Art History 101

Who Was Egon Schiele?

Egon Schiele was an Austrian figurative painter and draughtsman whose life and …

Art History 101

Paul Gauguin Defined by His Paintings

Paul Gauguin famously stated: “Art is either plagiarism or …

Art History 101

From a Curator: International Museum Day

In celebration of International Museum Day, we asked our team of expert …

Art History 101

3 Saatchi Art Artists Inspired by Richard Avedon

Born on May 15, 1923, Richard Avedon redefined portraiture for the modern era. …