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, …