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

Frida Kahlo: Life and Legacy Behind the Icon

With her distinct brow, colorful flower crowns, and captivating gaze, Frida …

Art History 101

Beyond the Blue: The Legacy of Yves Klein

Not many artists can lay claim to a color, but Yves Klein (1928-1962) is …

Art History 101

Elaine de Kooning: Blurring Abstraction and Representat...

Elaine de Kooning was a prolific artist, critic, and teacher who, though …

Art History 101

The Departure of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, …

Art History 101

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lifetime Journey

Recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, …

Art History 101

Mark Rothko and the Emergence of Color Field Painting

The American modern arts landscape owes much to the innovations of Mark Rothko …

Art History 101

Andy Warhol and the Legacy of Pop Art

American artist Andy Warhol is widely recognized by audiences and critics alike …

Art History 101

David Hockney’s Vivid World

David Hockney’s lively and refreshing paintings are imbued with vibrancy and …

Art History 101

Frida Kahlo’s Groundbreaking Feminist Artistry

Frida Kahlo’s social significance is one not to be underestimated. From her …

Art History 101

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architectural Pioneer

A pioneer and a visionary, Frank Lloyd Wright is widely considered to be one of …

Art History 101

Op Art: Illusory Devices and Optical Manipulations

It is unsurprising that Op art, based upon its very name, is an extremely …

Art History 101

Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman

Leonardo da Vinci is arguably one of the most famous painters to have ever …

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 the top selling living female artist, Kusama has taken her dot motifs from …

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, …

Art History 101

4 Women of Minimalism

By the 1960s, repetitive compositions and industrial materials had eclipsed the …

Art History 101

Georgia O’Keeffe, An American Pioneer

Georgia O’Keeffe captivated audiences with her peculiar approach to …

Art History 101

One Hundred Years of Bauhaus

Founded a century ago, the iconic Bauhaus school came to shape contemporary …

Art History 101

Inside Walker Evans’ America

Few artists evoke the Great Depression like Walker Evans—his stark …