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

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 Inspired by 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. …

Art History 101

Salvador Dalí and His Collaborators

Salvador Dalí is one of the most widely known members of the surrealist …

Art History 101

4 Saatchi Art Artists that Echo Keith Haring

Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He developed a …

Art History 101

The Birth of Street Art

Street art’s versatile and revolutionary nature has increasingly attracted …

Art History 101

From a Curator: Why I Love Cy Twombly

In his paintings, Cy Twombly charges each of his images and words with an …

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 …