Master of the impossible, M.C. Escher’s illusionary, labyrinthine worlds have fascinated artists, designers, mathematicians and geologists alike. His meticulously rendered, illogical black and white drawings and prints seem born from the subconscious,
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It’s impossible to talk about 20th-century art, Fauvism, or French painters without mentioning Andre Derain. Born on June 10, 1880, his contributions to modern art and some of the major movements that came from the 1900s are interesting and influential.
François Auguste René Rodin (1840-1917) is famous for portraying complex human emotions in his sculptures while using his own series of innovative techniques.
Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was a brilliant, tortured soul, whose intimate self-expression pioneered a new brand of Modernist art. Drawing from his own troubled life, his world famous artworks explore universal fears around sex, death and desire.
The Baroque painter and Spanish icon Diego Velazquez led a full and successful life, intermingling with the royal court of Spain and is remembered as a master of Western art.
Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist known for his artistic theories and innovation. He viewed art as a spiritual vehicle...
Although often mentioned in conjunction with Picasso and their joint contributions to the art world, Georges Braque was a prolific artist in his own right.
French art of the 19th century could be considered the century of Impressionism. The movement took Paris by storm and many artists in the area were under its influence.
In the last decade, some auction houses broke the world records for most expensive books ever sold. But there are lesser-known historical gems that went to auction, too.
An Allegory of Peace and the Arts, 1635-38, Artemisia painted this in the Great Hall ceiling for the Queen's House Greenwich. Courtesy of Royal Collection Trust.