Artwork teaches us how to draw all sorts of objects, scenes and vistas where the world is your canvas and you can draw your own experiences.
Her self-portraits are unmistakable -- they feature that same dark, brooding visage, crowned by a single eyebrow. But what do they mean? And, who was the woman behind the art?
Most artists are renowned for capturing reality; M.C. Escher became famous for bending it. The creator of such visual stunners as "Relativity" and "Castle in the Air" had more in common with the mathematicians than the visual artists of his time.
Every weekend, the antique hunters come out. They prowl the aisles of shows, scrutinize the offerings at sales and occasionally even wave cards at an auction. But what makes an antique an antique? And why are they so expensive?
Making stained glass is the ancient art of creating colored glass to use in decorative ways. Although the first colored glass may have been used as jewelry or even currency, you probably see stained glass predominantly in windows today.
The practice of blowing glass may seem hip and modern if you've recently hit up an art exhibition by Dale Chihuly or Harvey Littleton. But the history of glassblowing is actually long and rich, dating back to the Roman Empire.
Not all art heists are worthy of the silver screen, but some stand out for their ingenuity -- or bravado. So how do thieves walk away with near-priceless works?
Do you ever have the feeling you're being watched? The eyes in many paintings seem to follow you around the room. How do artists make it happen?
Claude Monet's paintings from 1914 to 1926 submerged the viewer into paintings of a larger size. See some of Monet's final Impressionist paintings.
Claude Monet's paintings from 1900 to 1908 feature his London campaigns and his water lilies. See the famous Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet.
Claude Monet inspired a generation of Impressionist artists. Learn all about Monet's life from his childhood in Le Havre to his death in 1926.
Claude Monet was one of the most prolific painters of all time. Many knew him as the founder of Impressionism but most people recognize his Water Lilies.
Vincent van Gogh rejuvenated his life and his art while he was Paris, one of the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan art communities in the world. Explore this article to learn about and admire the paintings that van Gogh completed in Paris.
Living in Arles inspired Vincent van Gogh to experiment with new colors and innovative techniques. Explore van Gogh's Arles paintings in this article.
Claude Monet was one of the most prominent Impressionist painters, influencing generations to come. Discover Monet's paintings from 1873 to 1878.
Claude Monet was passionate about painting and gardening. Learn about the lush flower and water gardens Monet created and painted at his Giverny estate.
The early paintings of Vincent van Gogh often showcase the painter's sense of color and desire for sincere reflections of nature, and are testament to his intense discipline. View the early paintings of van Gogh, and learn about them in this article.
Claude Monet's paintings from 1889 to 1894 display an attention to the landscape. See the Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet 1889-1894.
The Claude Monet paintings of 1879-1886 depict the artist as the epic poet of nature. See some of Claude Monet's most famous Impressionist paintings and learn more about the techniques involved to make them.
Michelangelo's Last Judgment is located in the Sistine Chapel and is one of his last works. Seething with nudity and brutality, it was criticized because the massive and contorted figures were thought indecent. View and learn about the Last Judgment.
Although brief, Vincent van Gogh's life as an artist was a rich and prolific one. Learn about van Gogh's life -- and his paintings -- in this article.
The great cathedral of the Vatican St. Peter's Basilica is Michelangelo's crowing architectural achievement. Michelangelo was the chief architect on this great work from 1546 to 1564, but the artist never saw it. Read more about the building of it.
Claude Monet gave the Impressionist movement its name and is one of its most prominent masters. Learn about Monet paintings from 1861 to 1874.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling took the master artist four years to complete. Pope Julius II commissioned the painting, which Michelangelo refused at first. Read the fascinating story behind this amazing work of art.
Although not wishing to be known as a painter, Michelangelo di Bounarroti was a great Renaissance artist whose is well-reknowned for his paintings, including the famous works within the Sistine Chapel. Observe his paintings, methods and techniques.
Sculpture was Michelangelo's true calling and he regretted that he had not done more of it. He defined sculpture as the art of "taking away" not that of "adding on". See his brilliant sculptures and his obsessive sculpting process.