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Art History Timelines (Prehistory to Contemporary)
The entirety of art history broken up chronologically into five chunks, beginning with Ancient Art (circa 30,000 B.C. to 400 A.D.) through the present.

Picasso's Women - A List of Pablo Picasso's Wives, Lovers and Flirtations
A chronological list of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's wives, lovers and flirtations.

Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris - 20th Century
Arranged chronologically, moving from Picasso's Blue and Rose Periods, through Cubism, a re-visitation of the Classical techniques he'd learned in art school, a passing nod to the Surrealists with whom he was friendly, and a growing political consciousness that culminated in joining the Communist party. Throughout, we also saw the works of his friends and friendly rivals from the School of Paris.

Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris - 20th Century
Arranged chronologically, moving from Picasso's Blue and Rose Periods, through Cubism, a re-visitation of the Classical techniques he'd learned in art school, a passing nod to the Surrealists with whom he was friendly, and a growing political consciousness that culminated in joining the Communist party. Throughout, we also saw the works of his friends and friendly rivals from the School of Paris.

Richard Pousette-Dart - Fugue Number 2, 1943
Richard Pousette-Dart (American, 1916-1992). Fugue Number 2, 1943. Oil and sand on canvas. 41 1/8 x 106 1/2 in. (104.2 x 270.4 cm). Given anonymously. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2010 The Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart. Page 2.

Abstract Expressionist New York - MoMA 2010-2011 Show
Includes nearly 300 works from 30 artists, reinstalled over the entire 4th Floor painting and sculpture galleries and the collection galleries for drawings and prints. Abstract Expressionist New York will mark the first time in over 40 years that the AbEx artists have

Abstract Expressionist New York - MoMA 2010-2011 Show
Includes nearly 300 works from 30 artists, reinstalled over the entire 4th Floor painting and sculpture galleries and the collection galleries for drawings and prints. Abstract Expressionist New York will mark the first time in over 40 years that the AbEx artists have

Carl Ferdinand von Kügelgen - View of the Countryside near Tavastehus - From a series of Views of Finland, 1819
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Caspar David Friedrich - Moonrise Over the Sea, 1821
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Caspar David Friedrich - Morning in the Mountains, 1821-23
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Carl Ferdinand von Kügelgen - Backhisarai, from a Series of Views of the Crimea, 1824
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Carl Ferdinand von Kügelgen - Sudak, from a Series of Views of the Crimea, 1824
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Caspar David Friedrich - Swans, ca 1830
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Caspar David Friedrich - Seashore - Nets, 1830-35
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August Matthias Hagen - Mountains, 1835
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Caspar David Friedrich - Giant Mountains, 1835
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Caspar David Friedrich - Sunset - Brothers, ca 1835
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Caspar David Friedrich - The Dreamer - Ruins of the Oybin Monastery, ca 1835
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Leo von Klenze - View of the Valhalla near Regensburg, 1836
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Caspar David Friedrich - Owl Flying against a Moonlit Sky, ca 1837
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Caspar David Friedrich - Moonrise - Two Men on the Shore, ca 1837
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Caspar David Friedrich - Owl in a Gothic Window, ca 1837
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Caspar David Friedrich - Window Looking over the Park, ca 1837
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Caspar David Friedrich - Boat on the Shore, Moonrise, ca 1837
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Caspar David Friedrich - The Rock Gates in Neurathen, ca 1837
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Andreas Roller - Landscape with a Bridge and Fortress, 1843
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Carl Rottmann - Landscape - Aulis, ca 1850
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Ludwig Knaus - Girl in a Field, 1857
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Calder to Warhol - Introducing The Fisher Collection
A first look at the fantastic Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, whose long-term loan agreement with SFMOMA was recently extended from 25 to 100 years. In the summer of 2010, some 160 core Collection works of painting, photography, sculpture and video will be on display in the Museum's fourth- and fifth-floor galleries, as well as on the Rooftop Garden that opened in May of 2009.

Dutch Portraits: The Age of Rembrandt and Frans Hals
Sixty key paintings from European and U.S. lenders amply illustrate the rise of the Dutch merchant class in the seventeenth-century, and demonstrate its eagerness to record newly-found prosperity by commissioning an unprecedented number of portraits.

Dutch Portraits: The Age of Rembrandt and Frans Hals
Sixty key paintings from European and U.S. lenders amply illustrate the rise of the Dutch merchant class in the seventeenth-century, and demonstrate its eagerness to record newly-found prosperity by commissioning an unprecedented number of portraits.

Jacob Philipp Hackert - Maecenas' Villa at Tivoli, 1783
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Jacob Philipp Hackert - The Grand Cascade at Tivoli, 1783
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Joseph Anton Koch - Monastery of San Francesco di Civitella in the Sabine Mountains, 1812
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Carl Philipp Fohr - Study of Flowers - Three-color Violet, Vaccaria, Sage, Rosehip and Broom, 1816
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Carl Philipp Fohr - Study of Flowers - White Lily, 1816
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Carl Philipp Fohr - Two Studies of a Bearded Old Man, With and Without a Hat, 1817-18
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Carl Ferdinand von Kügelgen - Ruins of the Old Castle at Wesenberg, from a Series of Views of Narva, 1818
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Caspar David Friedrich - On a Sailing Ship, 1818-20
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Caspar David Friedrich - Night in Harbor - Sisters, 1818-20
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Masterpieces of French Painting from The Met, 1800-1920
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Masterpieces of French Painting from The Met, 1800-1920
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has loaned 135 works from its collection of French paintings to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 4-May 6, 2007) and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (May 30-October 7, 2007) while its own galleries are being renovated. Called The Masterpieces of French Painting from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1800-1920 in the United States, this special exhibition surveys the development of painting in France in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

How To Read an Image Caption: The Title and Date of Execution
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How To Read an Image Caption: The Photographer
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How To Read an Image Caption: The Donor or Donors
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How To Read an Image Caption: The Holding Institution
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How To Read an Image Caption: The Copyrights Owners and Licensing Agencies
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How To Read an Image Caption: The Accession Number
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How To Read an Image Caption: Size Matters
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What the Words in an Image Caption Mean
Most art museum and art history sites are loaded with images and their captions. And just as every picture tells a story, so does its caption. In fact, you can learn almost everything about a work simply by reading its caption line by line. That which follows is a step by step tutorial to decode the sometimes quite numerous elements of an image caption, along with explanations of why each is (1) included and (2) important.

How To Read an Image Caption: Artist Information
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How To Read an Image Caption: Media and Mediums
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De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte and Balthus
Focuses on the work of Giorgio de Chirico (Italian, b. Greece, 1888-1978) whose

De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte and Balthus
Focuses on the work of Giorgio de Chirico (Italian, b. Greece, 1888-1978) whose

Hide-Seek - Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
The first major museum exhibition to focus on portraiture and the representation of gay and lesbian identities in American art, this show explores six eras in a chronological arc.

Hide-Seek - Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
The first major museum exhibition to focus on portraiture and the representation of gay and lesbian identities in American art, this show explores six eras in a chronological arc.

The Hierarchy of Genres in Academic Art
Believe it or not, artists used to have an official list detailing which types of paintings were more important than others.

Leonardo da Vinci - Profile of the Italian "Renaissance Man"
Leonardo da Vinci, often referred to by just his first name, was the epitome of the term

Gustave Courbet Biography
Learn more about Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (1819-1877), a French founder of the Realism movement in art.

About Art History - Timelines of Art History - Other Timelines
Timelines, complete with art images. Some cover a specific period, while others are more ambitious. Most have additional information of interest to students and educators.

Timelines of Art History
This section covers Art History, from the Paleolithic Age to the Modern, in chronological order. Outlines are included, as well as links to other art timelines of interest to students and teachers.

Visual Arts Movements from 30,000 BC-400 AD
Understand art throughout history with this list of visual arts movements from 30,000 BC-400 AD.

About Art History - Art Images and Picture Galleries
Art Images and Picture Galleries - This page is your portal to noteworthy image collections, and a good place to search for the specific piece you're trying to find.

Artists Names from A to Z - About.com
A list of famous artists names from A to Z from About.com Art History. Every artist that has a biographical entry of his or her own is listed here.

About Art History - Famous Works of Art
Out of many thousands of artistic creations, some are more familiar to us than others. This section covers famous paintings, sculptures and objects that have attracted particular attention.

Renaissance to Early Modern Art History - 1400-1880 AD
Here you'll find information on art history from the Renaissance (both Italian and Northern), to the Baroque and onwards through most of the 19th-century. There were also many non-Western art-historic doings during these years, including the Ming Dynasty in China, and Aztec and Inca art in the Americas.

About Art History - Famous Paintings
For whatever our personal reasons may be, we just can't stop looking at or talking about these compositions.

Art History by Country or Region
Art History by Country or Region

Art History 101
Along with Art History 101 articles in chronological order, this category contains help and advice for Art History students; FAQs; a glossary of art terms; resources for collectors, job hunters, scholars, educators and parents; art appreciation; and reference and reading material.

About Art History - Movements - Impressionism
Impressionism got its start in 1863 at le Salon des Refusés, although the term

Modern Art History - 1880-1970
Modern art represents the headiest period in all of art history--a span of no more than 110 years that saw an explosion of movements from Realism, to Impressionism, to Cubism, to Abstract Expressionism to Pop and Op, with dozens of others in between and around the world.

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About Art History - Leonardo's Last Supper
Always a perennial favorite, Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper has become an object of intense scrutiny ever since The Da Vinci Code hit the shelves. Here are articles, FAQs, related resources and opinion pieces about that whole

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About Art History - Pablo Picasso
To learn more about Pablo Picasso's life and works, here are biographies, articles and links to images of his paintings, drawings and other artistic ventures.

Impressionism Exhibitions - Art Shows Featuring the Impressionists
Lists of exhibitors in the first eight Impressionist shows in Paris, as well as links to our image galleries from special Impressionism exhibitions.

About Art History - Image Galleries from Special Exhibitions
About Art History - Image Galleries from Special Exhibitions. We can't always physically attend special exhibitions at art museums and galleries, no matter how much we may wish to. The good news is that venues know this and often accommodate us with lovely high-resolution pictures. For your viewing pleasure, here you'll find annotated galleries of art images from special exhibitions.

About Art History - Artists by Movement, Style, School or Period
Artists by Movement, Style, School or Period - This section is an assembly of the

Art History by Culture or Group
Look here for groups - such as the Celts, the Vikings, or half the human population (women) - who create(d) art without regard to geographic borders.

Contemporary Art History - 1970-Present
This section includes artistic movements from around 1970 until ten minutes ago, along with: exhibition reviews (Contemporary or otherwise); quarterly museum exhibition listings; fairs and shows; images and atmosphere from art events; and artful blogs from those who keep a watchful eye on upcoming trends.

Art Resources for Educators and Parents
Especially for educators, in whichever educational setting you may find yourselves: elementary, secondary, private or home schools. Here are resources, lesson plans, tips and other worthy nuggets which enhance the teaching end of art history. These are offered with high respect and affectionate good wishes, as you inspire passion for art in the minds of others.

Art History Glossary
Art, truly, has a language all its own, vast and full of jargon, lingo and words and terms of obscure origin. Here you'll find Art History terminology, definitions, acronyms, names, pronunciations and related resources.

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Art History - Movements - Op Art
Here we find the short-lived (officially, 1964-1968) but wildly popular Op Art movement. Resources include what it was (an article), who created it (a list of Op artists), how to make it yourself and how to teach it to others. Have fun!

Art History Reference and Reading
Here you'll find a glossary, information on how to write about art and analyze visual images, online courses in art history, library collections and resources about censorship in the arts. This is also the spot where not-easily-classified subjects, about and related to art history, are stored.

About Art History - Da Vinci Code FAQs
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FAQs About Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper
Boy oh boy - there sure are a lot of frequently asked questions about this one painting. Before shooting off an email with yours, please read through this list and see if it's already been answered.

About Art History - Michelangelo Buonarroti
To learn more about Michelangelo's life and works, here are biographies (some short, some long), articles and links to images of his sculpture, painting and architecture.

Art History Resources for Willem de Kooning
Resources on the Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) including a biography, images of his work, quotes by the artist, and more.

Raphael - Italian High Renaissance Artist
Raphael, along with Leonardo and Michelangelo, was part of the ultimate, artistic triumverate of the Italian High Renaissance. Here you'll find information about the life, legacy, and glorious work of Raphael.

Edvard Munch - Life, Works, Quotes and More
Edvard Munch is best known for his iconic work The Scream, but he produced many other paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs over the course of his long career. To learn more about the man who turned

About Art History - Artists' Birthdays by Month
Always-growing lists of which artists were born when. Simply select a month and see who'll fit into your lesson plans.

About Art History - Baroque Artists
Alphabetical listings - separated by nationality - of visual artists who worked during the Baroque (ca.1600 - 1750).

Coloring Pages of Famous Works of Art - Art History Resources for Educators
Because sometimes nothing works better than using one's hands, here are coloring pages of famous works of art. You are free (as are these pages) to save and print them for educational use. Here's hoping they assist you in making art history fun for your students!

Art History - Movements - Op Art - General Resources
Resources for further exploration of the Op Art movement. Some help define, some illustrate, and some are just plain fun.

About Art History - Leonardo da Vinci
To learn more about Leonardo da Vinci's life and works, here are biographies, articles and links to images of his paintings, sculpture, architecture, designs, inventions and notebooks.

About Art History - Michelangelo's Ceiling
Michelangelo's Ceiling Always a perennial favorite, Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper has become an object of intense scrutiny ever since The Da Vinci Code hit the shelves. Here are articles, FAQs, related resources and opinion pieces about that whole

About Art History - Movements - Op Art: - Educator Resources
Resources for any educator wishing to incorporate Op Art into the curriculum. Age/grade recommendations are included, but all plans and ideas should be easily adaptable for younger or older students.

About Art History - Peter Paul Rubens
To learn more about Rubens' life and works, here are biographies, articles and links to images of his paintings.

About Art History - Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
To learn more about Rembrandt's life and works, here are biographies, articles and links to images of his paintings, etchings and drawings.

About Art History - Selected Artists of the Renaissance
Selected Artists of the Renaissance - The following are lists of artists corresponding to the different parts of

About Art History - Vincent van Gogh
To learn more about van Gogh's life and works, here are biographies, articles and links to images of his paintings.

About Art History - Jan Vermeer
To learn more about Vermeer's life and works, here are biographies, articles and links to images of his paintings.

The First Eight Impressionism Exhibitions - 1874-1886
From 1874 and Nadar's studio at 35 Boulevard des Capucines, to 1886 and the corner of 1 rue Lafitte and the Boulevard des Italiens, the original French Impressionists mounted eight

Art History Book and Exhibition Catalogue Reviews
Dozens of books and exhibition catalogues are read in the course of writing articles and reviews for you here at About Art History. Occasionally, we take the time to sidetrack and tell you why certain volumes deserve your attention. Here are reviews of those books and catalogues that have merited special mention.

About Art History - Guest Articles
About Art History - Guest Articles - Here you'll find the work of generous guest authors on a variety of Art History topics. Articles are listed alphabetically by title.

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About Art History - Reader Polls
Every now and then, a new reader opinion poll is introduced to the About Art History site. Cast your vote, see the results and enjoy these completely unscientific surveys.

About Art History - Who Writes this Site?
About Art History - Who Writes this Site? Here you'll find listed the people who are responsible for content on the About Art History website, along with applicable contact information.

Special Exhibitions Through 2006 - Art History Image Galleries
In 2006, Paul McCartney was finally able to drop

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Special Exhibitions Held in 2007 - Art History Image Galleries
In 2007, the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries were closed in a spectacularly larcenous scandal, Mark Wallinger won the Turner Prize, and we lost abstract painter Jules Olitski, minimalist Sol LeWitt, and dealer Ileana Sonnabend. There were plenty of exhibitions to see as well, including the landmark From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings. Go ahead and explore -- there is something for everyone here.

About Art History - Artists by Commonality
About Art History - Artists by Commonality - These are lists of visual artists that cut across nationalities, movements, centuries and the like - and get to the juicy details such as

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Special Exhibitions Held in 2009 - Art History Image Galleries
In 2009, the Staffordshire Hoard (of 7th - 8th-century Anglo-Saxon gold and silver, military-related metalwork) was discovered, Balloon Boy punked the US, Henry VIII celebrated taking the throne 500 years before, and the art world witnessed the departures of Andrew Wyeth, Merce Cunningham, and Nancy Spero. Of course, there were lots of brilliant special exhibitions to see as well. Would you like to take a peek at some of them?

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About Art History - Women Artists
This page is dedicated to promoting awareness and the works of women artists, almost all of whom labor(ed), not only with their respective muses, but against stereotypical roles.

About Art History - Art Appreciation
No big mystery here: Art Appreciation simply means being able to look at works and form your own opinions. Naturally, those arty terms will be explained along the way.

About Art History - Art History 101
A chronological listing of articles pertinent to the different eras, periods, movements and schools we've seen come and (often) go throughout the history of art.

Help and Advice for Art History Students - FAQs on Art Speak
A growing list of articles, in which those broad, vague art terms are tackled and forced to become understandable. (All right, it's not as violent as that sounds, but, you get the idea.) You won't find papers written for you, but the articles will help you write your own.

About Art History - Collecting and Appraising Art
If you're looking to acquire the sort of art that is hung in a place of honor and superbly lit (vs. being magnetized to the fridge) you've come to the right spot. Here are tips, hints and articles about collecting art, and sources for professional help.

Movements and Schools in Art History - Dada (1916-1923)
Short but truly memorable in the annals of modern art, many elements of the Dada movement left a lasting impact on art history going forward. Here is information about Dada and the artists behind it, and, of course, examples of Dadaist art.

About Art History - Art History Jobs, Events and Networking
Here's where we all keep in touch. This page has links to the Shows and Events Calendar, job and internship postings, calls for papers and upcoming professional events (i.e.: symposia, conferences, seminars, etc.).

Academic Art, Academies and the Academy System
As is so often the case in Art History, we have Italy to thank for this particular innovation. Informal training academies began to spring up in Florence and Rome during the late 15th-century, followed by formal Accademias in the late mid-16th. The rest of Europe was not far behind in creating Académies, Academies and Akademies--Royale (State sponsored) or otherwise. The Western Hemisphere caught up nearly as quickly as it settled into independent countries.

About Art History - Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews
About Art History > Special Exhibition and Catalogue Reviews > Wondering if an art exhibition is worth the time, effort and money? Or would you like to know what you missed? All of this and more, including images, background information on featured artists and recommended reading, can be found in this special section.

About Art History - Ancient Art - The Stone Age to the Fall of Rome
This section contains art history articles, links and resources for the period covering 30,000 BC (the Old Stone Age) to roughly around the Fall of the Roman Empire. Both Western (including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, among others) and non-western (China, Japan, India, North America, etc.)civilizations are included.

About Art History - Find Art Museums and Galleries
Find Art Museums and Galleries - Links to the best-known institutions, organized by continent or country.

About Art History - Blogs About or Related to Art History
Art History isn't strictly a thing of the past; art happens every day. Additionally, all sorts of other subjects have influenced (and continue to influence) the visual arts. Gathered here are the best web logs (

About Art History - Art Magazines Covering Current Events
Just as the artist toils away at his or her craft, so too does the arts writer, keeping us all abreast of the latest doings. Here are those contemporary arts magazines which offer online viewing.

About Art History - Medieval to Early Renaissance Art - c. 400 -1400
It's plain wrong to think of the beginning of this period as the

About Art History - Modern Art - 1880 - 1970
Funny, as the world got

About Art History - Renaissance to Early Modern Art - 1400 - 1880
High Renaissance to Early Modern Art - 1400 - 1880 This section ambitiously covers art from (roughly) 1400 - 1880, or the Renaissance to Impressionism. Besides the 15th and 16th centuries in Italy, you'll find information on the Renaissance in northern Europe, Baroque and Rococo art, Neo-classicism, Romanticism, Realism, and those radicals of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Everything gets wrapped up with the Impressionists and their ground-breaking discoveries.

Special Art History Exhibitions Listings by Season/Year
Here you'll find compilations of significant art historic shows by year and season (e.g.: summer, fall, winter and spring). Information on each includes venue, city, exhibition title and a brief sketch of why it is (or was) significantly worth your time.

Visual Artists Throughout History
All hail the visual artist: without him or her we've got no

Works of Art
In order to learn about art history, we have to look at it. Here you'll find image galleries from artists, pictures from special exhibitions, background stories on famous works, information on collecting and identifying works, and more.

Medieval to Early Renaissance Art History - 400-1400 AD
This is the place to look for information about Early Christian, Byzantine, Migration, Romanesque, Gothic and Proto-Renaissance art. And that's just pertaining to Western art. Artists were very busy during these years in various other dynasties and civilizations around the globe, as well.

Art History Movements and Schools
Here is where we discuss what got done in art, when, where and, often, why. You'll find some nice big timelines of art history, articles about individual movements, answers to some of your burning Art Speak questions, general homework help and more.

About Art History - Different Types of Art
About Art History - Different Types of Art. Certain things - actually, lots of things - in the history of art aren't confined to one period or style. (

What is the Definition of Medium in Art? - About.com
In art, Medium refers to the substance the artist uses to create his or her artwork. For example, the medium Michelangelo used to create David was marble.

What is the Definition of Emphasis in Art? - About.com
Emphasis is a principle of art which occurs any time an element of a piece is given dominance by the artist. Frequently, emphasis is achieved by means of contrast.

What is the Definition of Space in Art? - About.com
An element of art, Space refers to distances or areas around, between or within components of a piece.

What is the Definition of Unity in Art? - About.com
A principle of art, Unity occurs when all of the elements of a piece combine to make a balanced, harmonious, complete whole.

Bas Relief - Sculpture Technique Definition - About.com
A French term from the Italian basso-relievo (low relief), bas relief is a sculpture technique in which figures and/or other design elements are just barely more prominent than the (overall flat) background.

What are the Elements of Art? - About.com - Art History
Knowing the 7 Elements of Art (line, shape, form, space, texture, value and color) allows you to analyze, appreciate, write and talk about art, and even create it.

Analytic Cubism - Art History Definition and Techniques
Analytic Cubism was developed by Picasso and Braque to refer to real objects in terms of identifiable details that become, through repetitive use, signs that indicate the idea of the object, just like we find in cartoon characters.

What Is the Definition of Synthetic Cubism?
Synthetic Cubism was invented by Picasso and Braque as they simplified a specific repertory of forms derived from their Analytic Cubism period of 1909/10 to 1912. Synthetic Cubism also incorporated collage and papier colle in Picasso and Braque's work.

Claude Monet - Cliffs Near Dieppe - 1897
The August, 2007 theft marks the second time that this particular painting by Claude Monet has been stolen. It was taken previously from the Musée des Beaux-Arts on September 21, 1998 when thieves allegedly broke into the home of the museum's then-curator, Jean Forneris, and forced him to both drive to and let them into the premises.

Alfred Sisley - The Lane of Poplars at Moret - 1890
Lane of Poplars at Moret (1890) is arguably irresistible to thieves, as its August, 2007 removal from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nice marks the third time it has been stolen within thirty years. Page 2.

Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrik van Balen the Elder - Allegory of Earth - ca 1611
Art History. Page 3.

Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrik van Balen the Elder - Allegory of Water - ca 1611
Art History. Page 4.

Dada Art - History of Dadaism (1916-1923) - About.com
Dadaism, or Dada Art, was not a movement, it's artists not artists and it's art not art. Why does this non-art movement still matter in the art world?

Deb's Unofficial Guide to Get a Job in the Museum World
Deb R. Fuller, museum professional, graciously and generously shares excellent advice for those seeking to break into the business.

Deb's Unofficial Guide, Tips 7 through 11
Deb's Unofficial Guide to Getting a Job in the Museum World, Tips 7 through 11. Page 2.

Nonobjective Art - Definition
A work of art that does not represent or depict a person, place or thing in the natural world. Also called Abstract art or nonrepresentational art.

Definition and Examples of Appropriation Art
Appropriation art takes images from well-known contexts and puts these images into other contexts, usually paintings, sculpture, collages, combines or installations. Recontextualizing the image adds meaning and associations to the original image (or real thing) as well as completes the meaning of the Appropriation artist's own work.

Stolen - Four Paintings from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nice - August 2007
At about 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 5, 2007, five masked and armed robbers entered the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nice. Within ten minutes, they escaped with four important paintings and left a fifth (a Sisley) damaged when it was found to be too large to fit in the bags the thieves had brought.

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Joseph Mallord William Turner - Snow Storm - Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, 1812
Art History. Page 3.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Saltash with the Water Ferry, Exhibited 1812
Art History. Page 4.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - The Temple of Jupiter Panellenius, Restored, Exhibited 1816
Art History. Page 5.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire, Exhibited 1817
Art History. Page 6.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - The Castel dell’Ovo, Naples, with Capri in the Distance, 1819
Art History. Page 7.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, 1823-24
Art History. Page 8.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Mortlake Terrace, the Seat of William Moffat, Esq - Summer’s Evening, Exhibited 1827
Art History. Page 9.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Regulus, Exhibited 1828, reworked and exhibited 1837
Art History. Page 10.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Venice - The Dogana - Customs Office - and San Giorgio Maggiore, Exhibited 1834
Art History. Page 11.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute, ca. 1835
Art History. Page 12.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight, 1835
Art History. Page 13.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834, 1835
Art History. Page 14.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Peace - Burial at Sea, 1842
Art History. Page 15.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Snow Storm – Steam Boat off a Harbor’s Mouth Making Signals in Shallow Water, Exhibited 1842
Art History. Page 16.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Light and Color - Goethe’s Theory – the Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis, Exhibited 1843
Art History. Page 17.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Lake of Zug - Early Morning, 1843
Art History. Page 18.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Whalers - The Whale Ship, 1845
Art History. Page 19.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Eu - The Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, with the Château of Louis-Philippe beyond, 1845
Art History. Page 20.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Norham Castle, Sunrise, ca 1845
Art History. Page 21.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Whalers - Boiling Blubber - Entangled in Flaw Ice, Endeavoring to Extricate Themselves, Exhibited 1846
Art History. Page 22.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - The Angel Standing in the Sun, Exhibited 1846
Art History. Page 23.

J M W Turner - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The first major US Turner retrospective in 40 years, J. M. W. Turner contained over 140 works in oils and watercolor. The paintings provided an overview of both the artist's long career and his varied interests in history, mythology, seascapes and, of course, landscapes. Here we have a sampling of all of these themes, plus two works purely from Turner's own imagination.

J M W Turner - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The first major US Turner retrospective in 40 years, J. M. W. Turner contained over 140 works in oils and watercolor. The paintings provided an overview of both the artist's long career and his varied interests in history, mythology, seascapes and, of course, landscapes. Here we have a sampling of all of these themes, plus two works purely from Turner's own imagination.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - Fishermen at Sea, Exhibited 1796
Art History.

Joseph Mallord William Turner - The Shipwreck, Exhibited 1805
Art History. Page 2.

Art History Jobs - Fellowship and Internship Postings
Art history job openings, Fellowships and Internships, [R] stipends and grant competitions. The most recent entries [R] are at the top of the page. Please note this page is no longer being updated.

Diane Arbus Bio - American Photographer
A biographical profile of Diane Arbus (1923-1971), American photographer.

Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines
This page from Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks reveals his deep interest in the study of flight, and his life-long dream of making flight possible for man.

Salvador Dalí - Madrid Suburb, ca 1922-23
Art History.

Salvador Dalí - Apparatus and Hand, 1927
Art History. Page 2.

Salvador Dalí - Ants, 1929
Art History. Page 3.

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí - Film still from Un Chien andalou, 1929
Art History. Page 4.

Salvador Dalí - Illumined Pleasures, 1929
Art History. Page 5.

Salvador Dalí - The First Days of Spring, 1929
Art History. Page 6.

Salvador Dalí - La Main - Les Remords de conscience, 1930
Art History. Page 7.

Salvador Dalí - The Bleeding Roses, 1930
Art History. Page 8.

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí - Still from L'Âge d'or, 1930
Art History. Page 9.

Salvador Dalí - Remorse or Sphinx Embedded in the Sand, 1931
Art History. Page 10.

'The Persistence of Memory' by Salvador Dalí - About.com
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989). The Persistence of Memory, 1931. Oil on canvas. 24.1 x 33 cm (9 1/2 x 13 in.) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Page 11.

Salvador Dalí - Design for a poster for Babaouo, c’est un film surréaliste, 1932
Art History. Page 12.

Salvador Dalí - Moment of Transition, 1934
Art History. Page 13.

Salvador Dalí - Autumnal Cannibalism, 1936
Art History. Page 14.

Salvador Dalí - Design for the film with the Marx Brothers - Diner dans le désert éclairé par les giraffes en feu, 1937
Art History. Page 15.

Salvador Dalí - Study for the dream sequence in Spellbound, 1944
Art History. Page 16.

Salvador Dalí - Set design for the film Spellbound, ca 1945
Art History. Page 17.

Still from Spellbound, 1945
Art History. Page 18.

Salvador Dalí - Sentimental Colloquy, 1948
Art History. Page 19.

Salvador Dalí - Portrait of Colonel Jack Warner, 1951
Art History. Page 20.

Salvador Dalí - Portrait of Laurence Olivier in the Role of Richard III, 1955
Art History. Page 21.

Dalí Painting and Film - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The first exhibition to explore the deeply intertwined relationships of painted and

Dalí Painting and Film - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The first exhibition to explore the deeply intertwined relationships of painted and

Giotto di Bondone - The Peruzzi Altarpiece, ca 1310-15
Art History.

Workshop of Giotto di Bondone - Two Apostles, 1325-37
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Bernardo Daddi - Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1335-40
Art History. Page 3.

Maso di Banco - Sacrament of the Eucharist, ca 1340
Art History. Page 4.

Andrea di Cione, called Orcagna - Altarpiece, 1340-45
Art History. Page 5.

Andrea di Cione, called Orcagna - Altarpiece, closed, 1340-45
Art History. Page 6.

Andrea di Cione, called Orcagna - The Blessed Humility, ca 1350-60
Art History. Page 7.

Giotto di Maestro Stefano, called Giottino - Madonna and Child Enthroned among Angels and Saints John the Baptist and Benedict, ca. 1356
Art History. Page 8.

Giotto di Maestro Stefano, called Giottino - Lamentation over the Dead Christ, Pietà, ca 1357-59
Art History. Page 9.

Nardo di Cione - Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint John the Evangelist, probably ca 1360
Art History. Page 10.

The Legacy of Giotto - Art in Florence 1340-1375 - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
The Legacy of Giotto covers painting, sculpture, illumination and decorative objects created by the Giotteschi (pupils and followers of Giotto di Bondone) for a 35-year period after the death of the father of the Florentine School.

What Is Representational Art? - Definition
What is Representational Art? The word 'representational', when used to describe art, means that the work depicts something easily recognized by most people.

Yinka Shonibare's Age of Reason - An Overview of Artist Yinka Shonibare MBE - [R] Special Exhibitions Review and Preview
Yinka Shonibare's still-life dramas effectively educate [R] the public, increasing the likelihood that more people will be enlightened by his take on cultural [R] history and the significant role of commerce. Moreover, Shonibare's decision to cast hybridism as [R] the star of his shows produces some form of Reason, at least for now in the twenty-first century.

Gustave Courbet - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Gustave Courbet's first full retrospective in more than 30 years, the traveling exhibition explores this controversial artist's career in all media and includes a selection of 19th-century photographs that relate to his work, especially his landscapes and nudes.

Gustave Courbet - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Gustave Courbet's first full retrospective in more than 30 years, the traveling exhibition explores this controversial artist's career in all media and includes a selection of 19th-century photographs that relate to his work, especially his landscapes and nudes.

Gustave Courbet - The Desperate Man, 1844-45
Art History.

Gustave Courbet - The Wounded Man, 1844-54
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Gustave Courbet - Self-Portrait with Pipe, ca 1849
Art History. Page 3.

Gustave Courbet - The Preparation of the Dead Girl, ca 1850-54
Art History. Page 4.

Gustave Courbet - Young Ladies of the Village, 1851-52
Art History. Page 5.

Gustave Courbet - The Sleeping Spinner, 1853
Art History. Page 6.

Gustave Courbet - The Meeting, or Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, 1854
Art History. Page 7.

Gustave Courbet - The Valley of the Loue in Stormy Weather, 1849
Art History. Page 8.

Gustave Courbet - The Stream of the Puits-Noirs, Valley of the Loue, 1855
Art History. Page 9.

Gustave Courbet - The Shaded Stream at the Puits-Noir, ca 1860-65
Art History. Page 10.

Gustave Le Gray - Mediterranean Sea, Agde - Albumen Print
Art History. Page 11.

Gustave Courbet - The Wave, 1869
Art History. Page 12.

Gustave Courbet - P-J Proudhon in 1853, 1865-67
Art History. Page 13.

Gustave Courbet - Young Ladies on the Banks of the Seine, 1856-57
Art History. Page 14.

Gustave Courbet - Jo, the Beautiful Irishwoman, 1866
Art History. Page 15.

Gustave Courbet - Reclining Nude, 1862
Art History. Page 16.

Gustave Courbet - Sleep, 1866
Art History. Page 17.

Gustave Courbet - Woman with a Parrot, 1866
Art History. Page 18.

Julien Vallou de Villeneuve - Reclining Nude, No 1939, 1853 - Salted Paper Print from Paper Negative
Art History. Page 19.

Gustave Courbet - The Woman in the Waves, 1868
Art History. Page 20.

Gustave Courbet - The Fox in the Snow, 1860
Art History. Page 21.

Gustave Courbet - The Trout, 1872
Art History. Page 22.

Leonardo da Vinci - A Maiden with a Unicorn - Late 1470s
Art History.

Raphael - Raffaello Sanzio - Baldassare Castiglione - 1514-15
Art History. Page 2.

Aristotle and Phyllis - South Lowlands - Late 14th Century AD
Art History. Page 3.

John Singer Sargent - Madame X - Madame Pierre Gautreau - 1883-84
Art History. Page 4.

Pietro Vannucci called Perugino and Raphael - Madonna and Child with the Infant St John - ca 1500
Art History. Page 5.

Statue of an Amarna Princess - Egyptian - New Kingdom - Dynasty 18 - 1353-1336 BC
Art History. Page 6.

Reconstruction of the Apse and Bema Presbytery of a Typical Holy Land Byzantine Church
Art History. Page 7.

Diego Velázquez - Infanta María Teresa - ca 1652-3
Art History. Page 8.

Saint Theodosia - Byzantine - Early 13th Century AD
Art History. Page 9.

Image Gallery: Pictures from the Fall 2006 Special Exhibitions Listings
A sampler of images from nine shows included in the Fall 2006 Special Exhibitions listings. Included are a society woman whose sensual portrait caused an enormous scandal in Paris, a headless Egyptian Princess in a see-through gown, a rather plain Spanish girl who nonetheless became Queen of France and a slightly sado-masochistic hollow-cast vessel depicting a scheming wench riding sidesaddle on the back of Alexander the Great's tutor.

Rosa Bonheur - French Realist Painter and Sculptor
A biographical profile of Rosa (Marie Rosalie) Bonheur (1822-1899), French Realist painter and sculptor.

Jacob Lawrence - Studio Corner - 1936
Art History. Page 9.

Jacob Lawrence - Walking by Night Sleeping by Day - 1967
Art History. Page 17.

Paul Gauguin - Maternité II - 1899
Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903). Maternité [II], 1899. Oil on burlap. 37 3/8 x 24 1/16 in. Private Collection of Paul G. Allen. Page 3.

Kenji Yanobe - Atom Suit - Project - Desert 1 - 1998
Kenji Yanobe (Japanese, b. 1965). Atom Suit: Project: Desert 1, 1998. Photograph (c-print). 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in. Private Collection of Paul G. Allen. © Kenji Yanobe. Page 4.

Jan Brueghel the Younger - The Five Senses - Sight - 1625
Jan Brueghel the Younger (Flemish, 1601-1678). The Five Senses: Sight, 1625. Oil on wood panel 27 5/8 x 44 5/8 in. Private Collection of Paul G. Allen. Page 5.

Pablo Picasso - Quatre Baigneuses - 1921
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Quatre Baigneuses, 1921. Egg tempera on vellum, mounted on wood panel 4 x 6 in. Private Collection of Paul G. Allen. Page 7.

Claude Monet - Le Bassin au Nympheas - 1919
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Le Bassin au Nympheas, 1919. Oil on canvas 39 3/9 x 78 7/8 in. Private Collection of Paul G. Allen. Page 8.

Willem de Kooning - Untitled XII - 1975
Willem de Kooning (American, born Netherlands, 1904-1997). Untitled XII, 1975. Oil on canvas 79 3/4 x 69 3/4 in. Private Collection of Paul G. Allen © 2006 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Page 9.

Joshua Johnson - Girl Wearing a Bonnet - ca 1810
Art History.

Edmonia Lewis - The Old Indian Arrowmaker and his Daughter - 1867
Art History. Page 2.

Robert Scott Duncanson - Vale of Kashmir - 1870
Art History. Page 3.

Edward Mitchell Bannister - Harvest - 1884
Art History. Page 4.

Edward Mitchell Bannister - The Oxen Wagon - ca 1885
Art History. Page 5.

Henry Ossawa Tanner - The Birthplace of Joan of Arc at Domrémy-la-Puccelle - 1918
Art History. Page 6.

Henry Ossawa Tanner - Sodom and Gomorrah - ca 1920-4
Art History. Page 7.

Augusta Savage - Gamin - ca 1930
Art History. Page 8.

Richmond Barthé - Head of a Boy - ca 1940
Art History. Page 10.

Norman Lewis - Tenement II - 1950
Art History. Page 11.

Charles H Alston - Untitled - African Theme - ca 1952
Art History. Page 12.

Jacob Lawrence - Makeup - aka Dressing Room - 1952
Art History. Page 13.

Elizabeth Catlett - Untitled - Miranda - ca 1960
Art History. Page 14.

Charles H Alston - Untitled - 1961
Art History. Page 15.

Norman Lewis - Carnivale del Sol - 1962
Art History. Page 16.

Romare Bearden - A Very Blue Fish Day on Mobile Bay - 1971
Art History. Page 18.

Alma Thomas - Milky Way - 1972
Art History. Page 19.

Alma Thomas - Early Cherry Blossoms - 1973
Art History. Page 20.

Romare Bearden - Of the Blues - One Night Stand - 1974
Art History. Page 21.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - La Liseuse - The Reader - 1877
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) La Liseuse (The Reader), 1877Oil on canvas25 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.Private Collection of Paul G. AllenImage © Experience Music Project; Used with permission.

Georges Seurat - Les Poseuses - 1888
Georges Seurat (French, 1859-1891). Les Poseuses, 1888. Oil on canvas 15 11/16 x 19 13/16 in.Private Collection of Paul G. Allen. Page 6.

Roy Lichtenstein - The Kiss - 1962
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997). The Kiss, 1962. Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) The Kiss, 1962Oil on canvas80 x 68 in.Private Collection of Paul G. AllenImage © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Page 2.

Asher Brown Durand - Study of a Wood Interior, ca 1855
Art History.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler - Brown and Silver - Old Battersea Bridge, 1859-63
Art History. Page 2.

George Inness - The Coming Storm, ca 1879
Art History. Page 3.

William Michael Harnett - Still Life with Letter to Mr Clarke, 1879
Art History. Page 4.

Winslow Homer - Eight Bells, 1886
Art History. Page 5.

Winslow Homer - The West Wind, 1891
Art History. Page 6.

Theodore H. Robinson - Valley of the Seine, 1892
Art History. Page 7.

John Henry Twachtman - Hemlock Pool, ca 1900
Art History. Page 8.

John Singer Sargent - Val d'Aosta - A Man Fishing, ca 1906
Art History. Page 9.

Frederic Remington - Moonlight, Wolf, ca 1909
Art History. Page 10.

John Sloan - Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair, 1912
Art History. Page 11.

George Bellows - The Circus, 1912
Art History. Page 12.

Patrick Henry Bruce - Peinture - Nature morte, ca 1924
Art History. Page 13.

Edward Hopper - Manhattan Bridge Loop, 1928
Art History. Page 14.

Marsden Hartley - Summer, Sea, Window, Red Curtain, 1942
Art History. Page 15.

Charles Sheeler (American, 1883-1965). Ballardvale, 1946
Art History. Page 16.

Double Take: From Monet to Lichtenstein
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Hard-Edge Painting - Description of Art Movement
This art movement that began in the 1950s emphasizes the flat surface of the canvas with clean abstract shapes and surrounding fields of colors.

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Art Research for Beginners - page 5
For the do-it-yourself art researcher, here are additional resources available to you on the web. Page 5.

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Art Research for Beginners
So you find a painting in the attic, or inherit one, or fall prey to the charms of a sculpture at a charity shop. How do you know if it's valuable, and to whom it might be valuable? Here are some painless rudimentary steps everyone can take.

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Art Research for Beginners - page 2
Here are lots of resources, available at many public libraries, to assist you in your hunt for information on the lost artistic treasure from your attic. Page 2.

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Art Research for Beginners - page 3
Suppose the piece is unsigned and you have no idea who might have created it? An art librarian at your public library or local museum can give you some educated guesses. If you want to learn more by yourself, here are some further avenues to pursue. Page 3.

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Art Research for Beginners - page 4
Works of art are easily taken, concealed and sold. It's not safe to assume that your's is completely pure. Page 4.

Coming of Age - American Art, 1850s to 1950s - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Drawn exclusively from the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s is comprised of some seventy iconic paintings and sculptures. The exhibition covers 100 crucial years of American art history during which United States visual artists hit their stride on the global scene.

Coming of Age - American Art, 1850s to 1950s - Special Exhibition Image Gallery
Drawn exclusively from the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s is comprised of some seventy iconic paintings and sculptures. The exhibition covers 100 crucial years of American art history during which United States visual artists hit their stride on the global scene.

African American Art in New York City Galleries - Two Exhibitions from Early 2008 - Image Gallery
Highlights from the exhibitions

African American Art in New York City Galleries - Two Exhibitions from Early 2008 - Image Gallery
Highlights from the exhibitions

10 Favorite Mothers in Art
Art loves us mothers. We've been depicted countless times in every culture. Sometimes we are as goddesses, sometimes we're seen enjoying a tender moment - a sweet memory, really - from when our all-too-quickly-grown children were very young, and sometimes it's clear that motherhood is grueling, if rewarding, work. In my modest, but heartfelt, attempt to salute fellow mothers everywhere, these following favorites are offered in reverse order.

Michelangelo - The Man, the Myth and the Mystery - Special Exhibition Review
Michelangelo: The Man and the Myth may be an exhibition only a [R] purist can love, as the ambience offers a rare opportunity to commune with the master in an intimate, sumptuous [R] setting.

The Florentine School and the Portrayal of Male Youth
The Florentine School had a long tradition of often depicting young males as sweet, pretty, rather effeminate persons. Why? Well, it was simply how it was done. It was tradition, and at least partly so because young men were frequently objects of desire.

Jack Bush - Orange Centre, 1964
Art History. Page 10.

Jules Olitski - Tin Lizzie Green, 1964
Art History. Page 11.

Frank Stella - Moultonville II, 1966
Art History. Page 12.

Helen Frankenthaler - Flood, 1967
Art History. Page 13.

Helen Frankenthaler - Off White Square, 1973
Art History. Page 14.

Kenneth Noland - Following Sea, 1974
Art History. Page 15.

Mark Rothko - Number 18, 1951
Art History. Page 2.

Hans Hofmann - Yellow Hymn, 1954
Art History. Page 3.

Morris Louis - Floral V, 1959-60
Art History. Page 4.

Kenneth Noland - Earthen Bound, 1960
Art History. Page 5.

Morris Louis - Theta, 1961
Art History. Page 6.

Robert Motherwell - Chi Ama, Crede, 1962
Art History. Page 7.

Jules Olitski - Cleopatra Flesh, 1962
Art History. Page 8.

Larry Poons - Han-San Cadence, 1963
Art History. Page 9.

Adolph Gottlieb - Sentinel, 1951
Art History.

Color as Field - American Painting, 1950-1975 - Sepical Exhibition Image Gallery
Celebrates the abstract art movement first called Post-Painterly Abstraction and now known as Color Field Painting. American painter Helen Frankenthaler (b. 1928) is credited with pioneering this new technique, in which color gained primacy and became both composition and subject matter. The show covers her influences, the artists she subsequently influenced and the rise of acrylic paint--a thin, clear pigment that lends itself splendidly to creating large, pure blocks of color.

Color as Field - American Painting, 1950-1975 - Sepical Exhibition Image Gallery
Celebrates the abstract art movement first called Post-Painterly Abstraction and now known as Color Field Painting. American painter Helen Frankenthaler (b. 1928) is credited with pioneering this new technique, in which color gained primacy and became both composition and subject matter. The show covers her influences, the artists she subsequently influenced and the rise of acrylic paint--a thin, clear pigment that lends itself splendidly to creating large, pure blocks of color.

Interview: Curator of Academic Programming Katherine Hart, Hood Museum of Art
As part of our mission to give our readers a behind-the-scenes look at art, museums, and art history, we are conducting a series of interviews with museum curators, educators, artists, and other art-enthusiasts. This is part one of an interview with Katherine Hart and Lesley Wellman, Museum Educators at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College.

Jacob Lawrence Biography
Learn more about Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), an African American Expressionist painter.

Robert Indiana Biography - Art History
Learn more about Robert Indiana, an American painter, sculptor and printmaker best known for his Love sculpture series.

Salvator Mundi - Newly Attributed da Vinci Painting
Previously, this panel was thought to exist only as copies and one detailed, 1650 etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677). This was a real jaw-dropper; the last painting by Leonardo to be authenticated was the Hermitage's Benois Madonna in 1909.

The Problem We All Live With - Norman Rockwell Painting
The first thing that stands out in The Problem We All Live With is its focal point: the girl. She is slightly to the left of center, but balanced by the large, red splotch on the wall right of center.

List of Impressionists Exhibitions, 1874-1886
The Impressionists exhibited their work independently of the French Salon from 1874 to 1886. They organized eight exhibitions in seven different locations. They exhibited in their first venue, the photographer Nadar's studio at 35 Boulevard des Capucines, twice. This decision to exhibit outside of the official French Academy was revolutionary and groundbreaking. There first exhibition marked the turning point for art marketing in the modern era.

Carlo Carrà - The Engineer's Mistress, 1921
Carlo Carrà (Italian, 1881-1966). The Engineer's Mistress (L'amante dell'ingegnere), 1921. Oil on canvas. 55.1 x 39.9 cm. Gianni Mattioli Collection, On long-term loan to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome.