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Articles about artists and their works including facts and lists of the most famous painters and sculptors as well as their most renowned works.

Famous Italian Paintings Featured

10 Most Famous Paintings By Italian Artists

  Italy was the primary center of artistic development in the west during the Renaissance, a period in Europe between the Middle Ages and the modern era stretching approximately from the 14th century to the...
Famous Russian Artists Featured

10 Most Famous Russian Artists And Their Masterpieces

  The most famous Russian artist of the medieval period is Andrei Rublev. He specialized as a painter of Orthodox icons and frescos. In the nineteenth century, the artistic movement known as Realism dominated the...
Famous Flower Paintings Featured

10 Most Famous Paintings of Flowers By Renowned Artists

  Flowers have been an important subject for artists throughout history. In Ancient Egypt, the lotus, which symbolized the sun, was often used in papyrus paintings, amulets and ceramics. In many artistic works of the...
Famous Female Painters Featured

10 Most Famous Female Artists And Their Masterpieces

  In 1971, American art historian Linda Nochlin published her essay "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?". It focused on the institutional obstacles that had prevented women in the west from becoming successful...
Cubism Facts Featured

Cubism | 10 Interesting Facts About The Art Movement

  Cubism was a 20th century art movement which had a far reaching impact on the art world. It was inspired by the late works of Paul Cezanne; and pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges...
Famous Sculptures Featured

10 Most Famous Sculptures In The World

  Among the oldest sculptures discovered to date is the Lion-man, which was found in 1939 in a German cave. It is between 35,000 and 40,000 years old and belongs to the prehistoric period, or...
Famous German Artists Featured

10 Most Famous German Artists And Their Masterpieces

  Although Germany as a united state has existed only since the 19th century, the people referred to as German have a long and distinguished tradition in the visual arts. The Renaissance, marked by renewed...
Famous Landscape Paintings Featured

10 Most Famous Landscape Paintings By Renowned Artists

  A landscape painting refers to an artwork whose primary focus is natural scenery. Landscape was a main genre in the eastern art tradition by 4th century AD. However, in the west, till the 17th...
Famous Sculptors Featured

10 Most Famous Sculptors And Their Greatest Masterpieces

  Sculpture is three dimensional art which was originally created by carving and modeling materials such as stone, metal, ceramics and wood. However, since the rise of Modernism in late 19th century, artists have used...
Famous Landscape Artists Featured

10 Most Famous Landscape Artists And Their Masterpieces

  Landscape was an established genre in the eastern art tradition by 4th century AD, but in the western art world, landscape painting as an independent genre began only after the era of Renaissance art....