10 Most Famous Paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Active during the second half of 19th century and early 20th century, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841 – December 3, 1919) was a prolific French artist who was a pioneer as well as a leading painter of the art movement Impressionism. Along with Claude Monet, he developed several artistic techniques which became associated with the … Read more

10 Most Famous Pop Art Paintings And Collages

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Pop Art was an art movement that dominated the art world in the mid 20th century. Considered the last prominent modern art movement, Pop Art appreciates popular culture as opposed to elitist culture. It is characterized by bright colors and use of recognizable imagery from popular culture like advertisements, celebrities, mundane cultural objects and comic … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings Depicting Women By Renowned Artists

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  Women have been a favorite topic of artists through the ages. In ancient art, women were often depicted as goddesses and mythological characters. The fifteenth century saw the emergence of idealized portraits of women with elaborate dresses. These paintings were often commissioned by rich families who wanted to showcase their affluence and power. However, … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings By Mexican Artists

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  Before the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, Mexico came under a region now known as Mesoamerica. Mesoamerican art was strongly based on nature, the surrounding political reality and the gods. After the Spanish conquest, art in Mexico was primarily used as a mean to propagate Christianity. However, after Mexico won its independence from … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings By Italian Artists

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  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 17th century. The most famous Italian paintings of the Early Renaissance are perhaps Primavera and The Birth of Venus of … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings of Flowers By Renowned Artists

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  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 Middle Ages and the Renaissance, floral patterns were used in the background. Flowers were also at times the focal point … Read more

10 Most Famous Landscape Paintings By Renowned Artists

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  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 century, landscape was majorly confined to the background of portraits or paintings dealing principally with religious, mythological or historical subjects. … Read more