LowbrowartMark Ryden is a Pasadena, California-based artist who, according to the biographical material on his Website...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: For example, in this class, all eyes were on the screen, which contained an image of Rembrandt's...

Jacques Barzun covers the Cubist Decade in the third part of his best known work, "From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years...

Leo TolstoyTo Leon Tolstoy recently happened to come across your celebrated work entitled What is Art?, and I think...

Art HistoryCertainly, after proceeding into the course, I see the world with a radically different perspective than...

Reproduction of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." In the first part of the paper, the explanation will be...

Artforum magazine five-year-old book about Artforum, Challenging Art: Artforum 1962-1974 by Amy Newman, attempted to...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: This is very much unlike Raphael's Madonna pieces which put the Virgin and her child in beautiful...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: Nuremberg might not yet know the true power of an artist but posed in Italian costume and sketched up...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: He does not so in image, as his image is mutable, from the country to the city self, to Cary Grant or...

CuriosityThe Dutch painters of the seventeenth century though renowned for their skill are not especially notable for...

video art has become very popular in Korean due to the influence of technology. Many of the best new artists are...

Hunger ArtistBarred in a cage, like a show animal, the hunger artist fasts for forty days, as long as he is allowed...

Tony Oursler has a very unique way of looking at the world through the lens of art. For example, in 1996 he created a...

Mona LisaLeonardo da Vinci began painting his famous masterpiece, Mona Lisa -- or Gioconda -- in 1502, and completed...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: His version of the statue is a masterpiece because it is an amalgamation of his four strengths. Had...

High RenaissanceBramanteBramante and the aesthetics of the High RenaissanceDonato Bramante predates Michelangelo as...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: The overall effect brings out the varying shades of the leaves shimmering in reflected sunlight. This...

Leonardo's HistorySforza family was the family that ruled the Renaissance Italy that was based in Milan. They acquired...

Gustav Klimt's paintings show Byzantine influence in particular the following four produced during his Golden era: The...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: Some graffiti on signs has a very specific political purpose, of course, such as graffiti defacing...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: Historians contend that the fierce rivalry and competition between these two artists served as the...

American Artists 1990American since 1990By the early 1990's, John Rozelle had earned critical acclaim in The New York...

Global Issues and Art: Art and PovertyThe urban poor have often rendered into art in two equally incomplete ways...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: Continuing the discussion of the painting's layers and complexities, some art historians reflect upon...

Nude: A Critical HistoryThe Pope Julius II, Michelangelo and the pilgrims who came to Rome after he finished the...

SteichenEdward Steichen -- His Life, Times, and ArtIn one of Edward Steichen's most famous photographs, the ghostly...

SAMPLE EXCERPT: ("Edward Hopper," Art Archive, 2005)Rockwell's nostalgia is often said to be reminiscent of plays...

Equipment and Materials: Road Construction in the U.S.Road Construction in the U.S.: Equipment and MaterialsRoads have...

McCollumDouglas Patrick McCollum is an artist who lives and works with passion, and his initial inspirations sometimes...