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Picturing Paris: The Life and Art of Jean Dufy
Picturing Paris: The Life and Art of Jean Dufy

Few artists so perfectly captured the joyful exuberance of early 20th-ce...

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5 Important Paintings That Tell a Great Story
5 Important Paintings That Tell a Great Story

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words For millennia, artists have been telli...

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M.S. Rau’s Antiques, Art and Jewels for a New Year
M.S. Rau’s Antiques, Art and Jewels for a New...

Welcoming in a new year is always a cause for celebration — an occasion ...

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Six Greek Myths Essential to Understanding Art History
Six Greek Myths Essential to Understanding Ar...

Some of the world’s greatest fine art has been inspired by the incredibl...

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Madonna and Child: Depictions of Mary and Christ
Madonna and Child: Depictions of Mary and Christ

Devotional images of the Virgin Mary have pervaded art history since the...

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America’s Stories: The Art of American Illustration
America’s Stories: The Art of American Illust...

The great American illustrators of the 20th century captured American hi...

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Six of History’s Greatest Art Patrons
Six of History’s Greatest Art Patrons

  Many of history’s most enduring and significant works of art ha...

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Painting Mediums Explained
Painting Mediums Explained

Paint is perhaps the prevailing medium in all of art history. Its versat...

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The Art of Pointillism
The Art of Pointillism

Standing close to the canvas, a Pointillist painting might look more lik...

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Spotlight on Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof
Spotlight on Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof

Meet the artist dubbed as the “Faberge of the Americas” — Andreas von Za...

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Five American Artists and Their Unique Perspectives
Five American Artists and Their Unique Perspe...

As we reflect on the independence of the United States this month, we at...

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The Evolution of Western Art in the 19th Century
The Evolution of Western Art in the 19th Century

The 19th century was a time of remarkable change in the world of art. At...

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