Edgar Degas was the eldest of five children. In 1870 Edgar changed his surname from de Gas to the less aristocratic sounding 'Degas' despite being born into a wealthy Franco-Italian family, he was encouraged from an early age to pursue
Many believe that a first impression is the last impression. This notion is challenged when looking at the Girl with a Pearl Earring. When you glance at her you delve almost involuntarily to look deeper. Enticed by her shiny pearl earring, your mind begins to question. Why is she glancing back at you? It seems like she’s about to tell us something with her lips partially open. But all we have is her silence, adding to her mysterious charm. She’s alluded crowds including the Duchess of Cambridge, who met her at Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. So, you’re not alone in journeying the story behind this girl.
What may be the most unusual characteristic of Modigliani’s portraits is not the prominent elongation of their features, but their eyes. Particularly in his later work, Modigliani would tend to leave the eyes of the subjects of his portraits blank. What
Beneath a sky aflame with red, orange and yellow, an androgynous figure stands on a bridge wearing a blue coat that seems to flow into a surreal torrent of turquoise and indigo behind him. It’s two elongated hands are held
Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a dominant figure in the pop art movement. His work was a combination of advertisement ,that flourished in the 1960s, celebrity culture and artistic expression. Warhol first gained recognition for his blotted
Georges-Pierre Seurat was a French painter, noted for his innovative creation of the painting techniques known as Chromoluminarism and Pointillism in 1886, during the Impressionist period in art. Pointillism is a painting technique that employs small colored dots instead of brushstrokes to form an
Impressionism was born in the 19th century in Paris. The impressionist painting style consists of small and visible brushstrokes, with an emphasis on depicting the changing nature of light. This movement placed importance on human’s perception of the subject matter,