Category: People

  • Interesting facts about Peter Paul Rubens

    Interesting facts about Peter Paul Rubens

    Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter who was the greatest exponent of Baroque paintings. The Flemish or Flemings are a Germanic ethnic group native to Flanders, Belgium, who speak Dutch. Flemish people make up the majority of Belgians, at about 60%. Rubens was a remarkable individual. Not only was he an enormously successful painter whose workshop […]

  • Interesting facts about Jackson Pollock

    Interesting facts about Jackson Pollock

    Paul Jackson Pollock was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was widely noticed for his “drip technique” of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface, enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles. It was also called all-over painting and action painting, […]

  • Interesting facts about Sandro Botticelli

    Interesting facts about Sandro Botticelli

    Sandro Botticelli, original name Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. Botticelli’s name is derived from that of his elder brother Giovanni, a pawnbroker who was called Botticello (“Little Barrel”). As is often the case with Renaissance artists, most of the modern information about Botticelli’s life and character derives from […]

  • Interesting facts about Rembrandt

    Interesting facts about Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn usually simply known as Rembrandt, was a Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draughtsman. He was one of the greatest storytellers in the history of art, possessing an exceptional ability to render people in their various moods and dramatic guises. Rembrandt is also known as a painter of light and shade […]

  • Interesting facts about Édouard Manet

    Interesting facts about Édouard Manet

    Édouard Manet was a French modernist painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, as well as a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Known as one of the most controversial artists in his time, Édouard Manet has risen above his detractors to prove his genuine talent […]

  • Interesting facts about Gustav Klimt

    Interesting facts about Gustav Klimt

    Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Amongst his figurative works, which include allegories and […]

  • Interesting facts about Frida Kahlo

    Interesting facts about Frida Kahlo

    Frida Kahlo, in full Frida Kahlo de Rivera, original name Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. She painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as […]

  • Interesting facts about Salvador Dalí

    Interesting facts about Salvador Dalí

    Salvador Dalí in full Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquess of Dalí of Púbol was a Spanish surrealist artist. He was renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship, and the striking and bizarre images in his work. Obsessive themes of eroticism, death, and decay permeate Dalí’s work, reflecting his familiarity with and synthesis […]

  • Interesting facts about Claude Monet

    Interesting facts about Claude Monet

    Claude Monet in full Oscar-Claude Monet was a french painter who was the initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style. During his long career, he was the most consistent and prolific practitioner of impressionism’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air (outdoor) landscape painting. The term “Impressionism” […]