Art History

Art Notes: Basics of Symbolism

Symbolism is a beautiful art movement that took place from about...

John William Waterhouse and William Shakespeare Share a Love of Female Characters

Painters often get inspiration from other forms of art, especially literature....

In Celebration of Gustav Klimt

On July 14th we will celebrate the 156th birthday of Gustav...

Art Basel: International Art Show

This collective art show was held in Basel, the art capital...

Top Ten for Father’s Day

As father’s day approaches, we here at Overstockart.com want to help...

Rockefeller Estate Auction Breaks Records

The collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller went up for auction...

The Muses: Women who Inspired Great Art

When looking at the striking artwork from the late nineteenth and...

Theft of the Mona Lisa

The famous Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci, is one...

Ten Things You Might Not Know about Leonardo da Vinci

April 15th is the 566th birthday of Leonardo da Vinci.  He...

Pop Art: Building Bridges

Pop art is one of the first art movements to become...

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group formed by artists that wanted...

An Unlikely Friendship: Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele

This year will mark the 100 year anniversary of the death...

Vincent Van Gogh and the Darker Side of Art

Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most prolific painters in...

Art Found in Unexpected Places

With the recent discovery of a lost painting by Edgar Degas...

Pierre Auguste-Renoir, an Artist’s Struggle with Arthritis

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was one of the most influential painters in the...

A Kiss is Just a Kiss, Or is It?

The Kiss by Francesco Hayez remains one of the most iconic...

Top Ten for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is the perfect time to celebrate the magic of...

Edouard Manet and the Paris Salon

Edouard Manet was born to an upper class household and was...

Renoir’s Inner Circle: Luncheon of the Boating Party

In today’s social media driven world we’ve all become accustomed to...