Auguste Rodin, the French artist, is often referred to as the first modern sculptor. His artistic philosophy and process were radical to late-19th- and early-20th-century viewers and critics. Since he challenged tradition in many ways, his work was often controversial. Now, his sculptures and museum in Paris are some of the most visited in the city! Before your visit, take a few minutes to learn … [Read more...] about Who Was Auguste Rodin?
If you’ve heard of the Impressionist artist, Claude Monet, then you’ve almost certainly heard of his Water Lilies paintings. While the eight large Water Lilies panels at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris may be the most remarkable ones of all, they aren’t the only ones. In this article, I’ll give you the real story and facts behind Monet’s Water Lilies–all 250 of them! Pro Tip: Planning … [Read more...] about The Real Story and Facts Behind Claude Monet’s Water Lilies
Planning to improve your knowledge of modern art by admiring Antoni Gaudí's most famous buildings and works of art but unsure where to start? Well, you're in the right place since we know where to find his most impressive works of architecture. Here are the most famous buildings by Gaudí that you should plan to see! The Most Iconic Structures and Artwork by Antoni Gaudí Before we learn … [Read more...] about Gaudí’s Most Famous Buildings and Where to Find Them
If you've wondered whether classical sculpting has stopped, you're probably not alone. The lack of classical sculpting nowadays does beg the question: Was Antonio Canova the last great marble sculptor? Whatever your take, Canova forever changed the art of sculpture. Read on to find out how! This article isn’t meant to replace a guided visit—quite the opposite! Reading up on an … [Read more...] about Why Has Classical Sculpting in Marble Stopped?
The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in history. It is a true master piece from Leonardo da Vinci that revolutionized art. So, here are some amazing facts to help you understand the Mona Lisa, as written by a PhD historian. Pro Tip: Reading up on an attraction will make an in-person guided tour more interesting and memorable! You will impress your travel partners with … [Read more...] about The Mona Lisa and Da Vinci
Want to see Rembrandt's incredible art for yourself but unsure which paintings to see or where to find them? We've you covered. Here are Rembrandt's most famous artworks and where to go to see them. Hint: head to the Rijksmuseum! Pro Tip: Planning to see Rembrandt’s artwork at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam? Bookmark this post in your browser so you can easily find it when you need it. … [Read more...] about Rembrandt’s Most Famous Works of Art and Where to Find Them