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  • Stills for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene

    by Alissa Darsa

    Read about art house films and their impact on the relationship between art and cinema. In this article, discover the influence of German Expressionism on films by Fritz Lang and Robert Wiene.

  • Wedgwood Dark Blue Jasper Dip Portland Vase

    by Erica Trapasso

    Read a brief history of how the neoclassical style came into fruition, the differences and similarities to classical art, and significant artists of the time.

  • how to make a silkscreen print

    Screen Printing 101

    December 9, 2013

    by Jenn Cortés

    Learn about the process behind making a silkscreen print in this illustrated guide.

  • View of the Sea at Scheveningen by Vincent van Gogh

    by Lindsay Moroney

    Learn the story behind infamous art-world heists, and the mystery that surrounds the current whereabouts of several paintings by Vincent van Gogh.

  • Balmoral 1991 by The Prince of Wales

    by Audrey Fair

    Through this series of French glossaries, we want to provide you with the essential French art vocabulary that will give you a little je ne sais quoi.

  • Ecce Homo by Agostino Carracci

    by Cyril Bourlier

    Read an introduction to medieval iconography. Learn how the representations of God, the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary, and Christ, developed during the Middle Ages.

  • Madonna con bambino e quattro angeli by Plautilla Nelli

    by Tara Field

    More female painters existed during the Renaissance than is immediately apparent, and more and more of their stories are being unveiled and recounted.

  • Chinese Porcelain Vase Infographic

    by Helen Bu

    artnet's Helen Bu provides a helpful guide for identifying Chinese vases that will transform the novice collector into an expert.

  • The Perfect Game by Raymond Pettibon

    The Work of Raymond Pettibon

    September 23, 2013

    by Hillary Chapman

    In a career spanning three decades, Raymond Pettibon has created a vast body of work characterized by provocative imagery, sardonic wit, and brazen insight into contemporary culture.

  • Au bal du Moulin de la Galette by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    by Hillary Chapman

    A look at the meaning behind the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the context of the cultural and political upheaval taking place in 19th-century Paris.

  • Steve Poleskie uses the squeegee at Chiron Press, 1967

    by Deb Ripley

    A look back at the highly influential Pop Art screen printing atelier, Chiron Press, and its founder Steve Poleskie.

  • Ballspiel am Meer by Rainer Fetting

    by Patricia Boettcher

    Through this series of German glossaries, we want to provide you with the essential German art vocabulary. In this article, we’re focusing on Contemporary Art.

  • Rue Lanneau by Eugène Atget

    by Audrey Fair

    Through this series of French glossaries, we want to provide you with the essential French art vocabulary that will give you a little je ne sais quoi. In this article, we’re focusing on photography.

  • Exhibition View by Jannis Kounellis

    by Karen Vanegas

    In 1967, Italian art critic Germano Celant coined the term Arte Povera, meaning 'poor art,' to describe a group of young, anti–elitist artists who were determined to break away from the status quo of the mainstream art world.

  • Pair of Louis XV chairs

    by Erica Trapasso

    A short introduction to the Rococo style, including the history leading up to the movement, as well as the key figures in painting.

  • Gaggiandre by Tamara Grcic

    by Katriina Miola

    Browse our Italian Contemporary Art glossary and list of Contemporary Art museums in Italy.

  • Paysage, Mont-roig by Joan Miró

    by Cyril Bourlier

    Read about the complex and prolific artist Joan Miro, who created various different types of artworks throughout his career.

  • Shi Tao, A man with a horse in the mountain

    by Li Zhi

    An overview of the structure, format, and history of the Chinese handscroll.

  • Eiffel Tower by Ilse Bing

    by Audrey Fair

    Through this series of French glossaries, we want to provide you with the essential French art vocabulary that will give you a little je ne sais quoi. In this article, we’re focusing on Old Masters.

  • Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Painting

    by Rebecca Lax

    Two art collections that resonate deeply in our Contemporary print community are the Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Collection, which have combined holdings of over 7,000 prints. This body of prints provides substantial content for traveling exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural outreach projects throughout the United States.

  • Paris Scene with Eiffel Tower by Dong Kingman

    by Audrey Fair

    Through this series of French glossaries, we want to provide you with the essential French art vocabulary that will give you a little je ne sais quoi.

  • Art Glossaries

    Art Glossaries

    February 13, 2013

    Read our extensive list of auction specific definitions to better understand the art auction world.

  • Leaf Pattern Mirror

    Art Services

    February 5, 2013

    Explore our list of qualified appraisers and art insurance providers. Learn about each company, firm, or individual’s art background, and how to contact them.

  • Art Auction Paddle

    Auction Terms

    February 5, 2013

    Read our extensive list of auction specific definitions to better understand the art auction world.

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