What would the Baroque have been without Rubens? This dynamo of artistic energy infiltrated all the great courts of Europe, spreading the lush, riotous, regal style that had formed in the wake of the Renaissance. His sprawling canvases depict life on an epic scale, as if he needed extra room to inclu
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the aesthetic and intellectual world of England belonged to the Bloomsbury group. By now its members are household names: Bertrand Russell, Clive Bell, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf. Their writings alone speak volumes about the Bloomsbury pench
Hieronymus Bosch born Jeroen Anthonissen van Aken c.2 October 1453 – August 9, 1516) was an Early Netherlandish painter of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The artist's work is well-known for the use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives.
Vincent Van Gogh's life was one of tragedy, pain, loneliness, and misunderstanding. But it also contained a deep sense of compassion for others, powerful feelings of love, ecstatic reactions to nature, and an abiding passion for beauty. Although he was unacknowledged during his lifetime, very few peo