Top 10 Turbulent Facts About Caravaggio

Very few people in the history of art have made such a profound impact as this Italian painter of the Baroque period. He developed a unique style that has influenced the likes of Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velázquez, and Rembrandt, to name just a few of the renowned artists that admired his work. Let’s take … Read more

Top 6 Famous Op Art Artists

Op art is short of “Optical art,” an art movement that was derived from a wide variety of other art movements. Many Op Artists were influenced by the world of Cubist artists, Dada artists, and even Post-Impressionist artists. The main feature of this particular art movement is the use of optical illusions to create a … Read more

Top 6 Famous Benvenuto Cellini Artworks

Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571) became one of the most renowned Mannerist artists in history. He was prolific as a draftsman, sculptor, goldsmith, poet, and also wrote an autobiography. Even though he traveled all across Italy during his career, he was commemorated in his hometown with a bust on the most … Read more

Top 6 Famous Jan Brueghel The Elder Paintings

The son of a famous Renaissance painter named Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) became one of the most talented painters in history himself, albeit predominantly in a style referred to as Mannerism or “Late-Renaissance.” Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) was a close friend of Peter Paul Rubens and both men are considered the leading Flemish … Read more

Top 6 Famous Daniele da Volterra Paintings

Daniele da Volterra (1509-1566) was born as Daniele Ricciarelli in the town of Volterra in the Tuscany region of Italy. He is most famously known for a peculiar job in Rome, namely covering the genitals painted by Michelangelo in his “Last Judgement” on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. Regardless of … Read more

Top 10 Most Famous Tintoretto Paintings

It took a while before an artist by the name of Jacopo Robusti (1518-1594), better known by the nickname he got as a little boy “Tintoretto,” made his name in his hometown of Venice, Italy. Offering his services as a painter for little pay or even for free was one way that he managed to … Read more

Top 15 Furious Facts About Tintoretto

One of the most ambitious painters in history eventually managed to become one of the most famous Mannerist artists in history. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about Tintoretto, a man who left his permanent mark on the amazing city of Venice, Italy, with a wide range of amazing … Read more

Top 10 Facts About Jean-Honoré Fragonard

One of the greatest Rococo artists in history was nearly forgotten in the 19th century, but his reputation as one of the defining painters of an era has only grown since. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts about Jean-Honoré Fragonard, one of the greatest and most … Read more

Top 15 Famous Diego Velázquez Paintings

The leading Baroque painter of the Spanish Golden Age was a man named Diego Velázquez (1599-1660). Famous for his portraits of the Spanish royal family as the court painter of King Philip IV, his style continuously evolved as his work matured. This resulted in a wide variety of paintings that have incredible cultural and historical … Read more

Top 12 Interesting Facts About Diego Velázquez

One of the most famous Spanish painters in history is considered to be one of the most renowned artists of the Baroque period. Let’s take a closer look at some interesting facts about Diego Velázquez, an intriguing figure in the world of art who left behind an impressive oeuvre! 1. Velázquez was born in Seville … Read more