We profile Mannerists like Paolo Veronese, miniaturists like Nicholas Hilliard, the Bolognese School of Annibale Carracci, and the great masters of Baroque painting such as Rubens, Caravaggio, Velazquez, as well as Ribera's Neapolitan School, and illusionist fresco painters like Pietro da Cortona and Andrea Pozzo.
We profile Dutch Realists like Rembrandt and Jan Vermeer; as well as 18th century view-painters like Canaletto, Rococo painters like Boucher and Fragonard; Neoclassicists such as Jacques-Louis David, and Romantics like Goya.
We provide biographies of ALL major 19th century painters including: masters from the French Barbizon Landscape School, like Corot, Theodore Rousseau, Millet and Daubigny, as well as American painters of the Hudson River School (Thomas Cole, Frederic Church), and exponents of Luminism.
Realists like Daumier and Courbet, and Symbolists like Gustave Moreau, are also covered.
Dating to the lower Paleolithic era of the Stone Age between 290,000 and 700,000 BCE, it includes the strange phenomenon of cupules, the Venuses of Berekhat Ram and Tan-Tan, and the Blombos Cave petroglyphs.
In addition, we feature Venus figurines (Venus of Hohle Fels, Venus of Willendorf), an extensive series of articles on cave art - including cave paintings at Chauvet, Lascaux and Altamira, ivory carvings like the Lion Man of Hohlenstein Stadel, We explore a range of Ancient art from a variety of civilizations.
For individual, group or self portraits, see: Best Portrait Artists.
In addition, we also look at the history of crafts, like jewellery and fine furniture.Our guide to Modern Art lists all the trends and schools of the modern period.Important styles explored include: Impressionism (1874-84), Post-Impressionism (1880-1900), Fauvism (1905-7), Expressionism (1905-14), Cubism (1908-14), Surrealism (1923-present) and Pop art (1960s).HENRI EVENEPOEL (1872-99): FRENCH MODERNIST PAINTER After taking evening courses at the Academy of St Josse, Evenepoel attended a class in decorative art at Brussels Academy.He attached himself briefly to Galland's studio when he arrived in Paris in 1892, before going on to Gustave Moreau's in 1893 where he met the expressionist painter Georges Rouault.