To spot high-quality images, you'll need to draw on your basic visual literacy skills.
A community-oriented architect, Lina Bo Bardi embraced the principles of modernism to design public buildings that remained connected to Brazil’s past.
Though he dismissed Pop as “window dressing, advertising art,” many critics and artists of the 1960s claimed Magritte as the movement's greatest forebearer.
Explore two centuries of printmaking—from Hokusai and Hiroshige through Hiratsuka—in this online collection shared by Boston College.
These life-sized painted figures, popular in Europe and colonial America in the seventeenth and early eighteenth century, were designed to amuse and confuse.
In the Christian New Testament, Saint John the Baptist and Salome never meet. Why, then, does she appear at the bars of his cell in Guercino’s moody painting?
This week, we practice using our skills of visual analysis and learn how to "read" deliberately constructed images.
Beginning with texts written in the 1970s, this reading list shows how the major questions, critiques, and debates developed in the field of feminist art history.
An unconventional architect who started her career as an outsider, Hadid became a leading figure in architecture and design in the twenty-first century.
An artist combines repetition, balance, proportion, movement, and other design elements to form the whole of a visual composition.