Rembrandt

For many, the term “printmaking” may conjure images of Enlightenment-era political cartoons or perhaps a Renaissance printing press, but printmaking is one of the oldest human art forms.
While Rembrandt and Vermeer remain perhaps the most famous painters of the era, there are a plentitude of other Dutch Golden Age artists worth remembering.
Many famous paintings have gone by different names over the years. And the reasons as to why this has happened can be fascinating.

Famous for founding the Stewart Gardner Museum with her husband John L. “Jack” Gardner, Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840–1924) was a renowned nineteenth and early…

On December 12, the Baltimore Museum of Art will invite the public in to two new study centers—The Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies and The Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for the…
Museum-goers, this author included, are often guilty of walking past still life paintings of food, dismissing them as dull and anodyne. Yet, taking in the context of when they were created, these…
For artistically-minded people, the ratio—or better yet, the divine proportion—might be easier to understand visually. Here are several examples of how the golden ratio can be applied to works from…