Painters

El Greco, The Assumption of the Virgin, 1577–79

A History of El Greco's Masterful—and Often Litigious—Artistic Career

A 57-work retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago charts the evolution of the 16th-century painter's distinctive style

George IV commissioned architect John Nash to design Buckingham Palace's picture gallery as a home for his art collection.

Buckingham Palace's Art Collection to Be Exhibited in Public Gallery for First Time

The 65 works set to go on view include masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Titian

The pairing of Francisco de Zurbarán’s The Martyrdom of Saint Serapion and Jan Asselijn’s The Threatened Swan in the Rijksmuseum's "Rembrandt and Velazquez" exhibition inspired MosAIc's creators.

Art Meets Science

How an Algorithm Draws Unexpected Connections Between Works of Art

Given a starting image, the artificial intelligence can identify objects that match its colors, textures and themes

A 1905 postcard overlaid with Vincent van Gogh's 1890 painting of the same spot

Cool Finds

Art Historian Identifies the Spot Where Vincent van Gogh Painted His Final Work

The Dutch artist died 130 years ago today

New research posits that Johannes Vermeer painted View of Delft in September 1659 or 1658.

Art Meets Science

Astronomy Offers Fresh Look at Vermeer's 'View of Delft'

Analysis of sunlight and shadows suggests the Dutch masterpiece portrays the city around 8 a.m. in early September 1659 or 1658

Researchers have discovered a hidden painting beneath Picasso's Still Life (1922).

Cool Finds

Abandoned Artwork Discovered Beneath Pablo Picasso Painting

The artist, who regularly reused canvases, covered a neoclassical still life with a Cubist one

Frans Snyders' Fruit Stall features a vast spread of produce from the 17th century.

Art Meets Science

Centuries-Old Paintings Help Researchers Track Food Evolution

Art inadvertently documents the domestication of carrots, wheat, watermelon and other culinary delights

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, I See Red: Target, 1992

National Gallery of Art Acquires Its First Painting by a Native American Artist

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's work addresses questions of identity and appropriation

Frida Kahlo, circa 1950

Why Scholars Are Skeptical of Claimed Rediscovery of Lost Frida Kahlo Masterpiece

"The Wounded Table," a 1940 work by the Mexican painter, disappeared 65 years ago

The "restored" painting may be a copy of this 17th-century work by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

Botched Art Restoration Renders Virgin Mary Unrecognizable

The failed makeover—one of several to surface in Spain in recent years—has prompted calls for stricter regulation of the field

New research suggests that humidity is making the painting's yellow cadmium sulfide degrade into white.

Art Meets Science

Humidity Is a Nightmare for 'The Scream'

Moisture in the air—not light—has made the yellow pigments in Edvard Munch's masterpiece degrade

Although the painting is dubbed The Night Watch, research suggests that it was originally a daylight scene.

Art Meets Science

Explore a Hyper-Resolution Rendering of Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch' Online

More than 500 individual photographs make up the new image of the Dutch artist's 17th-century masterpiece

Evoca1 for PUBLIC Silo Trail, Pingrup (2018)

Virtual Travel

See How Artists Have Turned Farm Silos Into Stunning Giant Murals

The projects are helping Australia's drought-stricken rural towns find new life as outdoor art galleries

A composite image combines ten new scans of Johannes Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring.

Art Meets Science

Researchers Reveal Hidden Details in Vermeer's 'Girl With a Pearl Earring'

New scans revealed the figure's now-faded eyelashes and green backdrop, but her identity remains a mystery

Designer, illustrator, painter, cultural force: in New York City, 1962.

How Andy Warhol Came to Paint Campbell's Soup Cans

He was talented and prosperous, but the young visionary worried the art world had left him behind. Then he discovered soup

Johannes Vermeer's The Astronomer, 1668, (left) and recreation by Zumhagen-Krause and her husband featuring tray table, blanket and globe (right)

Covid-19

This Museum Is Asking People to Remake Famous Artworks With Household Items

The Getty Museum hopes its social media challenge will spark inspiration amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Mary Vaux Walcott, Cardinal Flower, 1880

Covid-19

Shuttered Museums Use Social Media to Share Bouquets of Floral Artwork

Hundreds of museums are participating in an online attempt to spread joy as COVID-19 keeps their galleries empty

Artemisia Gentileschi's newly attributed David and Goliath painting

Cool Finds

Once Attributed to a Male Artist, 'David and Goliath' Painting Identified as the Work of Artemisia Gentileschi

Conservation efforts uncovered the Baroque artist's signature along the hilt of David's sword

An installation view of the "Fantastic Women: Surreal Worlds From Meret Oppenheim to Frida Kahlo" exhibition

Spotlighting the Forgotten Women of the Surrealist Movement

A new show reveals how Frida Kahlo, Meret Oppenheim and other women artists probed questions of femininity, autonomy and politics

Grandma Moses Goes to the Big City (1946).

Women Who Shaped History

How the U.S. Government Deployed Grandma Moses Overseas in the Cold War

In 1950, an exhibition of the famed artist's paintings toured Europe in a promotional campaign of American culture