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9 hispanic artists you should know

9 Hispanic Artists You Should Know (and love!)

September 1, 2021

From Frida Kahlo’s unmistakable portraits to Picasso’s groundbreaking abstraction, Hispanic artists have had a dramatic impact on the art world. As we take a step back to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15th through Oct 15th), we want to honor the Hispanic and Latino artists who have shaped the way…

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6 Lessons Frank Lloyd Wright

6 Lessons We Can Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

August 12, 2021

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) was an icon of modern architecture. Over a period of 70 years he built more than 1,000 buildings across the United States, dotting the landscape with his elegant style. He designed organic exteriors of wood and stone as well as interior elements, including stained glass windows,…

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1000Museums Anniversary - Why We Love Museums

We Love Museums: 1000Museums Celebrates 5 Years

July 1, 2021

July marks the new 1000Museums’ five-year anniversary, a huge milestone for our entire team! This month we’re celebrating two industry-leading fine art companies joining forces: Art Authority and 1000Museums. Art Authority got its start in 2008 and focused on classic art exploration and education through award-winning apps. 1000Museums started around…

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Van Gogh's Life Told Through His Paintings

Van Gogh’s Tumultuous Life Told Through His Paintings

June 21, 2021

During his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh only sold a single painting. Despite his difficult career as an artist lasting only ten years, he left behind some of the most revered paintings of all time. While many know him for The Starry Night and the famed story of his ear, the…

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7 Color Palettes Inspired by Famous Paintings

7 Color Palettes Inspired By Famous Paintings

June 10, 2021

When decorating a room, it can be challenging to decide on a color scheme. For example, do you choose light colors or dark contrasts? Restrained neutrals or quirky pops of color? Warm tones or cool? When searching for interior design inspiration, sometimes there can be no better place to look…

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5 of Our Favorite Jackson Pollock Paintings

5 of Our Favorite Jackson Pollock Paintings

May 11, 2021

The Legacy of Jackson Pollock  Jackson Pollock made an extraordinary impact on modern art, creating paintings that were just as controversial as they were revolutionary. He quickly became known for his splatter-style paintings, which challenged ideas about what critically acclaimed art should look like. The splatter method allowed Pollock to…

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7 Classic Artists Office Wall Art

7 Classic Artists to Decorate Your Office

April 9, 2021

After a year of isolation, your workspace can start to feel dull and uninspiring. As we transition into this time of renewal, now is your opportunity to revitalize your space with new and refreshing pieces. Displaying office art has the potential to boost creativity, reduce stress, and increase pride in…

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Marisol Artist Blog

Marisol Escobar, a 1960s Pop Culture Icon

March 10, 2021

Marisol Escobar was so well-known that, like Prince or Madonna of later eras, she didn’t need a last name. She was simply Marisol. She was not just an artist. She was a pop culture icon. In the 1960s, her innovative wooden sculptures of family groups and famous people brought her…

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Emily Carr Paintings

Emily Carr Paintings Celebrate the Beauty of the Pacific Northwest

February 5, 2021

If you’ve ever been to British Columbia, you know how spectacular it is with its mountains, forests, and Pacific Ocean views. It is also historically interesting, with a long record of rich Indigenous cultures. Canadian painter and author Emily Carr celebrated the natural and cultural significance of her beloved homeland,…

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Top 10 Romantic Paintings

The Top 10 Most Romantic Paintings of All Time

January 30, 2021

Ah, Valentine’s Day… For many, the celebration of love is a welcome prelude to the fresh beginning of spring. But love is complex, and for every joyous union and happy ending, there is pain and angst. The following is our top 10 list of the most powerful depictions of love…

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Evelyn De Morgan Paintings

Evelyn De Morgan: Painter of Love, Peace, and Other Emotions

January 12, 2021

Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919) was an English painter who was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement. She painted allegorical works that carry themes of spirituality, love, and peace. Inspired by Christian stories and Greek mythology, as well as literature and history, her strong female characters and handsome young male figures are…

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Berthe Morisot Paintings

Berthe Morisot: A Woman Artist in a Man’s World

January 4, 2021

Undoubtedly the most famous facial expression in the history of art is the enigmatic smile of Mona Lisa in the celebrated painting by Leonardo da Vinci. However, a lesser-known artist, Impressionist Berthe Morisot, also painted enigmatic facial expressions to an even greater effect. Morisot painted landscapes, beach scenes, and gardens,…

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Sonia Delaunay Paintings

Sonia Delaunay Was a Multimedia Artist Before the Term Was Invented

December 21, 2020

Sonia Delaunay designed textiles, created sets and costumes for theater shows and films, decorated cars, made furniture, and was an influential abstract painter. With her husband, Robert Delaunay, she cofounded the Orphism art movement which mixed Cubism, Fauvism, and Abstract Art techniques. Her work spanned the arc of the 20th…

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Agnes Pelton Paintings

Agnes Pelton: A Visionary Symbolist

November 9, 2020

Agnes Lawrence Pelton (1881–1961) was an artist in the Modernism style who painted luminous oil paintings of beautiful images inspired by her spiritual practices. She was interested in Agni Yoga and astrology, as well as Christian themes and theosophy. She moved from the New York City area to Cathedral City,…

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Hilma af Klint Prints and Biography

Hilma af Klint Made the Invisible… Visible

October 20, 2020

Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was a mystic, amateur scientist, and artist from Sweden. She painted more than 1200 paintings, sketches, and watercolors, ranging from veterinary drawings and botanical sketches to huge oil paintings that were inspired by her interest in world religions. While painting, she channelled spiritual guidance to showcase…

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Wayne Thiebaud: Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

Wayne Thiebaud: Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice

October 6, 2020

Wayne Thiebaud is best known for his joyful paintings of cakes, pies, and ice cream cones. He also painted beautiful portraits, breathtaking streetscapes of San Francisco, and stunning landscapes of the Sacramento Delta. But cakes and pies and other ordinary objects are his speciality. Thiebaud is associated with Pop art,…

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Lee Krasner: A Brushstroke Biography

Lee Krasner: A Brushstroke Biography

September 8, 2020

Abstract artist Lee Krasner once said in an interview, “I think all painting is biographical. I think you can read any artist if you take the trouble to.” Reading Lee Krasner’s work, we discover a highly-intelligent, vibrant woman whose art depicts both sadness and joy. She survived the tragic death…

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Women's Suffrage

Justice Demands the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in the United States

August 25, 2020

The women’s suffrage movement was documented largely through photographs that tell the story of brave women writing letters, marching in parades, handing out leaflets, and even getting arrested. The hard work, sacrifice, and dedication of these women survives because of these pictures. For too long, women were denied one of the…

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Top 10 Abstract Artists

A Gallery of Paintings from Our Top 10 Abstract Artists

August 19, 2020

The arrival of the 20th century saw a revolution in art as artists freed themselves from depicting reality. Instead, they adopted a love of art for art’s sake. Artists such as Vassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint declared that art can be simple abstract shapes, inspired by the natural world,…

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Artemisia Gentileschi Paintings

Artemisia Gentileschi: A 17th-Century #MeToo Heroine and Painter of Stories

August 3, 2020

Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian Baroque artist. Born in Rome in 1593, she was the eldest daughter of Prudentia Montoni and the Tuscan painter Orazio Gentileschi. She lived in Rome, Florence, Venice, London, and Naples, and was well-known in her lifetime, with an international clientele. Working in the style of…

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4 Notorious Black Female Artists

4 Black Women Artists Who Painted a Picture of Strength in the Midst of Injustice

July 14, 2020

African American women artists have helped shape art in America for many years, but their contributions were often overlooked. The perception that art is created by white men started to change in the 20th century and continues to change even more in the 21st century. Modern audiences are hungry for…

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Dancing at the Louvre with Faith Ringgold

Dancing at the Louvre: From Faith Ringgold to Beyoncé

July 7, 2020

Art inspires us. But so often, we think a visit to an art museum should be a solemn event. We think of school children, dressed in their school uniforms, quietly filing past famous art, wishing they could be outdoors. Or we picture art experts stroking their beards as they study…

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Museums and Social Change

How Museums Can Lead the Way for Social Change

June 23, 2020

As museums reopen their doors after a worldwide pandemic, we reflect on the way in which museum art has been a catalyst for social change. Museums reopening coincides with demonstrations in the streets protesting racial injustice and police shootings. Society is reopening its eyes to the racism that persists. Museum…

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Art as Activism

Art as Activism: 8 Artists Who Led the Way

June 5, 2020

We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and call for an end to racial inequality and injustice. Artists have never shied away from expressing outrage over oppression and injustice. From the 1700s, when Jacques-Louis David painted his support for the French Revolution to modern-day designers who create…

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Frida Kahlo Through the Lens of Magical Realism

Frida Kahlo’s Art through the Lens of Magical Realism

June 1, 2020

Frida Kahlo combined realism, surrealism, and fantasy with icons from her Mexican culture to create magical art. One of her favorite subjects was her own beautiful face. Art historians classify Kahlo’s art as Surrealism, although Kahlo herself didn’t consider herself a surrealist. In 1938, André Breton, a well-known surrealist, arranged…

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Gothic Couple

[GIVEAWAY!] 1000Museums “Picture Yourself” Art Challenge

May 22, 2020

$100 Value – 1 Winner! UPDATE: This challenge is now CLOSED! Thank you to all of you who participated. The winner was Meredith D. for her excellent re-creation of Pablo Picasso’s Lobster and Cat (Le homard et le chat). Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the…

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Famous Artists Mental Illness

6 Famous Artists Who Struggled with Mental Illness

May 20, 2020

Artistic talent often comes with a price. Many of the artists whose work we so admire were haunted by depression, anxiety, and mania. To recognize this important topic, we’d like to tell you about six artists who brought us beautiful art while suffering from bouts of mental illness. These artists…

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Mary Cassatt Brings the Joy of Motherhood to Life

Mary Cassatt Brings the Joy of Motherhood to Life

May 7, 2020

An American Impressionist painter and printmaker, Mary Cassatt is best known for her beautiful and touching paintings of mothers with their children.

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