Art History and Appreciation


Art History and Appreciation

A group for members to discuss and learn about the greatest works of art from history!  Talk about your favorite artists, paintings, sculptures, etc., and share questions to seek larger insights.

Members: 91
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2018


Hello and Welcome to the Art History and Appreciation Group!

In this group, we seek to celebrate those works of art that inspire us.  Ask questions of your fellow members, learn about art movements and the lives and achievements of your favorite artists, and share your personal interpretations on all things creative!

If you would like to post and comment on a well known piece of artwork, you can either post in the Show & Tell thread, or start your own discussion!

Just a few guidelines:
  • Please keep all discussions relevant to art history, interpretation and appreciation!
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.
  • Please be conscientious about copyright issues when posting any images.  Images posted by Moderators on this site, originate from Wikimedia Commons and are used with the understanding and intent that they are for educational purposes only.  Please note that Moderators of The Art Colony reserve the right to remove any content if there are copyright concerns.  If you have any issues with images posted in this Group, please let a Moderator know!  Thank you!  :)
  • Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum

What is your favorite art movement and why?

Started by Thaneeya McArdle. Last reply by Kay Sep 19, 2016. 15 Replies

Is there a particular art movement, or period in art history, that you feel most connected with?  Is there a certain style of art that calls out to you over the years?I've always loved Surrealism, which I discovered as a teenager. I was drawn to…READ MORE

Tags: inspiration, movement, art

10 Famous Artists' Studios

Started by Thaneeya McArdle. Last reply by Karen Sliwinski Sep 5, 2016. 8 Replies

Here's something to drool over: photos of the art studios of 10 artists, including Georgia O'Keefe, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Mark Rothko, and others:…READ MORE

"The New World Masters" Different Masters of a Modern Age:

Started by Cortrell Harris. Last reply by Kink Jarfold May 3, 2015. 9 Replies

I love Traditional Artist. The Old Masters, Names we have all heard of and are familiar withThey were Historic Artist. The Italians, The Spanish, The Dutch,The Germans,The French, and on and on. Names that are basic Art History. Pablo Picasso,…READ MORE

Movie review for the geeky artist...

Started by Michael Beckett. Last reply by Allan Jones Dec 6, 2014. 3 Replies

... ok.. any artist lol!Tim's Vermeerabout Johannes Vermeer and the technology he may have used in the 16th century to create his realistic portraits. 3 1/2 out of 4 stars from the Rolling Stone magazine... pretty good for an artsy fartsy…READ MORE


Started by Therese McHugh Pratt Apr 12, 2014. 0 Replies

I wondered whether anyone else would be interested in posting something about the Swapart artist (when there is one)?  I found out so much useful and interesting information about Paul Klee while studying his work. It was inspirational and I know it…READ MORE

Apps, Podcasts, Interactive Media on the Web for museums around the world

Started by Carla Cryptic. Last reply by Carla Cryptic Apr 4, 2013. 4 Replies

I've been pretty impressed by some of the apps I've found for museums around the world.  Let's add links to apps (and/or websites, especially interactive ones) here so people can find them all in one place...?Here are my favorites so far:The Louvre,…READ MORE

Digital art and iPad art: who's doing it?

Started by Louk Weyers PulpArt. Last reply by Louk Weyers PulpArt Mar 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Reading the profile of the week about Speedy and his virtual art forms I wonder if there are any other digital artists in TAC community. I don't mean Photoshoppers and users of this type of software, but real artists like Speedy. Very interesting…READ MORE

Tags: sketching, david, hockney, drawing, computer

The Flemish Primitives

Started by Jason J. Rodenkirchen. Last reply by Jason J. Rodenkirchen Mar 1, 2013. 7 Replies

Does any one else love the Flemish artists as much as me? In particular, Van Eyck?READ MORE

New Leonardo drawing?

Started by Joy Evans. Last reply by Stacy Woolsey Jan 28, 2013. 1 Reply

I saw a program on tv recently about a possible new Leonardo drawing.  Has anyone seen the program or heard of this drawing?  It was a most interesting program.  It took 10 years for the person who now owns it to go through several scientific and…READ MORE

Robert Laessig?

Started by Wanda Sue Bailey. Last reply by Wanda Sue Bailey Nov 22, 2012. 5 Replies

Recently I found a print in a junk store by Robert Laessig.  It was so dirty and I had no idea what I had found till I took it apart and started cleaning the frame and glass.I found a lot of information about him on the Internet.  He painted mostly…READ MORE


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