Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Famous Art Facts: Mona Lisa. While some claim that Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting is a self-portrait of the artist himself dressed as a woman, research has concluded it is likely a portrait of a woman named Lisa Gherardini, a member of a prominent Florentine...
Degas in Denver

Degas in Denver

Degas: A Passion for Perfection showcases works from French artist Edgar Degas from 1855-1906. Degas loved to learn from historical art. He had a lifelong fascination with the nude, a passion for horses, and a devotion to dance and opera. Degas had a deep obsession...
Colin Campbell Cooper

Colin Campbell Cooper

Colin Campbell Cooper, an American Impressionist painter was born today, March 8, 1856. He was most known for architectural paintings of skyscrapers in New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago. He and his wife were aboard the RMS Carpathia during the rescue mission for...
Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Happy birthday to Michelangelo who was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, the Republic of Florence, which is present-day Tuscany, Italy. Michelangelo is best known for sculpture, painting, architecture and poetry. His most notable works of art are the sculpture of...
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo was born on March 5, 1696 in Venice. He was a painter in the Rococo or Late Baroque movement, which is characterized by highly decorative art in 18th century Europe at the end of the Baroque movement. The Banquet of Cleopatra is one of the...