Art History Cards

Masterpiece Cards' art history cards feature 250 famous paintings, highlights from nearly 600 years of Western art history. For each work, we provide faithful reproductions and insights into what these influential paintings mean. 

Who would've known what Nude Descending a Staircase (see thumbnail, right) is all about? 

famous paintings analysis

That clarifies Nude Descending a Staircase, doesn't it? Explore another famous painting below.

Art History at Your Fingertips

Watch art history come alive when you compare paintings.  Or see art periods when you arrange the Cards chronologically. Or simply examine them in depth, like Conversion of St. Paul (see thumbnail, right), one of the leading Caravaggio paintings: