fbpx

Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Hermann Goering: Art Collector or Nazi Looter?

  The organized looting of art and other works from conquered European territory was a strategy deployed by the Nazi party, of which Hermann Goering...

Aeschylus: Understanding The Father of Tragedy

  Aeschylus was the first of the Greek tragedians. He lived during the Classical Era in Ancient Greece and survived a period of great military...

How Albrecht Dürer’s Self-Portrait Shook the Art World

  It is difficult to know what an artist’s intentions were when they created their works. Most of the time, artists do not leave the...

Persephone: Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld

  The goddess Persephone served in many roles across Greek mythology. Her relationship with Hades remains one of the most infamous stories in the Greek...

9 Times The History of Art Inspired Fashion Designers

  Throughout history, fashion and art went hand in hand, creating a great mix. Many fashion designers have borrowed ideas from art movements for their...

9 Facts About The Centaurs Of Greek Mythology

  The centaurs of Greek Mythology are amongst the most famous composite creatures of antiquity. They were half-men and half-horse beings representing an intermediate stage...

Vienna Secession: The Beautiful Buildings of Austrian Art Nouveau

  The years around 1900 were shaped by a feeling of novelty, youth, and the rise of modernism. Artists wanted to break free from the...

The Decisive Battle of Châlons (Catalaunian Plains)

  By the mid-fifth century AD, Rome was in sharp decline. Taxes were high, corruption was rampant, and Roman princes, unable to secure the empire’s...

Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon: The Famous Friendship Between Rivals

  While many famous and influential artists had flourishing relationships with others in their field - Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat or Edward Degas and...

The Genius of Antonio Canova: A Neoclassic Marvel

  Antonio Canova was a paragon of the Neoclassical movement as a first-rate Italian sculptor. His knowledge of the Baroque, Rococo, and Classical art movements...

Prestige, Popularity, and Progress: A History of The Paris Salon

  Art has the power to shape the world, yet often a work may not reach its intended audience. A masterpiece must be seen, read,...

Barbarian Invasion: The Beginning of the End for Rome?

  According to the account of Prosper of Aquitaine, a contemporary Christian writer whose life was thrown into disarray by Gothic incursions into the Roman...

Joseph Beuys and Anselm Kiefer: German Postwar Artists

  Postwar German reconstruction culture sought to normalize the past. It wanted to forget the horrors of Nazism and thus suppressed any memory of its...

The Taiping Rebellion: The Bloodiest Civil War You’ve Never Heard of

  The Taiping Rebellion, which broke out in 1850, would come to be the bloodiest civil war in human history. Historians estimate it may have...