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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Francisco Goya: 10 Facts About This Expressive Spanish Painter

  A painting in the romantic style is not a scene of young love or men and women with butterflies in their stomachs. It's a...

Victor Horta: 8 Facts About The Famous Art Nouveau Architect

  Victor Horta was a famous Belgian architect and he was considered the Father of Art Nouveau. However, the public did not always acknowledge his...

Emperor Trajan: Optimus Princeps And Builder Of An Empire

  Amidst the turbulences of imperial politics, the interminable religious debates, and the brutalities of war in the fourth century, the Roman senate occasionally looked...

3 Breathtaking Artworks At The Vasari Sacristy In Naples

  The Vasari Sacristy is located in the Sant'Anna dei Lombardi church in Naples. Another name for the church is the Santa Maria di Monte...

10 Ancient Greek Inventions That Will Surprise You

  The ancient Greeks brought us all sorts of important innovations, from democracy, born in 6th century BC Athens, to the Olympics, which began as...

When East meets West: The Unique Art of the Ottoman Empire

  When we think of the Ottoman Empire, it immediately and almost inevitably sparks our imagination. It evokes an orientalist fantasy that is populated by...

4 Iconic Art and Fashion Collaborations that Shaped the 20th Century

  The connections between art and fashion define specific moments in history. Both of these mediums reflect the social, economic, and political changes from the...

Jasper Johns: Becoming An All-American Artist

  American artist Jasper Johns has left no medium untouched throughout his pursuit of painterly perfection. From subverting Abstract Expressionism to pioneering a Neo-Dada resurgence...

12 Famous Art Collectors Of Britain In The 16-19th Centuries

  The British have been famous art collectors for centuries. The first systematic art collectors in the British Isles appeared in the 16th century with...

Using Art To Stage A Revolution By The Guerrilla Girls

  The rebellious Guerrilla Girls exploded into the contemporary art scene in the mid-1980s, donning gorilla masks and causing hair-raising provocation in the name of...

The Divine Art of Austerity and Piety in the Byzantine Empire (330-1453 AD)

  The Byzantine Empire, also known as Byzantium, was a cultural and political powerhouse during Late Antiquity and into the Middle Ages. Its ideology and...

10 Ancient Roman Inventions That Will Surprise You

  Ancient Rome was famously home to the Colosseum, dozens of column-flanked temples, and numerous bathhouses, but the Eternal City was also filled with a...

Matthew Wong (1984-2019): A Brilliant Artist Pained By Depression

  In an age when art creation becomes increasingly versatile both in medium and expression, it takes courage and talent to establish oneself as a...

Hagia Sophia: Church of Divine Wisdom and Subject of Global Dispute (9 Facts You Should Know)

  Amid the ‘deafening silence’ of Western political, cultural, and theological circles a museum has been converted to a mosque. This is an act of...