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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Zdzislaw Beksinski: The Dystopian Surrealist Painter You Should Know

  A surrealist painter, a person desensitized to war and tragedy, an award-winning artist, a creative photographer, and a murder victim; these descriptions all apply...

Three Criminals That Surprisingly Appeared on Australia’s Currency

  Where other nations glorify the great and the good on their cash, Australia is the only nation to ever feature a forger on its...

6 African Art Photographers You Should Know About

  Photography developed throughout the 19th century. Towards the 20th century, it became a more accessible and stable technique. Photography was quickly introduced to all...

California Gold Rush: The Sydney Ducks in San Francisco

  When gold was discovered in 1848 near San Francisco, it sparked the California Gold Rush.  Thousands poured into the village formerly named Yerba Buena...

5 Female Warriors Who Were Enemies of Rome

  Nothing if it was not warlike, ancient Rome fought with many enemies, peoples, cultures, and figures who stood opposed to her expansionism. It is...

5 Surprisingly Famous and Unique Artworks of All Time

  Throughout history, the art world has seen numerous changes both in general artistic movements and even in the very definition of art. Artists from...

Geneva Free Port: The World’s Most Secretive Art Warehouse

  Geneva Free Port is one of the oldest free ports still running today, also one of the largest warehouses. A free port is a...

Prince Albert: The Life of a Royal Husband

  A German man by ethnicity and by birth, Prince Albert was born in the Saxon ducal holding of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, which existed within the grander...

The Battle Of Ctesiphon: Julian’s Persian War, an In-Depth Guide

  Picture a great fissure in the earth that opens on the Arabian shores of the Red Sea and terminates at the mountains of Armenia....

11 Most Expensive American Furniture Sales in the Last 10 Years

  American furniture has its origins in the Early Baroque, or William and Mary, style (1620-90), which was born when the craftsmen who traveled across...

The Praetorian Guard: From Elite Bodyguard to Power-Hungry Kingmakers

  One of the most elite Roman military units, known as the Praetorian Guard, started as a prestigious group of bodyguards loyal to the Roman...

10 Facts on the Growing Sneaker Trend that You Should Know (2021)

  The way sneakers are sold, produced, and marketed has changed drastically. There are many things to consider when exploring sneakers, from what materials make...

The First Scottish War of Independence: Robert the Bruce Vs Edward I

  The First Scottish War of Independence is often split into four separate periods. The initial invasion of Edward I in 1296, the campaigns of...

Ivan Aivazovsky: Master of Marine Art

  Ivan Aivazovsky painted water as no one else did, his waves reflecting light and capturing the softest glimmers of stars with their foam-capped peaks....