• Artist Profiles

Victor Horta: 8 Facts About The Famous Art Nouveau Architect

Marie-Madeleine Renauld

  Victor Horta was a famous Belgian architect and he was considered the Father of Art Nouveau. However, the public…

  • Stories

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,…

  • Art

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…

  • Art

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…

  • Art

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…

  • Art

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,…

  • Artist Profiles

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…

  • Collecting

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…

  • Artist Profiles

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…

  • Art

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…

  • Stories

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…

  • Artist Profiles

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…

  • Stories

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.…

  • Stories

The Parthenon Friezes: Their Story Explained

  The Parthenon is one of the most iconic buildings in the Ancient World. This building dedicated to the goddess…