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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

15 Facts About Filippo Lippi: The Quattrocento Painter from Italy

  Filippo Lippi is one of the many significant Italian Renaissance artists of the Quattrocento. His works, while religious in context, reinvented the representation of...

Understanding The Ashcan School of Artists in 6 Facts and 7 Paintings

  The Ashcan School was a loosely defined group of American artists working at the turn of the 20th century. Their work began in Philadelphia...

8 Surprising Facts About Video Artist Bill Viola: Sculptor of Time

  During his four decades of artistic career, Bill Viola has been internationally acclaimed as an Old Master of new media, a ‘high-tech Caravaggio’ or ...

Art and Fashion: 9 Famous Dresses in Painting That Advanced Women’s Style

  For these women, everything from their wealth, character, and political/societal stances became indicative of who they were based on these paintings. Whether they knew...

Nalanda University: An Ancient Indian Ivy-League Institution

  Western establishments like Oxford, Yale, Cambridge, Harvard, etc. have been sanctified for their education and guidance for the past two centuries. However, a thousand...

Lee Miller: Photojournalist and Surrealist Icon

If anyone wants to create the next blockbuster biopic, they would have to look no further than at the life of Lee Miller. As...

Antoninus Pius: Roman Emperor of Peace and Piety (8 Facts)

  Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, better known to history as the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, was something of a Roman anomaly. The history...

Edward Hopper: Get To Know The King Of American Realism In 15 Facts

  Edward Hopper is best known for his scenes depicting isolation and banal situations. His work highlights the individualistic side of American society, addressing isolation,...

10 Ancient Egyptian Inventions That Will Surprise You

  The pharaohs of Egypt presided over a huge kingdom for thousands of years, taming vast stretches of wilderness, erecting monuments that have stood the...

5 Art Forgers Who Made Their Way To Fame

  You might argue that a famous art forger is a bad one. However, many of the world’s most famous art forgeries spent many years...

Phoenicians and Canaanites: A Comprehensive History of Lebanon

  On August 4, 2020 a massive explosion devastated much of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. More than 220 people are known to have...

6 Iconic Street Art Murals In Los Angeles And Their Artists

  Painted house facades and city walls characterize the cityscape of Los Angeles. There is a long tradition behind it, which already found its way...

Shirin Neshat: Investigating Cultural Identity Through Powerful Imagery

  Contemporary visual artist Shirin Neshat continues to cross geographic and cultural boundaries with her artwork. Shaped by self-reflection after experiencing displacement and exile, her...

The Julio-Claudian Dynasty: 6 Things You Should Know

  The Julio-Claudian dynasty was the first imperial dynasty of ancient Rome, consisting of Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. The term Julio-Claudian refers to...