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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

American Icon Annie Leibovitz: Here’s What You Need to Know

  Annie Leibovitz is one of the most well-known contemporary American photographers. Having started out as a young, inexperienced amateur who managed to land a...

Amedeo Modigliani: A Modern Influencer Beyond his Time

  Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani’s work is easily among the most instantly recognizable in western art history, and his name stands alongside the likes of...

This Is Abstract Expressionism: The Movement Defined in 5 Artworks

  Abstract Expressionism is one of the most celebrated and significant art movements of the 20th century. Emerging out of post-war New York in the...

Gustave Courbet: What Made Him The Father of Realism?

  Gustave Courbet is widely renowned as one of France’s greatest painters ever. During his career, he revolutionized the artistic landscape of the country through...

Henry Moore: A Monumental Artist & Sculpture

  Henry Moore is widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest artists. His career spanned more than six decades, and his work continues to be...

Boudica’s Revolt: When Brittannia’s Warrior Queen Took On Rome

  Rome began its slow, piecemeal conquest of Britannia in 43 AD, subduing the various tribes one by one. Some tribes sought to preserve their...

5 Art Movies on Famous Artists Worth Watching (Updated 2021)

  The lives of famous artists have long intrigued their audiences. Through chaos, creativity and raw emotion, artists have remained captivating enigmas that many can...

11 Most Expensive Chinese Art Auction Results in the Last 10 Years

  The most important art sales at the major auction houses were long dominated by European masterpieces, from Old Master paintings to Pop Art. Over...

Get To Know Édouard Manet In 6 Paintings

  Édouard Manet is a famous French painter of the second half of the 19th century. Sometimes considered as the father of Impressionism, Manet does...

Cuneiform to Hieroglyphics: The Evolution of Western Alphabets

  The alphabet we use to write today in the modern western world has evolved over the millennia from the Near Eastern line of symbols...

Beyond Constantinople: Life In the Byzantine Empire

  By our standards, living in antiquity was full of hardships regardless of where you look. In its almost 1000 years some periods were significantly...

Was Caracalla More than a Bloodthirsty Tyrant? (9 Facts)

  If you were a Roman emperor, and if you happened to take your name from a sartorial choice, the odds are that the judgment...

15 Exquisite Royal Portraits You Should Check Out

  Royal portraits represent an important part of the history of painting. These portraits served as means of communication for the members of the monarchy....

Understanding Byzantine Economy: The Collapse of a Medieval Powerhouse

From the first partition of the Roman Empire in 284, the Eastern or ‘Byzantine’ Empire as it came to be known, was an economic...