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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Rembrandt: From Rags To Riches And Back Again

There is undeniable romance to the tale of a great but misunderstood artist, whose fame arrives only after a tragic, penniless death. The story of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, on the other hand, is not so simple.

What to Consider When Buying an Engagement Ring

Did you know that before the 1940s-ad campaign “A Diamond is Forever” for De Beers diamonds, proposing marriage with a precious stone wasn’t much of a thing? Especially not with a diamond engagement ring.

9 Famous Renaissance Painters from Italy

The Italian Renaissance was a period that embraced intellectualism, humanism, and artistic expression. The rejuvenation of ancient Greek and Roman culture marked a return to classical

Collectible Toys Worth Thousands

Like art, the age and cultural popularity of your old toys can make them worth a lot more today. But unlike art, their worth can fluctuate.

Behind Banksy’s Latest Record-Breaking Sale

Although notoriously anonymous, everyone knows Banksy, the controversial British artist who brings shock value to art.

6 Things You Should Know About Mary Abbott

Upon learning of her recent death on August 23, 2019, it feels like the time to explore the fascinating aspects of the incredible Mary Abbott’s

7 Little Known Facts About Andre Breton

As the founder of the Surrealism movement and leading the way for the era of Abstract Expressionism that came after him, Andre Breton was a writer, poet, art collector, and all-around very interesting guy.

Salvador Dali: The life and work of an Icon

Salvador Dali is internationally renowned as the flamboyant face of Spanish Surrealism. A master of self-promotion, his character was as colourful and eccentric

9 Incredible Facts About Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The recognizable work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir is respected around the globe and the impressionist master led an interesting life. 

6 Facts About British Painter, John Constable

Known for his timeless landscapes, British artist John Constable contributed to the shift from Romanticism filled with mythology to a more realistic take on painting with lifelike clouds and emotive rural scenes. 

Modern Realism vs. Post-Impressionism: Similarities and Differences

Modern realism and post-impressionism both spawned from earlier art movements: realism and impressionism. Household names like Picasso and Van Gogh are part of these respective movements but what are they and how do they relate?

5 Easy Ways To Start your own collection of art, antiques, and collectibles.

You can start a collection out of anything from antique music boxes to Beanie Babies. But your budget and network can change how easy it’ll be to start.

5 Things You Need To Know About Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was an important representative of Austrian expressionism. Although the artist had a very short life and career – Schiele died at the age of 28 – his oeuvre was extensive.

Who is Koji Morimoto? The Stellar Anime Director

Koji Morimoto is not a household name outside of his country. But where he is recognized, he’s known as a talented illustrated and director who makes refined animation.