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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Christian Schad: Important facts about the German artist and his work

The German painter Christian Schad, born in 1894, was one of the most important representatives of the art movement Neue Sachlichkeit

Many Faces: Art Nouveau’s Themes and Influences

Art Nouveau is a style that was widespread in Europe from the 1890s to World War I. It was known as a total art style because it didn’t

Get Your Digits on James Bond’s Classic Ride from Goldfinger

Have you ever wanted to don a perfectly-fitted tuxedo, sip a martini (shaken, not stirred) and then slip off into the night in your sleek, silver Aston Martin

Classicism and the Renaissance: the rebirth of antiquity in Europe

Classicism, or the reiteration of classical themes, styles and imagery in art, architecture, literature and other cultural aspects, is omnipotent in western society. In fact, democracy itself was born from

The Marvel That Was Michelangelo

Born Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni in 1475 in the town of Caprese, just outside of Florence, Michelangelo experienced an upbringing both marred by sadness but also fortuitous in its fortune.

The Mystery behind DaVinci’s Salvator Mundi

Leonardo DaVinci’s painting Salvator Mundi (c. 1500) shattered past auction records. Including the buyer’s premium, the painting reached a whopping $450.3 million.

8 Intriguing Facts to Know about Caravaggio

There have been many influential figures in the history of art, but few left a deep mark. Despite a life of violence, Caravaggio is undoubtedly the most admired Italian master of the early Baroque era.

Max Ernst – Did You Know?

If you’re familiar with the work of Max Ernst (1891-1976), you might be aware of some of the disturbing and often uncomfortable subjects he deals with.

7 Celebrities and Their Surprising Collections

People love to say that celebrities are just like us, but I have to admit that I’ve never been tempted to collect taxidermied animals, McDonald’s Happy Meal toys, or– brace yourself– coat hangers.

What is Vintage? A Thorough Examination

Imagine this: you’ve just purchased the coolest shirt from your favorite resale shop. One of your friends sees it the first day you wear it

What Gives Prints their value?

Prints on the market can range anywhere from a computer-printed version of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre gift shop to a Picasso linocut that is valued near a million dollars.

All you need to know about Cubism

Cubism as an art movement emerged in Paris between 1907 and 1908. It is a collaborative creation by artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and is classified by its avant-garde appearance.

Ivan Albright: The Master of Decay & Memento Mori

Ivan Albright (1897-1983) was an American artist who painted with a very distinct style. It is hard to mistake his detailed, morbid

El Elefante, Diego Rivera – A Mexican Icon

Diego Rivera is a controversial artist known for his communist views and depictions of Mexican life. Rivera’s work focused on political turmoil and observations.