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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Homer’s Odyssey: The Voyages of Odysseus Described in 15 Artworks

  With the city of Troy lying in ruin, the Greeks took to their ships, heading home. Odysseus, the craftiest of the Greeks, who had...

Expressionist Art: A Beginner’s Guide

  Expressionist art is a term retrospectively used by art historians to describe a set of specific movements in the early twentieth century. Expressionist art...

What Are the 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World?

  The 7 wonders of the ancient world were a series of remarkable architectural feats famous amongst Greek travelers in antiquity. These ancient wonders were...

The Chariot: Plato’s Concept of the Lover’s Soul in Phaedrus

  Much of Plato’s writings are in fact written recordings of Socrates’s work. The philosopher Socrates was executed without recording his philosophies, though many of...

Banking, Trade & Commerce In Ancient Phoenicia

  The turn of the 12th century BC in the Eastern Mediterranean was a turbulent time, to say the least. Because of reasons unknown, numerous...

Prohibition in the States: How America Turned Its Back on Liquor

  The 18th amendment was proposed by Congress on December 18th, 1917, and would later be ratified on January 16th, 1919. This amendment would introduce...

10 Famous Lithographs You Must See

  Invented in 1796 by Alois Senefelder, lithography is a form of printing. The power behind lithography is the relationship between water and oil. The...

Cubist Art For Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide

  Cubist art emerged within the first decade of the twentieth century, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It began as an experimental art...

The Cathars: Persecuting Heretical Christians In The 13th Century

  Arriving in the Languedoc region of southern France as early as the 11th century, Cathars (deriving from the Greek Katharoi, meaning ‘pure ones’) were...

Op Art Defined in 7 Mind-Blowing Illusions

  Looking at Op Art can be a mind-blowing experience, tricking our eyes into seeing the unbelievable and impossible. An important strand of art history...

6 Stolen Artworks the Met Museum Had To Return to their Rightful Owners

  Over the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 150-year history, there has been stolen art in their collection, forcing the renowned museum to take action. This...

Who Was Arachne The Mythical Weaver?

  One of the most captivating stories in Roman Mythology is the myth of Arachne. First mentioned by Ovid, the myth follows the fate of...

Post-Impressionist Art: A Beginner’s Guide

  The Post-Impressionism movement was a reaction against the naturalistic portrayal of light and color in the Impressionist movement. Pioneered by artists such as Vincent...

Olafur Eliasson | 7 Mesmerizing Contemporary Installations

  Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic contemporary artist born in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Eliasson works in many mediums, but he is widely known for...