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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

How Did Hydro-Engineering Help Build The Khmer Empire?

  The Khmer Empire at its height was larger than its contemporary, the Byzantium Empire. Their vast capital city at Angkor had a population of...

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Haunting Works of an Artist Afflicted with AIDS

  Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Cuba in the year 1957. He moved to New York in 1979, where he also earned his Bachelor’s and...

How Meegeren Forged Paintings So Well It Almost Cost Him His Life

  After World War II, the Allies and the nations that supported them carried out several extensive trials against both Nazis and those that worked...

9 Of The World’s Greatest Ancient Cities

  When we think of the Ancient World, our minds are drawn to the mighty ancient cities at the heart of great empires and cultured...

Apollo And Daphne: A Detailed Breakdown Of The Famous Greek Myth

  The myth of Apollo and Daphne is a story describing what happens when lust faces rejection. It's a tale about the power of love,...

Women’s Fashion: What Did Women Wear In Ancient Greece?

  Fashion followed the social evolution of women and concluded to characterize them within society. In the male-dominated society of ancient Greece, women were meant...

When Zeus Fell In Love With A Boy: The Rape Of Ganymede

  "Zeus carried off golden-haired Ganymedes because of his beauty, to be amongst the Deathless Ones and pour drink for the gods in the house...

An Introduction to Girodet: From Neoclassicism to Romanticism

  Anne-Louis Girodet worked within two eras of art: the Neoclassical movement and the Romantic movement. What remained consistent throughout his career was his love...

An Introduction to the Erotic & Romantic Art of Mihály Zichy

  Mihály Zichy was born in Zala, Hungary, in 1827. He studied painting in Budapest and later moved to Vienna. Though he is currently not...

4 Victorious Epic Roman Battles

  Ancient Rome's ability to expand its territory to such great lengths was part and parcel of its military might and organization. The city on...

The Evolution of the Japanese Kimono: From Antiquity to Contemporary

  Kimono has always had a dynamic part in Japanese dress history. Not only does it fully embody the traditional cultural values, but it also...

The Battle Of Ctesiphon: Emperor Julian’s Lost Victory

  In the Spring of 363 CE, a large Roman army left Antioch. It was the beginning of the ambitious Persian campaign led by emperor...

The Cleromancy of the I Ching: How Does It Work?

  The I Ching, or ‘Book of Changes’ as it’s known in English, is believed to have been written by Fu Xi around 1000 BCE....

Helen Frankenthaler In The Landscape of American Abstraction

  Though Helen Frankenthaler is known best for her pioneering “soak-stain” technique, her body of work spans a formidable range of styles and techniques, including...