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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Photorealism: Understanding The Technical Mastery of Mundanity

  Photorealism is a radical art movement from 1960s North America that saw painters copying photographs in minute detail onto huge, expansive canvases. Throughout the...

The Art Institute of Chicago: 25 Must See Artworks

With over 300,000 pieces of incredible art on display, the Art Institute of Chicago is the second largest art museum in the United States. Here are the top 25 famous artworks you must see.

Roman Emperor Vespasian Restores Order To The Empire

  “The empire, which for a long time had been unsettled and, as it were, drifting… was at last taken in hand and given stability." So...

The Greatest Women Warriors Of The Ancient World

  The archetype of the beautiful warrior is firmly rooted in world culture. We see them in movies, we see them in books but we...

Kings of Persia: These 12 Achaemenid Rulers Led an Empire

  In the Classical period, there were many Kings of Persia, but few were ever as powerful as the Achaemenids. As Kings of Persia, they...

Anonymous Literature: Mysteries Behind Authorship

Anonymous authorship in early history marks the beginning of literature. As ancient stories, myths, and poems made their way from verbal storytelling to more...

Gian Lorenzo Bernini: 11 Facts About The Leader Of Baroque Sculpture

  Gian Lorenzo Bernini is remembered as one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century. Utilizing Christian subjects as well as elements...

The Ghent Altarpiece: Details Of A Masterpiece

  Jan van Eyck’s Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, more commonly known as the Ghent Altarpiece, is probably the most famous painting of the Northern...

Imperial Names: 10 Emperor’s Names That Are Used Today

  From the revered to the revolting, the emperors of ancient Rome certainly left a legacy. While some of them were known for their tyrannical...

Vanitas: Dutch Master Paintings Explained

  The Dutch Golden Age (1575-1675) produced a remarkable outpouring of artistic genius. This period in Dutch history produced the likes of Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer,...

Women Of Art: 5 Patrons Who Shaped History

  It is no secret that some of the world’s greatest art patrons have been women. Today, some of their names can be seen on...

Hellenistic Period: Art In The Onset Of Globalization (323-30 BC)

  The Hellenistic Period started in 323 BC. after the sudden death of Alexander the Great at the age of 33. His thirteen-year rule was...

Martyrdom In Baroque Art: Analyzing Gender Representation

  The seventeenth century, categorized as the Baroque, was a period of vast societal, religious, and artistic changes across Europe. Baroque art’s characteristics include the...

Jacques-Louis David: Painter And Revolutionary

  Jacques-Louis David was one of the most well-known painters of the Neoclassical era and his work has become a ubiquitous symbol of the French...