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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

These Are The 10 Most Sublime Landscape Paintings of All Time

  Sublime landscape paintings are one of art history’s most theatrical and emotive subjects, combining beauty, drama, and devastation in equal measure. The term ‘sublime’...

Queen Zenobia of Palmyra: Facts & Accomplishments

  Queen Zenobia of Palmyra (ca.240-274 AD) faced a power vacuum following the death of her husband and the disintegration of Roman power in the...

11 Facts About The Great Wall of China You Don’t Know

  Before becoming the most well-known Chinese attraction, the Great Wall of China emerged as a legendary concept in Chinese and Western narratives, playing a...

Sir Cecil Beaton’s Career As Vogue And Vanity Fair’s Distinguished Photographer

  Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 – 1980) was a British fashion, portrait, and war photographer. Although best known for his photography, he was also a...

The Nihilistic Desperation In Alberto Giacometti’s Paintings

  Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor and painter associated with Cubism, Surrealism and contemporary art during the 20th century. He is most well-known for...

11 Most Expensive Auction Results in Modern Art in the Last 5 Years

All markets fluctuate and the art trade is no exception, but over the last five years, some of the most important, famous, and expensive...

Surrealism: The Art Of The Unconscious Mind

  Surrealism is an avant-garde art movement that developed in Europe during the 1920s. It focused on artistic expression through the exploration of the unconscious...

Bacchus (Dionysus) and the Primeval Forces of Nature: 5 Myths (and Facts) on the Universal God

  The Greek god Dionysus-Bacchus, later venerated by the Romans as Bacchus-Liber was the Olympian god of wine, plant life, indulgence, revelry, folly, and wild...

7 Famous And Influential Women In Performance Art

  Female performance art during the mid-20th-century was closely linked with the evolution of second-wave feminism and political activism. Their work became increasingly expressive and...

The Influence Of Illustration On Modern Art

  Illustration art is often dismissed under association with children’s books, yet it created the foundations for much of the art we know today. The...

15 Ancient Greek Historians And How They’ve Shaped Ancient History

  During Classical Antiquity, the ancient Greeks developed the discipline that we today know as history. Ancient Greek Historians composed their works by interviewing eyewitnesses,...

Cybele, Isis and Mithras: The Mysterious Cult Religion in Ancient Rome

  Religion in ancient Rome shaped many aspects of daily life for all members of society. The polytheistic state religion with its pantheon of Graeco-Roman...

Adrian Piper Is The Most Important Conceptual Artist Of Our Time

  It is not easy to classify and grasp the versatile work of Adrian Piper. The work of the 71-year-old artist is determined by various...

New Kingdom Egypt: Power, Expansion and Celebrated Pharaohs

  New Kingdom Egypt immediately followed the chaotic period known as the Second Intermediate Period. The New Kingdom comprises dynasties 18 through 20 and dates...