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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

The Troubled Reign of Emperor Julian: The Last Pagan Emperor

  According to the official line, in AD 312 the Roman emperor Constantine had a vision of the Christian cross at the Battle of the...

4 Victorian Era Artists Who Made “Art for Art’s Sake”

  The phrase “art for art’s sake” may sound simple—but these four words ushered in a brand-new art movement in Victorian era London. “Art for...

Andromeda: The Legendary Princess Of Greek Mythology

  Few other women have received so much praise for their beauty as Andromeda in Greek and Roman Mythology. Andromeda was a legendary Ethiopian princess...

Modernism Art for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide

  The term modernism refers to a movement in the arts which was keen on portraying conceptions, and the experiences, of modern society. Originating in...

Orpheus and Eurydice: A Tragic Love Story

  The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of the most beautiful and sad in Greek mythology. In the story, Orpheus, the greatest poet,...

7 Powerful Medieval Weapons That Characterized Siege Warfare

  Medieval war was primarily conducted as a series of sieges. Capturing castles was the key to conquering a region or territory because it represented...

Why Were These 3 Roman Emperors Reluctant to Hold the Throne?

  To envisage past Roman emperors is to perceive men of wealth, power, and material excess. It was a position in history commanding of such...

How Protestant Reformation Shaped Modern Education

  From the Renaissance era of creativity and learning to humanism and new ideas about religion, Protestant Reformation followed and changed the intellectual landscape. In...

Abstract Art vs Abstract Expressionism: 7 Differences Explained

  The art history terms ‘abstract art’ and ‘Abstract Expressionism’ share many similarities, making it challenging to distinguish one from the other. But closer inspection...

Saint Augustine: 7 Surprising Insights From the Doctor of Catholicism

  The year is 374 AD in Roman North Africa. Augustine, a self-indulgent youth born into a wealthy family, is about to embark on a...

The De Stijl Art Movement Explained Through 3 Artists

  The de Stijl art movement, also known as Neoplasticism, lasted from 1917 to 1931. Two of the most famous painters who created artworks within...

Pygmalion And Galatea: A Myth About Creation And Love

  The story of Pygmalion and Galatea is one of the most popular classical myths ever told. In the myth, Pygmalion, a Cypriot sculptor, falls...

Silenus: The Companion Of Dionysus With The Terrible Wisdom

“The mighty one, the dancer, whom the mount of Malea nurtured, husband of Nais, Silenus.” PINDAR QUOTED BY PAUSANIAS   Silenus was a deity of the...

The Gallic Wars: How Julius Caesar Conquered Gaul (Modern France)

  Caesar’s Gallic Wars were one of the most important conflicts of the ancient world. It brought a vast, wealthy region under Roman control and...