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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Who Was Seleucus I? 11 Facts About The Seleucid Empire’s Founder

  Following Alexander's death in 323 BCE, a fierce war ensued in which Macedonian generals fought for dominance over the vast Empire. This period known...

What Makes The Unicorn Tapestries So Fascinating?

  Aside from their cousins, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries displayed in Musée de Cluny, The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries are some of...

Ivan the Terrible: Was He Really Terrible?

  If it isn't already obvious, Ivan the Terrible is often depicted in art, created a long time after his tenure as Tsar, as a...

Athena And Poseidon’s Contest: How Did Athens Get Its Name?

“Our country is deserving of praise, not only from us but from all men, on many grounds, but first and foremost because she is...

Amazon Warrior Women: Myth or History?

  Who were the notorious women who supposedly cut off their breasts, lived without men, and fought ferociously? The Amazons are shrouded in myth and...

Marcel Janco: Dadaist Art in a World Gone Mad

  In January 1941, unprecedented violence broke out in Bucharest, perpetuated by the notorious Iron Guard - a fascist group of Romanian radicals who rebelled...

The Madí Movement Explained: Connecting Art and Geometry

  In exploring colors and shapes, painters find new ways to stray from realism while still acknowledging the existence of objects. Cubism celebrates pure, unadorned...

5 Black Artists That Are Shaking The Art Market (2021)

  Black artists are finally receiving the attention they deserve, something an art lover would notice while following international art market trends and auction results....

The Black Death: Europe’s Deadliest Pandemic in Human History

  The Black Death is estimated to have killed somewhere between 30% and 60% of the European population.  Studies suggest the disease was carried via...

Is Laocoon And His Sons Antiquity’s Greatest Artwork?

  This article will begin in an unorthodox manner. It is commonplace for articles with questions like this in their title to offer no definitive...

The Rise of Figurative Painting: 6 Contemporary Artists to Know

Figurative painting - art featuring people and stories - has seen an unprecedented rise in the past decade, with the style dominating art market...

Nicholas Roerich: The Man Who Painted Shangri-La

  Nicholas Roerich was many things - an artist, a scholar, an archaeologist, an adventurer, an editor, and a writer, to name a few. In...

Prussia: The Forgotten European Power

  The Prussian Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck oversaw the unification of scattered German-speaking states in 1871, forming the German Empire and becoming its first...

Panta Rhei: What Did Heraclitus Mean?

  A bit more than 2000 years ago, in the Ionian city of Ephesus, one of the most important figures in the history of philosophy...