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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Marina Abramovic – A Life In 5 Performances

  Marina Abramovic is one of the most influential members of performance art in the 20th century. Her deep-rooted sense of personal psychological power formed...

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa: 5 Little Known Facts About Hokusai’s Masterpiece

Kanagawa is a place associated with the oft-reproduced image of a power blue waves of The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. It is an image...

Cy Twombly: A Spontaneous Painterly Poet

Personal perils of love, lust, and loss permeate the poetic repertoire of Cy Twombly. An abstract painter dabbling in experimentation, he pertains to a...

Understanding Ai Weiwei In 10 Works Of Art

Ai Weiwei ranks among the most prominent and controversial figures in the world of contemporary art. Throughout the 21st century, he has produced a...

The Mycenaean Civilization: The Age Of Heroes

The fortified city of Mycenae in the Peloponnesus peninsula gave its name to the period from 1600 BC to 1100 BC, known as the...

POP Art Artists And Their Famous Artworks

  POP Art was a movement that developed in the mid-20th century. It utilized elements from popular culture including advertisements, magazines, product logos and mass...

Sexual Assault Of Women In Ancient Rome

  Countless instances of harrowing sexual assaults on women have been documented by Roman historians, poets and orators. Evidence of such assaults dates from the...

10 Lost Treasures Of The World

  From ancient times to the present day, countless stories and legends tell of priceless treasures from all over the world, lost without a trace....

Claude Cahun: The Androgynous Surrealist Artist

  Claude Cahun is not the most well-known name among surrealist artists. This is remarkable because her non-binary perspective gives an original take on surrealism....

Cyrus The Great: Facts & Accomplishments

  Cyrus the Great (ca. 600-530 BC) was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, often referred to as the first Persian Empire. At the time...

Rose Valland: Art Historian Turned Spy To Save Art From Nazis

  The book ‘Monuments Men’ allows the public to discover the achievements of the art experts who rescued masterpieces from Nazis. Yet the story of...

How Jacques Jaujard Saved The Louvre From Nazis

  This story does not start with Jacques Jaujard in 1939 in Paris, but in 1907 in Vienna. A young man tried to enter Vienna’s...

Prostitution In Ancient Greece And Rome

  Although prostitution has long been a taboo subject, and is only recently beginning to emerge into open conversation, sex has always been for sale...

10 Shimmering Facts About Marc Chagall’s America Windows

  Marc Chagall, a Russian born painter, created this beautiful and blue 6-panel stained glass window. With motifs depicting different art mediums, Chagall gives thanks...