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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

15 Facts About Anthony van Dyck: A Man Who Knew Many Faces

  Anthony van Dyck was a famous painter during the seventeenth-century era commonly known as the Baroque period. Born on March 22, 1599, in Antwerp,...

Destruction Of Cultural Heritage Since Antiquity: A Shocking Review

  In our own lifetimes, religious extremists destroyed cultural heritage in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria and committed irreparable damage. This is not a new phenomenon....

Grant Wood: The Work And Life Of The Artist Behind American Gothic

  When one hears the name Grant Wood you might recall overalls, country farmland, traditional Americana, and of course American Gothic. Critics, viewers, and even...

James Turrell Aims To Reach The Sublime By Conquering Heaven

  James Turrell manipulates light, space, and nature to create a bridge between the cosmic, the sacred, and everyday existence. His non-vicarious installations demand from...

7 Impressive Northern Renaissance Painters And Their Masterpieces

  When we talk about the Northern Renaissance, we mean the technical and artistic innovations that were taking place North of the Alps from the...

Francisco Goya: 10 Facts About This Expressive Spanish Painter

  A painting in the romantic style is not a scene of young love or men and women with butterflies in their stomachs. It's a...

Victor Horta: 8 Facts About The Famous Art Nouveau Architect

  Victor Horta was a famous Belgian architect and he was considered the Father of Art Nouveau. However, the public did not always acknowledge his...

Emperor Trajan: Optimus Princeps And Builder Of An Empire

  Amidst the turbulences of imperial politics, the interminable religious debates, and the brutalities of war in the fourth century, the Roman senate occasionally looked...

3 Breathtaking Artworks At The Vasari Sacristy In Naples

  The Vasari Sacristy is located in the Sant'Anna dei Lombardi church in Naples. Another name for the church is the Santa Maria di Monte...

10 Ancient Greek Inventions That Will Surprise You

  The ancient Greeks brought us all sorts of important innovations, from democracy, born in 6th century BC Athens, to the Olympics, which began as...

When East meets West: The Unique Art of the Ottoman Empire

  When we think of the Ottoman Empire, it immediately and almost inevitably sparks our imagination. It evokes an orientalist fantasy that is populated by...

4 Iconic Art and Fashion Collaborations that Shaped the 20th Century

  The connections between art and fashion define specific moments in history. Both of these mediums reflect the social, economic, and political changes from the...

Jasper Johns: Becoming An All-American Artist

  American artist Jasper Johns has left no medium untouched throughout his pursuit of painterly perfection. From subverting Abstract Expressionism to pioneering a Neo-Dada resurgence...

12 Famous Art Collectors Of Britain In The 16-19th Centuries

  The British have been famous art collectors for centuries. The first systematic art collectors in the British Isles appeared in the 16th century with...