Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art
In the last decade, some auction houses broke the world records for most expensive books ever sold. But there are lesser-known historical gems that went to auction, too.
An Allegory of Peace and the Arts, 1635-38, Artemisia painted this in the Great Hall ceiling for the Queen’s House Greenwich. Courtesy of Royal Collection
The Baroque and Rococo art movements began in Europe and have notable similarities. Both are recognized for their elaborate decoration and attention to detail.
Millais (1829-1896) was only eleven years old when he was accepted into Britain’s Royal Academy Schools. He was born in Southampton, England but raised by a wealthy family
African art encompasses the works by native Africans while Oceanic art covers the work by natives of the Pacific islands.
The men who prepared the tombs in the Valley of the Kings used a collaborative process to decorate one of the most famous archaeological sites