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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Edvard Munch: A Tortured Soul

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was a brilliant, tortured soul, whose intimate self-expression pioneered a new brand of Modernist art. Drawing from his own troubled life, his world famous artworks explore universal fears around sex, death and desire.

Diego Velazquez: Did You Know?

The Baroque painter and Spanish icon Diego Velazquez led a full and successful life, intermingling with the royal court of Spain and is remembered as a master of Western art.

Wassily Kandinsky: The Father of Abstraction

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian artist known for his artistic theories and innovation. He viewed art as a spiritual vehicle and the artist as a prophet. Kandinsky was the first known

6 Interesting Facts About Georges Braque

Although often mentioned in conjunction with Picasso and their joint contributions to the art world, Georges Braque was a prolific artist in his own right.

9 Famous French Artists of the 19th Century

French art of the 19th century could be considered the century of Impressionism. The movement took Paris by storm and many artists in the area were under its influence.

Top 10 Books & Manuscripts that Achieved Incredible Results

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.

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Me Too Painter Of The Renaissance

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 World’s Most Prestigious Art Fairs

According to UBS’s Art Market Report, there were almost 300 international art shows in 2018 across every continent, with about 52% of the fairs

Baroque and Rococo Art compared: The Masculine and the Feminine

The Baroque and Rococo art movements began in Europe and have notable similarities. Both are recognized for their elaborate decoration and attention to detail.

Who was Sir John Everett Millais and the Pre-Raphaelites?

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

Top 10 Greek Antiquities Sold In The Last Decade

In the last decade, some of the rarest Greek sculptures, jewels, and armor from different eras have sold. Below, we’ll introduce you to some of the most culturally

Top 10 Oceanic and African Art Auction Results from the Past Decade

African art encompasses the works by native Africans while Oceanic art covers the work by natives of the Pacific islands.

5 Lesser-Known Wonders of the Ancient World

Many of the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World collapsed into rubble a long time ago, such as the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, both of which were destroyed by earthquakes.

How Ancient Egyptians Lived and Worked in the Valley of Kings

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