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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Chinese Porcelain Compared & Explained

  What do you do when you want to drink a cup of tea? You want to have a mug that is light, sturdy, waterproof,...

Septimius Severus: Rome’s First African Emperor

  “I must not allow the Roman empire to lie helpless” declared Septimius Severus in AD 193, rousing the Pannonian legions for their march on...

Who were the 12 Olympians of Greek Mythology?

  The 12 Olympian gods of Greek mythology were actually the third generation of gods, six of them having been born of the powerful Titans...

Zeuxis: The Ancient Greek Painter & Master of Still Life

  Zeuxis (or Zeuxippus) was a Greek painter of the fifth century BCE. He was born in Heracleia of Pontus but lived in Athens where...

Defenders of Ilium: 12 Trojan Heroes from Homer’s Iliad

  The Trojan War, perhaps the Bronze Age’s most famous conflict, pitted the Trojans (also called Dardanians) and their allies (the Pelasgians, Thracians, Ciconians, Paeonians,...

10 Surprising Facts about Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III

  Thutmose III, also known as Thutmosis or Tuthmosis, was arguably one of the greatest military kings that ever ruled Egypt. He engaged relentlessly in...

Meretseger: The Frightful Egyptian Cobra Goddess

  Meretseger, the divine guardian of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens in western Thebes, lived atop a snake-infested pyramid-shaped desert mountain that served...

10 Things You Need To Know About Virgil Abloh

  One of the hottest names in contemporary fashion, Virgil Abloh has made history as the first African American to take the helm at industry...

Surrealism Art and Their Artists

  Surrealism was an avant-garde artistic and literary movement that emerged in the early 20th century. It focused on deep emotional expression through artistic creation...

Yoko Ono: The Most Famous Unknown Artist

Though best known for her marriage to John Lennon, Yoko Ono (b.1933) is a fearless avant-garde, conceptual and performance artist who was one of...

10 Most Shocking & Controversial Art Ever Made

Throughout history artists have looked for ways to shake up tradition and question the role of art. Their courage has opened up exciting new...

Mirrored Mystery: 7 Mirrors in Paintings Throughout History

  Mirrors placed in paintings have been a tradition since the Renaissance, evolving through different artistic movements and periods. The scenes reflected in mirrors have...

How Did A Dog Discover The Lascaux Cave Paintings?

  As World War II raged through Europe, Marcel Ravidat took his dog for a stroll along the river near his home in the countryside...

Bruce Nauman: Anti-Art Apostate

  Bruce Nauman’s creative genius has graced every medium imaginable. Widely recognized for his irreverent light installations, the chameleon-like artist possesses no quintessential style, instead...