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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Using Art To Stage A Revolution By The Guerrilla Girls

  The rebellious Guerrilla Girls exploded into the contemporary art scene in the mid-1980s, donning gorilla masks and causing hair-raising provocation in the name of...

The Divine Art of Austerity and Piety in the Byzantine Empire (330-1453 AD)

  The Byzantine Empire, also known as Byzantium, was a cultural and political powerhouse during Late Antiquity and into the Middle Ages. Its ideology and...

10 Ancient Roman Inventions That Will Surprise You

  Ancient Rome was famously home to the Colosseum, dozens of column-flanked temples, and numerous bathhouses, but the Eternal City was also filled with a...

Matthew Wong (1984-2019): A Brilliant Artist Pained By Depression

  In an age when art creation becomes increasingly versatile both in medium and expression, it takes courage and talent to establish oneself as a...

Hagia Sophia: Church of Divine Wisdom and Subject of Global Dispute (9 Facts You Should Know)

  Amid the ‘deafening silence’ of Western political, cultural, and theological circles a museum has been converted to a mosque. This is an act of...

The Parthenon Friezes: Their Story Explained

  The Parthenon is one of the most iconic buildings in the Ancient World. This building dedicated to the goddess Athena stands tall upon the...

The Roman Senate: An In-Depth Understanding

  Eager young politicians in modern nations today might be disappointed to learn that the word “senate” derives from the Latin “senex,” meaning “old man.”...

10 Mesopotamian Inventions That Will Surprise You

  Ancient Mesopotamia was a powerhouse of agriculture and trade, giving rise to some of the most powerful empires and kingdoms the world had ever...

Gustave Caillebotte: 10 Facts About The Parisian Painter

  Gustave Caillebotte is now considered to be one of the most recognizable artists of Paris' golden age, the Fin-de-Siècle. Although he is now known...

6 Cursed Artifacts That Continue To Haunt Their Owners

  Throughout history, there have been numerous examples of objects believed to carry spirits, demons or bad energy within them. For instance, in ancient Greece...

What Happened When a Hollywood Star Stole a Tlingit Native American Totem Pole

  The Tlingit (pronounced klink-it) have lived in southeastern Alaska for over ten thousand years and their territory expanded further down the west coast of...

The Medici Family: Ultimate Power and Legacy In The Renaissance

  The Medici family is one of the most powerful and influential groups in European history. They innovated new banking systems and laid the groundwork...

Robert Rauschenberg: A Revolutionary Sculptor and Artist

  Robert Rauschenberg radicalized modernism as we know it today. From his bold monochromatic canvases to his later silk-screened combines, the self-proclaimed painter-sculptor spent six...

Ed Ruscha’s Innovative Approach To Artist’s Books

  The American artist Ed Ruscha is associated with the rise of the Pop art movement as well as conceptual art. Ruscha has worked in...