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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Amy Sherald: A New Form of American Realism

  Amy Sherald took the world by surprise during the unveiling of her portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery...

Egyptian Iconoclasm: The Mother of All Art Destruction

  In spring 2020, the news was full of stories of American protesters tearing down monumental statues across the country. In the wake of Black...

The Effects Of The Industrial Revolution On Craft In The Arts And Crafts Movement

  The Industrial Revolution (also called the First Industrial Revolution) took off at the end of the 18th century and expanded during the 19th century...

Middle Kingdom Egypt: The Period of Transformation

  Middle Kingdom Egypt is the period in history directly following the First Intermediate Period, a period largely characterized by political disunity. It was established...

Roman God Names: 10 That Are Still Used Today

  The Romans worshipped a pantheon of gods descended from the deities of ancient Greece, each one of whom presided over his own domain and...

Photorealism: Understanding The Technical Mastery of Mundanity

  Photorealism is a radical art movement from 1960s North America that saw painters copying photographs in minute detail onto huge, expansive canvases. Throughout the...

The Art Institute of Chicago: 25 Must See Artworks

With over 300,000 pieces of incredible art on display, the Art Institute of Chicago is the second largest art museum in the United States. Here are the top 25 famous artworks you must see.

Roman Emperor Vespasian Restores Order To The Empire

  “The empire, which for a long time had been unsettled and, as it were, drifting… was at last taken in hand and given stability." So...

The Greatest Women Warriors Of The Ancient World

  The archetype of the beautiful warrior is firmly rooted in world culture. We see them in movies, we see them in books but we...

Kings of Persia: These 12 Achaemenid Rulers Led an Empire

  In the Classical period, there were many Kings of Persia, but few were ever as powerful as the Achaemenids. As Kings of Persia, they...

Anonymous Literature: Mysteries Behind Authorship

Anonymous authorship in early history marks the beginning of literature. As ancient stories, myths, and poems made their way from verbal storytelling to more...

Gian Lorenzo Bernini: 11 Facts About The Leader Of Baroque Sculpture

  Gian Lorenzo Bernini is remembered as one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century. Utilizing Christian subjects as well as elements...

The Ghent Altarpiece: Details Of A Masterpiece

  Jan van Eyck’s Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, more commonly known as the Ghent Altarpiece, is probably the most famous painting of the Northern...

Imperial Names: 10 Emperor’s Names That Are Used Today

  From the revered to the revolting, the emperors of ancient Rome certainly left a legacy. While some of them were known for their tyrannical...