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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

Thomas Hart Benton: 10 Facts About the American Painter

  Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter known for his distinctive, flowing painting style. He is credited as one of the founders of American...

David: A Comparison of 5 Sculptures

  The David sculptures hold a philosophical history of homosexuality, in art and practice. Through Neoplatonist thought, one can understand the depth of sexual identity...

Here’s How Ancient Indian Civilization Survived For Over 5000 Years

  Several historical urban centers -- Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, etc. -- claim to be the cradle of all civilizations in human history. The...

10 Famous Dance Paintings That Will Make You Want to Join

  Many French artists throughout the ages have created masterpieces with dance as the subject and have left us with numerous famous dance paintings. These...

Bagoas the Younger: Who Was Alexander the Great’s Little-Known Lover?

  Bagoas the Younger was a lover of Alexander’s mid to late life, given to Alexander the Great from King Darius III’s court post-conquest. He...

10 Brutal Ways to Die by Torture in the Ancient World

  Although the human mind can be considered a brilliant invention of evolution, it is also capable of horrendous imaginations. Throughout the centuries, the pages...

Rogier van der Weyden: 10 Things to Know About the Master of Passions

  Rogier van der Weyden (born 1399/1400 – died June 1464), also known as Rogier de la Pasture in French, was an Early Netherlandish artist...

Here Are 7 Greek Armor and Weapons From Mycenaean Civilization

  The Acheans were a group of Indo-Europeans who arrived in Greece in the Early Bronze Age. Warrior-based kingdoms would eventually rise throughout the Greek...

21 Female Photographers Who Made Significant Contributions To The Arts

  Photography would not be what it is today if it were not for these 21 women. Each in her own unique way, photographers such...

Caesar Under Siege: What Happened During the Alexandrine War 48-47BC?

  Following his defeat at the Battle of Pharsalus (48 BC) in Northern Greece, Julius Caesar’s opponent Pompey fled to Egypt where he hoped to...

Plato’s Philosophy: 10 Breakthroughs That Contributed to Society

  If the concerns of Classical Greek Philosophy were reduced to three words, they’d be truth, beauty, and goodness.   Thoughtful observation of the concepts behind these...

4 Artists Who Openly Hated Their Clients (and Why It’s Amazing)

  Historically, many artists have bumped heads with their clients — they still do. Be it from differences in ideology to taste, artists tend to...

Impressionist Art for Dummies: A Beginners Guide

  Impressionism evolved in the late nineteenth century as a primarily French art movement. After a controversial start, it would become a creative driving force...

David Adjaye Releases Plans For Benin’s Edo Museum of West African Art

Adjaye Associates, the firm of the well-known architect David Adjaye, has released the designs for the Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) in...