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Curated Stories From Antiquity to Contemporary Art

The God Hermes: The Roman obsession with the Egyptian God Thoth

  The Romans came to believe that the god Hermes was responsible for all human knowledge, based on what they knew about the Egyptian god...

The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli: 3 Ways to Interpret His Most Famous Work

  Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Füssli) was an Anglo-Swiss painter (1741-1825) who was more well known in his lifetime for his art history lectures and...

The Nymphet Sexualization Of Cleopatra In Caesar And Cleopatra (1945)

  Gabriel Pascal directed the film Caesar and Cleopatra in 1945, almost fifty years after the production of the play on which it was based....

Early Religious Art: Monotheism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

  Three major religions in the world, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all share one common idea: monotheism, or the worship of one God. However, all...

Paul Signac: Color Science and Politics in Neo-Impressionism

  Neo-Impressionism is often considered the first avant-garde movement in modern art. Although Georges Seurat can be regarded as the father of Neo-Impressionism, Paul Signac...

Poison in Ancient History: 5 Illustrative Examples of its Toxic Use

  For as long as people have interacted with plants, animals, and minerals, poison has been a part of our human story. Looking back within...

Vixen or Virtuous: Depicting Women in WW2 Public Health Campaigns

  Due to a lack of awareness and modern medicine, venereal diseases broke out amongst servicemen during WW2. This brought about significant problems for both...

American Icon Annie Leibovitz: Here’s What You Need to Know

  Annie Leibovitz is one of the most well-known contemporary American photographers. Having started out as a young, inexperienced amateur who managed to land a...

Amedeo Modigliani: A Modern Influencer Beyond his Time

  Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani’s work is easily among the most instantly recognizable in western art history, and his name stands alongside the likes of...

This Is Abstract Expressionism: The Movement Defined in 5 Artworks

  Abstract Expressionism is one of the most celebrated and significant art movements of the 20th century. Emerging out of post-war New York in the...

Gustave Courbet: What Made Him The Father of Realism?

  Gustave Courbet is widely renowned as one of France’s greatest painters ever. During his career, he revolutionized the artistic landscape of the country through...

Henry Moore: A Monumental Artist & Sculpture

  Henry Moore is widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest artists. His career spanned more than six decades, and his work continues to be...

Boudica’s Revolt: When Brittannia’s Warrior Queen Took On Rome

  Rome began its slow, piecemeal conquest of Britannia in 43 AD, subduing the various tribes one by one. Some tribes sought to preserve their...

5 Art Movies on Famous Artists Worth Watching (Updated 2021)

  The lives of famous artists have long intrigued their audiences. Through chaos, creativity and raw emotion, artists have remained captivating enigmas that many can...