Architecture

Museum Stories

The Treasures of the Bargello National Museum

Museo Nazionale del Bargello or the Bargello National Museum is among Florence’s most important museums along with the Uffizi Gallery and the...

Maya Tola 2 December 2021

Stained-glass windows, Nasie Al Mulk Mosque, Iran Architecture

7 Extraordinary Stained-Glass Wonders You Need to Know

The practice of decorating pieces of glass with the aim of adorning a room seems to originate in the ancient Roman Empire. Later stained-glass...

Camilla de Laurentis 22 November 2021

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Photograph by Alvesgaspar Architecture

St. Peter’s Basilica—Layers of History

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most iconic buildings in Western culture.  But, the facade we see today is the culmination of centuries of...

Ledys Chemin 18 November 2021

Lalibela rock-hewn churches cover African Art

Medieval Christian Monoliths: The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

The highlands of northern Ethiopia contain eleven fascinating and unique churches. The so-called rock-hewn churches of Lalibela were carved directly...

Alexandra Kiely 18 November 2021

Architecture

These Churches Will Make You Believe In God

Churches are fascinating buildings where time seems to stand still. Allow us to lead you by the smell of incense into the dark Gothic interiors.

Magda Michalska 18 November 2021

Roberto Burle Marx, landscape designer, in his studio. Photo Tyba Architecture

Roberto Burle Marx: The Artist of Landscape Design

When you think about Modernist architecture, probably Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, or Oscar Niemeyer comes to mind. But have you paid attention...

Natalia Tiberio 8 November 2021

Architecture

World’s Most Beautiful Libraries You Should Know

Around this time of year, most schools and universities welcome back their students as a new semester begins. As we all know, the past year has been...

Magda Michalska, Nicole Ganbold 6 October 2021

Art Travels

Here’s the Duomo of Florence!

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or the Duomo of Florence along with Giotto’s Campanile and Baptistery of Saint John are designated UNESCO...

Maya Tola 4 October 2021

Long Read

Tōkyō Thrift – Japonisme and the Japanese Bauhaus

The historical narrative of Modernism is overwhelmingly western. However, the history of the movement is, in reality, one of constant diffusion...

Geoffrey Bunting 29 August 2021

Art Travels

Choose Your Destination: Best Vacation Spots for Art History Lovers

As we are all in the full swing of summer and ready to explore, we look at the best destinations to visit for art history lovers during vacation. Get...

Nina Relf 13 August 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Thomas Cole, The Architect’s Dream

The Architect’s Dream is an outstanding example of architectural genre. It was painted by American artist and founder of the Hudson River School Thomas Cole in 1840 for the New York architect Ithiel Town. The painting seamlessly stitches together Egyptian, Graeco-Roman and Gothic styles into a fantastical landscape.

Rucha Vijay Bodas 8 August 2021

The Fascinating Ceramic Tile Art of the Anatolian Seljuks

The ceramic tile art of the Anatolian Seljuks dazzled with its mystical turquoise hues, fantastical creatures, and figural depictions. So, who were...

Marga Patterson 23 July 2021