Ancient Greece

Nike of Samothrace, ca 200-175 BCE, Parian and Lartian marble, Paleopoli, Samothrace, Greece, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Nike of Samothrace

Nike of Samothrace is the masterpiece of an unknown Hellenistic artist. While the artist’s story may be unknown, the statue’s story is as complex...

James W Singer 16 May 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Laocoön and His Sons

Laocoön and His Sons was one of the most influential sculptures during the Renaissance. The contorted bodies of the figures, their faces full of...

Anastasia Manioudaki 16 May 2024

Ancient Greece

Six Ancient Greek Sculptures Everyone Should Know

Greek sculptures have had a profound effect on art throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of, what...

Zuzanna Stańska 16 May 2024

Europa Art: Valentin Serov, The Rape of Europa, 1910, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moskva, Russia. Literature

How Europe Got Its Name — The Myth of Europa in Art

Have you ever wondered where the name of the continent Europe comes from? Meet Europa, a Phoenician woman who became the inspiration for the name of...

Magda Michalska 17 April 2024

Ancient Greece

Timeless Beauty: Ancient Greek Athletes in Art

The idea of timeless beauty is fascinating. Also, it’s a great concern for lovers of art history. Conceptions of beauty in Western art history...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 9 April 2024

Quiz

QUIZ: Can You Guess This Ancient God?

Ania Kaczynska 6 April 2024

Ancient Greece

The Parthenon of Athens: Ancient Greek Mythology and Architecture

Mythology encompasses a vast realm within Ancient Greek history. Equally extensive is the utilization of mythological figures in ancient Greek art.

Rachel Witte 28 March 2024

Ancient Greece

Mythological Heroes in Art: Triumph & Tragedy

Mythological heroes have been depicted in artworks countless times throughout history. We are constantly returning to their timeless tales in art and...

Jenna Burns 21 March 2024

Masterpiece Stories

The Boxer at Rest – Defeated Hellenistic Athlete

Coming face-to-face with a piece of art you’ve loved for years is a thrilling, exciting and oftentimes overwhelming experience. Such was the case...

Nadine Waldmann 11 March 2024

Badass Women of Greek Mythology: Ancient Art

The Top 5 Most Badass Women of Greek Mythology

Most people have heard stories of the most famous Greek gods and heroes: Zeus, Poseidon, Heracles, Hades, etc. But what about the tales and woes of...

Lauren Dorsey 8 March 2024

Bizarre

The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical Votives

Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object,...

Marga Patterson 29 February 2024

Zeus' lovers:Dosso Dossi, Jupiter and Semele, 1520s, private collection. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Ancient Art

Top 5 Zeus’ Lovers and Their Crazy Stories

The Almighty Zeus was the god of skies and thunders in the ancient Greek mythology, who ruled as the king of the gods of Mount Olympus. His name is...

Zuzanna Stańska 14 February 2024