The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical VotivesJune 12, 2020
Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object, a beautiful statue might come to mind, not an anonymous pair of ears or a woman’s uterus....
The Intriguing Tale of Shocking Sheela Na Gig and Its Art ReferencesMay 29, 2020
Everyone remembers their first sighting of a Sheela Na Gig. Wandering around an old church, breathing in the architecture, the history, the silence. And then – that looks like, oh, yes, it is – a naked woman, exposing...
Nikko Toshogu ShrineApril 30, 2020
Among one of the most scenic areas of Japan, in the middle of the Honshu island, and at the foot of the Mt. Nantai volcano, lies the small city of Nikko. Besides the beautiful surroundings, it is known...
Augusta Savage: The Woman Who Defined 20th Century SculptureApril 24, 2020
Harlem Renaissance – or, as its very pioneers called it, the New Negro Movement – familiarized the public with names now mainstream in the collective consciousness, like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Luminaries such as these became...
Art and Justice: The Forgotten Case of Bird in Space by Constantin BrancusiApril 6, 2020
In 1926, Bird in Space crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Paris to New York City for an exhibition at the Brummer Gallery, curated by one of Brancusi’s most trusted friends – Marcel Duchamp. But what was different this...
A Great Mystery: Sanxingdui MasksApril 1, 2020
Who doesn’t love a mystery? Especially an art history mystery. Made by a previously unknown Chinese kingdom, the 3,000 year old bronze Sanxingdui masks are shrouded in many unanswered questions and continue to intrigue and puzzle decades after...
Jane Poupelet: Bronze, Paper and Commitment in WWIFebruary 4, 2020
Jane Poupelet was a French sculptress and illustrator most known for her involvement in World War I. There were not many female artists at the time so Jane Poupelet had to really stand out to succeed. She distinguished...
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