The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman EgyptNovember 21, 2020
Though they are often referred to as “Fayum portraits” – taking their title from the location of a region in Egypt where Pharaoh Amenemhat III’s mortuary temple once stood – they came from various places across Egypt. These...
The Bust of Nefertiti: Ancient Masterpiece or Genius Hoax?November 20, 2020
On December 6, 1912, a team of excavators from the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft, led by Ludwig Borchardt, unearthed a wonderful work of art. They found the bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti in the workshop of Thutmes, the sculptor...
Portable Prehistoric Gods and GoddessesNovember 18, 2020
Our prehistoric ancestors moved around a lot. It was a short and brutal life back then – you needed the protection and guidance of your gods and goddesses. So, what better solution than to carry them around in...
Ars et Virtus: Croatia-Hungary. 800 Years of Common HeritageNovember 13, 2020
On 24th September 2020 the Klovićevi Dvori Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia, opened an exhibition named Ars et Virtus. Croatia-Hungary, 800 Years of Common Heritage. The exhibition is a general display of the common heritage of Croatia and Hungary....
Nose Art – The Most Unique Art Painted by Pilots During WWIINovember 5, 2020
Ever since men first went to war in airplanes, they have felt the need to decorate their machines with unofficial, often banned and personal markings. So-called Nose Art created a powerful bond between man and machine. Pilots wanted...
Goya’s Ghosts: The Disasters of War Print SeriesOctober 28, 2020
Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is considered the founder of the national genre in Spain. He was talented in many areas: portraits, historical scenes, and more. But he is also known as the voice of dissatisfied people. He always truthfully...
Did You Know? Haarlem in the Dutch Golden AgeOctober 20, 2020
The city of Haarlem in the Netherlands was one of the flourishing art centers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Today, you can walk the streets of the city and see that not much has changed. Architecturally, the...
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