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Ancient Art

All You Need to Know About the Lascaux Cave

Located in southern France, the Lascaux Cave houses some of the most famous prehistoric cave paintings, dating to approximately 15,000 BCE. The cave [...]

Vithória Konzen Dill 23 September 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece of the Week: Saturnino Herrán, Our Ancient Gods

Saturnino Herrán’s Our Ancient Gods is a masterful painting of Mexican Modernism from the early 20th century. It evokes the strength, dignity, and [...]

James W Singer 15 August 2021

South American Art

Diego Rivera: The Controversial Story of Man at Crossroads

At the suggestion of his mother, Nelson Rockefeller commissioned Diego Rivera, a passionate Mexican socialist artist, to paint the mural that was [...]

Ruxi Rusu 17 May 2021

Rococo

The Largest Ceiling Fresco in the World: Giambattista Tiepolo in Würzburger Residenz

Giambattista Tiepolo brought Venice back to the artistic spotlight in the 18th century. Without a doubt, the crowning achievement of Tiepolo's career [...]

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 February 2021

Ancient Greece

Pompeii of the Aegean: The Wall Paintings of Thera

The wall paintings of Thera (Santorini) reveal the bustling civilization that existed on the southernmost island of the Cyclades circa 1600 BCE. [...]

Anastasia Manioudaki 19 November 2020

Art History 101

All You Need to Know About The Last Judgement by Michelangelo

There is a lot happening in this Sistine Chapel altar-wall fresco. Narratives within other narratives that contain enough imagery to last scholars a [...]

Rachel Witte 17 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Saint Anne

To the south of Egypt is the mysterious land of Nubia. It has a complex history due to the different states and religions that have occupied the [...]

James W Singer 16 August 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Giotto di Bondone, Adoration of the Magi

January 6 in the Christian calendar is a day devoted to the Magi. According to the Bible, Three Wise Men from the East come to Bethlehem to visit [...]

Kate Wojtczak 6 January 2019

Architecture

6 Things You Must Know About Scrovegni Chapel

Scrovegni Chapel in Padua is one of the most famous Proto-Renaissance masterpieces. Decorated by Giotto di Bondone was completed in 1305 for the [...]

Zuzanna Stańska 31 March 2017