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The story behind the highly detailed  Baroque marble sculpture by Bernini. executed between 1622 and 1625. Housed in the Galleria Borghese in Rome, the work depicts the climax of the story of Apollo and Daphne

Everyone knows Michelangelo's statue of David, but there were other David's by other great artists who envisioned the biblical hero. See the Donatello's statues, plus Verrocchio & Bernini versions

Leonardo da Vinci's ultimate social commentary. The drawing that brought together ideas about art, architecture, human anatomy and symmetry in one distinct and commanding illustration

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The world's most extravagant Easter eggs are small, intricately decorated objets d'art by the jeweler and goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé. To this day the Imperial Egg collection remains as some of the most exquisite of works ever created.

Many people have claimed to have deciphered the Phaistos Disc. Many have claimed it's a fake

It’s quite rare in the history of illustrative art and stage design to trace the entire path of the artwork- from bringing it to life as a sketch, to its appearance as a costume photographed onto the actor during the opening performance, and, eventually, as a direct source of inspiration for artists- spectators.

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A detailed analysis of the Roman-era floor mosaic depicting the Battle of Issus between Alexander and Darius II. The artwork, dated circa 100 BC., was re-discovered and later excavated from the well-preserved volcanic ruins in Pompeii, Italy.

'The Meaning of Night' (oil on canvas, 1927) seems to represent the deep fear of darkness in human nature and of what is unseeable and unknowable in the external landscape, and inner world of the human psyche and soul. 

The Barberini Ivory is a Byzantine art ivory leaf from an imperial diptych dating from Late Antiquity is the only near-complete leaf of an imperial diptych and one of the most well-known artworks of the Byzantine Empire.

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One of the basic sources for study & information about the chronology and cultural history of ancient Egypt during the first five dynasties

His brushstrokes were full of movement and intensity that transported into his canvasses a breath of nature, that glimmered and moved almost as if truly animate scenes.

Roger II was King of Sicily, His coronation cloak was used by the Holy Roman Emperors and is now in the Imperial Treasury in Vienna. The cloak is an embroidery masterpiece in silk, gold, pearls, precious and semiprecious stones.

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Contrasting recent repatriation requests using cases of objects obtained in different periods to illustrate the complexity of the ethical debate facing museums with high profile ancient artifacts.

 The majority of the works carries the hidden message of the idea that China would or has already overcome the coronavirus outbreak by its own efforts,  focusing rather at the triumphal end of the fight against the virus, than the process of the struggle itself.

The Persistence of Memory (1931), with its often unexplainable and objective symbolic imagery, has provoked many artistic and even scientific and philosophic debates among many thinkers over the decades

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'The Kiss' is Klimt's artistic response to seeing the Byzantine mosaics at Ravenna, Italy, which so profoundly affected him and it is the final painting from which he incorporated gold leaf into his works.

The Tibetan mandala is an exquisite art form that guides the meditative and psychic journeys of monks and followers of Buddhism...

'Avenue of Poplars in Autumn' is an oil painting created in 1884 by Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh did not regard this painting as a work in itself, as he wrote to his brother Theo, he thought it was more of "a rather large study" in light and shadow.

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"Lady Godiva" is an 1898 painting by English the artist John Collier, who worked in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Bronze sculpture was revitalized in the Italian Renaissance by the great Florentine sculptor Giovanni di Bertoldo...

The market of 19th-20th century American small-scaled handicrafts, postcards and souvenirs with the Asian twist is full of objects titled “Esther Hunt Era” or “Esther Hunt style”. So who is Esther Hunt and why did she take on Chinese themes in Early American Art?

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Piero della Francesca was one of the most innovative Old Masters in Early Italian Renaissance art. His painting of ‘The Duke and Duchess of Urbino’ shows us why he was a leading pioneer in technique and humanist ideals.

This plastered and painted wooden box with a vaulted lid found in King Tutankhamun's tomb gives us a window into events from the boy king's life, along with some fascinating cultural history and art trends associated with Tut's period.

Theodore Wores’s art helped to form a positive image of Chinese people in 19th century America. This article is an in-depth analysis of American artist Theodore Wores' contribution to the rise of, coinage and extension of Chinese subject matters in  American art history.