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Art History

The Present Through the Past

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.30.2016 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In every visit to Greece, I spent lots of time in the country's museums. My hunger for the sculpture and architecture of ancient Greece remains consta...

When Art Got The Gold: The Olympic Games And Art Today

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 08.15.2016 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

A mere 1,500 years or so since the Olympics of Ancient Greece, the modern version of the Olympics began; and yet another sixteen years later, it was e...

Unfinished Art -- Unfinished Lives

Sherman Yellen | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
Sherman Yellen

It left one with the impression that the art which seems incomplete is more than complete -- indeed -- in some ways superior to the finished work of these artists. These are paintings that actually breathe.

21 Times People Were Naked At Inappropriate Times In Art History

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts

In these prime summer days, clothes can often seem like a cruel, sweaty burden. An unnecessary layer holding you back from your true potential. If onl...

To Succeed in Business, Major in Art History

Stephanie Storey | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Stephanie Storey

I hear it all the time from high school and college students: to succeed, you must major in science, technology, engineering, or business. Any other degree is waste of time. And an art history degree?! Completely useless. Let me set the record straight: that thinking is false and becoming more false every day.

23 Paintings From Art History That Accurately Reflect Your Current Mood

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts

Sometimes, it's Monday. And on Mondays, most of us are just barely holding on, freshly mourning the loss of the weekend whilst peering into the void t...

Feeling the Force of Montmartre's Brilliant Bohemians

Rick Steves | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Montmartre is in many ways the Paris cliché -- red and white checkered tablecloths, artists and easels filling petite squares, bohemian night spots...

The Undiscovered American Modernist

Alexander Sanger | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Alexander Sanger

William Sanger was a radical and revolutionary at heart, a romantic, a fighter for his beliefs and a political philosopher.

Soaking Up the Joys of Traffic-Free Florence

Rick Steves | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Some people shop randomly. I sightsee randomly. And after a long day of determined and focused sightseeing while researching my guidebook, I find a sp...

'Maestra,' A Conversation with L.S. Hilton

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.09.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Derrick Santini L.S. Hilton grew up in England and has lived in Key West, New York City, Paris and Milan. After graduating from Oxford, she st...

A Glorious Survey Of Moms In Art History

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2016 | Arts

Mary Cassatt is perhaps the most well-known painter of mothers. A contemporary of Edgar Degas during the 19th- and 20th-century era of Impressionists,...

Studying Math in Church

Rick Steves | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Florence, the Church of San Lorenzo is a great example of how Renaissance architecture is poetry -- stony, mathematical, and timeless poetry. You'...

Jean Dubuffet: Coucou Bazar. Interview with Choreographer Kiriakos Hadjiioannou (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts

In his spectacular stage piece Coucou Bazar, Jean Dubuffet combined painting, sculpture, theatre, dance and music into a unique, multimedia work of ar...

Instagram Account Highlights Art History's Most Badass Fashion Moments

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts

#isaacoliver #oliver or #marcusgheeraertst #gheeraerts #queenelizabeth #rainbowportrait #1602 #hatfieldhouse #jeweledsnake #sleevedetail #snakesinart ...

Orvieto's Sistine-like Chapel of San Brizio

Rick Steves | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Orvieto Cathedral's Chapel of San Brizio is one of the most jaw-dropping pieces of art you'll see in Italy. Painted by Luca Signorelli (who inspired M...

Remembering Marisol, A Pioneering Artist Who Merged Pop And Folk History

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts

"I was born an artist. Afterwards, I had to explain to everyone just what that meant." -Marisol The world lost a pioneering artist when Marisol Escob...

Christopher Kent Schumaker: My Strangers / Homeward Angel

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

All of the works in Christopher Kent Schumaker's new book My Strangers were made during a time of great duress in the artist's life.

People In Art History Who Can't Today, Because It's 4/20

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts

Happy April 20th. Celebrate this blessed occasion by staring at some art. An even greater idea? Visit a museum by yourself. But in the meantime: I, t...

Cats Are Purrfect Muses, And These Historical Paintings Are Proof

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts

Cats prance from room to room, expressing their whims and fears spontaneously. They scratch, they bellow, and they quietly watch the world go by from ...

These Haunting Photos Reveal Italy's Liberation Through A Dual Lens

HuffPost Italy | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 03.17.2016 | World

Buildings destroyed by bombs, faces filled with despair, stoic soldiers, a worn-out Benito Mussolini, Pope Pius XII wading into a crowd of Allied troo...

6 Reasons To Go To A Museum Alone

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts

When it comes to solitary activities and bravery, going to a museum alone falls somewhere between going solo to the movies and eating lunch on your ow...

Museum Recreates Van Gogh's Bedroom, Rents It On AirbnB

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts

Looking for an Airbnb to rent in the Chicago area? Great. Ignore all those spacious one-bedrooms on the shores of Lake Michigan and head straight for ...

What Art History Would Look Like If Men And Women Had More Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts

Late last year, scientists verified the age of the world’s oldest tattoos. According to The Smithsonian, they belong to a European Tyrolean Iceman w...

How Art History Taught Me That I, A Woman Of Color, Could Create

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 02.05.2016 | Arts

Throughout elementary and junior high, I had been a straight-A student. But by high school, I had become a slacker who made an effort in the only two ...

This 65-Year-Old Photographer Is Turning Herself Into Famous Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts

A woman glances at you over her shoulder, wearing a headscarf and a pearl earring. Sound like a familiar image? Unlike the famous Vermeer painting, th...