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The Mysterious Return Of One Of Poland's Most Treasured Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

Lucas Cranach the Elder, called "one of the strangest Renaissance artists in Germany" is back in the headlines after a few centuries at rest. His pain...

Going Forward in Reverse: The Present Tense(ion) of History Painting (Banisadr, Howe, Dalwood, Steir, Taaffe, Quayola, Wang)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson


Is Smarthistory the Art History Textbook of the Future?

John Seed | Posted 11.05.2012 | Arts
John Seed

Professors have scrapped their ancient Kodak slide projectors and carousels packed with slides. At least, in this time of digitally driven change, academics have been at least able to take comfort from one source of constancy: their textbooks.

Preview: California Wives', "Art History"

Ben Evans | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Ben Evans

Recorded and produced by Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Muse) Art History is well paced and maintains a temperate energy throughout.

A Minimalist Poster For All Your Favorite Art Movements

Posted 08.31.2012 | Arts

Keeping track of all the movements in art history can be a difficult thing. We know Impressionism predated Post-Impressionism, but what did Fauvism or...

Women's Mythopoetic Art: Going Back to Start, Heroically

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson


From 'Civil Wrongs to Civil Rights': Politics and Light Interplay in the Art of Miles Regis

Flavia Colgan | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Flavia Colgan

Miles Regis' work is the perfect expression of who he is -- courageous, powerful and multicolored -- gathering us all in an artistic endeavor that values human spirit, connectedness and levity in the face of adversity.

Mona Lisa's Skeleton Found?

Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts

Much attention has been paid to Mona Lisa's smile throughout the years, but this week her skeleton is winding up in the spotlight. Italian archaeologi...

Happy Birthday Rembrandt!

Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts

Today we commemorate the birth of painter, etcher and self-portraitist extraordinaire, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. (We can see why he chose to go ...

Titian's First Major Work Goes Public

Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts

Tiziano Vecellio, aka Titian, is widely known as the greatest artist of the 16th century. His first major commissioned work, titled, "The Flight Into ...

Museums: Art History (Not for Profit) or Business (for Profit)?

Christina Mossaides Strassfield | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Christina Mossaides Strassfield

In my sophomore year of college, I went to an appointment to meet with my adviser. She looked at me straight in the eyes and said, "You should major in art history as an undergraduate, but after that you should go get an MBA and make some money!"

The 10 Best Kisses In Art

Posted 07.06.2012 | Arts

Pucker up, readers, it's National Kissing Day! The holiday actually originated in the UK to bring back the simple pleasure of kissing for kissing's sa...

By Eliminating the Arts We Are Undermining Our Founders Vision of America

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts
Nicholas Ferroni

By eliminating the arts, we are eliminating the most unique and successful characteristic that has separated Americans from the rest of the world since our founding.

The Best Secret of the Masters

Robert Maynord | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Robert Maynord

Like the Lascaux drawings, these have held up over centuries. Iron oxide pigments are a perfect match for painting. Many of the old masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt, and Franz Halls never used more than five to seven colors, mostly iron oxides.

An Oil Painter's Process

Tad Spurgeon | Posted 07.21.2012 | Arts
Tad Spurgeon

As an oil painter, I had always been interested in the craft of the materials. But after fifteen years of painting, it began to seem like I was workin...

Female Genitalia Carvings Are Europe's Oldest Rock Art

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/14/2012 03:09 PM EDT on LiveScience The oldest rock art ever found in Europe revea...

25 Years in 200 Artworks

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

The discipline of conventional history has attempted over the years to classify the trajectory of the art world into neatly constructed movements and ...

Not to Be Missed Japanese Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

One of Japan's most celebrated cultural treasures, "Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings" by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through April 29.

Timing Is Everything

Darryl Starr | Posted 06.25.2012 | Books
Darryl Starr

This entry is part of a contest by HuffPost Books and The Buried Life. Click here to read more about it. I smiled and felt really good, after readin...

Artist Interview: Jesse Bransford

Kari Adelaide | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

For the past eight years, Jesse Bransford has systematically engaged with ancient visual symbols and the cultural lore surrounding the seven classical planets. 2012-04-24-JesseBransfordpic.png

Rare Paul Revere Print Found

AP | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A rare engraved print created by Paul Revere has been found in a 19th century book at Brown University. A university preservation...

Getting Lost at the Museum of Fine Arts

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

That's what I love about museums -- every artwork or display is a window into another place, another time or another way of thinking.

Carolyn Castano's Bedazzled Narco-Wars

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Carolyn Castano explores the narratives of the narco-wars in Latin America, highlighting the female roles in a male-dominated world of violence, polit...

They Wrote Too??!

Posted 03.12.2012 | Arts

We know that you've probably read an artist's biography or two, but have you ever read artists' own account of their lives? Let us provide you with th...

New Islamic Art Film Premieres in Chicago

Daniel Tutt | Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago
Daniel Tutt

A new documentary film, Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World seeks to present some of the riches of Islamic artistic contributions to an American audience.