Using peach and eggplant emojis as shorthand for sex may seem like a new thing, but Renaissance artists were experts at using produce to imply intercourse.
Once at the pinnacle of Amsterdam’s art scene, Rembrandt van Rijn eventually found himself outcompeted by his own students.
Rejecting romanticism, these famous paintings depict war as it really is: sadistic and senseless.
In war zones, aggressors steal art to eradicate the cultural heritage of others. Victims, meanwhile, sell stolen art in order to survive.
Science and technology were making early modern Europe a better place to live, but at what cost?
Pure cinema is about removing redundancy so that even the smallest detail serves a purpose in relation to the bigger picture.
Art isn't a side note in human history; it's the main text.
The polymath used science to elevate his art.
An X-ray offers a glimpse into the painter’s early years.
What better explains the prevalence of heavy metal in Scandinavian countries: culture or economy?
Those white, marble statues you see in museums all over the world were originally painted with bright colors.
The strange case of cultured ultra-thief Stéphane Breitwieser — who claims “art is my drug” — has divided opinion. Is it Stendhal syndrome?
A new book by historian and author Paul Strathern argues that the Northern European Renaissance has long been overlooked.
Rather than sending serial killer art to auctions, it should be sent to abnormal psychologists for research.
As the stream of AI-generated art turns into a deluge, NFTs could become a cornerstone of the Virtual Renaissance.
How one man's divine dream became a poultry-shaped reality.
Try writing a novel without using the letter "e."
Pick up the paintbrush and get to work.
Monsters have always represented societal fears, but narrative art also casts doubt on whether we fully understand our monsters — and their slayers.
“Like real dreams, it does not explain, does not complete its sequences," film critic Roger Ebert once wrote about "Mulholland Drive."
For Nietzsche, a great work of art can either veil the horror of reality or – better yet – help us face it.
Expert Michael Spitzer explains how culture can “tune” your musical taste.
In the West, discussions of 20th-century painting are dominated by Warhol and Picasso, but trendsetting artists are found everywhere.
Video games matter. Their continued technological and artistic development is reshaping the way we satisfy our ancient need to tell stories.
To answer that question, we may have to figure out when the famed painter started to go bald.
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