Depicting a fantastically surreal world that ranges from orgiastic pleasure to terrifying horror, Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights has fascinated the public for centuries. Now housed in Madrid's Prado Museum, it's hard to believe this bizarre painting—filled with Willy Wonka machines and hybrid creatures caught in strange acts—was painted over 500 years ago.
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Vincent van Gogh is arguably one of the most iconic artists of all time with a well-known and universally adored body of...
Until just 5 years ago, The Klencke Atlas—a collection of maps named after Johannes Klencke, a key figure in the 17th century Dutch...
While the term photography was coined in the early 19th-century, Greek mathematicians had been making pinhole cameras since the 4th century BCE. With such a long history, photography is full of firsts, from the world's oldest photograph to the first photo uploaded to Instagram. While most early photos used the daguerreotype process invented by Louis Daguerre, technical inventions have created endless possibilities for photographers.
We come into contact with textile art every day.
New York City in the 1940s was buzzing with activity, with the population of Manhattan almost reaching 2 million inhabitants.
Today, Frida Kahlo remains one of the most celebrated artists in modern art. In terms of subject matter, Kahlo favored self-portraits and scenes rooted in her Mexican heritage. Given the deeply personal nature of these themes, art historians and art lovers alike are able to learn about Kahlo through her paintings. While studying her art is an excellent way to get to know the artist, this rare collection of photographs also offers an intimate glimpse into her life.
Throughout the course of art history, self-portraiture has remained a tried and true practice among leading artists.
Long after her death in 1954, artist Frida Kahlo continues to be a household name.
Everyone has a past—a fact that’s easy to forget with high-profile figures such as world leaders. But like the rest of us, these icons were once youthful and nowhere near as powerful as they were (or are) today. The following pictures of young world leaders before they were famous show that they weren’t unlike their constituents; they too posed for school portraits, went on field trips, and played sports.
Brazilian artist Marina Amaral combines her love of history with creativity, creating colorized versions of historic photos.
Fairy tales aren’t just for story books—there are plenty of them that seemingly exist in the real world, too.