For centuries, the equestrian portrait has played a pivotal role in the politics of art. Originally reserved for members of nobility in Ancient Greece and Rome, portrayals of people on horseback eventually featured high-status sitters and, later, military figures—including Confederate soldiers in the United States. Given the controversial history of these statues, it comes as no surprise that celebrated contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley has harnessed this motif to craft his latest piece, Rumors of War.
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Over the last few years, we’ve seen an inspiring surge in inclusive Halloween costumes for kids.
Yayoi Kusama has carved out a name for herself as a top contemporary artist.
In the 17th century, artists in Italy began embracing an increasingly elaborate style. Known as the Baroque movement, this shift toward an ornate, over-the-top aesthetic is evident in both the art and architecture of the time, with master of materials Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the forefront. In addition to designing St. Peter’s Basilica (one of Italy’s most important monuments), Bernini was a celebrated sculptor, with The Rape of Proserpina among his most treasured creations.
Since 1948, Japan has celebrated Culture Day, or Bunka No Hi, on November 3.
With ancient origins, the practice of mapmaking may seem like chartered territory.
For centuries, people young and old have reveled in the fun and frightening festivities of Halloween. Occurring every year on the last day of October, the haunted holiday is a festive way to celebrate the fall season and an exciting way to embrace the occult, making it one of contemporary culture’s most exciting annual events. Though it’s wildly popular today, Halloween is not merely a modern phenomenon.
Did you know that only around 7% of United States-based pilots are women?
As a pioneer of Impressionism, Claude Monet remains one of art history’s most beloved figures.
Feeling nostalgic for the 90s? If so, your inner child will love this blast from the past. Inspired by the iconic aesthetic of Lisa Frank, a designer whose wildly popular products have come to symbolize the decade, Hotels.com is now offering stays in the Lisa Frank Flat—an apartment in downtown Los Angeles that has been splashed with fluorescent flair.
Throughout history, cultures across the globe have adopted creative ways to deal with death.
For centuries, enthusiasts of art, archaeology, and everything in between have flocked to the British Museum.