Whether its the pyramids of Egypt or the Great Wall of China, ancient civilizations managed enormous feats of construction which still astound visitors today. In South America, ancient civilizations have left behind ruins and extensive cave paintings which demonstrate impressive technical and artistic skill. The ancient cultures also left behind mysterious geoglyphs—figures and shapes drawn upon the landscape. Often best viewed from above, geoglyphs are found around the world.
The works of Vincent van Gogh are prized around the world.
Etched into the paint of one of the most famous paintings in the world, a haunting eight-word sentence has been...
In the early 20th century, New York City's Harlem neighborhood underwent a historic transformation. During what is now described as the Harlem Renaissance, the area thrived as a cultural hub for African Americans, culminating in unprecedented advancements in art, literature, and music. Though this “golden age” lasted less than 20 years, its legacy has lived on for decades.
Artists hope to achieve fame in their own lifetime.
In the early 20th century, a remarkable renaissance emerged in Harlem.
For centuries, African American artists have helped shape the visual culture of the United States. Often channeling their familial backgrounds and personal experiences in their work, these creative figures have influenced and inspired much of American art's evolution. Unfortunately, throughout history—both in the United States and beyond—artists of color have not aptly been recognized for their talents, achievements, and contributions. This has culminated in a popular history of art paved mostly by white artists.
The 19th century was not an easy time to be a Black person in America, especially if you were trying...
Many precious artifacts of human history still lie undiscovered, waiting for excavation.
Art has been around since the dawn of time; prehistoric cave paintings can be found in grottos and on cliffs around the world. However, intact prehistoric sculpture remains a rare find for archeologists, though not impossible. And when discovered, they provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the earliest cultures.
A keen observer of everyday life, Norman Rockwell is known for his idealized images of American history.
American painter Jacob Lawrence is known for his powerful artwork that depicts African American culture and history.