Anna Claire Mauney

So many books, movies, and web catalogs have been dedicated to his life, work, and correspondences that some interesting facts get lost in the mix. From a passion for religion to familial facts, here…
Sotheby’s April 18 Hong Kong sale, ICONS: Masterpieces from across time and space, features—as the name implies—a vast array of items chosen for their ability to inspire and delight viewers. 
Today, Netflix globally releases This Is a Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist, a four-part series that delves into the unsolved robbery of Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the…
Created by Early Flemish painters and brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck, the 589-year-old piece has an incredible history. It’s survived fires, more than a dozen thefts, botched cleanings, a stint in…
The allegorical manifestation of "the four continents" is a visual staple of Western art from the colonial period and the eighteenth-century in particular. Used to uphold the idea of European…
The Benin Bronzes of Nigeria, their provenance, and the possibility of restitution have been making headlines of late. Currently scattered across the world, this collection of a thousand plus statues…
Early eighteenth-century France saw the emergence of Rococo style—an offshoot of the Baroque movement. Also called late baroque, Rococo artwork, architecture, and decor maintained the exuberance and…
The easy answer is Isaac Newton, but of course, the real answer is more complicated. Though Newton might be better known for his writings on and experiments with gravity and the laws of motion, his…