In many cultures, green is the color of rebirth and prosperity, a harbinger of life and spring. However, placed within the context of the nineteenth century, green begins to represent the dualities of inspiration and melancholia, health and sickness, and life and death.
Though he died quite young, Raphael's career included a rivalry with Michelangelo, educational encounters with Leonardo da Vinci, and a lengthy stint at the Vatican.
Global sensation, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, is now showing to the public at AREA15, a dynamic, new art, events, and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.
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 mysteries that continue to loom large over the case, more than thirty years later.
When the czar Alexander III took the throne in 1881—accompanied by his wife, Maria Feodorovna, he unwittingly began a lavish Easter tradition within the Russian imperial court—the bedazzled egg.
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 Austrian salt mines, disassembly, sale, and iconoclasm.
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 superiority and justify colonialism itself, the iconography associated with each continent is deeply rooted in racism.
Bartolo—known better as Morgante—was the sharp and quick-witted “buffoon” of Cosimo I’s court (1537 to 1569). In 1555, Cosimo I granted Morgante a ducal privilege in which he is defined as “our most beloved servant.”
Varied by culture, artistic movement, influence, and preferred medium, these Latin American artists might not have much in common, except for the fact that they deserve more recognition for their contributions to the art historical canon.
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 and plaques was stolen in 1897 from the African Kingdom of Benin, modern-day Nigeria, by British troops.