art history

Can the visual arts capture movement in stillness? This slideshow traces the representation of dance, particularly of…

The ArtCurious podcast continues to be a hit, and now, Jennifer Dasal has parlayed its extraordinary success into a book of the same name, available in September.
In a new Art & Object series, we’ll take a look at some of history’s greatest jewelry stories, showing you how and why jewelry is such a powerful artistic, cultural, and historical artifact.
The embodiment of classical femininity, the goddess Venus has taken many forms throughout art history.
The femme fragile was the product of its time: in the Victorian era, feminine weakness conveyed Godliness and mental purity.
So much of what we know about art comes from art historians, but how much do we know about the art historians themselves?
For six weeks in 2011, visitors to room 20 of the Parisian Musee d'Orsay didn't know what to look at first—Gustave Courbet's L'Origine du Monde (1866), or the woman copying it at a nearby easel.
While the word “muse” is often used to describe an inspiration or influence behind an artwork, it usually means we are either idealizing a woman or ignoring a female artist’s accomplishments.