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Historical Art

Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Male Mona Lisa' Sold for $450 Mill...

November 22, 2017

Last November 15, after 19 minutes of bidding at Christie’s in New York City, a record was broken when a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, called Salvator Mundi, sol...

Real Grasshopper Found In The Paint Of A Van Gogh Maste...

November 13, 2017

Art curators at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. discovered the remains of a dead grasshopper on the canvas of Van Gogh’s painting Olive Trees....

15 Impressive Sculptures of the Past and Present

November 11, 2017

Spread your wings | Taken at The Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno. This is an extensive cemetery located on a hillside in Genoa, Italy. Galatea in Acis’ arms | The Medici...

Last Paintings of Some of History's Most Famous Artists

November 9, 2017

Below are the final masterpieces from some of the world's most well-known artists. #1 Claude Monet: Water Lilies Murals (1926) #2 Pablo Picasso's Last Self-Portrait...

Removing 200 Years of Varnish from a Painting

November 8, 2017

A video uploaded by Philip Mould, art dealer and host of BBC’s "Fake or Fortune?", shows the removal of 200 years of varnish from a painting. Check out the incredible video em...

The Story Behind one of the Most Recognizable Paintings...

October 14, 2017

The American Gothic House in Eldon Iowa served as the inspiration for Grant Wood’s famous painting American Gothic. In 1930, Wood was visiting Eldon for an art ex...

Before Painting the Iconic Mona Lisa, Might Leonardo da...

October 11, 2017

Before painting the iconic Mona Lisa, did Leonardo da Vinci have sketched a nude prototype first? This is exactly the question that experts at the Louvre Museum i...

Photographer Recreated Some of History's Iconic Portrai...

September 30, 2017

66-year-old photographer Laura Hofstadter came up with a series of black and white self-portraits emulating classical paintings. The project, titled , was a way o...

Claude Monet's House and Gardens: The Inspiration for M...

September 20, 2017

Claude Monet, a leading figure of the Impressionist movement, is also one of the best landscape painters the world has ever seen. Water lilies, colorful ponds, cl...

Lovely Photos of Frida Kahlo from the Last Years of Her...

August 6, 2017

In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund traveled to Mexico where she met the legendary couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Welcomed into their home, she had the chan...

Why Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ So Famous?

July 29, 2017

Today, the Monalisa is the world's most renowned piece of art... but it wasn't always this way. Here’s the story of how the Renaissance darling reached the big leagues. Credit: Grea...

This Magnificent Dollhouses Took 20 Years to Finish and...

June 14, 2017

The Stettheimer Dollhouse, created by Carrie Walter Stettheimer for 20 years, from 1916 to 1935, is a magnificent 1930s two-storey New York home with 12 rooms and...

65,000 Oil Paintings Brought Van Gogh’s Art To Life in ...

June 8, 2017

Vincent Van Gogh fascinated the world not only for his incredible works of art, but for the tortured life he lived beyond the easel. It only makes sense, then, ...

Man Punched a Hole Through $10-Million Monet Painting D...

May 28, 2017

In 2012, 49-year-old Andrew Shannon visited the National Gallery Ireland and shocked the other visitors by punching a Claude Monet masterpiece.  The piece of art ...

New Leonardo da Vinci Drawing Discovered... And It’s Wo...

March 3, 2017

Back in March 2016, a retired French doctor decided to bring 14 unframed drawings to an auction house in Paris’ Tajan for appraisal. A certain pen-and-ink drawi...

The Most Beautiful Currency Ever Created by The U.S.

February 6, 2017

In 1896, the United States released the Educational Series of silver certificates, a series of currency depicting three allegorical motifs that would become some of the...

Picasso’s Self-Portraits from Age 15 - 90

December 21, 2016

Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of assem...

Incredible Detailed Close-Ups of Michelangelo’s David

December 21, 2016

He was 29 when Michelangelo completed what would become one of the most famous artworks of all time, David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture that stands 17 ft ...

The Beautiful Ancient Mosaics of Paphos Found in Cyprus...

December 19, 2016

The ancient city of Paphos in Cyprus was once the capital of the island during the Greco-Roman period. During its time, the city had some of the finest villas in...

Globe-Making Process From 1955

November 28, 2016

Take a peek behind the curtains as the workers at this globe factory hand-make globes using paper maché method that’s quite fascinating. There is so much craftsmanship and time that go into ...

6 Things You May Not Know About Michelangelo's Sistine ...

November 17, 2016

On November 1, 1512, the majestic ceiling frescoes adorning Rome’s Sistine Chapel were unveiled to the public. Painted by a rising young sculptor named Michelange...

11 Vintage Photos of Artists At Work, 1880-1921

November 16, 2016

1900: Francis David Millet at work in his studio, photographer unknown. 1907: Edward Gay Working on a Large Landscape in his Studio ca. 1920: Sculptor Malvina Hoffman work...

2,200 Year Old Painting Preserved By Dry Desert Air

November 16, 2016

Seen here is the incredibly well-preserved, painted ceiling at Egypt’s Temple of Hathor - the main temple at the Dendera Temple Complex was built around 2250 BC and is r...

A Flattened View of the Incredible Sistine Chapel Ceili...

November 16, 2016

Painted between 1508 and 1512, the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo is regarded as a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. Here's a flattened view of th...

The Side Of Him We Rarely See: Winston Churchill, The A...

November 15, 2016

Winston Churchill is famous for his role in leading Britain to victory against the Nazis. But he was also a writer and artist who painted to battle depression. Hi...

While Watching Antiques Roadshow, She Realized Somethin...

July 24, 2016

The owner of this 1959 Édouard Cortès oil painting was watching an episode of Antiques Roadshow. In the feedback booth, a gentleman was describing how his own Cor...