Historical Art

Che Guevara Photo: The Iconic Image Explained

March 5, 2020

Taken on March 5, 1960 in Havana, Cuba by photographer Alberto Korda, this famous photo of Latin American revolutionary Che Guevara is one of the most unavoidable photos ...

All I Want For Christmas Is You: History, How Much Mariah Carey Makes Every Year, And More

December 22, 2019

There aren't many artists who had a better year in 1994 than Mariah Carey. After the success of the previous year's Music Box, she...

"Jingle Bells" Is A Thanksgiving Song: What?

December 1, 2019

As one of the best-loved songs of the Christmas season, "Jingle Bells" has become part of our holiday culture, but there is more to this catchy ditty than meets the ear. F...

An Art Critic’s Secret Critique Of Hitler’s Paintings Shown Uncanny Insight

August 22, 2019

Like other world leaders—George W. Bush, Winston Churchill, Jimmy Carter, Francisco Franco, and Queen Victoria, to name a few—Adolf Hitl...

When The Mona Lisa Was Stolen: 1911's Art Theft That Made The Painting World Famous

May 23, 2019

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vince at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Source: (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images...

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

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 Masterpiece

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 Tre...

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 in The world

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...

Before Painting the Iconic Mona Lisa, Might Leonardo da Vinci Have Sketched a Nude Version First?

October 11, 2017

Before painting the iconic Mona Lisa, did Leonardo da Vinci have sketched a nude prototype first? This is exactly the quest...

Photographer Recreated Some of History's Iconic Portrait Paintings As Creative Self-Portraits

September 30, 2017

66-year-old photographer Laura Hofstadter came up with a series of black and white self-portraits emulating classical paintings...

Claude Monet's House and Gardens: The Inspiration for Many of His Greatest Works of Art

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. Wat...

Lovely Photos of Frida Kahlo from the Last Years of Her Life in Mexico City

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,...

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 Is Now Worth a Million Dollars

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...

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