The royal houses of Europe felt that it would be good for their sons to learn a manual trade. Artisans taught nobles to carve ivory on a lathe.
The artist's "Cremation Project" of 1970 marked a liberation from the tradition of painting and a step toward a more encompassing vision.
The cinema in 1980s Ghana was DIY. So were the movie posters, now the subject of an exhibition at the Poster House in New York City.
Lord Elgin went beyond his original mandate, amassing a vast store of treasures, one scholar notes.
There’s a specific term for these irregular pearls: “baroque,” from the Portuguese barroco.
A 1971 interview with poet Gerard Malanga.
No one could have predicted Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s turn to the bizarre.
"The best one can say of American art criticism is that its CLEVERNESS OFTEN CONCEALS ITS LACK OF PENETRATION," Alfred Stieglitz wrote.
The original inspiration for the now-ubiquitous equestrian statue, a classical bronze of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, was almost melted down and lost forever.
A collection of rare maps explores their power as visual messengers.