Before the French Revolution, professional models were salaried professionals. That would all change in the nineteenth century.
Prodigies, or monsters, were opaque and flexible symbols that signaled that God was sending some message.
By walking his way around an island off the coast of Ireland, the late artist broke with cartography's origins in marking ownership and conquest.
Flappers stole the headlines for their hemlines and wild ways. But were some of them stitching samplers in the meantime?
The miniature paintings celebrated and commemorated love at a time when public expressions of affection were uncouth.
Fourteen colossal black paintings by the modern artist Mark Rothko are installed in an octagonal room in Texas. Visitors say the chapel brings them peace.
As time went on, the dragons in Russian iconography slowly became more Western in style—just like Russia itself.
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.