Trouvelot’s Total Lunar Eclipse
Immigrant artist Étienne Léopold Trouvelot used his skills to accurately represent the details—and the sublimity—of our solar system.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s Personal #Brand
Napoleon didn't like sitting for portraits, and yet artists and mass market prints helped cement his legendary status.
How The New Republic Tried to Find Its Audience
In its early days, The New Republic tried many creative ways to rejuvenate its waning readership. Some were more successful than others.
The Artist Behind Shakespeare’s Most Famous Portrait
Though considered a limited artist, Martin Droeshout engraved the only portrait of Shakespeare, which appeared on the cover of the first folio.
The Sartorial Canvas: How the Iconic Dr. “Doc” Martens Reflect a Culture
The iconic Dr. "Doc" Martens boots seem to have shifted their own image, expanding its reach and popularity.