December 15, 2017
Nintendo's Mario and Homer's Odysseus have more in common than you might think.
February 13, 2019
Besides the infamous Number Nine, that is.
November 11, 2020
Keeping cozy in a countryside escape, through the ages.
May 9, 2019
Demons and artists, it seems, pull from the same bag of tricks. They take ordinary matter and transform it into something more wondrous, more terrifying.
November 17, 2018
Huge monuments to national pride are regaining popularity. One scholar suggests this might also indicate a larger cultural shift.
September 16, 2019
The original inspiration for the now-ubiquitous equestrian statue, a classical bronze of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, was almost melted down and lost forever.
October 3, 2018
The author of Frankenstein always saw love and death as connected. She visited the cemetery to commune with her dead mother. And with her lover.
May 7, 2018
Every statue tells a story, often long forgotten. San Francisco's Pioneer Mother Monument in Golden Gate Park was greeted with disappointed by the woman who originated it.
June 18, 2018
Since the 16th century, anonymous authors have been posting provocative political messages on or near these Roman statues.
November 7, 2019
No one could have predicted Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s turn to the bizarre.
November 26, 2014
The 15th century marble statue of Adam, by Venetian sculptor Tullio Lombardo has been restored by the Metropolitan Museum.
June 26, 2020
Coade stone was all the rage in late eighteenth-century architecture, and a mother-and-daughter team was behind it all.
December 3, 2019
Lord Elgin went beyond his original mandate, amassing a vast store of treasures, one scholar notes.
May 19, 2017
Butter sculpture is a fixture of American state fairs. The practice of using food as a medium for art dates back centuries.