Category: art

Rare Ottoman Ivory Dagger Handle, circa 1500s

It is delicately carved in relief with arabesque designs of interlacing foliage.

Artistic Snobbery

Serious American artists during the Early American Period (1789 – 1815) thought that genre scenes were too mean and lowly for
their talent. So major painters such as John Vanderlyn and Samuel Morse
scorned the depicting of ordinary folk – except, said Vanderlyn, Italian
peasants. With their lack of “fashion and frivolity,” Italian peasants,
Vanderlyn declared, were close enough to nature to possess a
neoclassical universality that was worth depicting.

Golden Armband with a Man’s Face

from Java (Indonesia) in the first half of the 900s CE.

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Here’s a gallery of 50 creative and funny examples of…

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10 striking Japanese pop music cover arts by Hiroshi Nagai.

10 striking Japanese pop music cover arts by Hiroshi Nagai.

30 extraordinary Hiroshi Nagai paintings that define the visual…

30 extraordinary Hiroshi Nagai paintings that define the visual language of ’80s City Pop.

57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, 1954. Photographed by Mildred…

57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, 1954. Photographed by Mildred Mead.

Fuchsias

An Alphonse Mucha necklace in the Art Nouveau style. Made of opal, cabochon sapphire, pearl, and gold. 1905.

Jan Švankmajer’s Food Trilogy (1992)

Jan Švankmajer’s Food Trilogy (1992)