Prehistoric to contemporary
videos + essays
This book contains all of Smarthistory's content for the Ancient Roman art.
This book contains all of Smarthistory's content for Ancient Etruscan art.
South, East, and Southeast Asia, The Pacific, and Global Contemporary
Indigenous Americas, Africa, West and Central Asia
Later Europe and The Americas
What should a peasant painting smell like? Van Gogh has an opinion...
Meet the two women behind this iconic 1936 photograph.
What do a cucumber, a fly, figures in turbans, and ancient reliefs tell us about the Madonna and Child?
Was the 10th century Chola queen, Sembiyan Mahadevi, so beloved, she was depicted as a goddess?
Alexander, the Mongols, and the great epic of Iran.
The angry ducks of Bada Shanren.
A red so rare, so impossible to make, the process was lost before the end of the Ming Dynasty.