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Arndt’s choice to pose herself among so many textures, clothes, and props in Self-Portrait with Veil suggests she was well aware of the power of photography to interrogate gender roles.
A taxidermy deer covered with crystals changes the way we look at reality
In the Third Intermediate Period, lapis represented two of Ptah's roles: that of creator of the world from a watery darkness, and Lord of the Sky.
The precision of the line and the attention to texture allow this drawing to stand on its own as a finished work.
This tradition of highly decorative saddles continues uninterrupted in Tibet for at least a thousand years.
This exceptional mask has a solid wooden core carved with two similar faces in opposing directions, often referred to as a Janus face.
The luxurious space of the Damascus Room was ikely for an affluent family to host visitors. The opulent décor and poetic inscriptions were designed to make the space feel like a retreat from the bustling commercial center. Explore the masterpiece with Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
How a statue representing well-functioning government ended up in a cemetery
Trane by William T. Williams is a monumental abstract acrylic on canvas created in 1969. It exemplifies Williams’s groundbreaking approach to color, form and subject. The forms repeat and multiply and the lines, shapes and vibrant colors create a visual rhythm similar to a jazz composition. A work of art that bridges the personal and […]
A Nativity group made in wood from colonial Guatemala shows why sculptors from this area were renowned in the viceroyalties
We stand on a Bruges street and approach a goldsmith’s shop. Hang on, is that a falcon? Looks like we have company.
How modern is this Chinese painting? Of course, it’s a trick question; it all depends on what you mean by "Chinese," or by "modern."