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A portrait of the cultivated, but deeply flawed, politically inept, and unlucky King Charles I, who ended his days beheaded on a scaffold.
Like a disaster movie, Turner’s painting transforms a natural catastrophe — with death a near-certainty — into entertainment.
Though he was eventually beheaded, this portrait encapsulates the king's notion of independent authority, and his belief in the divine right of kings.
What’s that dog yapping about? This mischievous woman throws caution—and her slipper—to the wind.
Christine de Pizan was an author and intellectual and wasn't afraid to show the strength of women in the early 15th century.
Rembrandt's enigmatic self-portrait at Kenwood House is an apt example of the artist's long career in self-exploration.
Christine de Pizan was the first professional author and an important female role model from the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
De Bry's images of the Americas affirm and assert a sense of European superiority.
Sheltered by the sea, a study in place and feeling
Holding on to pagan traditions in the early Christian era
What are Persian carpets, a peacock, and a cucumber doing in a painting of The Annunciation?
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