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Archeologist Spends Over 35 Years Building Enormous Scale Model of Ancient Rome – Jessica Stewart

Tucked in the residential Roman neighborhood of EUR, a sprawling 1:250 scale model displays the glory of ancient Rome. Known as the Plastico di Roma Imperiale, the plaster model was commissioned by Mussolini in 1933 and depicts Rome in the 4th century AD at the time of Constantine I. It now sits in the Museum of Roman … Continue reading Archeologist Spends Over 35 Years Building Enormous Scale Model of Ancient Rome – Jessica Stewart

9 Bold & Powerful Women Who Shaped the Art World – Jessica Stewart

While the art world has historically seen a gender imbalance, this doesn’t mean that there have not been important women working on the scene. Artists themselves often get highlighted, but many female art patrons past and present have helped shape the way we view art. In fact, history is littered with trailblazing women who have … Continue reading 9 Bold & Powerful Women Who Shaped the Art World – Jessica Stewart

25+ Blossoming Works of Art Made Out of Real Flowers – Kelly Richman-Abdou

From still-life depictions to blooming landscapes, flowers have been a tried and true inspiration for nature-loving artists throughout the course of art history. In addition to traditional paintings and photographs, however, many of today's artists have taken a more avant-garde approach to the floral craft by creating works of art made out of real flowers. As evident in this collection of … Continue reading 25+ Blossoming Works of Art Made Out of Real Flowers – Kelly Richman-Abdou

The Horrible Inspiration Behind One of Picasso’s Great Works – Toby Saul

Pablo Picasso had been searching for three months for something to paint in April 1937. Living in Paris, the Spanish artist had been given a commission to produce a mural for the Spanish Pavilion of the 1937 Paris World’s Fair. Turmoil had disrupted his process, both in his private life and in the civil war … Continue reading The Horrible Inspiration Behind One of Picasso’s Great Works – Toby Saul

Frida Kahlo Writes a Personal Letter to Georgia O’Keeffe After O’Keeffe’s Nervous Breakdown (1933) – Colin Marshall

Important twentieth-century painters, as every student of art history learns, didn't tend to sail smoothly through existence. Those even a little interested in famed Mexican self-portraitist Frida Kahlo have heard much about the travails both romantic and physical she endured in her short life. But in this lesser-known instance, another artist suffered, and Kahlo offered the solace.Available to … Continue reading Frida Kahlo Writes a Personal Letter to Georgia O’Keeffe After O’Keeffe’s Nervous Breakdown (1933) – Colin Marshall

How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection – Mag

Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. Born and raised in Harlem, Vogel worked for the post office in Manhattan. He spent nearly 50 years living in a 450-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with his wife, Dorothy, a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. They lived frugally. They didn’t travel. They ate TV dinners. … Continue reading How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection – Mag

2000+ Years of Dogs in Art, From Ancient Mosaics to Instagram Selfies – Sara Barnes

Dog art was also found in the first century AD. One charming example includes a pair of canines found near Civita Lavinia, Italy in 1774. A painter and art dealer named Gavin Hamilton had excavated a place aptly-named Dog Mountain and discovered, among other things, a marble portrait of two hounds. According to The British Museum, … Continue reading 2000+ Years of Dogs in Art, From Ancient Mosaics to Instagram Selfies – Sara Barnes

Color and Texture in Porto’s Palácio da Bolsa — Discover

Walking the streets of Porto, Portugal, the blogger at Travel Gourmand shares the city’s flare for ornament, including the stunning, gilded Arab Room at Palácio da Bolsa, the city’s old stock exchange. via Color and Texture in Porto’s Palácio da Bolsa — Discover     Your kindly Donations would be so effective in order to fulfill … Continue reading Color and Texture in Porto’s Palácio da Bolsa — Discover

Rewriting The Story of the Starving Armenian — Discover

Liana Aghajanian on the food traditions of Armenian-Americans: “Having lost property, cultural heritage, and identity in addition to the millions who were killed, food became the most transportable cultural marker that could be made tangible with the right ingredients, as Armenians were forced to migrate across the world.” via Rewriting the Story of the Starving Armenian … Continue reading Rewriting The Story of the Starving Armenian — Discover

Uxmal: A Window Into The Maya — GALLIVANCE

To the delight of modern tourists, Maya kings sought to outdo each other with more and more impressive temples, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal (pronounced oosh-mal) is an outstanding example. via Uxmal: A Window Into The Maya — GALLIVANCE   Your kindly Donations would be so effective in order to fulfill our future … Continue reading Uxmal: A Window Into The Maya — GALLIVANCE

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