February 12, 2021

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4 Art-Historical Masterpieces That Would Not Have Existed Without the Great Love Stories That Inspired Them

Love affairs are an art form all their own when two creative spirits become romantically entangled. Though the myth of the artist as a solitary genius endures, many of history’s greatest painters and sculptors found artistic inspiration in a muse, rival, collaborator—or someone who happened to be all three. Though these artists’ epic love sagas

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The Challenge and Allure of Portraying Sex in Art Today

Humans Like Being a Little Scared but They Don?t Want to be Disturbed, 2020 . Oh de LavalUnit London 95% of history is explained as men trying to impress woman, 2020. Oh de LavalUnit London Sex is one of the oldest subjects in the history of art, but never has it looked the way it

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Five Years of Embajada

Since 2020, art destinations have had to adapt to the conditions brought on by the ongoing pandemic. But amidst the countless zoom-studio visits and Instagram-live conversations, Puerto Rico’s Embajada Gallery, has stood out by the way it has continued to expand its reach. Founded in 2015 by the husband and wife duo of Christopher and

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Samella Lewis, Artist and Historian Focused on Advancing Black Art, Awarded CAA’s Highest Honor

As part of its annual conference, which runs through February 13, the College Art Association, a U.S.-based professional organization that promotes art history scholarship, announced the winners of its awards for 2021. The association’s biggest prize, the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, has been awarded to Samella Lewis, an artist and scholar. Lewis was

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Startling New Evidence Suggests Stonehenge’s Inner Stone Circle Was Originally Erected 175 Miles Away, in Wales

Lending credence to an ancient legend, newly uncovered evidence suggests that Stonehenge’s inner circle of stones was originally erected in Wales, before being transported 175 miles and rebuilt on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. Archaeologists working on the Stones of Stonehenge project have found buried holes that once were part of a ring of stones that closely

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