An art historian explains how Vincent van Gogh went from an unknown painter to one of the world’s most expensive artists.
Historic paintings can be just as valuable as educational tools as videos created using the latest technologies.
What will happen to this villa and its unique collection of 16th- and 17th-century ceiling paintings?
Historically, baldness was treated with neutrality, as a regular part of daily life. Ancient Egyptians had different balding hairstyles
Sexuality in Ancient Rome was more preoccupied with power dynamics than it was with gender – as an expert in visual cultures of sexuality explains.
An art historian describes the two historical representations of Prophet Muhammad that led to a controversy at Hamline University.
Despite her extensive and versatile oeuvre, Blankenhorn has received limited attention from the art world.
Americans of all stripes have long embraced the culture of the ancient Mediterranean, using ancient ideals to navigate a new world.
In 1914, suffragette Mary Richardson slashed a painting London’s National Gallery to attract publicity to Emmeline Pankhurst’s imprisonment.
This artwork tells the incredible story of the Indigenous Traditional Owners who have long called the Tanami home.
Katy Hessel’s ambitious, weighty corrective to an art history canon that sidelines (or erases) women is ‘impressive and overdue’, writes Edwina Preston.
The baby drop box is a revival of centuries-old cultural practices from the Italian Renaissance when reproductive rights were zero.
Western fashion, laundering and style reflected the racialized politics dramatically shaped by profound global transformations bound up with slavery, colonialism and modernization.
There is still much to do to overcome the damage done by the myth of women-free art history that existed for the entire 20th century.
Hammamet with Its Mosque, a little picture with a monumental impact, belies a complex history of cross-cultural encounter.
Their modernist interpretations of Australia in the interwar period have both a complexity and a simplicity.
During the 1950s, Nat made hundreds of carvings. Today, many of these are likely to be lying unidentified in people’s homes and in museum basements.
From J.M.W. Turner to Yayoi Kusama, this exhibition explores 200 years of art about light.
The National Gallery’s reliance on outdated, male-dominated art history is a failure of its duty as a steward of the British public’s art collection
In 1895 the Wynne Prize was proposed as an award for a ‘landscape painting of Australian scenery’. Today it is more likely to be given to an Indigenous artist’s explanation of Country.