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‘Vikings: Life and Legend’ Arrives in London

‘Vikings: Life and Legend’ Arrives in London

London’s British Museum presents Vikings: Life and Legend until June 22, 2014. As the first extensive Viking exhibition at the museum for over 30 years, it showcases many new Viking Age archaeological discoveries and objects. Visitors arrive in the realm of seafarers, warriors and conquerors to study the fascinating dynamics of Viking history and legend. […]

Best Kept Secrets About Shakespeare

Best Kept Secrets About Shakespeare

Today is the Bard’s 450th birthday and amid the global celebrations, commemorations and fanfare it seems like the perfect time to dig up some of the best kept secrets about William Shakespeare and his incredible literary contributions to the world. Despite never publishing his own plays (they were all published posthumously by various friends), his […]

Eugène Atget and the Art of Old Paris

Eugène Atget and the Art of Old Paris

  Eugène Atget was a 19th century French documentary photographer, and an enigma. Later in life, he was noted for recording old Paris’ architecture and street scenes before their disappearance to modernization. Details of Atget’s early life are obscure. Born in 1857, he was orphaned by the age of five and was brought up by his […]

Easter Lily Tradition and History

Easter Lily Tradition and History

The Easter Lily is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Churches of all denominations, large and small, are filled with floral arrangements of these white flowers with their trumpet-like shape on Easter morning. The flower is frequently represented in stained glass windows either in memory of someone or to signify hope, purity and life […]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the greatest Spanish-language writer, best known for his masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, died on Thursday at his house in Mexico. He was 87. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, known as Gabo to his friend, was born in 1927 in the Colombian coast town of Aracataca. Like many great Latin American authors, he […]

Matisse’s Cut-Outs at London’s Tate Modern

Matisse’s Cut-Outs at London’s Tate Modern

London’s Tate Modern presents Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs through September 7, 2014. This major retrospective solely features Matisse’s cutout collages from 1936 until his death in 1954. The retrospective highlights 120 works of large-scale cutout collages including Matisse’s Blue Nudes and The Parakeet and the Mermaid (1952), along with other works from around the world. […]

Pysanka: Ukrainian Easter Egg Exhibit in New York City

Pysanka: Ukrainian Easter Egg Exhibit in New York City

Pysanka, the traditional Ukrainian folk art of decorating Easter eggs traces back to ancient times, wherein myths were crafted about the egg as the source of life, the sun and the universe. Ukrainians still strongly adhere to many of the ancient traditions associated with the egg. The Ukrainian Museum in New York City presents their […]

Celebrate 133 Years With American Cubist Painter, Max Weber

Celebrate 133 Years With American Cubist Painter, Max Weber

On this day, celebrate the artwork of American Cubist painter, Max Weber. Born in 1881, the artist was one of the first to bring the modernist movement to the United States. A Russian émigré of modest origins, Weber was born in Bialystok, Russia. His family settled in Brooklyn, New York when Weber was 10 years […]

The Last Supper Interpreted by da Vinci and Other Artists

The Last Supper Interpreted by da Vinci and Other Artists

Maundy Thursday, also called Holy Thursday, is the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s Last Supper with his Disciples before his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane. It is the day before the crucifixion of Jesus, known as Good Friday, and three days before Easter. Over the centuries, numerous works of art have been inspired by Holy […]

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