The Met Digitally Restores Colors of an Ancient Egyptian Temple Using Projection Mapping Technology

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is adding a bright flourish to the Temple of Dendur. Thanks to the tireless efforts of archaeologists, we have a pretty...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is adding a bright flourish to the Temple of Dendur. Thanks to the tireless efforts of archaeologists, we have a pretty clear idea of what much of the ancient world looked like, at least as far as the clothes people wore and the structures in and around which they spent their days. Now,...

Complete Archive of Vincent van Gogh’s Letters: Beautifully Illustrated and Fully Annotated

Vincent van Gogh’s letters have long been prized as some of the most valuable documents in the world of art. Not only do they throw...

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Vincent van Gogh’s letters have long been prized as some of the most valuable documents in the world of art. Not only do they throw light on Van Gogh’s own complex and intriguing character, they enlighten the whole creative process. First published in three volumes in 1914, only 24 years after his death, the letters of Vincent...

Collection of Vintage Japanese Matchbox Labels: From 1920 through the 1940s

Smoking’s heyday is over, but until someone figures out how to make fire with a smart phone, matchboxes and books are unlikely to disappear.  Wherever you...

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Smoking’s heyday is over, but until someone figures out how to make fire with a smart phone, matchboxes and books are unlikely to disappear.  Wherever you go, you’ll be able to find goodies to add to your collection, usually for free. Shop This The Great Wave off Kanagawa Soft TPU Phone Case Cover For iPhone & Samsung...

Rare Henri Matisse-Illustrated Edition of ‘Ulysses’ Heads to Auction

Last year, fans of modernist Irish literature and impressionist art saw a must-own volume go under the hammer at Bonhams. “In 1935 the French artist, Henri...

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Last year, fans of modernist Irish literature and impressionist art saw a must-own volume go under the hammer at Bonhams. “In 1935 the French artist, Henri Matisse, was commissioned to illustrate an edition of Ulysses for subscribers to the Limited Edition Club in America,” announced Artlyst.

The Original Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Manuscript, Handwritten & Illustrated By Lewis Carroll (1864)

On a summer day in 1862, a tall, stammering Oxford University mathematician named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson took a boat trip up the River Thames, accompanied by a...

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On a summer day in 1862, a tall, stammering Oxford University mathematician named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson took a boat trip up the River Thames, accompanied by a colleague and the three young daughters of university chancellor Henry Liddell. To stave off tedium during the five-mile journey, Dodgson regaled the group with a story of a bored girl named...

Salvador Dalí’s Rarely Seen Illustrations of 1969 for ‘Alice in Wonderland’

In 1969, Salvador Dalí created illustrations for a limited edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The rare work was recently reissued and is now available to Dalí...

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In 1969, Salvador Dalí created illustrations for a limited edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The rare work was recently reissued and is now available to Dalí lovers everywhere. “Dalí created twelve heliogravures — a frontispiece, which he signed in every copy from the edition, and one illustration for each chapter of the book,” writes Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova. “For...

Smithsonian Has Digitized & Put Online 1000+ Historic Japanese Illustrated Books From the Edo & Meji Eras

The Freer|Sackler Library’s collection of illustrated Japanese rare books includes over 1,000 volumes previously owned by Charles Lang Freer. Often filled with color illustrations, many...

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The Freer|Sackler Library’s collection of illustrated Japanese rare books includes over 1,000 volumes previously owned by Charles Lang Freer. Often filled with color illustrations, many are by famous artists such as Ando Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai.  These beautiful woodblock printed works of art were published during the Edo and Meiji periods (1600-1912). Freer began his...

A Rare Image of Claude Monet Standing on the Japanese Footbridge He Painted Through the Years

Monet and his family moved outside of Paris, to Giverny, in 1883. Here he would paint many of the works that would define him as...

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Monet and his family moved outside of Paris, to Giverny, in 1883. Here he would paint many of the works that would define him as a pioneer of art, and one of the most influential artists of all time. In 1889 Monet painted a bridge that went over the pond in his garden.  Throughout 1889 and 1890,...

The Vibrant Color Wheels Designed by Goethe, Newton & Other Theorists of Color (1665-1810)

Maybe it’s the cloistered headiness of Rene Descartes, or the rigorous austerity of Isaac Newton; maybe it’s all the leathern breaches, gray waistcoats, sallow faces, and powdered...

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Maybe it’s the cloistered headiness of Rene Descartes, or the rigorous austerity of Isaac Newton; maybe it’s all the leathern breaches, gray waistcoats, sallow faces, and powdered wigs…

1,600-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript of the “Aeneid” Digitized & Put Online by The Vatican

In Rome, around the year 400, a scribe and three painters created an illuminated manuscript of Virgil’s Aeneid, illustrating the ancient hero Aeneas’ journey from Troy to...

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In Rome, around the year 400, a scribe and three painters created an illuminated manuscript of Virgil’s Aeneid, illustrating the ancient hero Aeneas’ journey from Troy to Italy. 1,600 years later, the Vatican has digitized the surviving fragments of this manuscript. Known as the Vergilius Vaticanus, it’s one of the world’s oldest versions of the Latin epic poem, and you can browse it...

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