Ancient life was all silence. With the invention of the machine, Noise was born. Today, Noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibility of men.
Inventor of Curb Appeal, Master of the Facade.
An underdog artist pits monsters vs. superheroes.
A great painter — but a perfect entrepreneur.
Too many prostitutes and too much absinth.
Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions.
The Stone Age: A technological revolution in moving big rocks.
Super power of all super powers.
Poetry, war and the invention of law and propaganda.
The lost faces of the ancient world.
Etruscan civilization gives birth to a super power: Roma.
Roads, Plumbing, High Culture = Empire.
The doe-eyed saints of early Christianity.
1000 years of religion, feudalism and gold leaf.
The sublime in China used scale to show nature's power.
Beauty is it's own reward.
Cultural rebirth though intellectual inquiry
How Humanism beats down Feudalism with the printing press
Religion and the laws of perspective.
Power, sophistication, luxury and might.
Tension, distortion and cold intellectualism
The drama of deep color and shadow
Art, culture, and NO OUTSIDERS.
Benevolent emperors and the height of literature and art.
Allegory, craft, and the unrelenting dictatorship of the Academy.
Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.
Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.
Tradition be damned.
Artistic revolt against the Age of Enlightenment
An American fraternity of mountain worshipers
Nature's pencil: light!
A small village in France, a gathering of artists.
Emo teenagers drag art back to the future.
The off-kilter art of the people.
Truth, accuracy, and the absence of personal bias
Light and movement as the crux of human perception
Abstraction murders Narrative
The end of feudalism begins with the search for knowledge.
A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.
Beyond nature, toward emotional simplicity.
Out with the old, in with the sexy.
"To every age its art. To art its freedom."
Bold color and floating figures.
Vivid, unnatural — the first avant-garde movement
Fantasy and new worlds by untrained and manic artists.
Recovering lost spirituality
Blood, speed and violence.
"We only wanted to express what was in us..."
Claustrophobic faceless horror.
Taking refuge in the square.
Dada is anti-dada!
Art should only serve society.
Art created without reason, aesthetics or morality.
It is not a picture, it is an event.