Poetry, war and the invention of law and propaganda.
The lost faces of the ancient world.
A mysteriously happy people at the fringes of the classical world
Super power of all super powers.
Roads, Plumbing, High Culture = Empire.
The doe-eyed saints of early Christianity.
When India held the largest economy in the world for 1500 years
Three dynasties birth Chinese art and philosophy.
1000 years of religion, feudalism and gold leaf.
Finding the sublime in nature's power.
Wolves among sheep
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
Art, culture, and NO OUTSIDERS.
Benevolent emperors and the height of literature and art.
"Dare to know! Have courage to use your own reason!"
The best truth is secret truth
The drama of deep color and shadow
Opulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.
Classical imagery, democratic ideals, and the bloody hands of change.
Allegory, craft, and the unrelenting dictatorship of the Academy.
Artistic revolt against the Age of Enlightenment
A small village in France, a gathering of artists.
Emo teenagers drag art back to the future.
An American fraternity of mountain worshipers
Nature's pencil: light!
Truth, accuracy, and the absence of personal bias
The end of feudalism begins with the search for knowledge.
Light and movement as the crux of human perception
Beyond nature, toward emotional simplicity.
"To every age its art. To art its freedom."
Out with the old, in with the sexy.
A mystic search for meaning and psychological truth.
Vivid, unnatural — the first avant-garde movement
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.
Tradition be damned.
Abstraction murders Narrative
It is not a picture, it is an event.
The art of the perfectly straight line
Artist turns modernism into equal rights activism.
Non-competitive art for the literati, gay and polyglot.
"a long struggle lies in store for me in this field of color"
A treatise on the effect of infinite reproducibility on art, and a caution against fascist propaganda. Both more relevant than ever.
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