A New History of Art

Artists who Died Young

Why do great artists die young?

It's a nearly mythological phenomenon. A young creative genius takes the world by storm. Their artwork, music, poetry—it's raw. Unfiltered. The strength of their message, their confusion, energy, love and pain jump into our hearts. Then they overdose, die of illness, or take their own life. Read More


Delivery of the Keys to St Peter and the Ascension of Christ

Donatello, 1430

In the early 15th century, the Florentine artist Donatello revived an ancient style of relief sculpture. Read More

Random Draw


Lee Jung-seob, 1950

Scratching and oil painting on aluminum cigarette packing foil Read More

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