Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' is put in place at the Rijksmuseum during 'Operation Night Watch.' Remko de Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Madelyn Kenney

Art and True Crime

"The Night Watch" (1642) is one of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings depicting the Militia Company of District II in the Netherlands. It has received multiple names due to the darkened...

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Louise Irpino

5 Art Analysis YouTube Video Essays Worth Your ...

Explore our curation of the top five YouTube video essays on art, featuring insightful analysis and diverse perspectives from various expert creators. Each video in this listicle covers a unique...

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Lily Frye

An Analysis of Gustave Moreau's French Masterpi...

Gustave Moreau’s intrinsically eye-pleasing and complex paintings capture moments in time. From mythical gods to ancient kings, Moreau’s self-proclaimed title as a history painter captures human (and non-human) history.

Momento Mori

Taylor Hunt

Funerary Art

Funerary art offers a unique and captivating perspective on the human condition and our ceaseless fascination with the afterlife. The artistry that adorns graves, mausoleums, and memorial sites has served...

Martín Bernetti Vera, "La Última Frontera,”(The Last Frontier) posted by u/cubesato via Reddit

Taylor Hunt


The r/AccidentalRenaissance subreddit sees aspects of Renaissance art in everyday situations. It is a community dedicated to sharing and celebrating photography that unintentionally resembles paintings from various art movements between...

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Rosella Parra

Artwork of the Rape of the Sabine Women

The rape and abduction of the Sabine women are some of Rome’s earliest atrocities in Roman history. Four different artists give their interpretation of the violent assaults through their artwork.

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Louise Irpino

The Grotesque, Religious Art of Hieronymus Bosch

An overview of the life of 15th-century Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch and an analysis of his most well-known triptychs.

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Rosella Parra


Gargoyles are Gothic architectural statues of stone that sit atop cathedrals and fortresses. While gargoyles have been known for their creepy and grotesque appearances for generations, their representations in film...


Lily Frye

War, Peace, and Art History

War’s ability to shift art movements is a glimpse into its unfathomable impact on society. Tragedy inspires, but so does peace. How have war and peace influenced the history of...

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Emma Livingston

Unicorns in Art

Did you know unicorns have been associated with women and ideals of ‘purity’ for centuries? Read more to find out how the symbolism of unicorns has evolved through art.