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We discuss Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors and how anamorphosis works.
Queen Elizabeth never looks quite real in her portraits... I propose a couple reasons why.
Here we discuss the building of St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Christopher Wren was a founding member of the Royal Society, and his plans for rebuilding St. Paul's reflect the importance of scientific study in London during the time.
JMW Turner's Rain, Steam and Speed illustrates the complexity of cultural change.
Crystal Palace poetically exemplified the goals of the industrial revolution in England. Here we discuss the cultural impact of the impressive structure.
How can a building define a city? A look at London's "Gherkin" designed by Sir Norman Foster will give us some insight.
You'll see the Arnolfini Marriage in every art history text book. Historians love it because it illustrates a dynamic moment in European history.
This Picasso painting is one of his most famous, and one of the most influential and important pieces of art in history. Why?