These ancient statues, captured by an Austrian painter in the 1840s, still exist as mighty monuments to a civilization long dead.
A version of this famous painting hung on the wall of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis chamber for decades.
Here are two very different views of the same place--a patch of ground in Paris with a very macabre and interesting history.
A French painter turns his eyes and his brush toward the romantic "riverboat era" that flourished before the Civil War.
Let's not build walls. Let's try building more libraries.
This painting is a masterwork of light, emotion and human expression, but it also contains an explicitly political message.
Robert Horvat, long-time friend of this blog and an excellent history blogger himself, has a fun little post showcasing an unusual bit of art from [...]
This picture romanticizes the brief but pivotal conflict between Prussia and France, which upended European politics.
After this painting was completed, this ship went on to an illustrious and historic career hauling dead meat across the Pacific.
This complex was once the biggest employer in Toronto, and its output was getting half of Canada smashed on a regular basis.