Amateurish drawings on a 2,400-year-old coffin likely reflected a dearth of master painters in Egypt.
Sounds thought to have been supernatural, such as echoes in caves and canyons, appear to have inspired many early artists. Continue reading →
The elegant shape of the violin evolved over a period of 400 years, largely due to the influence of four prominent families of instrument makers, a new study finds.
Reclusive son of a Nazi-era art dealer who amassed a giant secret collection snuck a Monet with him into the German hospital where he died in May.
Found in the sarcophagus of a Renaissance princess, a black soldier fly raises new questions about the insect's path from America to Europe. →
Historically, the devil has had many names and many roles, and he has been depicted in art in just as many ways.
Until recently, the Dutch seascape simply showed groups of people gathered on a beach in The Hague in the Netherlands.
Previously undetected 16th century paintings are discovered the Temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
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