For more than 150 years the city of New Orleans has been known for the theatricality and extravagance of its Mardi Gras celebrations. Allison C. Meier looks at the wonderfully ornate float and costume designs from Carnival’s “Golden Age” and the group of New Orleans artists who created them.
Ancient Americans made art deep within the dark zones of caves throughout the Southeast
“Ancient cave art has long been one of the most compelling of all artifacts from the human past, fascinating both to scientists and to the public at large.”
Pens and Needles: Reviving Book-Embroidery in Victorian England
“The Victorians saw a return to intimate connections between individual hands and books as an antidote to the emerging mass media, in a way that resonates with our own twenty-first century sensibilities.”
How a team of musicologists and computer scientists completed Beethoven’s unfinished 10th Symphony
Four notes famously serve as the basis for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
The Heart of Man; Either a Temple of God, or a Habitation of Satan; Represented in Ten Emblematical Figures (1851)
Images from 1851 depicting the life of the Christian soul.
Illuminated pages from 15th century Breviaries
A selection of illuminated Breviary pages from various unknown miniaturists working in and around Paris, Bruges and Gent in the middle of the 15th century.
700 Years of Dante’s Divine Comedy in Art
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