His contemporaries called him “the sun amidst small stars”, the princes’ painter, the people’s painter, the prince of painters. In
How was porcelain first created in China? Please see Porcelain, Part 1. In 1271, seventeen-year-old Marco Polo began a five-thousand-mile journey
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science, said
In 1879, Auguste Rodin entered a competition to design a war memorial honoring the Parisians who defended the city while it
(Above: Rue de Rivoli, Paris; 1871) What makes a war memorial appropriate or inappropriate? Whom or what should be remembered?
Vulcan thought his ex-wife was out of the picture. Then one day while he was at work, she suddenly appeared
In 563 BCE, in foothills of the Himalayas, a holy man prophesied that the king’s newborn son, Prince Siddhartha Gautama,