Curator’s discover sheds new light on “Michelangelo’s Graffiti” at the Palazzo Vecchio

Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio is home to many treasures but it’s a bit of carved graffiti on the façade of the building that is receiving renewed interest recently. Known as L’importuno di Michelangelo (Michelangelo’s Graffiti), thanks to legends that have attributed the carving to Michelangelo, a curator has come across some evidence that could support the […]

Research into 9,000-year-old Wilamaya Patjxa burial site suggests women were big-game hunters, bucking long-held notions of gender roles

A new discovery of an ancient burial site shows just how much we still don’t know about ancient societies. A 9,000-year-old burial site in southern Peru potentially shows that what we’ve longed believed about gender roles in hunter-gatherer societies might be a bit off. Anthropology professor Randall Haas and a team of experts have published […]

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art acquired a 7.5 meter-tall Yoshitomo Nara sculpture

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which has officially been shuttered to the public since March, has acquired a large sculpture by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. The work, Miss Forest (LACMA Version) (2020), stands at over 7.5 meters tall, was gifted to the museum by an anonymous donor and is the largest outdoor sculpture made […]

International Photography Awards announce 2020 winners

The winners of the 2020 International Photography Awards have been announced and among the photos are some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring photos you’ll see this year. Launched in 2003, the International Photography Awards annually highlight both professional and non-professional/student photographers. This year, more than 13,000 submissions were reviewed from 120 countries before the […]

Study suggests alcohol withdrawal led Van Gogh to cut off his ear

Perhaps one of the most infamous tales in art history is that Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. Theories for the artist’s actions have been theorized, but a new study now suggests that van Gogh’s self-harm was due to a severe bout of alcohol withdrawal. It is known that the artist dealt with mental […]

From Cardi B to David Hockney, 100+ creatives contribute to “Show Me the Signs” auction benefiting the #SayHerName campaign

Artworks in the style of protests signs by more than 100 creatives will soon hit the auction block to raise money for the families of Black women who have been killed at the hands of police in the US. Titled “Show Me the Signs,” the auction will include works by well-known artists, like Marilyn Minter, […]

How Sanyu, the Chinese-French Modernist, became a market sensation

At an evening sale hosted by Sotheby’s Hong Kong this past July, the late Chinese-French artist Sanyu made headlines. His 1950’s masterpiece Quatre Nus sold for HK$258.3 million (€28.6 million), making it the second most valuable work by the artist to sell at auction. It trails behind Cinq nus (1950-59), which sold last year at Christie’s for a […]