If you've wondered whether classical sculpting has stopped, you're probably not alone. The lack of classical sculpting nowadays does beg the question: Was Antonio Canova the last great marble sculptor? Whatever your take, Canova forever changed the art of sculpture. Read on to find out how! This article isn’t meant to replace a guided visit—quite the opposite! Reading up on an … [Read more...] about Why Has Classical Sculpting Stopped?
The enduring vestiges of the Roman Empire remain with us even today. You can find some of the most important Roman structures across much of Eurasia and in the northern countries of Africa. Follow along as I share my favorite, iconic structures like Hadrian's Wall, Segovia's aqueduct, the ruins at Jerash, the Herodium, the Colosseum, and so much more. Greatest Roman Architecture Still … [Read more...] about The 30 Most Important Roman Structures That You Can Visit Today
Want to experience living history but you're not sure where to start? Perhaps you've heard of reenactment festivals but you're not sure if they're worth your time and money. Wonder no more! Keep reading this list about the best reenactment festivals across Europe, from the perspective of a PhD historian and fellow history nerd. Top 10 History Reenactment Festivals to Find in Europe I … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Reenactment Festivals In Europe To Visit This Summer
Want to know more about Baroque art and Italian painter Caravaggio? We are Caravaggio experts, so you'll learn helpful information about him and his works of art. Here are the most famous paintings you should not miss when trying to understand Caravaggio! The 11 Most Famous Oil Paintings By Caravaggio Caravaggio’s paintings were transgressors in the eyes of his contemporaries, … [Read more...] about Caravaggio’s 11 Most Famous Works of Art And Where They Are
For many, Florence is synonymous with the Renaissance. Indeed, the city boasts a bevy of artistic and architectural wonders from that time period. However, Florence’s history doesn’t begin and end with the likes of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, or the Medici. Learn more about Florence’s history below! This article isn’t meant to replace a guided visit—quite the opposite! Reading up on an … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Florence
Many Emperors have built and dismantled the Rome we know today. Of them, which were the most accomplished? What types of works did they create in Rome’s cityscape? In this article, I present my favorite, 7 most accomplished emperors and show you some of their works in Rome and beyond. All written by a PhD historian! JULIUS CAESAR, Paving the Way for the Empire 27 BC | First Emperor … [Read more...] about The 7 Most Accomplished Emperors of Ancient Rome