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A Superfood Egg Sandwich That Satisfies That Comfort Food Craving

Mushed up hard-boiled eggs with a good splodge of mayo served on slabs of thick white bread has long been a major smile-inducing comfort food. The only nod to good nutrition being the egg itself, plus a few scraggly strands of cress or a couple of chopped-up chives. That all ends here! Delivering …

Breakfast

Archaeologists just uncovered one of the biggest Mayan tombs ever

The team uncovered the tomb in Xunantunich, an ancient city in Western Belize that once served as a ceremonial centre for the Maya, under the stairway of a temple.<p>"In other words, it appears that the temple was purposely erected for the primary purpose of enclosing the tomb," team leader Jaime Awe …

Why Madrid's Ancient Egyptian Temple Needs to Be Encased in a Glass Bubble

It’s everyone’s fault, really.<p>Coming across the Temple of Debod while walking Madrid’s busy streets feels as incongruous as discovering Old London Bridge in the middle of the Arizona desert. A more-than-2,200 year-old Egyptian temple originally constructed near Aswan, it was given to Spain by Egypt …

Looking for a Summer Art Read? Here Are 9 Addictive New Page-Turners to Take to the Beach

Summer is for swimming, for romance, for weekend retreats, for ice cream, and for reading particularly breezy page-turners that can hold our …

Is Georgia O'Keeffe overrated? - review

<b>Mark Hudson reviews a retrospective of the great American artist Georgia O'Keeffe at Tate Modern</b><p>The name Georgia O’Keeffe comes with a big, all-American fanfare. The “mother of American modernism” and the world’s most-expensive woman artist, this pioneering feminist painter is a true American icon, …

How Robert Mapplethorpe Captured Raw, Political Gay Desire

Two great exhibitions in Los Angeles reveal the lifetime’s work of photographer Mapplethorpe—with his confrontational treatment of sexuality and male …

Art

Religious tattoos on female mummy suggest women had an important spiritual function

The tattoos represent wadjet eyes, lotus flowers, monkeys and cows.<p>Mysterious tattoos on a 3,000-year-old female mummy have triggered new …

In an experiment to slow visitors down, British museums are hanging fake art alongside their masterpieces

The average museum goer spends less than 30 seconds in front of a work of art. Researchers even found that most of that time is spent skimming the wall text instead of looking at the actual piece.<p>A new British TV show called <i>Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge</i> seeks to allay that attention deficit …

Which are the Best Glass Painting Techniques ?

July 2, 2016<p>Web journalist, coffee junkie and art fanatic. Cares about the environment, writes for Widewalls. Alias of Milica Jovic<p>Though slightly …

Christmas Ornaments

Overlooked But Undeterred, A 101-Year-Old Artist Finally Gets Her Due

For most of her career, Carmen Herrera's paintings of brightly colored geometric shapes went unnoticed, while her male counterparts — Barnett Newman, Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella — got plenty of attention for similar work. Herrera finally made her first sale at 89. And now, at 101, it seems …

Art

How Georgia O'Keeffe left her cheating husband for a mountain: 'God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it'

<b>A new exhibition of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe will shine a light on an odd, obsessive artist</b><p>In 1929, aged 41, Georgia O’Keeffe took a trip to New Mexico. By then, with the help of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz – an influential photographer and manager of the first modern art gallery in the …

Munich Museum Allegedly Sold Looted Art Back to Nazis

A state museum in Munich returned Nazi-looted paintings to Nazi officials rather than the rightful owners after World War II, according to charges …

Louvre shuttered to protect art as historic flooding begins to recede

The famed Louvre in Paris has been temporarily shut down as employees on Friday rushed to relocate thousands of pieces of art from the museum’s …

Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Imperial portraits of Hadrian’s successors

This month’s sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa are portraits of Roman emperors and empresses who rose to power after Hadrian. After the death of …

Major collection of Nazi-looted posters to be sold - CNN Style

Written by Sophie Eastaugh, CNN<p>Dr Hans Sachs had a passion for posters. Smitten with the bold graphics and experimental style of early 20th century poster design, the German-Jewish dentist began a collection that spiraled into the thousands and featured the leading artists of the era.<p>So devoted was …

Babylon | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The city of Babylon lay on the River Euphrates in southern Mesopotamia, in what is today Iraq. Although it was not among the oldest cities in this …

Auschwitz Museum loses, then finds 16,000 belongings of Holocaust victims

The rediscovery was announced the same week US senators said it is a 'moral duty' to return artwork Nazis looted to Jewish owners.<p>The Auschwitz …

World History

From Fashion to Movies: Erté & the History of Art Deco in Paris | Fashion in France

The world’s first Art Déco building was the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées built in Paris prior to the First World War. Between the two wars, the style …

Getting inked: Art history graduate student explores body art | Penn State University

Body art. Yes, we’re talking about tattoos. For some, they are a mark of rebellion. For others, they are a declaration of love … a creative outlet … …

The Top 6 Biggest Art Thefts in History

Art thefts have littered our culture’s history for centuries. Desires for individual gains, wartime looting, or bargaining chips to be used for …

Victorian Con Men Faked the Middle Ages' Darkest Devices

Iron maidens? Chastity belts? These objects will make you think twice about what you learned in history class.<p>Considering their literal and figurative positions atop pedestals, historical objects in museums, films, or books can seem like infallible sources of knowledge. These same objects, found in …

Newly discovered Van Gogh sketchbook to be published

<b>PARIS</b> <b>(AFP)</b><b>.-</b> A sketchbook of drawings by Dutch post-Impressionist master Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered and will be published in November, the …

History’s most fascinating muses

From mythical idealised beauties to women who were talented painters in their own right, history is full of captivating muses who have inspired …

Avant-garde

Archaeologist says he's found part of throne of ancient Greek kings

A Greek archaeologist believes he has found a fragment of the lost throne of the rulers of Mycenae, famous from ancient myth and the story of the Trojan War.<p>Christofilis Maggidis, who heads excavations at the site in southern Greece, said Tuesday that the chunk of worked limestone was found two …

Archaeologist claims he's found ancient Greek kings' throne

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek archaeologist believes he has found a fragment of the lost throne of the rulers of Mycenae, famous from ancient myth …

Louis XIV Decor and Spring Roses: Inside the Restoration of an 18th-Century French Château

“In the cycle of seasons, spring takes its turn,” writes Karina Waters, the owner of the Château de Gudanes, an 18th-century property in the South of France her family has been thoughtfully restoring since 2013. She continues: “The Château gardens have sprung into all variegations of green, and …