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Shock Me if You Can

Shock Me if You Can | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A hundred years after “Rite of Spring” sparked an uproar in Paris, shock has grown mainstream, raising a question: Can art still shock today?
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Google Street View Brings Egypt's Pyramids To A Computer Near You

Google Street View Brings Egypt's Pyramids To A Computer Near You | The History of Art | Scoop.it
From ancient citadels to the Great Sphinx, you can now explore Egypt's wonders in the digital world
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Decoding Anglo-Saxon art

Decoding Anglo-Saxon art | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Rosie Weetch, curator and Craig Williams, illustrator, British Museum One of the most enjoyable things about working with the British Museum’s Anglo-Saxon collection is having the opportunity to st...
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Learn Art History Through 10 Stunning Pairs Of High Fashion Heels

Learn Art History Through 10 Stunning Pairs Of High Fashion Heels | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The amount of ornate detail practically begs for these to become reality. Designer Nick Adelman challenged himself to encompass different cultures' art in a fashion medium.
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Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans

Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans | The History of Art | Scoop.it
A newly cleaned Vatican painting, dating to 1494, may be the first depiction of Native Americans.
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Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault - Telegraph

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault   - Telegraph | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, which depicts Isabella d'Este, discovered in Swiss bank vault
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Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the Original Akkadian and Enjoy the Sounds of Mesopotamia

Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the Original Akkadian and Enjoy the Sounds of Mesopotamia | The History of Art | Scoop.it
This clip gives you a taste of what Gilgamesh, one of the earliest known works of literature, sounds like in its mother tongue, Akkadian.
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Female Artists Responsible for Majority of Prehistoric Cave Paintings [PHOTOS]

Female Artists Responsible for Majority of Prehistoric Cave Paintings [PHOTOS] | The History of Art | Scoop.it
About three-fourth of the hand stencils found in caves in France and Spain were probably made by females.
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One Queens Painter Created Forgeries That Sold for Millions, U.S. Says

One Queens Painter Created Forgeries That Sold for Millions, U.S. Says | The History of Art | Scoop.it
An art dealer was arrested as part of a scheme to sell dozens of forged masterpieces by artists like Rothko, Pollock and de Kooning, the authorities say.
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Sutton Hoo: Anglo-Saxon ship burial - Google Cultural Institute

Sutton Hoo: Anglo-Saxon ship burial - Google Cultural Institute | The History of Art | Scoop.it
One of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries ever made  
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Beautiful interactive website with gorgeous HD photos...

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The Outrageous and Hilarious Requests of Rock Stars

The Outrageous and Hilarious Requests of Rock Stars | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The rich and famous are notorious for the bizarre demands they sometimes place on their underlings.
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Rock star requests photgraphed like Dutch still lifes

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Cure for distracted mind: Stare at a painting for three hours - The Boston Globe

Cure for distracted mind: Stare at a painting for three hours - The Boston Globe | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Are distracting smartphones making us more stupid?
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The Kings of Kent - Archaeology Magazine

The Kings of Kent - Archaeology Magazine | The History of Art | Scoop.it
The surprising discovery of an Anglo-Saxon feasting hall in the village of Lyminge is offering a new view of the lives of these pagan kings
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Archaeologists Have Made An Incredible Discovery At Stonehenge

Archaeologists Have Made An Incredible Discovery At Stonehenge | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Using powerful ground-penetrating radar, investigators working around Stonehenge have detected a trove of previously unknown burial mounds, chapels, shrines, pits — and most remarkable of all — a massive megalithic monument made up of more than 50 giant stones buried along a 1,082-foot-long c-shaped enclosure.
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stories behind famous paintings...

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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(thanks, Jonathan!)

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Discovered: The Tomb of an Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewer

Discovered: The Tomb of an Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewer | The History of Art | Scoop.it
This week, Egyptologists happened upon the burial plot of Khonso-Im-Heb, the Sam Adams of antiquity.
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A Guide to the Web's Growing Set of Free Image Collections

A Guide to the Web's Growing Set of Free Image Collections | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Put Rembrandt on your report, Twitter profile or toilet paper
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Sistine Chapel tourists to be vacuumed and cooled to protect frescoes

Sistine Chapel tourists to be vacuumed and cooled to protect frescoes | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Director of Vatican museums says measures will reduce grime and humidity damaging Michelangelo's paintings
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Banksy adds Nazi to thrift store painting, amps up charity’s fund-raising

Banksy adds Nazi to thrift store painting, amps up charity’s fund-raising | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Banksy’s latest work is a Nazi whose raising big bucks for charity.
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Rediscovering archaic colors

Rediscovering archaic colors | The History of Art | Scoop.it
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"Ancient Greek statues would not only have been painted; they would have been sticky with honey and ox blood, caked with ash and incense, and bristling with bronze eyelashes, gold ornaments and even small umbrellas to ward off birds. Greek temples themselves would have fumed with the smoke of burning meat and reeked with the stench of carrion and cattle feces. On the whole, Greek ritual was not just polychromatic – it was also highly sensory and civic in nature, something not unlike a city-wide barbecue."

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I would like to add a remark on a trend of the last years, to make old B & W photos colored - astounding results can be seen:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1381681985437955&set=a.1380766698862817.1073741829.100007884992811&type=1&stream_ref=10

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New Titian painting discovered by Austrian professor

New Titian painting discovered by Austrian professor | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Previously unknown painting of Christ once owned by German chancellor identified as work of 16th-century Venetian artist
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At a loss for what to do? Why not History of Art?

At a loss for what to do? Why not History of Art? | The History of Art | Scoop.it
If your grades didn’t quite get you onto your first choice course, if your grades far exceeded your predictions, or if you’re making a late decision to enter Higher Education, you might be considering entering clearing.
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A Contemplative Venice Biennale, With Less Financial Frenzy

A Contemplative Venice Biennale, With Less Financial Frenzy | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Collectors, museum directors, curators and others take the temperature of contemporary art at an unusually thought-provoking Venice Biennale.
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Thousands of cave paintings have been discovered in Mexico

Thousands of cave paintings have been discovered in Mexico | The History of Art | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered nearly 5,000 cave paintings at 11 different sites in Mexico, the likely product of early hunter-gatherers. What’s even more remarkable is that the area was previously thought to be uninhabited.
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