We take a look at how millions of Africans were taken as slaves to the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade era.
The nativity is one of the most frequented subjects in the art history until the Baroque period: in these centuries, the well known iconography of the Christmas takes shape..
Hygrometers measure the moisture in the air, and can help predict weather changes. Nicholas of Cusa, a German cardinal and mathematician, in 1450 became the first person to concieve a weather instrument, when he...
Leonardo da Vinci, from whom we coined the term "the Renaissance man", is because of all the various subjects of knowledge to which he lent his genius. He is best-known for his paintings.
Michelangelo's brilliance shines through his masterpiece David. This is the story of how the amazing piece came to be built.
The figure of Lucrezia Borgia has been largely frequented by scholars and artists during the centuries, but her true aspect is still shrouded in mystery…
The Renaissance, the age of Enlightenment, remembered for its famous painters and sculptors. The period from 1400 to 1650 is populated with a whole host of famous men but there were also a group of talented female...
The story of the making of paint during the Renaissance period and how the various ingredients that were skillfully mixed together to form the gorgeous pigments in their frescoes.
In 1348 the Black Death rapidly swept through Italy and wiped out more than half of the Italian population. Its aftermath of religious doubt and political change was reflected in Byzantine style art.
13th Century Italian renaissance artists like Giotto mainly traversed the length and breadth of Italy, disseminating philosophical ideas through their paintings that illustrate naturalism and realism