Historical

A still life painting long thought to be a fake has been authenticated as a genuine work by Vincent van Gogh by experts from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Still Life with Fruit and Chestnuts has been in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since it was donated by collectors Bruno and Sadie Adriani in 1960. It is unsigned, but an inscription on the [...]

Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: The History Blog
Back to the Balkans

Alev Scott

Across the Balkans, relics of Ottoman glory and decline, such as mosques, bridges and hamams, exist in various states of disrepair. Can they be brought back to life? [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: History Today
On the Spot: Moudhy Al-Rashid

History Today

‘Humans change very little over time. We love, worry and hope today in much the same way as we did 5,000 years ago.' [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: History Today

My only excuse, and it's a terrible one that you should throw back in my face in disgust, is that the Metropolitan Museum of Art fell for it too. Had they accepted a fraudulent ownership record starring a Swiss private collector a few years back I would have laughed mirthlessly at the very idea of it, but the sensitivity to potentially looted artifacts is so much higher now that museums and auction houses have been [...]

Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: The History Blog

Another high-quality fresco has been discovered in the house where the fresco depicting the myth of Leda and the Swan was discovered last November in Pompeii. This one was found in the atrium and depicts the myth of Narcissus. The vain hunter is depicted staring at his handsome visage reflected in the pool of water beneath him. He is entranced and cannot be budged despite his hunting [...]

Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: The History Blog

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