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The Most Enduring Art Form

Our compulsion to create images of ourselves is a defining artistic motif of humanity.

Recording Social Norms

Athenian vase painters recorded and then re-enforced ideas of what wives were meant to do.

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God and Art

Consider how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation.


See how art became the great interface when distant cultures met for the first time.


Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.

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