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The Black Anniversary

In June 2015, I had the opportunity to visit the British Museum while in London with my family. While there, my father and I entered a room that he would later describe as “an entire room dedicated to thievery.” The room that he spoke of was the Duveen Gallery, which houses the famous, or rather … Continue reading

Colored Gods and Painted Saints

When we all think of sculpture, we think of ancient statuary, perhaps those of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or the carvings and reliefs of saints upon the tympanum of a Gothic or Romanesque cathedral. All of them are rather naked, referring to some of the nude subjects, but also to the fact that the … Continue reading

Just Say reNOir

We all have things that we’re passionate about, and whether it matters to others or not, all that’s important is that it matters to you. That being said, roughly two weeks ago some people gathered in Boston to voice their opinions regarding the works of one of the most prolific painters in art history. Yes. … Continue reading

Thank You For Breaking Our Vase

Imagine if you broke something at a museum. Usually you’d draw attention to yourself with some level of media coverage depending on what it was that you broke, and then the museum might demand something of you later. Earlier this week, a 12-year-old boy in Taiwan tripped and accidentally punched a hole in an Italian … Continue reading

The Selfie Epidemic

My very first article on this website was about Statue Selfies: pictures of marble statues photographed in a certain way to make it look like they’re taking a selfie. To quote the article, “Despite that I’m an American teenager, I don’t like selfies. I’ve never taken a selfie. But I found these statue selfies some of … Continue reading

Trouble at the Tretyakov

Usually when one brings up the subject of art smuggling, China’s Cultural Revolution or ex-Nazi hoarders come up into conversation. But over the course of the past few days, news has been coming out of Russia that reveals some major art smuggling coming from one of Russia’s state galleries. The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is … Continue reading