Hats & Headwear, Themes in Art
If there’s something missing from contemporary life, aside from confidence in our leaders and a large portion of the world’s glaciers, it’s fashionable headwear. In 1954, in the United States, the now ubiquitous baseball cap was popularized by players of the sport, and today, the cotton cap with the adjustable brim has become an unavoidable head-borne virus worldwide. Let us invite you into an archive of headwear spanning 3500 years. read more
The Nude in Art
Getting out the skin
The Nude in Art, Themes in Art
Body, language
Contrapposto, Themes in Art
Death in Art
Life's only guarantee
Memento Mori, vanitas, mortality. Death is one of the most pervasive themes in art history. While many artworks celebrate afterlives in heaven or hell, death is most often referenced as a grim reminder of numbered days, and a powerful motivator to live well while you can. Every culture has rituals surrounding death, appearing in artwork as icons and colors. read more
Death in Art, Themes in Art

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