A sewing sampler can be the only trace of a 17th- to 19th-century woman’s existence, and the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge is recovering this lost history through over 100 examples.
Conservation scientists at the Fitzwilliam Museum shed some light on the everyday objects forming the armatures of three surviving beeswax sculptures.
During the Protestant Reformation in 16th century Europe, Puritan iconoclasts destroyed an estimated 97% of religious art in England during the English Civil War.
A pair of bronze statues of nude revelers riding panthers are the only surviving works in metal by Michelangelo, a new study claims.
Gustave Courbet claimed to paint only “real and existing things,” yet an 1864 photograph of his studio suggests otherwise.