The Rijksmuseum employed an AI to repaint lost parts of Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” Here’s how they did it.
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Created in the 1880s, "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan," which depicts a father murdering his son, divides Russians to this day.
If tourism is the lifeblood of the Peruvian economy, then Machu Picchu is the heart pumping that blood — in sickness and in health.
If comedies do get made today, they usually bypass the big screen and go straight to streaming platforms.
Without Étienne-Joseph-Théophile Thoré, the genius of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer would have been lost to time.
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Like many of us, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius hated waking up early, but his stoic philosophy always helped him get out of bed.
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Climate activists' brand of iconoclasm is far removed from the Beeldenstorm that swept medieval Europe.
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A conservator from the Rijksmuseum explains how they went about investigating whether the painting is a genuine Rembrandt.
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Who doesn't love a little existential fear every once in a while?
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Forget about Tinkerbell.
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Many were expecting extremism survivor and free speech advocate Salman Rushdie to take home the Nobel Prize in Literature, but Annie Ernaux beat him to it.
"Salvator Mundi" sold for a record-breaking $450 million in 2017, but is it really as valuable as people were led to believe?
Modernism has lasted longer than any art movement since the Renaissance.