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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Many of his criticisms ring true today.
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
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Released in 1972, "Ways of Seeing" has proven to be as worthy of study as the artistic traditions it investigates.
Although equal parts Hollywood blockbuster and Putinist propaganda, "Trotsky" still manages to capture the good, the bad, and the ugly of Russia’s revolutionary past.
By taking Satan out of the religious context, storytellers explored the nature of sin in new ways.
The German thinker wrote both treatises and songs. He approached each form of expression with the same level of interest.
Winner takes all, losers die, and participants have no choice but to play.
According to literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, Dostoevsky's talents were on par with those of William Shakespeare.
Before Herbert came along and wrote Dune, few if any sci-fi stories were set in fully realized universes.
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Haunting photographs depict the dead as "still with us."
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In hell, we assume a position of moral superiority, looking down over the sinners and the poor decisions that led them to this wretched place. In heaven, Dante is looking down upon us.
Portraiture is one of the most intimate genres in all of painting, and it has reinvented itself many times across European history.