Mystery Writer Solves Centuries-Old Mystery

03/16/2012 06:30:00 AM

Elizabeth Mackintosh, aka Gordon Daviot,aka Josephine Tey. Few people have heard of

The King and Lie

03/14/2012 02:01:00 AM

Yul Brynner as King Mongkut does the polka with Debra Kerr. Image courtesy of Yul Brynner made a career out of playing a Thai king who danced the polka.

Early Engraver Played His Cards Right

03/12/2012 02:01:00 AM

The Cardmaker From

These Birds in Hand Are Worth Millions

03/09/2012 02:01:00 AM

John James Audubon (1785-1851)Oil on canvas by John Syme, 1826Currently hanging in the

The "Miracle of the Age" - a Forerunner of Audubon

03/07/2012 02:01:00 AM

Los Borrachos or The Drunks, 1629, by Diego Velázquez. Velázquez

A Marriage of Painting, Writing, and Music: Illuminated Choir Manuscripts

03/06/2012 02:01:00 AM

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Art and the World's First Novel

02/23/2012 02:01:00 AM

A portrait of Murakasi Shikibu by Tosa Mitsuoki, painted in Yamato-e, the classical Japanese style, 12th century. What is generally acknowledged as the world's first novel was written by a Japanese woman a thousand years ago.

The Golden Age of Illustration - Maxfield Parrish

02/07/2012 02:01:00 AM

Dinky Bird, 1904, from Eugene Field's Poems of Childhood. When I was 19, a friend gave me a poster of the above work by Maxfield Parrish. She said it reminded her of me.

Borobudur: The Architecture of Buddhist Cosmology

02/02/2012 02:01:00 AM

Image courtesy of UNESCO (see link below). Borobudur is a temple located in central Java.

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

01/31/2012 02:01:00 AM

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, illustration from Lee, H., 1887. The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: a Curious Fable of the Cotton Plant, to Which is Added a Sketch of the History of Cotton and the Cotton Trade.