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Snow White: Not Just a Fairy Tale

Most of us are familiar with the story of Snow White: beautiful princess, jealous witch, hitman, dwarves, poisoned apple, hero prince. A cute little tale that got even cuter once Walt Disney got in hands on it in 1937, right? It may have been more than a tale, and the true tragedies the fairy stories might [...]

8 Amazing Automatons & the Minds Behind Them

Since the Greeks first told the myth of Pygmalion, who wished the statue he loved would come to life, it seems man has been trying to build a perfect replica of himself. Some would say we’re getting closer to that possibility as computer technologies evolve and the first attempts at artificial intelligence are developed. However, [...]

Women of the Venetian Renaissance

We’re doing a week of women on “Feel Art Again.” Today’s post brings you the four most prominent female artists of the Venetian Renaissance: Sofonisba Anguissola, Diana Mantuana, Maria Robusti, and Lavinia Fontana. Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) began training under Bernardino Campi when she was only 14; she later trained under Bernardino Gatti. Anguissola’s apprenticeships were unusual, [...]