Fine art has long served propagandistic purposes.
The red cue ball in this billiards set from 1951 represents the People’s Republic of China (PRC); the other balls symbolize problems that the government wanted to address.
On May 23, 1618, members of Bohemia’s Protestant aristocracy expressed their displeasure with the newly appointed Catholic Hapsburg king, Ferdinand, by tossing two of his representatives out of a
A group of New Englanders has built a better telescope, better than the bronze Art Nouveau–style instrument that Russell Porter created in the 1920s, and which served as the model for the new Po
Some 34,000 years ago, people carved artworks from the ivory tusks of the mammoths that roamed the region now known as Siberia.
Loiminchay Nine Dragons
“Jesus saves,” declared a bumper-sticker slogan for the Big Bad Boston Bruins of the early 1970s, “and Espo scores on the rebound.” (“Espo” is Phil Esposito, the former Bruins’ center who held t
Robert and Cheska Vallois’ fondness for Jean-Michel Frank’s Art Deco furnishings began more than two decades ago, when the couple acquired 15 of his sofas, low tables, and lamps for their Paris ap