Category: Art

History Painting: Ivan the Terrible and His Son by Ilya Repin, 1885.

Although the Grand Prince of Moscow, Ivan IV had already effectively ruled Russia since 1533, he decided to raise the […]

Celebrating Christ: Where was Jesus born?

The Christian gospels of Luke and Matthew have long described how Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in […]

The Holy Crown of St. Stephen.

Also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary, the Holy Crown of St. Stephen was the coronation crown of over […]

Today in History: Lascaux Cave Art Discovery.

Seventy-eight years ago today, on September 12th, 1940, only just fifteen miles away from the town Montignac, in southwest France, […]

Historic Photo: Pope John Paul II embraces AIDS sufferer.

The AIDS pandemic in the mid 1980’s created out-and-out fear in communities around the world. Reaching out to those who […]

History Painting: Napoleon in burning Moscow by Albrecht Adam, 1841.

The campaign of Russia in 1812 has often been said to be the beginning of the end for Napoleon. (Two […]

History Painting: “8th August, 1918” by Harold Septimus Power (1930).

Following the launch and the initial success of the German Spring Offensive in March 1918, there was talk that the […]

Today in History: Birth of Rembrandt van Rijn.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born July 15th 1606 in Leiden during The Dutch Golden Age (1585-1702) where the Dutch […]

History Painting: Battle of Kosovo of 1389 by Adam Stefanović.

There were two significant battles in the Ottoman conquest of the Serbian state in the fourteenth century. The first of […]

History Painting: The Feast of Attila by Mór Than, 1870.

Most of what we know about Attila The Hun is shrouded in mystery. The Hun’s themselves left no written record […]