These striking images changed how rulers were seen—and not always for the better.
European royals did not trust the portraits sent to them by other courts, so they commissioned their own.
An art lover’s guide to travel.
Throughout history, tattoos have played an important role in the espionage game.
How eight lucky people found work by famous artists.
It was the highest price ever paid for a painting.
Leonardo's “Salvator Mundi” was first authenticated in 2011.
For centuries, people were terrified of being buried alive—for good reason.
Christos Tsirogiannis builds cases against art smugglers and the institutions that enable them.
In 1911, a former Louvre employee perpetrated one of the greatest art heists in history: the theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s immortal painting “Mona Lisa.”