Theseus and the Centaur

Details: Theseus and the Centaur was sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1804-1819 and is located in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria. Information: Theseus, the son of Aegeus (King of Athens), was renowned for his intelligence and strength. So much so that Pirithoüs (King of the Lapiths) attempted to test Theseus by raiding his herd of Read more about Theseus and the Centaur[…]

The Stairs of Giants

Details: The Scala dei Giganti (Stairs of Giants) is a staircase designed by Antonio Rizzo and is located in the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Italy. Information: After a fire in 1483 destroyed sections of the Ducal Palace, the building underwent decades of renovations where renaissance architecture was injected into the gothic palace. In 1485 the decision Read more about The Stairs of Giants[…]

Dancer in Green

Details: Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green) is a work that was produced by Edgar Degas in 1877-1879 and is located in the Thyssen-Bornemisze Museum in Madrid. Information: This impressionistic piece was made using pastels and gouache on paper. It depicts ballet dancers on stage during a performance. Only one figure is shown in full while the rest are Read more about Dancer in Green[…]


Details: Maman is a sculpture produced by Louise Bourgeois and is located in the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. Information: Maman was first installed in 1999 when Bourgeois was commissioned to create a piece to occupy the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern in London. The sculpture was made of steel bronze and marble. The original steel spider has since been Read more about Maman[…]

Reina Sofia Palace of the Arts

Details: The  Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Reina Sofia Palace of the Arts) is an opera house and cultural centre located in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. Information: The opera house was opened by the Queen of Spain, Reina Sophia, in 2005. The building was designed by the Valencian born Read more about Reina Sofia Palace of the Arts[…]

Sagrada Família

Details: The Sagrada Família was designed by Antoni Gaudí and is located in Barcelona. Information: The building’s full name is Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Basilica and Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family). Construction began in 1882 and was under the supervision of architect Francisco Paula de Villar. However Francisco stepped down in 1883 and Read more about Sagrada Família[…]

Jan Hus Memorial

Details: Jan Hus memorial sculpture in the old town square in Prague. Information: The monument was designed by Ladislav Šaloun and is located opposite the Tyn church. The monument took twelve years to produce and was completed for the 500th anniversary of Jan Hus’ death in 1915. The monument is made of bronze and stone and bears Read more about Jan Hus Memorial[…]