Objects

10 Times You Can’t Believe Someone Painted This

10 Times You Can’t Believe Someone Painted This

When I look at the details of paintings, I sometimes really can’t believe someone made it with paint and a brush. I imagine trying to make something like it myself… but no. And then I’m even more amazed by the skills of these painters back […]

The Magnificent Bible of Borso d’Este

The Magnificent Bible of Borso d’Este

The Bible of Borso d’Este is one of the most magnificently decorated books of the Middle Ages. Today, the book is entirely digitalised. How cool is that? Browse through the volumes and zoom in on all the wondrous details. Click here to see the book! Over the […]

China’s Mona Lisa in the China Art Museum in Shanghai

China’s Mona Lisa in the China Art Museum in Shanghai

In the massive China Museum of Art in Shanghai you can see one of China’s greatest works of art, often called the Mona Lisa of China: The Qing Ming Scroll. And no, not the 800 year old, small paper object, but a 30 times bigger, […]