BBC News “Why did men stop wearing high heels?” A short but enlightening look into the history of high-heeled fashion! My only question after reading the article is why do we still have them around today when they still serve as a most impractical fashion choice for working people.
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Complex, intelligent and absorbing like the works he produced, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) has proved a fascinating figure for people since his rapid rise to fame in the late 1490’s. 1,070 more words
Scenes and characters from the Old Testament appear frequently in Western medieval art, yet the study of their significance is a neglected area of iconography. A common literature for both Jews and Christians, the Hebrew Scriptures had an especially broad appeal for the Church of the Middle Ages. 207 more words
“There can be no more distilled expression of a culture than its works of art”, so said Communications Professor John Eger. It is probably a fair comment and also one that acknowledges the power of art to shape impressions of a culture. 283 more words