The Greatest Werewolf Art Of The Middle Ages And Renaissance

While they weren't always depicted as shirtless teen heartthrobs, creatures who turn from human into wolf (and vice versa) appear in tales dating back to antiquity. So throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, artists have had plenty of strange and creepy stories to inform their werewolf illustrations. » 10/30/14 3:00pm 10/30/14 3:00pm

Wormholes reveal what was destroying art 500 years ago

Wormholes — made by actual worms in wood, not gravitational forces in space — are a key to the past. These holes are where beetles lay their young, in trees, furniture, and even great works of art.. And now scientists say the wormholes in ancient paintings reveal the movements of insect species hundreds of years ago. » 11/23/12 8:30am 11/23/12 8:30am

Behold, the divine baby walker of Jesus Christ

Here's a new relic for all you amateur Indiana Joneses to instigate Nepalese bar brawls over. Explains the University of California of this odd 1440 tableau, it's "from the Book of Hours of Catherine of Clèves, containing the prayers and litanies of the Mass in Latin, decorated with 157 lavishly colored and gilded… » 10/23/12 3:05pm 10/23/12 3:05pm

The statue of George Washington deemed too risqué for Capitol Hill

If you've been to the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, then you may have seen "Enthroned Washington," the statue Horatio Greenough sculpted in honor of the centennial of George Washington. The statue was originally destined for the US Capitol rotunda, but many were offended by the idea of a… » 10/21/12 8:00am 10/21/12 8:00am

"Ruined Spanish Fresco Monkey Jesus" is 2012's hot Halloween costume

You may remember how an eighty-year-old Spanish woman lovingly trashed the fresco Ecce Homo in a failed art restoration attempt. Reddit user Spinjump took inspiration from this "very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic" and recently debuted this gold-star costume at Anime Weekend Atlanta. We anticipate a veritable … » 10/03/12 9:10am 10/03/12 9:10am

An incredibly surreal photo of the real-life goths from American Gothic

Here's a photograph seemingly plucked from The Twilight Zone. Chances are you're familiar with artist Grant Wood's iconic 1930 painting American Gothic, but you may not know that Wood recruited his sister and his dentist to pose for this slice of unsmiling Americana. And in 1942, the dour duo of goths reunited for the… » 7/09/12 3:30pm 7/09/12 3:30pm