11 Surprising Stories Behind Amazing Artworks

The stories behind paintings and sculptures can be as interesting as the work itself. From romantic intrigue to momentous geopolitical events, looking “behind the easel” can shed light on our shared history and culture. Erin shares the stories behind artistic masterpieces, from Rothko’s Seagram Murals to Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer.

Here is the piece we mention about the Benin Bronzes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/arts/design/benin-bronzes.html

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