We have lots more links than usual this week–don’t miss the ones about cats and dogs at the end!
- Could this enormous mysterious sphere found in a Bosnian forest really be evidence of a lost civilization?
- We are truly baffled by this video.
- People are translating masterpieces into emojis on Twitter using the hashtag #EmojiArtHistory.
- How color designers create the perfect backdrop for art exhibitions—something you have definitely seen but might not have noticed.
- Just looking at this carving of the mythical tooth worm makes us cringe.
- A look at the few remaining El Salvadorian artists dedicated to restoring the country’s ancient Catholic artifacts.
- The artworks photographed behind world leaders often contain powerful symbolic messages.
- An unexplained accident at the Metropolitan Museum revealed a Renaissance master’s working methods.
- If you’re as mystified by the elaborate process of lost-wax casting as we were, this animation will help.
- The European Music Archaeology Project was founded to recreate the sounds of the ancient world. It’s set to unveil its results this year.
And now, cats and dogs:
- A cat drowned in a goldfish bowl in 1747, inspiring an unlikely series of artworks.
- Why do cats love bookstores?
- Go ahead, let your cats sharpen their claws on a priceless masterpiece.
- And last but not least, the happiest landscape painter we’ve seen since Bob Ross: