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Explore this gallery showing how artists have been influenced by and portrayed sports and games.

Female literacy during the Middle Ages was surprisingly high. Nuns were authors and scribes. Many other women encouraged reading and learning, especially noble woman. One example was Christine de Pizan, a poet at the court of King Charles VI of France.

The Cathedral of San Martino is in Romanesque Gothic style, with a polychrome marble facade. Founded in the 6th century by San Frediano, a bishop of Irish origin, San Martino became a bishopric from the 8th century in place of the ancient church of Santi …

On the border between the macabre and the curious, the interest in gloomy places gives rise to relevant phenomena, such as 'necrotourism' for example. It can be included in the broader phenomenon of dark tourism, which leads visitors to discover u…

Horses have appeared in works of art throughout history, reflecting their close connection with humans. This gallery shows paintings, sketches and sculptures of horses in art.

This gallery of photographs, paintings and drawings of mosques - Islamic places of worship - across Europe.

Explore this gallery of drawings and paintings by Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Black people have been portrayed in European art for centuries - often exoticised, subjugated and minoritised - reflecting that these depictions were made by white artists. Content warning: some of these artworks' descriptions of people are outdated,…

These photos explore skiing, which developed to a competitive sport and leisure past-time in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The rabbit is a popular symbol in many cultures around the world. Rabbits might symbolise luck, fertility and renewal but also longevity and peace.

The dog was the first species to be domesticated and has accompanied humans for centuries performing many roles, eg. protecting, herding, hunting. This is a collection of artworks featuring 'man's best friend'.

Visuals inspired by the film-making style of wonderful Wes Anderson

In this gallery, we explore the colour blue - the colour of the sea, the sky, sorrow and safety.

In the 80s of the 20th century, after the end of the Franco dictatorship, a counterculture emerged in Spain that found its main communication vehicles in magazines, fan theatres and musical groups. The most playful and internationally known manifestation …

To create my collection on the theme of the amusement park, I drew on international archives. The collection includes 11 items that provide insight into the terms "amusement park" and "fairground". Hoping to help amusement park fans.

Here are some scenes in paintings, photographs, drawings and more of how people across Europe and the world celebrate and enjoy life when the weather gets colder.

Christmas markets are street markets associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. They originated in Germany, but are now held in many other countries.

When the temperature drops it's time to hit the slopes or the ice rink. Strap on your snowshoes, skis or skates and see how winter sports were enjoyed in the past with these vintage photos and historical paintings from across Europe.

Explore this gallery of paintings, drawings and photography of mountains and highlands across Europe.

Coats, scarves, furs, capes: a collection of cool styles for cold weather.