The Literary Map of the World

Reddit user Backforward24 painstakingly illustrated a map of the world with the most popular (or the most critically acclaimed) novel for each country.

Quite the undertaking. Continue reading The Literary Map of the World

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Showcase: Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens. Considered the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition. His highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history. His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, color, and sensuality, which followed the immediate, dramatic artistic style promoted in the Counter-Reformation. Rubens specialized in making altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. Continue reading Showcase: Peter Paul Rubens