The Stories behind 10 of Art History’s Most Iconic Works

About the Series
Throughout art history, certain works have risen to the top of our collective understanding of what makes a masterpiece. These works become icons, remaining in the cultural consciousness for years after they were first unveiled. From artists who reimagined what art could look like to paintings that introduced tropes that would be revisited for centuries to come, these 10 works make remarkable statements about the societies in which they were produced and the generations of art that followed.