Great works of art in any medium portray breakthroughs in perception from brilliant creative minds reflecting on, or responding to, the surrounding times and conditions.

Art Chapters

As "The Nutcracker" tale comes to a close, expect the unexpected for Marie and The Nutcracker.

Marie believes that she is on a tour of a magical metropolis, with Nutcracker, but then she wakes up. Was she dreaming or did Nutcracker deliver her s...

As Nutcracker resumes his ability to speak, he visits Marie. Asking her to travel with him, to see wonderful things, Nutcracker assures Marie that she...

Once again the Nutcracker comes to life, this time eliminating the threat of the Mouse King by ending the seven-headed monster's life.

As Drosselmeier concludes his story, Marie begins to wonder if the Nutcracker is actually her Godfather's nephew.

Art Audios

Surviving the barricade battles, Marius decides to marry Cosette.

In 1832, Javert and the police are concerned about young Parisians who are angry with the government.

Jean Valjean eludes Javert and his team of policemen.

When her mother (Fantine) dies, a young girl named Cosette has no parents.

In the third episode of Orson Welles' adaptation of Les Miserable, Jean Valjean is mayor of a French town.

Art Audio Narrations

Making her point by breaking bottles of alcoholic beverages, Carry Nation becomes a temperance leader.

We know how Beethoven appeared on his deathbed because a sketch of the maestro - during his last hours - survives.

Anglo-Saxon warriors, in early Briton, were known as Thegns.

Accused of spreading the plague during medieval times, Jews were burned in Strasbourg.

Art is sometimes created for political purposes. Was that the case for Guido Reni's Abduction of Helen?

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