Exploring History
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Exploring History

Why Do Artists Destroy Their Art?

A lesson on the impermanence of great art

Photo by Adonyi Gábor from Pexels

In February 1564, an eighty-eight-year-old Michelangelo Buonarroti hobbled outside his small, two-story studio on the outskirts of Rome. His house was hardly special. His studio’s beige travertine and tufa rock facade blended into every other house like a discarded pebble.




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: CarlynBeccia.com

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