EDITORIAL FEATURE

May 22 - May 26: What's New?

The latest on Google Arts & Culture

1. Relax and Unwind With 12 Calming Seascapes

There's nothing more de-stressing than beautiful paintings of the sea.

2. How Etching Was Reborn

Etching came back in style in the second half of the 19th century—led by famous artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Learn about this unlikely revival in a new online exhibit from Reading Public Museum.

3. 10 Heritage Sites Lost to Disaster and War

Robert Bevan takes a look at the cultural sites that have been bombed, flooded, destroyed and built over in this new editorial feature.

4. Gustav Klimt's Incredible Frieze

In the early 20th century, Gustav Klimt was commissioned to design an elaborate mosaic frieze for the Palais Stoclet. Nine cartoons were made to create the mosaic, and some of these even feature tiny handwritten notes by Klimt about his work.

5. One of the Most Important Paintings in the Islamic World

The Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, Austria has also made a new online exhibit about the heroic 16th-century epic known as the Hamzanama. The Hamzanama tells tales of the struggles of early Muslims, as well as legendary sorcerers, demons and fairies, daring heroes, brave women and trickster spies – plus some three-eyed horses.

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