This week we’re replaying some of our finest episodes about some of the finest works ever created.

Three pigeons looking to the right. (Photo by jans canon via Flickr/Creative Commons

Pigeons Would Make Pretty Good Art Critics

There’s been a lot of research into how pigeons take in and process visual information, like art, and apparently it’s pretty complex.

Lithograph of Sarah Biffin by R. T. Stothard based on one of Biffin's self-portraits. Via Wikicommons,_a_limbless_artist._Lithgraph_by_R._T._Stothard_Wellcome_V0006990.jpg

Sarah Biffin, A 19th Century Painter “Without Hands” Who’s Getting 21st Century Recognition

19th Century English miniaturist Sarah Biffin was born without full arms or legs. Her life and work got a new look through an exhibition in London.

close-up of Rembrandt from a self-portrait. (via Wikicommons

Why Is It So Hard To Tell A Real Rembrandt Painting From A Copy?

There are lots of challenges to verifying whether a Rembrandt is really his work or just a simulation.

Portrait of Edmonia Lewis by Henry Rocher, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Edmonia Lewis, A Sculptor Who Brought Her Subjects To Life

She was born in the 1840s to a Black father and a Chippewa mother, and became the first Native American and Black woman to become an acclaimed sculptor.

A Piet Mondrian painting from 1942. Not necessarily the one that was hung upside down. (Photo by Fred Romero via Flickr/Creative Commons

Some Art Looks Great Even When Accidentally Hung Upside Down

A great painting can turn your world upside down, especially if the painting is also upside down.

Photo by Wade Rockett via Flickr/Creative Commons