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Few true artists pursue their passion with the goal of being famous; however, the importance of having your work read or experienced by the public is of great importance. The greater the audience one’s work reaches, the greater impact the artist can have on thought and the public’s opinion. Seminal artists have the ability to…

Art is one of humankinds’ defining features, and creating art uses a whole host of skills that are unique to our species: recognizing patterns, hand-eye-coordination, opposable thumbs, and planning, to name a few. Art, including paintings, stories, and music, were used by prehistorical people, meaning the time before the invention of writing, and every culture…

To state the obvious, painting is very much a visual medium, so having sight is pretty important when it comes to working as a painter. But then there are some amazing people who are legally blind, and have painted some incredibly beautiful works that rival the that of artists who can see. Also, it’s important…

Not many buildings become world famous for their ceilings. The amazing array of frescoes that Michelangelo painted over the course of four years is full of instantly recognizable scenes and attracts more than five million visitors annually. Naturally, there’s much to be said about the creation of such historic art. 10. People Hated It When…

Artwork can sell for millions of dollars, so it’s always a newsworthy event when someone discovers a new piece by a famous artist. The vast majority of found art is found in storage units or secure vaults, but in some cases people have found incredible artwork where you’d least expect. 10. Nazi Artwork In Tiny…

Before the outbreak of World War I, Adolf Hitler was a practicing artist.  On two separate occasions, Hitler was denied admission to the Academy for Art Studies in Vienna.  He took art very seriously and during his 12-year reign as German Führer, the international art industry was demolished.  It has been estimated that Hitler stole over 750,000 artworks…

Multi-colored images of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor turn the wall into a color copier. We witness an endless repetition of Campbell’s Soup cans like a giant block of stamps. The plump face of Mao Zedong, in high-contrast hues, stares at us with a Mona Lisa smile. And then there’s that platinum wig. Scratch any…

In the art world, everyday graffiti is somewhere between “everyday annoyance” and “those damn hoodlums!” After all, there are better ways you can use to voice your opinion like a protest. Even occupying something is better than the random neon scribbles that riddle every inner city wall. But sometimes, an artist comes along who proves…

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