Posts Categorized: World Famous

The Man in Black Landmark

The Man in Black landmark will be viewable from two approaching arterial streets and the new pedestrian bridge. The work will rise from the sound hole of the guitar shape that defines the main plaza of the three-acre Legacy Park, collaboratively designed by RRM Design Group and Rotblatt Amrany Studio. Monumental exterior and interior lighting […]

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6 Facts About Picasso You Probably Didn’t Know

Pablo Picasso is known worldwide for his intriguing paintings..  Here are 10 fun facts about Picasso that you probably didn’t know: 1. Pablo Picasso wasn’t his real name.  Well, not his entire name, at least.  His whole name, all 23 words of it, is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Claude Monet

Claude Monet.  Just his name brings to mind the Impressionist beauty that he created over the years.  But, as always, behind every interesting piece of art is an even more interesting artist.  Here are some fun facts about Monet. 1. His first name was actually the hyphenated “Oscar-Claude”.  However, his parents always called him “Oscar”.  […]

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Rockefeller Collection Being Shown all Year

Nelson Rockefeller had been an enthusiast and avid collector of primitive art for most of his life despite the fact that many museums did not take the form all that seriously. Especially the legendary Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Anything pre-Columbian or primitive never received open arms there. Until this year; Beginning […]

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Van Gogh Unleashed at the Nation’s Capitol

  The swirls and brilliant colors of Vincent Van Gogh are currently on display at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. It is the first major showing of Van Gogh’s work in nearly two decades. The show was coordinated by the Cleveland Museum of Art and they will present the Van Gogh show in the […]

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Warhol’s Mystique Continues as Painting May Bring in $60 Million

The legend and mystique of Andy Warhol continues to dazzle. Coming up on the auction block is his 1962 Coca-Cola poster which experts state could bring in as much as $60 million. The black and white painting stands nearly six feet tall and depicts nothing more than a Coke bottle and the Coca-Cola logo. Yet, […]

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“Fake” Van Gogh Recently Discovered and Declared Authentic

The painting had been stashed in an attic in Norway since 1908 after being declared a fake. Just this month, however, the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam discovered the legendary artist’s painting, Sunset at Montmajour, in the aforementioned attic. It turns out that the “fake” was actually the original painted by Van Gogh in 1888. […]

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Street Art Admired Around the World

Street art and graffiti art can be everywhere and the level of accomplishment can vary widely. However, there are some locations around the world where street art has elevated itself to true art. Street art began to appear in America around the turn of the Twentieth Century and has flourished throughout the country ever since. […]

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Artist Pension Trust to Sell 5,000 Works

The Artist Pension Trust is seeking to sell off an estimated half of its collection. With approximately 10,000 works of art under its wing, it is the largest collection anywhere on Earth. It is the first time since the Trust began ten years ago that anything is being sold. The Trust looks to sell an […]

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Art Institute of Chicago Voted Best Art Museum in U.S.

The Art Institute of Chicago was recently voted the Best Art Museum in the US by the Trip Advisors Travelers Choice Attractions Awards. It was a reader’s award as readers voted on their favorite museums throughout the world and based their opinions on the quality of the museum. Not only did the Art Institute finish […]

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Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus Continues to Inspire

  According to princeton.edu, one of the most legendary, and influential, paintings of all time remains The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. The painting was an original commissioned to Botticelli from the mighty de Medici family of Florence, Italy. The work shows the goddess, Venus, emerging from the ocean fully grown. She arrives on a large shell […]

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Remembering the Legendary Roy Lichtenstein

He was born in 1923 in New York City. An introvert by nature, he preferred to spend his time quietly listening to his radio show heroes such as Flash Gordon and other superheroes of the time. Before he was done with his career as an artist, however, Roy Lichtenstein would go on to become an […]

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The Tale Behind Munch’s ‘The Scream’

Originally created in 1893, and finally completed in 1910, The Scream by Norwegian Edvard Munch is one of the most famous paintings ever produced. Its current auction value is estimated in the neighborhood of eighty million dollars. The wavy person with the ashen face engaged in a scream brings uneasiness to the viewer as well […]

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Unknown Facts of the Wondrous Taj Mahal

One of the most legendary constructions on the planet remains the immensely impressive Taj Mahal. It is the burial tomb for Moghul King and Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife, Mumtaaz. Here, however, are some curious facts about this most curious and mysterious structure. The architecture gathers inspiration from all over the world and it […]

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The Legend of da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’

It is one of the most famous works of art in the world. Originally a request from a patron, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci painted his legendary The Last Supper between 1495 and 1498. The painting is rather gigantic by any standard as it measures 15 by 29 feet and can cover an […]

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A ‘New’ Louvre Opens

In the small French region of Nord Pas de Calais, the Louvre Museum of Paris has opened a new museum called Louvre-Lens. It has always been a sleepy region dependent on mining but has, of late, turned into spotlight for cultural events and art. It is a breathtaking aluminum and glass building that stands in […]

Japanese Seek to Clothe the Legendary Statue of David

An exact life-sized replica of Michelangelo’s legendary statue of David stands serenely in the quiet Japanese town of Okuizumo. This small town of 15,000 has become greatly concerned with propriety as the naked mythical figure from the Bible stands in stark contrast to this traditionally conservative culture. The citizenry declares the statue is frightening the […]

The Mysterious Great Sphinx of Giza

The mysterious Great Sphinx of Giza continues to sit majestically in front of the three Great Pyramids in Egypt and continues to baffle scientists and enthusiasts alike. The massive sculpture faces east and is the largest ever found from the ancient world and stands over sixty feet high and over two hundred feet long. It appears […]

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The Greatest Unsolved Art Thefts of All Time

When it comes to stolen art, there have been many famous capers. Even the legendary Mona Lisa was stolen and it took authorities over two years to track down and recover. However, there have been other priceless works that have been stolen and whose whereabouts shockingly still remain unknown. Perhaps the most famous unsolved art […]

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How the Sistine Chapel Became a Wonder of the World

The story of the legendary Sistine Chapel in Rome begins in 1491. Catholic Christian Pope Sixtus IV orders its construction based on the designs of Baccio Pontelli. The building took until 1481 to complete and stands thirteen meters wide and forty meters long. It has six imposing windows and the interior walls were painted by […]