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The First Sculpture: The Venus of Willendorf

The Venus of Willendorf is one of the earliest images of the body made by humankind and is in the collection of the Naturhistorisches Museum...

Van Gogh’s Red Vineyard

Vincent van Gogh was not a successful artist during his lifetime and sold only one painting while he was alive. “The Red Vineyard” created...

The First Movie Poster

The first movie posters were created in 1890 by French painter and lithographer Jules Cheret for a short film called “Projections Artistiques” and the other a...

Art For Art’s Sake

“Art for art’s sake” is the English version of a French slogan, from the early 19th century, ”l’art pour l’art” , and expresses a philosophy...

Yarn Bombing: Graffiti Knitting

Yarn bombing, aka yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, or graffiti, is a form of street art that has been spreading across the globe over the last few...

The Mona Lisa Contains Hidden Code

The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci may contain hidden code. Art historians are investigating a real life “Da Vinci Code” style mystery after discovering tiny...

Salvador Dali’s Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dali claims to have painted “The Persistence of Memory” in 1931 after seeing some Camembert cheese melting in the heat on a hot...

Matisse’s Le Bateau

In 1961, Matisse’s Le Bateau (The Boat) hung upside-down for 47 days in the Museum of Modern Art, New York – none of the 116,000 visitors...