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Caravaggio’s Unruly Life

Revolutionary Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was infamous for his unruly life.  He was known for brawling and was arrested and imprisoned numerous times. In...

Rousseau’s Jungles

Henri Rousseau is known for his scenes of exotic jungles and animals. In fact, Rousseau never left France. His paintings were based on images...

E.E. Cummings: Poetry and Art

E.E. Cummings was very popular throughout the 20th century and received tremendous critical acclaim for his poetry and writing. Less well-known is his accomplishments...

Groundhog Day: February 2

Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a...

Rembrandt’s Money Problems

Throughout his life, Rembrandt van Rijn was plagued with money problems. At the height of his career in 1639 he bought a large house on the...

Picasso vs. Braque: Who Can Tell the Difference?

From 1909 – 1914, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso worked closely together daily to develop Cubism. Both artists produced paintings of monochromatic color and...

Pablo Picasso’s Full Name

Pablo Picasso’s full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito...

Van Gogh’s Ear: What Really Happened?

There are two schools of thought about how Vincent van Gogh lost part of his left ear on December 23, 1888. Some believe that Paul Gauguin...