Beautiful Postcards Picasso Illustrated & Distributed Among his Friends

Thanks to Picasso’s innate talent in the field of arts, his letters are now considered beautiful and humorous works of art. We are going to...

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Thanks to Picasso’s innate talent in the field of arts, his letters are now considered beautiful and humorous works of art. We are going to share some of the postcards that Picasso sent to his friends, many of which he personally illustrated, quickly dashing off a note or a picture in a loose, wavy script....

Rare Picture of Paul Gauguin Playing the Harmonium/Organ With No Pants

It was 1895, and in the studio of Alphonse Mucha. That’s all the context that we have. We don’t know why Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin took off...

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It was 1895, and in the studio of Alphonse Mucha. That’s all the context that we have. We don’t know why Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin took off his pants.

Rare Photographs of a Very Young Frida Kahlo, Captured by Her Dad

Artist Frida Kahlo is probably best known for her painted self portraits, but she also had a well-documented life on camera. There are hundreds of photographs taken...

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Artist Frida Kahlo is probably best known for her painted self portraits, but she also had a well-documented life on camera. There are hundreds of photographs taken of her as an adult with husband Diego Rivera, but what’s less common are images from her childhood. Witness these photos of young Magdalena Carmen Frieda, taken by her Hungarian...

Leonardo Da Vinci’s to-do List from 1490 makes you Look Like a Pleb

Most people’s to-do lists are, almost by definition, pretty dull, filled with those quotidian little tasks that tend to slip out of our minds. Pick...

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Most people’s to-do lists are, almost by definition, pretty dull, filled with those quotidian little tasks that tend to slip out of our minds. Pick up the laundry. Get that thing for the kid. Buy milk, canned yams and kumquats at the local market. Leonardo, one of the most brilliant men to have ever lived,...

Can You Spot the Secret Moon Maiden? A Wonderful Scientific Map of the Moon from 1679

Map of the Moon by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712), published in 1679. This moon map is famous for details added by Cassini...

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Map of the Moon by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712), published in 1679. This moon map is famous for details added by Cassini that can be seen in close-up, such as a “Moon Maiden”. The mapping of the Moon with telescopes started with Galileo in 1610, and then developed further during the 17th...

History of Modern Art Visualized in a Massive 130-Foot Timeline

If you visited The Tate Modern in recent years, perhaps you saw the large, 130-foot art installation covering a concourse wall. Created by illustrator Sara Fanelli, the “Tate...

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If you visited The Tate Modern in recent years, perhaps you saw the large, 130-foot art installation covering a concourse wall. Created by illustrator Sara Fanelli, the “Tate Artist Timeline” provided museumgoers with a sprawling roadmap showing the major artistic movements and important artists of the 20th century, moving from Art Nouveau to more contemporary Graffiti Art.    ...

The Met Digitally Restores Colors of an Ancient Egyptian Temple Using Projection Mapping Technology

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is adding a bright flourish to the Temple of Dendur. Thanks to the tireless efforts of archaeologists, we have a pretty...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is adding a bright flourish to the Temple of Dendur. Thanks to the tireless efforts of archaeologists, we have a pretty clear idea of what much of the ancient world looked like, at least as far as the clothes people wore and the structures in and around which they spent their days. Now,...

Complete Archive of Vincent van Gogh’s Letters: Beautifully Illustrated and Fully Annotated

Vincent van Gogh’s letters have long been prized as some of the most valuable documents in the world of art. Not only do they throw...

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Vincent van Gogh’s letters have long been prized as some of the most valuable documents in the world of art. Not only do they throw light on Van Gogh’s own complex and intriguing character, they enlighten the whole creative process. First published in three volumes in 1914, only 24 years after his death, the letters of Vincent...

Collection of Vintage Japanese Matchbox Labels: From 1920 through the 1940s

Smoking’s heyday is over, but until someone figures out how to make fire with a smart phone, matchboxes and books are unlikely to disappear.  Wherever you...

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Smoking’s heyday is over, but until someone figures out how to make fire with a smart phone, matchboxes and books are unlikely to disappear.  Wherever you go, you’ll be able to find goodies to add to your collection, usually for free. Or you could stay at home, trawling the Internet for some of the most glorious,...

Rare Henri Matisse-Illustrated Edition of ‘Ulysses’ Heads to Auction

Last year, fans of modernist Irish literature and impressionist art saw a must-own volume go under the hammer at Bonhams. “In 1935 the French artist, Henri...

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Last year, fans of modernist Irish literature and impressionist art saw a must-own volume go under the hammer at Bonhams. “In 1935 the French artist, Henri Matisse, was commissioned to illustrate an edition of Ulysses for subscribers to the Limited Edition Club in America,” announced Artlyst.

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