Famous Artwork Plundered By The Nazis | Madonna of Bruges [Michelangelo]

The Madonna of Bruges is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo. Michelangelo’s depiction of the Madonna and Child differs significantly from earlier representations of the same subject, which tended to feature a pious...

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The Madonna of Bruges is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo. Michelangelo’s depiction of the Madonna and Child differs significantly from earlier representations of the same subject, which tended to feature a pious Virgin smiling down on an infant held in her arms.  The sculpture is made of marble and is 128 cm in dimension. In 1944 when German soldiers were retreating from the...

15 Interesting Photos Shows People Find Their Doppelganger in Art Museums

Its a common belief amongst some that everyone has a twin. And to some extent it might be true. People around the world are finding themselves in...

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Its a common belief amongst some that everyone has a twin. And to some extent it might be true. People around the world are finding themselves in the collections of renowned institutions and are snapping pictures with their artsy doppelgangers. These museum doppelgangers did a double take when browsing galleries around the world and couldn’t resist posting...

Stefan Draschan Spends Eternity Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match Artworks

People matching artworks” is an ongoing project by photographer Stefan Draschan where he patiently waits for museum visitors to suddenly match with a piece of...

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People matching artworks” is an ongoing project by photographer Stefan Draschan where he patiently waits for museum visitors to suddenly match with a piece of art in a funny way.  Although at first Draschan’s images seem perfectly staged, the secret behind them is actually patience.  It’s usually the outfits that match the art, but there are also...

Click Here to Visit Hell: An Interactive “Garden of Earthly Delights”

The interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delightsprovides an in-depth tour though The Garden of Earthly Delights. In a web interface the visitor will be taken...

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The interactive documentary Jheronimus Bosch, the Garden of Earthly Delightsprovides an in-depth tour though The Garden of Earthly Delights. In a web interface the visitor will be taken on an audio-visual journey, including sound, music, video and images to enrich the storytelling. CLICK HERE to view the interactive version Courtesy [Jheronimus-Bosch] Here is a  interactive version of the painting co-created by...

Mona Lisa – Leonardo da Vinci | [HR] Painting & Facts

The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most...

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The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. The Mona Lisa is also one of the most valuable paintings in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known...

Interesting Facts About Edward Hopper’s ‘Nighthawks 1942’

Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night. It has been described as Hopper’s best known work and...

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Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night. It has been described as Hopper’s best known work and one of the most recognizable paintings in American art. Within months of its completion, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago on May 13, 1942 for $3,000. Source [WikiPedia] Via [MentalFloss] Shop...

Whistler’s Mother | [HR] Painting & Interesting Facts

Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1, best known under its colloquial name Whistler’s Mother, is a painting in oils on canvas created by the American-born painter James McNeill...

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Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1, best known under its colloquial name Whistler’s Mother, is a painting in oils on canvas created by the American-born painter James McNeill Whistler in 1871.

Interesting Facts About Klimt’s ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also called The Lady in Gold or The Woman in Gold) is a painting by Gustav Klimt, completed between 1903 and 1907. The portrait was...

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Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also called The Lady in Gold or The Woman in Gold) is a painting by Gustav Klimt, completed between 1903 and 1907. The portrait was commissioned by the sitter’s husband, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer. The painting was stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and displayed at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. In 2006, following eight years of effort by the Bloch-Bauer heirs,...

Girl with a Pearl Earring | [High Res] Painting & Interesting Facts

Girl with a Pearl Earring  is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of...

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Girl with a Pearl Earring  is an oil painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie of a girl with a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902. Source [WikiPedia] Girl Pearl Earring facts Via [MentalFloss] Girl Pearl Earring facts  Interesting Facts No one knows the identity of the girl Some scholars has estimated that the painting...

The Kiss – Gustav Klimt | (High Res) Painting & Interesting Facts

The Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his “Golden Period”, when he painted a number of works in...

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The Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his “Golden Period”, when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The painting is now...

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