art history

Solentiname: The Tropical Island Commune Where Everybody Was An Artist

2 de mayo de 2018

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Ariel Rodriguez

Ernesto Cardenal founded an artistic commune in Solentiname. The poor community, neglected by their government, was transformed into a creative paradise. …

15 Paintings By The Master Of Sex, Death, And Violence

25 de abril de 2018

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Ariel Rodriguez

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had a somber and realistic way of seeing life. Although his paintings are famous for religious scenes, he often depicted violent scenes with his chiaroscuro style. …

The Revolutionary Fashion Designs Created By Klimt's Muse You'd Definitely Wear Today

23 de abril de 2018

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María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Emilie Flöge was known as Klimt's lifelong muse and lover, but she was more than that. Some of the gorgeous dresses in his golden paintings are her own work. …

The Household Objects That Turn Into Ghosts In Japanese Folklore

13 de abril de 2018

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Ariel Rodriguez

These illustrations show how, in Japanese folklore, it was believed that regular household objects or tools would come to life after 100 years of existence. They were known as “tsukumogami.” …

7 Facts About Picasso That Will Make You Understand His Work

10 de abril de 2018

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Ariel Rodriguez

Interrogated by Nazis, copying famous artists, and having countless affairs, Picasso's life was anything but boring... …

The Story Of The Woman Who Created Our Modern View Of Tarot

3 de abril de 2018

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María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Pamela Colman Smith made designed and illustrated one of the most popular tarot decks of all time, but had you ever heard her name before? …

4 Reasons Why Peaches Became The Most Erotic Fruit In The Art World

2 de abril de 2018

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María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

For centuries, peaches have been associated with pleasure and sexuality, but why? …

Cringy Sculptures Not Suitable For Susceptible Souls

15 de marzo de 2018

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Ariel Rodriguez

Fiona Roberts' installation, "Façade," plays with our senses, our conception of reality, and how we see our own bodies. …

4 Cases Of Art Forgeries That Fooled Even The Best Art Specialists

9 de marzo de 2018

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María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

In the history of art, there have been tons of cases of forgery that have fooled even some of the best specialists. …

Marie-Antoinette's Journey From Teen Bride To Hated Queen In 15 Paintings

7 de marzo de 2018

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María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Marie-Antoinette went from being a sweet girl engaged to stranger to one of the most hated characters in history. …

Why Are Women Chubby And Men Muscular In Classical Art?

23 de febrero de 2018

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Zoralis Pérez

The beauty standards in Renaissance art embrace Ancient Greek ideals of soft, feminine beauty and strong, intellectual men. …

Why Did An 18th Century French Woman Paint This Portrait Of A Slave?

22 de febrero de 2018

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María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

Painted in 1800, Marie Benoist's "Portrait of a Black Woman" sparked intense discussions that are still being so controversial today. …