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Art History
677 votersWeird Personal Quirks of Historical ArtistsIt's no secret that the art world attracts a lot of unusual people, but the quirks of artists always manage to surprise us. Some o...
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43.3k viewsThe Actual Reasons Art Sells For So MuchHave you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and thought, "My kid could make that!"? Just as confounding for art appreciator...
Culture
426 votersWhat 21 Famous Pieces Of Art Actually Look Like In ContextOften housed in museums or as part of a private collection, artwork takes various forms. Paintings and sculptures adorn walls and ...
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230 votersFirst Vs. Last Works By Famous ArtistsArt is a subjective medium. What you may find appealing, others may consider passé. And what inspires others may leave you feeling...
Culture
833 votersOptical Illusions In Famous Works Of ArtThe history of optical illusions in art blends intent and expression, sometimes with a healthy dose of trickery and fun. Works of ...
16.6k views11 Masterful Art Forgeries That Completely Duped the Art WorldAs long as there's been artwork, there's been forged artwork. The Romans copied from the Greeks, and Renaissance artists copied fr...
Culture
4.3k votersThe Most Amazing Pieces of Artwork Ever MadeClick on any list item to see replica pricing and more information! This is a CrowdRanked List of the most fantastic pieces of art...
Culture
6.5k votersThe Greatest Painters Of All TimeThis list contains information on the greatest painters of all time, ranked from best to worst by user votes. History's greatest p...
Artifacts
1.2k votersFamous Museum Exhibits The Original Countries Want BackArtifacts that adorn the halls and walls of museums in the Western world are not always acquired through reputable means. Some of ...
Entertainment
1.5k votersThe Best Movies About Art & ArtistsHere is a list of the best art movies ever made. This is a list not of "art films" but of movies that feature art, painters, and a...
Villains
1.6k votersFamous Writers And Artists Who Were Terrible HumansWhat makes a great artist or writer? Is it solely their great work that we should acknowledge? What if they were actually bad peop...
Portraits
460 votersArtists Who Snuck Themselves Into Their PaintingsIn a New Yorker cartoon by J.B. Handelsman, Rembrandt stands at an easel and says, "I feel another self-portrait coming on. Bring ...
Interesting
187.5k viewsSecrets Found By X-Raying Old PaintingsThe Da Vinci Code got one thing right: there are secret images hidden beneath paintings all around the world. They're less about g...
Culture
46 votersThe Best Historical Time Period To Live In If You're An ArtistHistory has seen starving artists scattered across generations and continents. Some periods in the history of art were more diffic...
History
8.9k votersThe Best Paintings Of All TimeThere have been so many paintings in such a wide range of subjects and movements across history that it can be difficult to narrow...
Art History
185 votersThe Best Movies for Artists to WatchIf there's one thing any artist will tell you, it's that they could always use some inspiration. Over the years, Hollywood and man...
Art History
29.5k viewsEvery Hidden Symbol In Picasso's GuernicaConsidered by many art historians to be the single greatest work of protest art, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica is full of complex image...
Renaissance
2.6k voters14 Symbols and Codes Hidden in Renaissance Art That You Never Would Have NoticedDan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code has been thoroughly debunked as being nothing but a “beach book” with no basis in reality (des...
Renaissance
1.7k voters18 Times Movies And TV Shows Re-created Leonardo's 'The Last Supper'Filmmakers have never been shy about taking visual cues from history's great painters - nor were many of those painters shy about ...
Culture
712 votersThe Best Female Painters of All TimeWhile Picasso and Van Gogh are pretty much household names, many famous female painters have not achieved the same level of worldw...