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The Life of an Artist

History
221.5k views18 Grim Facts About The Life Of Beethoven You Never Learned As A KidLudwig van Beethoven is perhaps the most famous and celebrated classical composer of all time (the New York Times puts him second,...
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75.8k views15 Facts About The Tortured, Miserable Life of Vincent van GoghAlthough it resulted in some of the most remarkable artwork ever created, the life of Vincent van Gogh was marked by poverty, lone...
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34.5k views18 Unbelievably Weird Stories Most People Don't Know About Salvador DaliSalvador Dalí pretty much embodies eccentricity, and there is no shortage of wild tales from Salvador Dalí's life. Even his real n...
Pop Culture
603.6k views12 Weird Things You Didn't Know About Bob RossBob Ross was a prolific painter who created and starred in the popular PBS television show The Joy of Painting, where he taught vi...
Culture
27.4k viewsTrue Stories About Andy Warhol's Life In The Underground Art WorldAnyone who's ever wanted their "15 minutes of fame" has Andy Warhol to thank. Commonly associated with Campbell's Soup cans, pale ...
Art History
327 votersThe Best Movies About Real ArtistsOn this list of the best artist biopics, you’ll find movies detailing the lives of painters, sculptors, visual artists, and a whol...
History
17k viewsSurprising Facts About Johann Sebastian BachThe Brandenburg Concertos. The Goldberg Variations. "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor." When you consider his body of work, there's no...
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44.2k views10 Badass Facts About Artemisia Gentileschi, Who Painted Herself Killing Her AssailantThe Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Italy in 1593. Her father, Orazio Gentileschi, was also a painter; he ta...
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113k views12 Creepy Facts About H.R. Giger, The Artist Who Designed The Alien From 'Alien'When most people dream about horrific monsters, they laugh it off. But for artist Hans Rudolf Giger, those nightmares inspired his...
Culture
4.3k viewsAn Imprisoned Schizophrenic, Richard Dadd Produced Stunning Works Of Art19h-century British artist Richard Dadd was on his way to a sensational career when he snapped, murdering his father and fleeing t...
Death
25.4k viewsOrphaned At 10, Caravaggio Became One of Italy's Most Famous Artists - But His Art Got Him KilledYou've seen Caravaggio's stunning paintings, but do you know the story behind the images? Caravaggio was a violent and tragic figu...
Entertainment
141 votersArtists Who Should Have Biopics, RankedBiopics about artists have been around since the early days of cinema. Some of the best movies about artists feature craftsman fro...