25 Crazy Insights That Will Change The Way You Look At Paintings

Even if you’re not a great painter or an art lover, there is a lot to be gained by studying a little bit of art history or painting. At the very least it will make some of your trips a bit more fun. Like when you visit Europe and your girlfriend ends up dragging you to all of those art museums. If you don’t know what’s going on, you’re going to hate life for the next few hours. All you’ll be able to think about is how on Earth did that painting of some random woman become so famous? It isn’t even a very good painting! And yes, we are talking about the Mona Lisa. If you go see it without knowing the history, you’re almost guaranteed to be disappointed. The fact is, it didn’t really even become famous until it was stolen, and only then did the public become aware of this rather unimpressive painting that is much smaller than you would initially expect. Okay, there is one interesting thing about it. While Leonardo DaVinci is normally very attentive to details, the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. That’s right, she’s brow-less. Well, anyway, read on to gain 25 crazy insights that will change the way you look at paintings!

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When the Museum of Modern Art in New York City accidentally hung Le Bateau by Henri Matisse upside down it stayed that way for over a month until a visitor notified the museum.

When the Museum of Modern Art in New York City accidentally hung Le Bateau by Henri Matisse upside down it stayed that way for over a month until a visitor notified the museum.Source: wikipedia
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In the 1950s there was a chimpanzee in the London Zoo named Congo that painted more than 400 paintings.

In the 1950s there was a chimpanzee in the London Zoo named Congo that painted more than 400 paintings.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Jackson Pollock often uses cigarettes to create his paintings

Jackson Pollock often uses cigarettes to create his paintingsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Salvador Dali never explained his works but he said that his inspiration for The Persistence of Memory came from seeing chunks of Camembert cheese melting in the sun (he may have been joking)

Salvador Dali never explained his works but he said that his inspiration for The Persistence of Memory came from seeing chunks of Camembert cheese melting in the sun (he may have been joking)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Franklin D. Roosevelt collapsed and died while a still unfinished portrait was being painted

Franklin D. Roosevelt collapsed and died while a still unfinished portrait was being paintedSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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