Even if you are not an artist, you have most likely been exposed to art all your life. In grade school, you probably took art appreciation classes or studied art history. Although it is not a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subject, art has played an important role in the shaping of our society. It has inspired and motivated people throughout history, and with a proper understanding of it, or the story behind it, you can gain a greater appreciation and understanding of humanity’s story and history. So, whether you are an art junky or not, you are sure to gain something from learning about the artists that have shaped our culture and brought us to this point in our history.
You may still not be convinced. You may still be saying, but art is nothing. It’s just shapes and colors. That is true, but those shapes and colors have led to entire revolutions. The renaissance was largely moved forward by art. It’s connection with science and politics is undeniable and has historically been extremely strong. So, without further ado, get ready to learn something because these are 25 interesting things you may not know about these famous artists.
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His full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso.
Andy created sealed time capsules every month. One those capsules contained a mummified foot.
Because of an eye disease, Georgia started to go blind at the age of 84. In fact, she only had peripheral vision.
Marcel was famous for making art out of regular things. His most famous, however, was a work called, “Fountain.” It was just a urinal that he had bought.
William was known for his bad temper. He would even throw his dinner out the window if it wasn’t prepared right.