Fraud paintings: How artists have confused viewers for centuries
Optical illusions are not a new phenomenon, the first "illusionists" were ancient creators. With the development of painting, the skill of artists in creating fake paintings was also improved -…

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Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid
The Reina Sofia Museum is located close to the Prado and Thyssen museums, all three museums can be easily visited on the same day. The Reina Sofia Museum contains paintings…

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4 curious facts about famous works of art that make you look at them from the other side
Different people perceive works of art differently, and the viewer's point of view can radically differ from what the artist himself put into his work. And many famous paintings have…

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10 things that made Andy Warhol provocation genius an outstanding artist

Today Andy Warhol is a famous American artist, designer, sculptor, producer, director, writer, and magazine publisher. He is called the founder of the ideology “homouniversale” and a genius provocateur, he is the author of works that have become synonymous with the concept of commercial pop art. Andy Warhol has made art accessible to the masses so that people learn to see the beauty of everyday things and understand that everything that surrounds them is beautiful in essence.

Warhol’s paintings are so mysterious due to the fact that his life is a complete mystery. The further you dig into his biography, the more you realize that you did not know anything about this artist. Here are ten examples that further blur the line between the life and art of Andy Warhol.

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10 skillful fakes that museums took for originals

Artistic fakes are a very real threat that museums constantly have to contend with. Fake artifacts appear in many museums from time to time, which can be displayed for several years before specialists realize that this is a fake. For counterfeiters, the high price tags attached to these fakes are often an incentive to continue to create fakes. Art fraudsters often go to great lengths to trick museums into acquiring their work. Some fakes are so good that it is difficult for historians and archaeologists to distinguish them from real things. Among the museums that became victims of fakes is even the famous Louvre Museum, where for many years successful copies were exhibited instead of the originals, and no one even knew about it.

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Nudity in the history of art: How the attitude towards nudes from Venus of the Paleolithic to classical painting has changed
Thanks to Ivan Efremov and his "Thais of Athens" the general public became aware of the concepts of "hymnophiles" - that is, singing nudity - and "hymnophobia" - those who…

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How to make yourself a work of art
She became a vivid example of how you can make a work of art out of yourself. And to give your masterpiece a name - by the right of the…

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How the “woman with a man’s soul”, which Rubens himself painted, became the first lady of the Renaissance
The first lady of the Renaissance - such an honorary title could receive a great artist or muse for the creators of that era. But Isabella d’Este, namely, she has…

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10 world famous works of art that were never finished
When composers, artists or writers begin work on their works, they are sure that they will finish the job. Otherwise, why? But their aspirations are not always justified. Sometimes it…

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