Pablo Picasso. That name continues to ring through history. We read about Pablo Picasso in art history textbooks, see him portrayed in film and novels, and hang prints of his artwork on our living room walls. The world loves Picasso, but few individuals know the details of his life. They understand that he was a fantastic artist, but that’s the extent of many people’s knowledge of him.Details
Unconventional Color Schemes in Art
Artists have the ability to tap into the power of colors when they create a piece of art. Color plays a strong role in the way a work of art is perceived and experienced by the viewer. Certain colors can raise spirits while others can dampen moods. Some colors can invigorate and enliven while others can put people to sleep. How can artists use the power of colors to their advantage?
“Seated Woman with Red Hat,” a painting created by Picasso himself, was found in the attic of the Evansville Museum in Indiana. Given to the museum in 1963, the piece was stored in the attic after being wrongly catalogued.Details
Is theft of over $124 million worth of art from the Musee d’Art Modern (Museum of Modern Art) in Paris was part of a movie plot, chances are it wouldn’t have had any exciting action scenes. Art thieves managed to steal 5 priceless paintings while 3 security guards were on duty, completely oblivious to the art heist taking place. Despite the art thieves breaking a back window to enter the museum, the building’s alarm systems were not triggered.Details