The Art History Museum in Vienna

Art History Fun Facts

Being an artist is considered a respected profession envied by many. However, do you know that in the 1950s, this profession was not considered a good one?

Artists, tailors, and shoemakers were considered at the same grade during this time. Read more such fun facts on the art history in our section below.

Art History Fun Facts

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian architect and sculptor famous for the Baroque style of sculpture. Some of his famous sculptures include David, Apollo and Daphne and Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius.
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Spanish artist Diego Velázquez created the painting “Portrait of Pope Innocent X” in 1850. This portrait is still considered one of the finest pieces of art to date.
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When in London, James Abbott Mcneil Whistler’s mother posed for a painting being made by him, which was later called Whistler's Mother.
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The painting, Madonna Enthroned, kept at Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy, was created by the Italian painter Giotto di Bondone. This painting is often considered as the first painting of the renaissance.
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Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime, although he made more than 900 paintings. Even that painting was purchased by his sister.
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Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was a Russian theorist and painter. He was famous for his work on Abstract Art. The school of art and architecture at Bauhaus was closed by Nazis, due to which he moved to France later on.
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The painting “The Last Supper” is a depiction of the content from the Bible where Lord Jesus, with his disciples, is having supper. Leonardo da Vinci created this painting in the late 15th century.
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Pietro Torrigiano, who was a rival of Michelangelo at the Academy of Ancient Art in the Medici Palace stuck his face with millet which disfigured him for life.
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A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was made by the English artist Andy Brown using tea bags that included both used and unused tea bags.
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In the 1960s, Yoho Ono was associated with the Fluxus movement. Fluxus objects contained large doses of burlesque but were often minimalist.

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