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Michelangelo was just 24 at the time of completion of the Pieta, which was soon regarded as one of the world’s great masterpieces of sculpture. It can be admired today in St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Michelangelo claimed that the block of Carrara marble he used to work on this was the most “perfect” block he ever used. At the time of its completion, some observers criticized Michelangelo for showing Mary too youthful to have a son who was 33 years old. Michelangelo defended himself by saying that her youth symbolizes her incorruptible purity. Pieta is the only sculpture ever signed by Michelangelo. Michelangelo > La Pietà, c.1498–1499
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Spanish artist and motion designer A.L. Crego adds movement into still graffiti murals to create fantastic animations. In order to maintain the original artwork, Crego first photographed the sites and then digitally intervened to convert them into immersive animations. All the murals selected by the designer convey messages about dependence on technology and its effects on personal interactions. Check out more of his work here: https://giphy.com/alcrego A. L. Crego > Digital intervention over original Mural by Sr.X, 2015
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The Medusa was commissioned to Caravaggio by his patron, Cardinal Francesco Maria Bourbon del Monte, who then gave it as a gift to the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici. It was painted on canvas applied to a convex wooden shield. Caravaggio displays huge technical achievements in this work by making it look concave and Medusa's head appear to project outward. The monster with the face of a woman and hair formed by snakes had the power to turn anyone who looked at her into stone. Perseus managed to behead her by looking at her reflected in a bronze shield polished like a mirror. The theme of the Medusa was very dear to the Medici, had a symbolic value as an allegory of prudence and wisdom. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio > Medusa, 1597
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“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.” Salvador Dalí The Dalí Museum created an experience: go inside and beyond Dali’s painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus and explore the world of the Surrealist master like never before in this mesmerizing 360° video. Watch here: https://youtu.be/F1eLeIocAcU
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The scene is an outtake from Visite à Picasso (A Visit with Picasso), a 1950 film by Belgian filmmaker Paul Haesaerts. The full film can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyaPbReAumw " Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. ” Pablo Picasso Do you agree?
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Jean-Michel Basquiat was a pop icon, cultural figure, graffiti artist, a poet, a musician, and neo-expressionist painter. He was a prodigy. In the early 1980s, Basquiat was befriended by many celebrities and artists, including Andy Warhol, with whom he made several collaborative works. At only 27, his troubles with fame and drug addiction led to his tragic death from a heroin overdose on August 12, 1988 in New York, NY. In 2017 an untitled Jean-Michel Basquiat work has sold for $110.5m to Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, becoming the most expensive American painting ever. Jean-Michel Basquiat > Untitled, 1982
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Hieronymus Bosch > The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1500
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Gustav Klimt > The Kiss (Der Kuss), 1907-1908
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Edward Hopper > Nighthawks, 1942
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Jacopo Tintoretto > San Marco libera uno schiavo, 1547-1548
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Vincent Van Gogh > Prisoners Exercising, 1890
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Canaletto > Veduta del Palazzo Ducale, 1750
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Been there! :)
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Joan Miró > Blue II, 1961
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Beautiful.
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Wassily Kandinsky > On White II, 1923
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Leonardo da Vinci > Self Portrait, 1510-5
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Henri Matisse > La Danse II, 1910
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Well hello there, proof of work pingers! Follow us if you like beauty in your feed. Sandro Botticelli > Primavera, 1470-80