Art History

September 28, 2017

People Are Recreating Famous Artworks in Real Life for the ‘VanGoYourself’ Challenge

Ever wanted to star in a Leonardo da Vinci painting or transform yourself into a Van Gogh? The VanGoYourself platform is a space where you and your friends can recreate historic artworks and share them with the world. Originally created as part of Europeana—a digital platform to promote the European Union's cultural heritage—the website encourages us to get playful with art.

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September 14, 2017

20+ People Who Discovered Their Art History Doppelgängers at Museums

Some people believe that everyone has a twin. And maybe that’s true—if you need proof, just visit an art or history museum! People around the world are finding themselves in the collections of renowned institutions and are snapping pictures with their artsy doubles. The resemblances are often uncanny; it’s as if these folks sat for the painting or sculpture themselves. Museum doppelgängers exists throughout the ages.

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August 8, 2017

Cats in Art: How Our Feline Friends Have Inspired Artists for Centuries

In the age of the Internet, no animal has captivated audiences quite like the humble house cat. Whether captured in a playful photo or immortalized through a quirky video, these portrayals have proven the animal's modern-day prowess. The popularity of cat pictures, however, did not start with social media; in fact, such images have been an artistic staple since ancient times. From age-old paintings to more modern graphic design, cats have been stealing the show for centuries.

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