A true master of modern art, Piet Mondrian was a risk taker whose bold, fearless choices allowed him to become one of the most recognized artists of the 20th century. His abstract paintings in red, yellow, and blue rely on lines and geometry to make a statement and are a far cry from the conservative Dutch art scene he came of age in.
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Today, more and more museums are starting to offer free admission.
A little over 10 years ago, a then-86-year-old Huang Yung-fu faced a dilemma. The Taiwanese government was threatening to knock down his village, as he was the last remaining resident, in attempts to build a more modern apartment complex. He was offered money to pack up his home and move elsewhere, but couldn’t bear the thought of leaving the only home he’d ever known in Taiwan. That’s when he started painting.
Many people are familiar with KFC’s “finger lickin’ good” food, but have you ever considered it as a creative medium?
You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover—but what about a purse?
In April, a fire devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of Paris’ most beloved monuments. Fortunately, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before the 850-year-old building lost its integrity. Sadly, however, efforts to save the church’s iconic spire were unsuccessful; as the oak and lead roof was reduced to ashes, the 750-ton structure crumbled and collapsed into the interior.
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If you’re a fan of optical illusions and how people’s perceptions differ, try this experiment conducted by Optical Express.
Jeff Koons has reclaimed his title as the living artist with the world’s most expensive artwork sold at auction. The triumph comes after his 1986 stainless steel sculpture Rabbit fetched $91.1 million—including fees—at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art sale in New York. The record is one previously held by the controversial artist, whose love it or hate it work has made him one of the most talked about artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Swedish artist Andreas Häggkvist crafts dreamy works of art with a dual purpose.