Intriguing artists : 8 interesting facts

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 Art History is a tricky subject, Artsper reveals a few interesting facts on major artists.

 

Jackson Pollock worked as a janitor in a primary school with his brother.

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Pablo Picasso was one of the suspects in the stealing of the Mona Lisa in 1911. He was arrested by the police and interrogated to be finally released.

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Madrid’s school of art expelled Salvador Dali after he set fire to his bedroom. He thought he was the reincarnation of his dead brother, also called Salvador.

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Vincent Van Gogh has created more than 2000 works during his life : 900 paintings and 1100 drawings and sketches. He only sold one painting when he was alive.

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George Braque was the first to exhibit at the Louvre museum while he was alive in Paris.

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Henri Matisse’s Le bateau was exposed at the Moma in New York for 46 days upside down before anyone noticed anything.

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Jackson Pollock often used cigarettes as a medium for painting.

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The Age of Bronze, a sculpture by Auguste Rodin was so realistic that certain people thought that he had used a real human body in the cast.

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