Intriguing artists: 8 interesting facts
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.
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.
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.
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.
George Braque was the first to exhibit at the Louvre museum while he was alive in Paris.
Henri Matisse’s Le bateau was exposed at the Moma in New York for 46 days upside down before anyone noticed anything.
Jackson Pollock often used cigarettes as a medium for painting.
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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