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Famous Works Of Art Vandalized Over The Years

On October 14, 2022, two activists from the climate change group Just Stop Oil entered the National Gallery in London with a target in mind: van Gogh's famous painting "Sunflowers." As reported in The Guardian, the pair, aged 21 and 20, approached the painting and took out two concealed tins of tomato soup, which they opened before proceeding to hurl the contents all over the Dutch masterwork. They then glued themselves to the wall and asked "What is worth more, art or life?" They were taken...

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    Famous Works Of Art Vandalized Over The Years

    Famous Works Of Art Vandalized Over The Years

    On October 14, 2022, two activists from the climate change group Just Stop Oil entered the National Gallery in London with a target in mind: van Gogh's famous painting "Sunflowers." As reported in The Guardian, the pair, aged 21 and 20, approached the painting and took out two concealed tins of tomato soup, which they opened before...

    Why The Price Of Art Can Be So Controversial

    Why The Price Of Art Can Be So Controversial

    High-profile art auctions regularly fill people with disgust. The astronomical price of art is a controversial topic for many — and in some cases, people have good reason to be enraged. Art valuation is complicated and subject to the whims of fashion (via Artnet). If a famous curator decides to run an exhibition for a particular artist, the price of those paintings will...

    Why Babies In Medieval Art Look So Old

    Why Babies In Medieval Art Look So Old

    If you've spent any time looking at medieval art, you've probably noticed that the depictions of living beings in paintings are, well, weird. There's a reason social media accounts like Twitter's Weird Medieval Guys and Instagram's MedievalReacts are so popular — the representations of people and animals, particularly their faces and expressions...

    Famous Works Of Art With Messed Up Backstories - Grunge

    Famous Works Of Art With Messed Up Backstories - Grunge

    The French artist and writer Alfred Jarry declared: "The work of art is a stuffed crocodile." Then again, he lived on absinthe and ether and used to cycle around 19th century Paris with his face painted green. Salvador Dalí was similarly self-aware in his eccentricity, such as, when asked whether he used drugs, he claimed: "I don't do drugs. I am drugs!" according to...

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