Interesting facts about art

Art is a diverse range of human activity, and resulting product, that involves creative or imaginative talent expressive of technical proficiency, beauty, emotional power, or conceptual ideas. The term art encompasses diverse media such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, decorative arts, photography, and installation. The history of art mirrors the history of humankind, and the … Read more

Interesting facts about gardens

A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, or enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The term “garden”, which is of Germanic origin, means “yard” or “enclosure” and denotes ways of organizing earth, water, plants and, sometimes and art (sculpture, architecture …). The history of gardening may … Read more

Interesting facts about the Great Buddha of Kamakura

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha located at the Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Amitabha Buddha is one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas. “Amida” is the Japanese form of the Sanskrit “Amita,” meaning “Immeasurable One.” According to the Azumakagami, a chronicle describing the achievements of … Read more

Interesting facts about Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois. It is Kapoor’s first public outdoor work in the United States, and is the work by which he is best known in the country according to the Financial Times. The … Read more

Interesting facts about the Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. The museum’s collection is the largest collection of Van … Read more

Interesting facts about the Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are a world of artistic wonder located within the boundaries of the Vatican City. Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century and enlarged by successive pontiffs, the Vatican Museums boast one of the world’s greatest art collections. The museums contain approximately 70,000 works of which 20,000 on display. There … Read more

Interesting facts about the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “the Met”, is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the Western Hemisphere, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s earliest roots date back to 1866 in Paris, France, when a group of Americans agreed … Read more

Interesting facts about Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a famous wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Anna Maria “Marie” Tussaud . Marie Tussaud was born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was … Read more