Interesting facts about Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Sunflowers is the title of two series of still life paintings by Vincent van Gogh. They are among his most famous paintings. The Sunflower paintings were meant to symbolize happiness. The yellow flowers were a metaphor for loyalty and devotion in Dutch literature. Moreover, Van Gogh considered them symbols of gratitude. The first series, executed … Read more

Interesting facts about Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. Amongst his figurative works, which include allegories and … Read more

Interesting facts about painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (called the “matrix” or “support”). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. The elements of this language—its shapes, lines, colours, tones, and textures—are … Read more

Interesting facts about Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse French painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. His vast oeuvre encompassed painting, drawing, … Read more

Interesting facts about The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. Leonardo da Vinci began working on it in 1495, and finished “The Last Supper” in 1498. It is one of the world’s most famous paintings, and one of the most … Read more