The Last Supper

The Last Supper

Famous Art Facts – The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci started painting this famous piece of art around 1495 and completed it in 1498. The Last Supper was commissioned as part of a church renovation project. The painting shows Jesus sharing a last meal with his...
The Starry Night

The Starry Night

Famous Art Facts – The Starry Night. The small town depicted in Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night is Saint-Remy-de-Provence in the south of France. Van Gogh painted the work while he was a patient at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, a psychiatric hospital in...
Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Famous Art Facts: Mona Lisa. While some claim that Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting is a self-portrait of the artist himself dressed as a woman, research has concluded it is likely a portrait of a woman named Lisa Gherardini, a member of a prominent Florentine...
Degas in Denver

Degas in Denver

Degas: A Passion for Perfection showcases works from French artist Edgar Degas from 1855-1906. Degas loved to learn from historical art. He had a lifelong fascination with the nude, a passion for horses, and a devotion to dance and opera. Degas had a deep obsession...
Colin Campbell Cooper

Colin Campbell Cooper

Colin Campbell Cooper, an American Impressionist painter was born today, March 8, 1856. He was most known for architectural paintings of skyscrapers in New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago. He and his wife were aboard the RMS Carpathia during the rescue mission for...
Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Happy birthday to Michelangelo who was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, the Republic of Florence, which is present-day Tuscany, Italy. Michelangelo is best known for sculpture, painting, architecture and poetry. His most notable works of art are the sculpture of...
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