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Krishna by Nicholas Roerich

Year: 1930 Medium: Tempera, Canvas Location: Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, USA. Nicholas Roerich was born on 9th October  1874 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was a painter, writer, archeologist, theosophist, philosopher, and a public figure who was extremely spiritual. Roerich dedicated much of his life and work to the Himalayas, which was also his […]

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Hagia Sophia is a mosque now. What does this mean to the world?

If you like to travel and know, about the historical monuments in the world then you must have heard of Hagia Sophia. This beautiful UNESCO Heritage Site is more than 1500 years old and has an importance in the cultural diversity of Turkey. But now the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially stated that […]

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The ‘Composition’ of Wassily Kandinsky

Artist: Wassily Kandinsky Name of Painting: Composition 8 Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Created: 1923 MEDIUM: OIL ON CANVAS DIMENSIONS: 55 1/4 X 79 INCHES (140.3 X 200.7 CM) Genre: Abstract art Periods: Suprematism, Abstract art Wassily Kandinsky was from Moscow, Russia. He studied and was always fascinated by  theoretical geometry. This is the study […]

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The Great Wave of Kanagawa

Name: The Great Wave Year: 1829 – 1833 Size: 25.7 cm × 37.8 cm (10.1 in × 14.9 in) Medium: color woodblock The Great Wave is a Japanese Wood Print imprint done by the great artist Katsushika Hokusai. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and overseas. […]

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Impression, Sunrise by Claude Monet 

Artist: Claude Monet Year: 1872 Dimension: 48 cm x 63 cm Medium: Oil Paint Period: Impressionism Impressionism was an era in the creative world where the artist internalized the feeling of watching something beautiful, grow with it and then paint or write about it to share with the fellow world. This is a great medium […]

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American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘untitled’ painting sells for $110.5 mn at auction

Painting: untitled Artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat Year: 1982 Medium: oil stick and spray paint Period: Neo- Expressionism, Contemporary Art. Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side […]

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The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Year: 1495 – 1498 Dimension: 15 feet x 29 feet Painted directly on the wall Medium: tempera paints on stone Place: The wall of Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan. Period: Renaissance, High Renaissance, Italian Renaissance.  The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most iconic paintings in the world. It […]

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The Scream by Edvard Munch

The Scream by Edvard Munch Painting: The Scream Artist: Edvard Munch Year: 1893 Medium: Oil, tempera, pastel and crayon on cardboard. Dimensions: 91 cm × 73.5 cm (36 in × 28.9 in) Location: Natuonal Gallery and Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian Expressionist artist […]

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Salvator mundi by Leonardo da Vinci 

Leonardo da Vinci was a well known painter during his time and has been extremely impactful in our modern times as well. His paintings, architecture, town planning, and sense of functional design has been influencing our modern designers as well as investors in a great way. One of his paintings, Salvator Mundi was acquired by […]

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Series: The Greatest Paintings of the World 

The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn Year: 1642 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 363 cm × 437 cm (142.9 in × 172.0 in Location: Rijks Museum, Amsterdam The Night Watch is the showstopper and the most prestigious painting of the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam.  It depicts the eponymous company moving […]