Press "Enter" to skip to content

Incredible Artists That Taught Themselves

When we picture the great artists from throughout history, we tend to think of people that spent most of their early life being trained by some of the best masters of the time. The truth is, however, that many of these artists came from poor families that weren’t able to afford this kind of training, meaning that they had to go out and do it on their own.

Art Plundered By The Axis

World War 2 was arguably the most violent time in human history, where countless millions lost their lives, entire cities were destroyed, and humanity lost tremendous amounts of history and culture. In particular was the amount of artwork that was plundered during the reign of the Nazis and their war machine, where they took thousands of pieces from museums and collections from around Europe and locked them away for much of the conflict.

Michelangelo – The World’s Greatest Sculptor

While Leonard da Vinci is considered the greatest painter of all time, Michelangelo is considered by most historians to be the best sculptor that ever lived. His works, which are still admired to this day, changed the art world forever, spawning an entire wave of new artists that wanted to emulate the incredible pieces that he completed during his time.

Famed Artworks That Were Never Completed

When we look at the world’s most well known paintings, such as the Mona Lisa, we see a piece that must have taken countless hours to complete in its entirety. It’s understood that a painting can’t really be put into a museum until it has been finished, and that an incomplete piece of art will usually be locked away until later down the road.

The Mystery of Banksy

All that we know for sure – but even this is up for debate – is that Banksy was born in 1975 in the United Kingdom, Bristol to be specific. Despite his cloak and dagger approach to art, Banksy can make bank on his artwork, with his “Mediterranean Sea View 2017” piece selling for $2.2 million at an auction.