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Famous Artists With Untimely Deaths

Artists are known for their incredible creativity, using their natural talents to gift the world with unique and original works, and sometimes the work is so one-of-a-kind that it ends up changing the world. Like many other kinds of artists, painters and sculptors are known for often dying long before their time. This can sometimes be due to simple disease, but many take their own lives, as mental illness is tied deeply with intense creativity.

Paintings Released During The Renaissance

Alexander the Great was known for conquering the world and creating the city of Alexandria, which would become the greatest city of its time, and would be home to the greatest library of the ancient world, a hub for learning and knowledge. After 7 centuries, the library was destroyed, and the world fell into the Dark Ages.

The Oldest Theatres Around The World

Mankind has long had a fascination with the theatrical. From the ancient Egyptians to the ancient Romans, putting on live performances was a way to keep the people entertained, especially during years when life was difficult for the public. Not only did it improve morale, but it added a layer of culture to the region that was missing beforehand.

The Mona Lisa And It’s Surprising Rise To Fame

Art holds a special place in humanities collective consciousness – and while most people have decidedly different styles when it comes to favourite paintings, there’s a consensus as to works of art that transcend timelines and histories to become classics, like the Mona Lisa.

Below is the interesting history of how the Mona Lisa became the iconic image it is today – due to its untimely theft which propelled it into international fame.

4 Surrealist Painters And Their Most Notable Workers

Surrealism is an art form that truly takes time to appreciate the nuanced and layered approach to the various paintings which fall into this genre – and the interpretation of what is being portrayed is up for grabs (though often, it includes a note on humanities fragilities and shortfalls as well as our collective hopes and dreams).

How Vincent Van Gogh Struggled With His Mind

Vincent Van Gogh is today regarded as one of the most talented artists that has ever lived. His work has become something of a phenomenon within the art world, and many of his pieces are truly priceless.

Unfortunately, Van Gogh’s talent was not truly recognised over the course of his lifetime, and it was only after he had passed away that he was seen as the master artist that he really was.