Whether it’s a beautiful painting, a breathtaking sculpture or even a gorgeous tapestry, art is as varied as it is appealing. Take a look at some of these wild art facts and embrace the wacky world of art.
Back in the old days, the Olympics were not all about brawn and sports like they are today, there was some art involved as well. Between the years 1912 and 1948, the Olympics awarded prizes for painting and sculpting among the usual events. It would sure be wild to watch that on TV!
Have you ever wanted to live inside a painting? Well, if you are planning on traveling to Chicago, you actually can. The Art Institute of Chicago has an Airbnb that’s an exact replica of Van Gogh famous bedroom painting. Sweet dreams!
At the Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa has her own mailbox due to all the love letters she receives. Despite being a painting, many admirers write her daily from all around the world. How’s that for romance?
In 2003, famous and anonymous street artist Banksy randomly hung up one of his paintings in the Tate Museum where for a few hours, it was an unofficial part of the collection before it was removed by museum curators.
The color wheel is older than America. Sir Isaac Newton invented the color wheel in 1706 by refracting white sunlight into its six colors. The realization that light alone was responsible for color was radical, and the wheel proved especially useful for artists, who could now easily observe the most effective color complementation. Talk about old age!
Willard Wigan, a famous micro-sculptor, famously makes pieces of art so small that they fit in the eye of a needle and need to be viewed with a microscope. In fact, his art is so small that he once inhaled a piece of his own work. Don’t worry, Wigan remade it, and he says it came out better the second time, anyway.
I hope you enjoyed some of these wild art facts. Dazzle your friends and delight your family by sharing all of these interesting tidbits about the wonderful world of art. Keep these in mind as you grow your own art collection, and maybe someday one of those artists will be on a list like this. Happy collecting!