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Famous Art Reinterpreted

The paintings of great artists are continually being recreated by those who are inspired by these works, students studying the works, and others who use alternative media to reinvent famous paintings.  This last group often comes up with some of the most inventive and fun interpretations drawing new audiences to see these works in a creative way.  The following examples are just a few of the many new pieces inspired by great works of art.     This week an artist from Toronto broke the world record with a mosaic created from 12,090 Rubik’s Cubes made after Michelangelo’s Hand of God from the Sistine Chapel.  There is also a time lapse video …..

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Famous Impressionists

With “The Birth of Impressionism” being such a big exhibition earlier this year at the de Young museum in San Francisco and now at the Frist Center in Nashville, it seemed fitting to discuss some of the most famous Impressionists.  Of course to start, there is Claude Monet painter of Impression, Sunrise – the work from which the movement Impressionism got its name.  Monet later went on to create such famous masterpieces as those in his Water Lilies series and The Japanese Bridge.  Paul Cezanne, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Camille Pissarro were also among those considered the original Impressionists.  Mary Cassatt, known mainly for her paintings of mothers and …..

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At Home with the Artists

One of the best ways to get in touch with artists and their work is to see where they lived.  Today the homes of many famous artists have been made into museums which give tours so that visitors can see the environment where artists created some of their most famous works.  One of the most famous artist homes and studios is the home of Claude Monet in Giverny, France.  Here visitors can wander through his famous gardens, over the Japanese footbridge and gaze at floating water lilies as if to set foot in one of his paintings.  His most famous scenes captured on canvas exist to this day in addition …..

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