The image above was initially taken by Charles Moore who was involved in taking historic images of the Civil Rights Movement. Andy Warhol, who was an American artist and filmmaker, saw an image in a magazine and changed it by flipping and cropping it as well as adding color, claiming
Jackson Pollock is one of the most celebrated and influential American artists of the 20th century, known for his unique style of abstract expressionism. However, in recent years, the authenticity of his works has been called into question, with some experts alleging that many of the artist’s works are forgeries.
Perfect lighting, smooth-licked canvases, and realistic play on light and reflection are all characteristics used to describe the artworks of Vermeer. The Dutch painter was considered one of the Old Masters of the Dutch Golden Age, with his art pieces coveted by many today and sold for tens of millions
On June 30th, 2020, the people of Hong Kong mourned the loss of their country’s freedom under the newly passed Hong Kong National Security Law. This piece of legislation banned any instance of “secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign or external forces”. While it may not sound problematic as
Besides someone like Usama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler is arguably one of the worst and most catastrophic beings known to man. What was it that sparked his massive hate for the world? During the reign of Hitler’s Nazi Germany, nearly all artistic expression–other than Nazi-promoted propaganda–was either collected, burned, or
The term ‘forgery’ is usually tied to the notion of replication, or creating copies of something so perfect that they are indistinguishable from the original. It is a concept often associated with the illegal printing of money or with copying signatures, and when it is applied to the art world,
Judith beheading Holofernes is a biblical story in which a young widow assassinates an Assyrian general who is about to destroy her city. She utilizes her femininity to receive an invitation to his quarters and have drinks with the man, and once he has fallen asleep from drinking, she strikes.
This school board has been at odds about what to do, or not to do regarding a series of murals. After initially deciding to paint over the images, they have reconsidered. They are now looking to cover them up while still preserving them. The controversial series is titled “The Life
John Wayne Gacy aka “The Killer Clown”. Named as such for his voluntary community service as a clown to entertain hospitalized children, but chillingly more so for raping, torturing, and murdering at least 33 boys and young men in Cook County, Illinois during the 1970’s. He buried 27 of them