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Jesus and disciples were not present when da Vinci painted “The Last Supper”


An international panel of art experts and historians has unanimously agreed that Jesus Christ and his 12 Disciples were not actually present and did not personally sit for Leonardo da Vinci when da Vinci painted his famous mural “The Last Supper.” The painting resides on a plaster wall in the Convent of Santa Maria delle … Continue reading

December 23 1888 Vincent Van Gogh cuts off his ear


On December 23rd 1888, in what has become known as one of the more bizarre acts by artists (a feat hard to achieve), acclaimed 19th century artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off the lower part of his ear. The act was by no means a form of art, though given postmodern art this would not … Continue reading

November 8 1793 Louvre Museum opens


On November 8th 1793, after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. Today, the Louvre’s collection is one of the richest in the world, with artwork and artefacts representative of 11,000 years of human civilisation and culture. The Louvre … Continue reading

November 1 1512 Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public


On November 1st 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, was exhibited to the public for the first time. Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew … Continue reading

Child Pornography Is Not Art (2008)


Bill Henson’s claim that his pictures of unclad preteens are art is not to be taken seriously by many who say it is child pornography, nothing less, and an attempt to use established art galleries as a false veneer for respectability. The fact that the web site showing the children’s photos was based off shore … Continue reading

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