Art Facts

#1  Students who study art are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

#2  During his entire life, artist Vincent Van Gogh sold just one painting; Red Vineyard at Arles.

#3  Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.

 #4  Congo, a chimpanzee who made over 400 paintings, would scream if a painting was taken away from him before he was finished.

#5  Picasso could draw before he could walk, and his first word was the Spanish word for pencil.

#6  Vincent van Gogh painted “Starry Night” while he was in an insane asylum.

#7  The arts celebrate multiple perspectives and teaches kids that there are many ways to interpret the world.

#8  In 2011, James Franco put his name behind a project called MONA ,“The Museum of Non-visible Art”. It can only be admired by reading the artist's description. A woman paid $10,000 for a non-visible piece called “Fresh Air”.

#9  Mona Lisa was painted with eyebrows and eyelashes, but they disappeared over time, possibly the result of over-cleaning.

#10  People literally grow trees and roots into bridges, chairs, “people trees”, ladders, fences, jungle gyms, tunnels, etc… It’s known as “Tree Shaping.” Theoretically, it can even be used to grow homes.


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