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Art Trivia Fun Facts

Discover some fun facts and figures about the world of art and the most known artists.

You’ll be surprised and amazed by these tidbits of knowledge about art, styles of art, artists, cultural movements, history of art, and so much more.


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There are four versions of "The Scream," two in paint and two in pastel.

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Van Gogh painted The Starry Night while a patient at the Saint-Paul lunatic asylum in Saint-Remy, France.

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Lisa del Giocondo was the wife an a Florentine merchant who commissioned Leonardo da Vinci to paint the portrait. Da Vinci considered the painting unfinished and never received payment for it.

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Although many artists worked on the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's work on the ceiling between 1508 and 1512 is most famous.

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Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi sold at auction for $430.3 million in 2017 to the Saudi royal family.

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Although no-one knows Banksy's identity, it's believed he grew up in and around the city of Bristol in the UK.

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Wood originally wanted his mother in the painting but realized shows too old to stand posing for so long, so he had his sister stand-in for her.

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Michelangelo's famous sculpture of David is in the Galleria Dell'Accadamia in Florence, Italy.

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Pablo Picasso co-founded the Cubist movement alongside Georges Braque.

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Andy Warhol was responsible for the famous zipped jeans cover of the 1971 album Sticky Fingers.

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