Art History

February 23, 2022

Google App Uses Artificial Intelligence to Find Your Pet’s Look-Alike in Art History

In 2018, Google put their impressive artificial intelligence to use in a new way. People took selfies and uploaded snaps on the Google Arts & Culture app. The app then analyzed your appearance and found doppelgängers throughout hundreds of years of art history. Even celebrities jumped on the trend by posting their unlikely look-alikes. Now, your beloved pets can use the app with a new feature called Pet Portraits.

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February 20, 2022

The History and Legacy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mysterious ‘Mona Lisa’

For centuries, audiences have been captivated by the mysterious Mona Lisa. A key piece of Italian master Leonardo da Vinci‘s oeuvre and a prime example of High Renaissance painting, the piece has become known as one of the most recognizable and skillfully rendered works of art. Since 1804 the iconic oil painting has been housed at the Louvre in Paris.

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February 18, 2022

5 Priceless Facts About the Avant-Garde Art Collector Peggy Guggenheim

Few household names mean more to modern art than “Guggenheim.” A family of miners-turned-philanthropists, the Guggenheims struck it rich in the 19th century, amassing a fortune that has since sparked and fueled major modernist movements. Today, the Guggenheim legacy is largely linked to New York City's Guggenheim Museum, an institution founded by Solomon R. Guggenheim in 1937. This site, however, is not the only important Guggenheim museum of modern art.

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February 17, 2022

Unraveling the Mystery of Avant-Garde Art

Bold, innovative, progressive, experimental—all words that describe art that pushes boundaries and creates change. These characteristics are also all associated with a term that is often used but sometimes misconceived—avant-garde. The French term, which translates to “advance guard” or “vanguard,” refers to something visionary and ahead of its time. Used frequently to discuss artistic contributions to society and culture, avant-garde is responsible for some of the most famous paintings and sculptures in history.

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