Artsology referenced as “further reading” on a book about Death and Dying

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I was a bit surprised to find out today that Artsology’s feature on How Artists Portray Death in Art is referenced as a source for “further reading” in a book titled “The A–Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects.” The book is edited by Michael John Brennan, who is an associate professor […]

Zhang Libing vs. Vincent Van Gogh in a race for most paintings … Libing wins

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By some estimates, Van Gogh created approximately 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches in his lifetime, but he only sold one painting during his career. Yet today we all know him as one of the most-famous artists in history, and the perfect story line for the “starving artist” legend, putting aside everything for the […]

Google Arts & Culture: Freefall, Big Bang

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I saw something pretty amazing today: Google Arts & Culture’s “Freefall, Big Bang” version. It’s billed as “explore thousands of artworks in one 3 dimensional space,” and it looks like this: The picture doesn’t really do it justice, because the “big bang” name describes what happens … one little picture explodes into a full screen […]