Funny facts about the paintings of famous artists
Picture “Boat” upside down – A memorable event happened in December 1961. It overwhelmed the Museum of Modern Art, located in New York.
And all that was interesting was that the masterpiece of Matisse under the usual name “Boat” was finally hanged in the correct position, although earlier it was upside down. The funny thing is that this is not the last interesting event, which is associated with paintings of famous people
1. Painting “Boat” upside down
A memorable event happened in December 1961. It overwhelmed the Museum of Modern Art, located in New York. And all that was interesting was that the masterpiece of Matisse under the usual name “Boat” was finally hanged in the correct position, although earlier it was upside down. The funny thing is that this is not the last interesting event, which is associated with the paintings of famous people.
2. 5 minutes for fame
Picasso took just 5 minutes to paint the most famous portrait. Many acquaintances and friends of Picasso did not understand him during his lifetime, and they often had controversy. Somehow Pablo wanted to write a portrait of his friend Ehrenburg. But even he did not have time to sit comfortably in the chair for posing, as Picasso announced that everything was ready. Ehrenburg was very surprised, because in less than five minutes.
3. Help I. Repin in the sale of the painting, which he wrote
One lady in the market was bought the usual picture for 10 rubles. The picture had no value, although the inscription on it was “I. Repin. As soon as the woman showed Repin a new purchase, he laughed and put an inscription on her with the autograph “This is not Repin”. But after a while, the same woman decided to sell this painting with the signature of a famous artist, but already for as much as a hundred rubles. Funny, but true!
4. The bears in the painting by Shishkin appeared from the hand of another artist.
Even artists have weak spots, so everyone is used to helping each other. In the painting Shishkin, who used to paint landscapes all the time, animals and people never turned out, so Savitsky was engaged in drawing beautiful bears. It was he who helped his friend finish the canvas.
5. The most expensive painting is a piece of fiberboard with paint spilled on it.
Picture in the world “Number 5,1948”, written by Jackson Poloka, is the most expensive in 2006. At the auction, this picture was taken for 140 million dollars. Oddly enough, the artist himself did not even try to paint this masterpiece, but merely poured paint on a piece of fibrolite laid out on the floor.
6 Surrealist worked on the creation of the Chupa-Chups logo.
S. Dali is a well-known artist who received a request from Enrique Bernat, the owner of the world-famous company Chupa-Chups, to paint a wrapper for his products. Of course, Salvador coped with his task and even now the image flaunts on delicious candy.
7. Painting Munch and Bad Events
The most expensive painting Munch sold at one of the auctions at an impressive cost – $ 120 million. She got the name “Scream”. According to many people, it becomes clear that the artist himself has put so much pain and tragedy into it, that she was simply filled with negativity. She absorbed only one negative and now takes revenge on all people. It may, of course, be a coincidence, but still: one guard inadvertently dropped this picture, after that he had constant headaches with which he could not cope and committed suicide. The other also could not hold the picture, and in a couple of days he died in a car accident.
And not only the guards suffered from the inept handling of the canvas, even the museum visitor, who allowed himself to touch the canvas he liked, but after a while burned in a fire. Who knows, maybe it’s just a coincidence.
8. Judas and Christ have the same face in the Da Vinci painting.
Leonardo worked for a very long time on the creation of the painting The Last Supper. The man from whom the image of Christ was created da Vinci found very quickly. He was one of the church ministers. But on the look of Judah Leonardo was looking for a man for about three years.
Leonardo was walking down the street and saw a drunk who was lying in a puddle. He picked it up and took it to one bar, where he began to draw Judas. How surprised was Leonardo when the man said that he had once posed for him. Yes, this is the man so low fell for three years, posed for him to the role of Christ.