Posts Tagged ‘art’

Salvador Dalí Explains His Famous Mustache

Even if you were never curious about Salvador Dalí’s mustache, it’s still interesting to know about it from the man himself. I had no idea this video existed until today. The Name’s The Same is apparently a game show that aired between 1951 – 1955 on ABC. Via: Open Culture

Out Of This World Priceless

From Scientific American: A Buddhist statue brought to Germany from Tibet by a Nazi-backed expedition has been confirmed as having an extraterrestrial origin. Just taking a guess here, I know very little about sculpture, but this might be a rare piece and difficult to insure/replace.

Lost da Vinci Painting Found

We’ve seen stories like this before, yet it’s impressive still: For years it sat on a farmhouse wall gathering dust. And when Fiona McLaren redecorated, she didn’t even take the time to cover the apparently worthless painting in a protective sheet, so it got flicked in specks of paint. However, in an astounding twist it […]

da Vinci’s Battle of Anghiari Found?

Researchers think they may have found the missing Battle of Anghiari painting by Leonardo da Vinci. As the story goes da Vinci was commissioned to paint a fresco on a wall of the Florence’s city hall. The experimental technique he used failed and he stopped. Others say it was completed, starting part of the mystery. […]

What’s Under Your Couch?

Kober’s parents had stored the painting under a couch for 25 years after getting it as a gift from the sister-in-law of Kober’s great-great-grandfather. She had received it from a German baroness more than a century ago. It’s amazing to think that someone had what is quite possibly a Michelangelo just sitting under their couch […]

So who cleans David’s Balls

This article got me thinking. Who gets stuck with cleaning David’s genitalia? Is it sexual harassment if a women gets the job? Can a man sue if he is asked to do such a task? I know I wouldn’t want to be stuck on a scaffolding cleaning some marble genitalia. Perhaps that’s just me. Something […]