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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Leonardo da Vinci produced an unprecedented amount of work during the Italian Renaissance.
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.
During the Italian Renaissance, painters and sculptors discovered a renewed interest in classical ideals and naturalism.
While art history comprises countless examples of exceptional art, some works have resonated more strongly than others.
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.
Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pompeii was a bustling city located just outside of Naples in southern Italy.
With its imaginative imagery, experimental artistic approach, and subconscious-inspired subject matter, Surrealism may seem like a difficult genre to grasp.
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.
When you think of the French Revolution, what comes to mind?
From the Mona Lisa to the Vitruvian Man, so much of Leonardo da Vinci‘s artwork is iconic.