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Most Expensive Artworks and Paintings

Portrait of Joseph Roulin , Vincent Van Gogh (£36.7 million) In 1989 the Museum of Modern Art in New York bought this painting from a private collection in Zurich for $58 million (£36.7 million). Accounting for inflation, this remains one of the most expensive paintings ever sold. The portrait was painted exactly 100 years before the sale and is one of six Van Gogh painted of his close friend Roulin, who was a postman in Arles. Les femmes d'Alger (Version O) – Picasso (£116 million) To hollering cheers and applause, a lot of head-shaking and even more gasps, a Pablo Picasso masterpiece went under the hammer for a world record auction price on Monday evening of $179.4 million (£116m). There was an audible intake of breath in Christie's Rockefeller Centre auction room in midtown Manhattan when the bids for the vibrantly-hued canvas of Les femmes d'Alger (Version O) hit $150 million. At $151 million, Jussi Pylkkanen, the Christie's president, chief auctioneer

How Art could Help Encourage Kids to Study Science

Mixing art and science started very early for Kari Byron. “I remember distinctly sitting there with a Cheerio box and a roll of tape, and trying to recreate a human skull, like a little sculpture,” she says, recalling her earliest memory of tinkering with something in her childhood. That fascination never went away. Byron is most well known for her science-facing roles as a member of the build team on Mythbusters, and her recent role in Netflix’s The White Rabbit Project, but she has been a creator for as long as she can remember. Trained in film and sculpture, but with over a decade of experience diving head-first into wacky televised experiments, Byron also embodies a recent push towards STEAM education. A fan takes a selfie with Kari Byron. STEAM includes arts in the traditional STEM cluster of science, technology, engineering and math. The move is controversial to many in both STEM and arts fields for distracting from the primary purposes of each discipline, whe

Most Famous Japanese Paintings and Artworks

I have always been fascinated by Japan's long history of art. Their artworks makes my imagination travel through time. I always see the Japanese tradition and culture portrayed from their paintings and artworks. I personally enjoyed what's in this list and find myself staring for minutes to the artworks. As a consequence, it takes me longer to finish this post. I hope you enjoy and may you get some inspiration from these compelling masterpieces. 1. The Great Wave off Kanagawa - Katsushika Hokusai The image depicts an enormous wave threatening boats off the coast of the prefecture of Kanagawa.  It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world. 2. Fuji from Kawaguchi Lake - Hiroshi Yoshida Hiroshi Yoshida is known as one of the most important figures of the shin-hanga style (shin-hanga was an  art movement in early 20th-century Japan, during the Taisho and Showa periods, that revitalized traditional

16 Most Famous Animal Paintings around the World

The popular animal paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. animal painting is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the animal painting genre. 1.  A Horse Frightened by a Lion A Horse Frightened by a Lion (1770) is a painting by British artist George Stubbs. 2.  The World Cow "The World Cow" (1913) is a painting by German Expressionist painter Franz Marc. 3.  A Lion Attacking a Horse A Lion Attacking a Horse (1765) is a painting by British artist George Stubbs. 4.  Allegory of War Allegory of War (c. 1640s) is a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Younger. 5. Deer in the Forest "Deer in the Forest" (1913) is a painting by German Expressionist artist Franz Marc. 6. Donke