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70 PRETTY PICTURES: Nature, Kids, Animals & More

Pretty pictures give you a boost on any day of the year. It may be raining outside, but you can always escape with these pretty pictures here. Whether a beautiful landscape is what you’re after, or a cute puppy – we’ve got it covered with these 70 pretty pictures below.

70 Pretty Pictures

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Love Those Pretty Pictures?

If so, then you may find these surprising facts about art interesting.

  1. From 1912-1948, the Olympic Games awarded medals for artworks inspired by sport.
  2. The Oxford English Dictionary offers 12 different meanings for the noun ‘art’.
  3. A world record of 8ft 6in for the highest flying toast from a pop-up toaster was set at the Royal College of Art graduate show in 2008.
  4. When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, the empty space it left on the wall attracted more visitors than the painting had.
  5. In 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting Le Bateau was hung upside down at New York’s Museum of Modern Art for 46 days before anyone noticed.
  6. The only painting sold by Vincent van Gogh in his lifetime was The Red Vineyard which was bought by the Belgian artist Anna Boch.
  7. Four of the 21 most expensive paintings sold at auction are by van Gogh and four by Picasso.
  8. The phrase “state-of-the-art” applied to the latest technology was first recorded in 1955.
  9. Researchers find that learning art correlates strongly with higher achievement in math and reading.
  10. Art programs are mandatory in countries that rank the highest for math and science.
  11. Da Vinci’s other most famous work—which can be seen in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy—originally included Jesus’ feet. But in 1652, while installing a doorway in the refectory where the painting is on view, builders cut into the bottom-center of the mural, lopping off Jesus’ feet.
  12. Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.

 

Tom Raider

Tom Raider

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