Leaving The Opera in The Year 2000

Le Sortie de l’opéra en l’an 2000 is the creation of French illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, novelist, and, in his spare time, a bit of a futurologist, Albert Robida.

This 1902 print shows a futuristic view of air travel over Paris, as the artist imagined it would look like in the year 2000. Many types of aircraft are depicted including buses and limousines, police patrolling the skies…

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10 Famous Museums and Art Galleries You Can Visit Online

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, countries around the world have instituted quarantine, which means that many of us are forced to stay home.

But this does not have to be boring. Not at all.

Google Arts And Culture have partnered with over 1,200 museums and galleries from all over the world to bring everyone virtual tours and exhibitions of some of the world’s most museums and art galleries.

To make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity to virtually visit these museums, we’ve made a list of ten world-famous galleries that you can explore right from the comfort of your own home.

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The Perks of Being a Writer

When I tell people I’m a writer they usually ask me how much I earn. I usually smile and say “enough.” I’ve been giving this answer even before I started earning money, when my stories were available for free on Wattpad.

The thing is that being a writer, or any other kind of artist, also means that most probably you’ll never earn a lot of money. Million dollar advances are extremely rare. Besides, I’m quite sure that most artists aren’t in this for money.

But what exactly do you earn if not money? Is there something else to being a writer?

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The 10 Most Famous Paintings of All Time

How many paintings do you think there are out there? In galleries and museums?

A few million?

And out of them all, there are a handful of paintings so recognizable by people from all over the world and of all ages that they will probably be admired and talked about until the end of what we call human civilization.

A handful of paintings that have inspired artists ever since they were completed. A handful of paintings that have helped shape what we define as art.

In recognition of these paintings, here are the ten most famous paintings of all time.

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Self-Portrait

Imagine drawing a map. Imagine tracing all these lines and shapes, using different colors. Quite a meticulous process. But this map is not one that leads to a treasure, or one that is meant to describe any real place on earth. No. This is a map of your soul. Depression Valley, Island of Solitude… you get the idea. All the places that are scarred because of too many tears. The heartbreaks, the bitterness, the loneliness, the happiness, the joy… the ecstasy.

All an artist does is a self-portrait. Everything. We write about people we never met, and we like to think that we simply imagined them into existence, but the truth is that our characters either resemble us or have traits and qualities we wish we had. 

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