Creating David: The Story of Michelangelo's Famous Statue of David

In 1501, Michelangelo (yes, the same guy who painted the famous Sistine Chapel) accepted a commission to carve a marble sculpture of the biblical David to be placed high atop a buttress on the Florentine Cathedral

Interestingly, the commission was originally offered to Leonardo da Vinci who rejected it on the grounds that he despised marble sculpture as an inferior art, good only for artisans —(shockingly) he and Michelangelo were NOT best friends.


10 Reason Why I Love The Met In NYC and You Will Too!

If you’ve never been to New York before, The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) might seem like it’s just another museum in the longgggg list of museums and art galleries that are on must-see lists for the city. But it is not just like the others, ohhhhhhh no my friend, it is not. 

Here are 10 reasons why you need to add visiting The Met to your New York travel list.


When An Edmonton Art Gallery Turns Into a Lake (It's Incredible!!) I wasn't sure what to expect. Maybe a few tubs of water? 

When An Edmonton Art Gallery Turns Into a Lake (It's Incredible!!)
I wasn't sure what to expect. Maybe a few tubs of water? 

Spotlight on Swedish Artist Kent Lindfors I was transfixed by the complex, layered, collage-like work this artist.

Spotlight on Swedish Artist Kent Lindfors
I was transfixed by the complex, layered, collage-like work this artist.

The Work of Artists Damien and Ron Moppett These Canadian artists are inspired by the artist's studio. 

The Work of Artists Damien and Ron Moppett
These Canadian artists are inspired by the artist's studio. 

Why You Need To Visit The Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden I was blown away by the collection housed in this Swedish art gallery.

Why You Need To Visit The Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden
I was blown away by the collection housed in this Swedish art gallery.

The Anthrotorian's Photos Were Accepted Into A Photo Exhibit! Five of my photographs were chosen to be part of the exhibit.

The Anthrotorian's Photos Were Accepted Into A Photo Exhibit!
Five of my photographs were chosen to be part of the exhibit.

Stolen Art: The Illegal Antiquities Trade Is Still Going Strong Tomb raiding and trade in stolen antiquities still is still rampant. 

Stolen Art: The Illegal Antiquities Trade Is Still Going Strong
Tomb raiding and trade in stolen antiquities still is still rampant. 

A Quick Guide To Contemporary Aboriginal Art The depth and variety of work that is available in this genre of art is incredible.

A Quick Guide To Contemporary Aboriginal Art
The depth and variety of work that is available in this genre of art is incredible.

Reads For The Road: Master Thieves The definitive history of the famed Gardner Museum heist that took place 25 years ago.

Reads For The Road: Master Thieves
The definitive history of the famed Gardner Museum heist that took place 25 years ago.

The Three Graces: Nymphs, Goddesses & Symbols of Feminine Beauty Depicted ever since the ancient Greeks were carving them into stone.

The Three Graces: Nymphs, Goddesses & Symbols of Feminine Beauty
Depicted ever since the ancient Greeks were carving them into stone.

What Is A Zine? A zine is a small, self-published work of text, images and/or art.  

What Is A Zine?
A zine is a small, self-published work of text, images and/or art.
 

Artist Chris Cran's Fascinating Paintings of Modern History The stunning work of this award-winning Canadian artist. 

Artist Chris Cran's Fascinating Paintings of Modern History
The stunning work of this award-winning Canadian artist. 

The Mind-Blowing Work of Ben Johnson This artist has spent the equivalent of 17 years on one painting alone! 

The Mind-Blowing Work of Ben Johnson
This artist has spent the equivalent of 17 years on one painting alone! 

Nuit Blanche: When Artists Take Over A City For A Night This all-night contemporary art event takes place in a city's downtown core.

Nuit Blanche: When Artists Take Over A City For A Night
This all-night contemporary art event takes place in a city's downtown core.

Mini Houses Up Trees: Public Art That Reflects A City's Architecture This isn't your typical slightly treacherous treehouse.

Mini Houses Up Trees: Public Art That Reflects A City's Architecture
This isn't your typical slightly treacherous treehouse.

Artist Douglas Coupland Creates A 3D Portrait of Canadians I recently had the opportunity to participate in a huge art project.

Artist Douglas Coupland Creates A 3D Portrait of Canadians
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a huge art project.

What's The Difference Between A Reproduction And A Print There are a lot of different terms that are thrown around these days.

What's The Difference Between A Reproduction And A Print
There are a lot of different terms that are thrown around these days.

7 Must-Visit Art Galleries Around The World How do you know if a gallery is going to be worth the visit?

7 Must-Visit Art Galleries Around The World
How do you know if a gallery is going to be worth the visit?

Visiting Monet's Water Lilies at The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris This is one of my favourite galleries in the world.

Visiting Monet's Water Lilies at The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris
This is one of my favourite galleries in the world.

The Lady In The Water (for when you need some creative inspiration)  This stunning photo is part of a series called Delicate.

The Lady In The Water (for when you need some creative inspiration) 
This stunning photo is part of a series called Delicate.

The Story of The Elgin Marbles In The British Museum  Around 490 BCE, Athenians began building a temple to Athena Parthenos.

The Story of The Elgin Marbles In The British Museum 
Around 490 BCE, Athenians began building a temple to Athena Parthenos.

The Watch List: Tim's Vermeer An investigation into how Vermeer was able to paint photo-realistic paintings before the invention of photography. 

The Watch List: Tim's Vermeer
An investigation into how Vermeer was able to paint photo-realistic paintings before the invention of photography. 

10 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit The Tate Modern In London The Tate Modern is the world's most popular contemporary art gallery.

10 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit The Tate Modern In London
The Tate Modern is the world's most popular contemporary art gallery.

Eight Photos Showcasing 90 Years of Art in Alberta The Art Gallery of Alberta celebrated its 90th birthday with the exhibit 90x90.

Eight Photos Showcasing 90 Years of Art in Alberta
The Art Gallery of Alberta celebrated its 90th birthday with the exhibit 90x90.

Against All Odds: Artists Tarzan and Arab Creating Art on The Gaza Strip If you think you've met a struggling artist before, think again.

Against All Odds: Artists Tarzan and Arab Creating Art on The Gaza Strip
If you think you've met a struggling artist before, think again.

Creative Personality: An Interview With Artist Malorie Shmyr This talented creative director, fine artist and 3D modeler is something special.

Creative Personality: An Interview With Artist Malorie Shmyr
This talented creative director, fine artist and 3D modeler is something special.

The Readymade World of Marcel Duchamp The most fascinating artists are the ones that do something entirely different.

The Readymade World of Marcel Duchamp
The most fascinating artists are the ones that do something entirely different.

Picasso's Woman In a Mantilla I was completely enchanted by this work when I came upon it while walking through the museum.

Picasso's Woman In a Mantilla
I was completely enchanted by this work when I came upon it while walking through the museum.

Sagrada Familia: The World's Most Visited Construction Site Construction on this church began in 1882 and has yet to be completed!

Sagrada Familia: The World's Most Visited Construction Site
Construction on this church began in 1882 and has yet to be completed!

Your Guide To Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Contemporary Art This was one of the first state museums in Berlin devoted to "living art." 

Your Guide To Berlin's Hamburger Bahnhof Museum of Contemporary Art
This was one of the first state museums in Berlin devoted to "living art." 

Is Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling At The Vatican Under Threat? The Sistine Chapel may soon have only a limited amount of visitors.

Is Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling At The Vatican Under Threat?
The Sistine Chapel may soon have only a limited amount of visitors.

"642 Things To Write About" by The San Francisco Writers' Grotto Looking for inspiration? Want to write but just never have the time?

"642 Things To Write About" by The San Francisco Writers' Grotto
Looking for inspiration? Want to write but just never have the time?

The Story of the Art World's Most Famous Kiss by Gustav Klimt You don’t have to be an art expert to recognize this painting.

The Story of the Art World's Most Famous Kiss by Gustav Klimt
You don’t have to be an art expert to recognize this painting.

Ancient Art: The History of The North American Totem Pole Totem poles are created by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Ancient Art: The History of The North American Totem Pole
Totem poles are created by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

What Is Art? A watercolour painting? Packing tape on the wall? A painted square of colour? A bicycle wheel drilled to a stool?

What Is Art?
A watercolour painting? Packing tape on the wall? A painted square of colour? A bicycle wheel drilled to a stool?

Reads For The Road: "Hot Art" by Joshua Knelman Knelman has created a major work of investigative journalism in this book.

Reads For The Road: "Hot Art" by Joshua Knelman
Knelman has created a major work of investigative journalism in this book.

The Life & Work of Celebrated Canadian Artist Alex Janvier Alex Janvier is a prolific and significant Canadian Aboriginal Artist.

The Life & Work of Celebrated Canadian Artist Alex Janvier
Alex Janvier is a prolific and significant Canadian Aboriginal Artist.

Sigmund Freud's Surreal Influence on Art He intended to revolutionize the medical world, not the art world.

Sigmund Freud's Surreal Influence on Art
He intended to revolutionize the medical world, not the art world.

Architect Frank Gehry's Warped and Wonderful Walt Disney Concert Hall It's iconic, stunning, impressive, and in a lot of movies.

Architect Frank Gehry's Warped and Wonderful Walt Disney Concert Hall
It's iconic, stunning, impressive, and in a lot of movies.

Exploring Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona One of the world’s most famous architects, created Park Guell.

Exploring Gaudi's Park Guell in Barcelona
One of the world’s most famous architects, created Park Guell.

Artist Profile: Canadian Aboriginal Artist Stewart Steinhauer He makes his living creating beautiful stone sculptures.

Artist Profile: Canadian Aboriginal Artist Stewart Steinhauer
He makes his living creating beautiful stone sculptures.

Art or Eyesore? The Eiffel Tower History You Probably Didn't Know The tower was met with massive opposition from the artistic elite.

Art or Eyesore? The Eiffel Tower History You Probably Didn't Know
The tower was met with massive opposition from the artistic elite.

Artist Profile: The Stunning Sculptures of Canadian Artist Blake Ward Blake Ward was raised in Canada, and now lives and works in southern France.

Artist Profile: The Stunning Sculptures of Canadian Artist Blake Ward
Blake Ward was raised in Canada, and now lives and works in southern France.

Art Gallery Visitor Tip: Watch People Get Lost in The Art Watching fellow visitors react to art is as much of an experience as the art itself. 

Art Gallery Visitor Tip: Watch People Get Lost in The Art
Watching fellow visitors react to art is as much of an experience as the art itself. 

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