Archive for the 'Painting Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Was Sandro Botticelli Accused of Heresy for a Painting he Made of the Assumption of Mary?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to paintings and painters and whether they are true or false. PAINTING URBAN LEGEND: Sandro Botticelli was accused of heresy for a painting he made of the Assumption of Mary. Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli, was [...]

Was Henri Rousseau’s Work Re-Discovered When One of His Paintings Was Purchased for Its Canvas Alone?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to paintings and painters and whether they are true or false. PAINTING URBAN LEGEND: Pablo Picasso discovered the work of Henri Rousseau by purchasing one of his works that was being sold for the canvas, not the painting itself. Henri Rousseau was [...]

Did the Museum of Modern Art Hang a Matisse Painting Upside Down for Over a Month?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends related to paintings and painters and whether they are true or false. PAINTING URBAN LEGEND: Henry Matisse’s Le Bateau was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art for 47 days. Henri Matisse was one of the most famous artists of the [...]