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A painting of a famous artist could cost several million bucks in the market. This is why many artworks – even those that are housed inside highly guarded museums – go missing. Here is a list of some of the most famous paintings that were lost, stolen or destroyed, that have yet to be recovered. 10. Paul Cezanne’s View of Auvers Sur Oise   Lost on December 31, 1990, this art work that used to be on display at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was stolen the night before the city’s Millennium celebration. The thieves planned the heist in time with the fireworks display during peak of the celebrations. This artwork, which Paul Cezanne never signed or dated, is estimated to be worth $5 million. [&hellip

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Tattoos are simple expressions of one’s art or ideologies. The year 2014 has been a witness to quite a number of popular tattoos, as donned by tattoo fans, followers, and even celebrities. The top 10 tattoo designs of 2014 are listed below. 10. Portrait Tattoo The tattoo artists of this generation are undoubtedly more talented than ever. Many of them were able to duplicate the portrait of some famous people on a person’s skin. So in case you want to pay homage to a well-known fellow or a highly revered friend, just bring a good photo of him or her to your tattoo artist and he will do the rest. 9. The World Map For some reason, the map of the world became one of [&hellip

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Time and again, in a bid to present the content of their fiction or non-fiction in the most realistic way possible – to ascertain that all visible aspects of life are depicted in prospect, authors end up writing books that fuel the flame of controversy. Any piece of literature that revolves around excessive use of violence, graphic sexuality, extreme political or racist views and other likewise troubling content is always bound to raise some noise. Such books sometimes garner so much attention that calls are made to ban them. But in defence of such controversial books is the fact that they challenge the conventional view of readers on various matters. They push the readers to grasp things that go beyond the routine that we are [&hellip

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Pedestrians in the cities and towns throughout the world usually encounter a patch of sidewalk or paved surface decorated with amazingly beautiful 3D paintings. And Although this form of art is newfangled to most countries, 3D painting art has a long tradition in Europe and is believed to have originated in Italy during 16th century. Many creative 3D Painting Artists have created many awe-inspiring artworks in the pavements and walls providing amazingly illusionary 3D effects. For your information, 3D Painting Arts is the unique form of art which is drawn on rough surfaces creating illusions of objects in 3D form. It consists of chalking, painting or drawing a horizontal surface from one standpoint. When the finished artwork is viewed from certain angle, it appears three dimensional. [&hellip

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What makes a painting controversial? People would say something that attacks our religious concepts can be controversial; some would argue, anything that contains nude matter is controversial. Well, nothing of this is wrong because people have general norms related to such matters. And paintings often become controversial when it goes against these commonly accepted norms. Matters also depend on the time and era we are living in. Then there is the painting style; Art is a subjective assessment, with different opinions from art critics and general viewers. An artist who has an unusual style of painting can also create controversy in the art world, arguing if the works created by that artist should be considered a piece of art or not. So you see, people [&hellip

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