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ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History

Authors: Dasal, Jennifer
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: ART015000, REF007000, HUM022000
ISBN: 9780525506409, Related ISBNs: 0143134590, 0525506403, 0593291697, 0593291700, 9780143134596
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A wildly entertaining and surprisingly educational dive into art history as you've never seen it before, from the host of the beloved ArtCurious podcast

We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handbags, scarves, and dorm-room posters. But did you also know that Monet and his cohort were trailblazing rebels whose works were originally deemed unbelievably ugly and vulgar? And while you probably know the tale of Vincent van Gogh's suicide, you may not be aware that there's pretty compelling evidence that the artist didn't die by his own hand but was accidentally killed--or even murdered. Or how about the fact that one of Andy Warhol's most enduring legacies involves Caroline Kennedy's moldy birthday cake and a collection of toenail clippings?

ArtCurious is a colorful look at the world of art history, revealing some of the strangest, funniest, and most fascinating stories behind the world's great artists and masterpieces. Through these and other incredible, weird, and wonderful tales, ArtCurious presents an engaging look at why art history is, and continues to be, a riveting and relevant world to explore.
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