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Cracked Finds Butts in Bruegel, Easter Eggs Elsewhere in Art

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God bless the juvenile minds over at Cracked for going on a rather tawdry “Easter Egg hunt” in the European classics. They find a gigantic brain in Michaelangelo’s “Sistine Chapel” fresco (1475-83), porn in the same artist’s “Last Judgement” (1534-1541), and, yes, bared backsides in Bruegel the Elder’s “Netherlandish Proverbs” (1559, left). It’s a touch “The Da Vinci Code”, but ... Read More »

Portrait of The Artist as a Sick, Beaten, Shot, Cut, and Dying Man

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  Just the other day, a newly discovered painting (above left) by reclusive English modern master, Lucian Freud, was unveiled before heading to auction. Like so much of Freud’s work, the piece exalts in the rheumy yellows, reds, and purples of human flesh that most painters avoid. Unlike other Freud examples, though, this one gives a peek into the secretive ... Read More »

Introducing: Art + Travel Europe

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We promised you big news this Monday, and here it is: Art+Travel Europe is headed to bookstores this March! The next up from Museyon Guides, Art+Travel Europe follows in the footsteps of five famous painters with walking tours of the cities where they lived, loved and labored.   Each day this week we’ll give you a sneak preview of one ... Read More »

Paris a la Amélie

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‘Amélie‘ is one of those movies we love here at Museyon — sweet, iconic and visually stunning. We also love the picture it paints of gay ol’ Paris. Of all the Gallic cities, none is more stereotypically French than Paris, writes Julien Sévéon in Film + Travel, which is why it’s long been a favorite of tourists and filmmakers alike. ... Read More »

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