What inspired these artists?

“I’ve been painting away getting ready for the new season at the street fair. My inspiration of course is flowers and the human face.
I’ve never really thought about what inspired other artists. Well here you have it.
10 famous artists paintings and what inspired them.

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Interesting facts about some of the world’s most famous paintings (10 Photos)

BY BOB IN: ART, FACTS, INTERESTING on The Chive.com

The Persistence of Memory</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Although Salvador Dali never explained any of his work, rumor has it that the inspiration for this piece came from watching chunks of cheese melt in the sun.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>I can see it now.

 

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Dog Breeds -Portuguese | Portuguese Water Dog

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“I chose today’s article because of one sentence in the piece. “Pick something because you like it,” she says. “Don’t worry about why and where it’s going to go.” And this is true when selecting Art also.  Decorating 101: How to Shop for Furniture Before you hit the stores, learn what furniture to get rid of, what […]

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Art Speak

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Peter Dreher Painting

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Illusory Paintings

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pixel paint | ms paint

The Pixel Painter  98-year-old man creates art with MS Paint ” Today’s video says it all. No words from me. Watch Hal Lasko “the Pixel Painter”  and let him inspire you. He definitely has inspired me. Enjoy” by Jordan Teicher   MS Paint -Pixel Painter Hal Lasko may be 98 years old, but while many of his […]

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Black and White

Decorating Ideas Black and White My Thoughts for Today (click to listen)… By Marina Klima Goldberg http://www.mydecoratingtips.com/ Every year I get excited right after the New York Fashion Week as I visit different locations and watch the fashion shows in giddy fascination. Now, when it is over, I feel inspired and just want to reflect […]

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Fore-Edge | Paintings

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Melted Crayons

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Malala Yousafzai

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Cameron – Met Museum | Photography

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Labor Day 2013

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Munch & Warhol | Andy Warhol

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Maps – Portraits

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