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Bob Ross: Breathing life into the soothing joy of painting

July 4, On This Day While famous in life, American painter, art instructor, and television host was fated to become even more popular posthumously on the internet. In fact, his videos have become hugely beloved for devotees of autonomous sensory meridian response or ASMR, which is a pleasant form of paresthesia (or tingling) often brought...


Kahlil Gibran, the visual artist

April 10, On This Day An inspiration in art Although he is more widely known as a writer, philosopher and poet, Kahlil (or Khalil) Gibran was also a prolific painter. Born in January 1883, he passed away on April 10, 1931, and is best known as the author of The Prophet, one of the best-selling...


Art that lasts for over a million years

March 11, On This Day Rome: The artistic ancient civilization It’s an unexpected milestone, but utterly worth noting. On March 11, 1986, it was officially 1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC. The art of Ancient Rome includes architecture, painting, sculpture, mosaic work, luxury objects in metal-work, gem engraving,...


Depicting the horrors of The Holocaust

March 8, On This Day This artist has a spiritual connection with his materials Born in Germany’s Black Forest just two months before the end of World War II (on March 8, 1945), Anselm Kiefer went on to become a prolific artist influenced deeply by the horrors of the Holocaust, as well as the spiritual...