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Calendar >  Fun and Unusual Facts and Trivia About Art and Architecture Part II

Fun and Unusual Facts and Trivia About Art and Architecture Part II

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TR Robertson — The world of art and architecture can be filled with mystery, intrigue, incredible creativity, and extreme uniqueness as the creations of “humankind” have been produced over the years. Here is more trivia and facts about this amazing world.

  • The Great Wall of China is 13,171 miles long, took 9 years to build and used 300.000 soldiers and 500,000 common laborers.
The Great Wall of China – one of the world’s greatest man-made wonders.
  • Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s nursery was decorated with paintings of English Cathedrals
The renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright
  • The Notre Dame Cathedral was started in 1015, but the final portion, the spire, was not completed until 1439.
  • On July 28, 1945, a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people.
  • Pablo Picasso’s career lasted seventy-eight years, from 1895 until 1973.
  • The Eiffel Tower receives a fresh coast of 300 tons of reddish-green paint ever seven years.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright was against the American Institute of Architects, but in 1949 they awarded him a gold medal.
One of Frank Lloyd Wrights architecturally magnificent designs – Fallingwater.
  • The estimated weight of the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 6,648,000 tons.
  • The first footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater (now Mann’s Chinese Theater) were made by Norma Talmadge in 1927. Legend says she accidently stepped in wet concrete outside the building and the idea stuck. Now over 180 stars have been set in concrete.
  • The great Gothic Cathedral of Milan was started in 1386 and not completed until 1805.
  • The Hoover Dam was built to last for 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not fully cure for another 500 years.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright dealt in Japanese art.
  • The largest movie theatre in the world is Radio City Music Hall in NYC. It opened in 1932 and originally had 5,945 seats.
  • The largest stained-glass window in the world is at Kennedy International Airport in NYC, measuring 300 feet long by 23 feet high.
  • The Museum of Modern Art in NYC hung Matisse’s Le Bateau upside down for 47 days before an art student noticed the mistake.
  • The son of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lloyd Wright, invented Lincoln Logs.
  • The official name of the St. Louis Gateway Arch is The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It looks taller than it is but is actually 630 feet by 630 feet.
  • The only sculpture that Michelangelo ever signed was The Pieta, completed in 1500.
  • The painting, American Gothic, depicts the sister and the dentist of artist Grant Wood as rural farm folk.
  • The Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC in 1885 aboard the French ship “Isere”.
  • The Statue of Liberty weighs 225 tons.
  • The Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1630 by Shah Jehan to honor his wife Mumtaz, who died in childbirth.
  • While Frank Lloyd Wright was away from his estate Taliesin, a disgruntled servant murdered 7 people living at the estate.
  • The three primary colors are red, yellow, and blue and the three secondary colors are green, orange and purple.
  • The world’s largest art gallery is the Winter Palace and Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Visitors would have to walk 15 miles to see the 332 galleries which house over 3 million works of art.
  • The world’s largest Gothic Cathedral is in NYC. It is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and is 601 feet long, 146 feet wide and has a transept measuring 320 feet from end to end.
  • There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  • There are 132 rooms in the White House.
  • Until the time of Michelangelo, many sculptors colored their statues and most from Greece and Rome had been painted at one time. Rain has washed the colors off most of the marble.
  • Work on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome began in 1506 and was completed in 1612.
  • Georges Braque was the 1st living person to have art displayed in the Louvre.
  • Jackson Pollock often used cigarettes to paint.
  • Edgar Degas produced over 1,500 paintings, pastels, prints and drawings of ballet dancers.
  • Between 1912 and 1948 Olympic medals were given out for sporting inspired masterpieces of architecture, music, painting, sculpture, and literature.
  • The Mona Lisa has her own mailbox in the Louvre because of all the love letters she receives.
  • Sir Isaac Newton invented the color wheel in 1706.
  • John James Audubon painted 435 watercolors of birds.
  • Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. He used to purchase canaries and then let them free.
  • Pablo Picasso’s real name is 27 names long.
  • Vincent Van Gough painted 900 paintings in just 10 years.
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  1. tom payne says:

    Frank LLoyd Wright, In the little town I grew up in northern Wisconsin, there were 2 Frank Lloyd Wright houses. One just went on the market for 400K. Includes original plans signed by FLW.
    The houses were the Americana type small. They are narrow, and sort of dark, then explode into view as you get to the living area. The cantilevered roofs, were/are a nightmare. they don’t to a good job of keeping water out, so many of the FLW houses have ceiling, and wall damage, but they do look good and are unique.

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