Art history is filled with strange tales and fascinating people, making it difficult to distinguish between the real world and the fictional when it comes to painters. As you might expect, we enjoy talking about, learning about, and discovering art. Here are a few intriguing facts regarding art history that many of you might not learn via books and the internet. We hope you have as much fun with them as we do!

A few of these tales persist because they exemplify the attributes we connect with artists: they're inventive, nonconformist, and a little odd. However, in many situations, the reality is just as amazing as the artwork they produce.

We appear to have lost sight of the fundamental meaning and value of the artwork, which could only be grasped by examining the context. Art is more than a nice thing to look at. It's also a strange thing to read about. Here are 14 fascinating facts about the art world culled from history to wow your next date at the museum.

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Source: Sotheby's

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