A lot of people misunderstand art. That includes us.  For example, did you know you aren't supposed to touch the paintings at the museum? You are supposed to buy them first?? C'mon who has that kind of cash? The fact is, we can't resist writing about this topic. Whether it be our  contemporary takes on classic art, mind blowing discoveries about famous art we just made or the explanations behind famous artwork.

We all know insufferable people who claim to understand Art with a capital A, and who deliver condescending lectures to the rest of us. But the thing is, sometimes the thing people commonly believe about famous art stuff is objectively wrong.

We wanted to explore things people commonly misunderstand. For example, we never would have guessed the real relationship between the iconic duo in the classic ‘American Gothic’ painting.

Here's your chance to turn the tables and be the insufferable one, for a change.

Entry by Maclise

Robert Longo's Men in the Cities aren't a statement on '80s yuppie culture. The subjects are often confused as dancing yuppies even appearing in Ame

Entry by Andrea Meno

Les Demoiselles CRACKEDc COM d'Avignon means The Ladies of Avignon, right? Literally, yes, but the title refers to Avignon Street in Barcelona, which

Entry by JMCreativo

This is a steel sculpture in the Spanish city of Algeciras. It's called MONUMENT TO ANDALUCIA or MONUMENT TO THE WIND, and represents the swing of a F

Entry by Andrea Meno

Rodin didn't intend The Thinker to be, well, a thinker. He created it as the crowning piece of his sculpture The Gates of Hell. His name for it was Th

Entry by Maclise

In The Scream, the ghostly figure isn't screaming- it's blocking out nature's scream. Edvard Munch's inscription on one version says, I felt the grea

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