Thursday, January 31, 2013

Today is...Inspire Your Heart with the Arts Day

Today is Inspire Your Heart with the Arts Day. How will you inspire your heart with the arts today?

"The Arts" are usually the visual arts, but also can include the literally arts like poetry, novels, and short stories, and the performing arts like music, dance, magic, theatre, opera, and film.

The highest price for a painting sold at auction is $259 million dollars, for The Card Players by Paul Cezanne. The buyer was the Royal Family of Qatar.

The most expensive sculpture sold at auction is L'Homme qui marche I by Alberto Giacometti in 2010.

The first opera is Dafne by Jacopo Peri in 1598. It was performed in Florence and the music is now lost. The earliest opera with music that survived is Euridice by Peri in 1600.

The first textbook about conjuring is Reginal Scot's The Discoverie of Witchcraft in 1584.

The Paris Opera Ballet was the first professional theatrical ballet company. It was created out of the Paris Opera, founded by Louis XIV.

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