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11 Ridiculous Paintings That Have Been Insanely Sold For Millions of Dollars

These paintings are worth more than your average high-end car. Yes, your child’s doodle is now considered a masterpiece.

There are paintings and then there are paintings. The ones created by Michaelangelo, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Salvador Dali and Andrew Wyeth to name a few can fetch for millions of dollars. Theirs are masterpieces that use techniques that are worthy of praise and well, monetary compensation.

The list of paintings below however got us scratching our heads. They are simple to say the least and lacking in uhm, color. We’re no Da Vinci but we do know how a plain painting looks like, never mind the fact that most of them, if not all, are abstract in nature. But hey, despite this unprecedented detail, these paintings happen to be worth millions and millions of dollars. Perhaps we’re really just not great at deciphering the story behind abstract expressionisms such as these masterpieces.

Apparently, they’re worth a lot of money and people bought them to be part of their private art collections. We’ll stop blabbering on and just show you the paintings that fetched an insane amount of money:

Untitled (Yellow and Blue) by Mark Rothko Cost of Painting: $46.5 million

Untitled (Yellow and Blue) by Mark Rothko  Cost of Painting: $46.5 million

Onement by Barnett Newman Cost of Painting: $43.8 million

Onement by Barnett Newman  Cost of Painting: $43.8 million

Black Fire 1 by Barnett Newman Cost of Painting: $84.2 million

Black Fire 1 by Barnett Newman Cost of Painting: $84.2 million

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Orange, Red, Yellow by Mark Rothko Cost of Painting: $86.9 million

Orange, Red, Yellow by Mark Rothko Cost of Painting: $86.9 million

Blood Red Mirror by Gerhard Richter Cost of Painting: $1.1 million

Blood Red Mirror by Gerhard Richter Cost of Painting: $1.1 million

Concetto spaziale, Attese by Lucio Fontano Cost of Painting: $1.5 million

Concetto spaziale, Attese by Lucio Fontano Cost of Painting: $1.5 million

Untitled (1961) by Mark Rothko Cost of Painting: $28 million

Untitled (1961) by Mark Rothko Cost of Painting: $28 million

Source: Wikiart.org
Green White by Ellsworth Kelly Cost of Painting: $1.6million

Green White by Ellsworth Kelly  Cost of Painting: $1.6million

Untitled (Stoffbid) by Blinky Palermo Cost of Painting: $1.7 million

Untitled (Stoffbid) by Blinky Palermo Cost of Painting: $1.7 million

Source: Wikiart.org
White Fire 1 by Barnett Newman Cost of Painting: $3.8 million

White Fire 1 by Barnett Newman Cost of Painting: $3.8 million

Source: Wikiart.org
Untitled (1970) by Cy Twombly Cost of Painting: $69.6 million

Untitled (1970) by Cy Twombly Cost of Painting: $69.6 million

Judging from the list of paintings, it looks like these artists are now a very, very rich.

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Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years

This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…

If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.

This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”

Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her.

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Genius Photographer Shares Ridiculously Easy Trick To Make Your Photos Dreamy

You can do it anytime, anywhere – without needing Photoshop or any app.

Good photography requires more than having an expensive camera. While owning the right tools can definitely help, the most important factor would always be the skills of the photographer.

Case in point, you may have the fanciest cameras in town but that still wouldn’t be an advantage, unless you know how to use it well. There are certain tricks you have to learn to take your photography to the next level.

Fortunately, we can always learn from experienced shutterbugs. Take wedding photographer Mathias Fast, for instance, who took the time to share a quick, easy hack on how to add reflections to your pictures – without having to use Photoshop or other photo-editing apps.

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Disney Animator’s Comics Diary About Losing His Wife is Terribly Heartbreaking

Read the captions and try not to cry.

Losing a loved one can be a sad, traumatic experience. People deal with the grief differently and for this man, keeping a ‘doodle diary’ has been most helpful.

A former illustrator for Disney, Gary Andrews’ comics about losing his wife and living life as a single father of two is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. No wonder his work has made an impact to his numerous followers on social media.

In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that Gary began doing his comics-style journal entries back on his 54th birthday. He was happily married at the time and a father of two children.

Unfortunately, something tragic happened. His wife Joy got sick and they initially thought it was nothing but flu. It turned out, however, that it was actually sepsis and it eventually led to her death.

Gary shared:

“From the minute Joy was admitted to hospital, specialists from every department tried to find out what was wrong. They couldn't have done more. It wasn't until the post-mortem that they narrowed it down to sepsis.”

Overwhelmed by his sadness, Gary later turned to his notebook and began pouring his emotions out on paper – by making artworks.

He recalled:

“I was crying so hard it was difficult to focus on the page. I was drawing through tears.

“Joy had been my soulmate for 19 years. She was beautiful, kind, generous and funny. We did everything together. When I lost her, I felt half of me had gone.”

Now his touching comics have captured the hearts of many on the internet.

Scroll down below and see for yourself. Read the captions and try not to cry!

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