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Learn About the Life of Michelangelo

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Michelangelo's output was, quite simply, stunning, in quality, quantity and scale. His most famous statues include the 18-foot David (1501-1504) and the Pietà (1499).



Quick Overview of High Renaissance Painter...

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Biography of High Renaissance painter Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (1483-1520). Description of famous works and influences like Leonardo and Michelangelo.



How Mannerism Signaled the End for the Italian...

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Mannerism refers to the art of the Late Italian Renaissance, before the Baroque period began, when artists used clashing colors and many bizarre themes in their work.






Was Leonardo a Vegetarian?

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7 Surprising Facts About the Sistine Chapel...

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Discover the answers to some of the most common questions about Michelangelo's The Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of the world's most famous paintings.



Art History Definition: Gestural Abstraction

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Abstract artworks that emphasize the process of or gesture in the creative act through various techniques of application, including dripping, smearing and flinging paint.



Artists in 60 Seconds: Tezuka Osamu 手...

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The Japanese artist (1928-1989) created more than 700 manga series with about 170,000 pages of drawings, and 200,000 pages of anime storyboards and scripts.



Artists in 60 Seconds: J. M. W. Turner

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A biographical profile of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), English Romantic painter.



Was Leonardo da Vinci Gay?

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Discussion on Leonardo da Vinci's sexual orientation.



Fauvism - Art History 101 Basics

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Some art historians have questioned if Fauvism was indeed a movement, but there is no denying that the brief heyday of the Wild Beasts had a huge impact on Modern Art.



Artists in 60 Seconds: Norman Rockwel

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A biographical profile of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), American painter and illustrator.



Art of the Mesolithic Age (ca 10,000-8,000 BC)

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Color Field Painting: Art History 101 Basics

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Color Field Painting is a branch of Abstract Expressionism that concentrates on colorful shapes and expanses of color which emphasize the literal flatness of the canvas or paper.



Victor Vasarely, Leader of the Op Art Movement

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Learn more about Victor Vasarely (1908-1997), the Hungarian-born French painter and sculptor who created the Pop Art Movement.



The Sistine Madonna by Raphael

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She may be 500 years old, but the Sistine Madonna doesn't look a day over 18. How does she do it?



10 Ideas for Art History Papers

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Writing an art history paper? Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing, along with some starter prompts and topic suggestions.



Artists in 60 Seconds: Katsushika Hokusai...

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A biographical profile of Hokusai (1760-1849), Japanese painter, printmaker and draftsman.



Art History - Italian Proto-Renaissance:...

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What Is the Sfumato Painting Technique?

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Sfumato means that there are no harsh outlines (as in a coloring book) present; areas blend into one another through miniscule brushstrokes, which makes for a rather hazy, albeit more realistic, depiction of light and color.



Famous Artists Who Committed Suicide (Some May...

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Check out this list of 52 famous artists who committed suicide. Some may surprise you!



How Is Color Defined in Art?

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When artists and art historians define color in art, they are referring to the element that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye.






The Problem We All Live With by Norman Rockwell

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The first thing that stands out in The Problem We All Live With is its focal point: the girl. She is slightly to the left of center, but balanced by the large, red splotch on the wall right of center.



Art History Definition: The Fourth Dimension

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The Fourth Dimension refers to time among the other dimensions: length, width and depth, or it refers to the mental processes, such as perceiving and feeling.



Learn About Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci, often referred to by just his first name, was the epitome of the term



What Is a Pattern in Art?

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A principle of art - and probably the universe itself - pattern means the repetition of an element (or elements) in a work. An artist achieves a pattern through the use of colors (children playing with Legos® know this instinctively), lines (think: Op Art) or shapes (as with mosaics, tessellations, etc.).



Neolithic Art - Art History 101 Basics

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After the rather ho-hum art of the Mesolithic era, art in the Neolithic (literally: