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impasto

2016-12-08T11:01:23Z

A painting technique, impasto is a thick application of paint (usually oil) that makes no attempt to look smooth.



Please explain that "V" and/or "M"

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: Please explain that "V" and/or "M" : "As anyone can plainly see, the space between Jesus and John,



The Turbulent Life of Van Gogh

2016-12-08T11:01:23Z

Vincent van Gogh lived a short, deeply tormented life, throughout which he sought (in vain) his place in the world. He died, by his own hand, feeling his life was a miserable failure. Unbeknownst to Vincent, the work he did pioneered the Expressionistic style and, 150 years after his birth, his name would be world famous.



The Scream by Edvard Munch

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Edvard Munch painted 'The Scream' in 1895 but also created 3 other colored versions, as well as a black and white lithographic stone.



Top 10 Tips for Art History Students

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Ten tips gathered from top art history students help new art history students organize, prioritize, and memorize. These tips focus on reading, classroom participation and study practice that aid in memorizing art history information, such as artists' names, titles, dates, media, dimension and location.



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.



Why Should I Study Art History?

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Students may take Art History because it is required, or it seems like a good choice for AP credit in High School, or even because it is the only elective that fits into that semester's class schedule. When one of the latter three scenarios apply, questions invariably arise: how come I took this class? What's in it for me? Why should I study art history? Here are five compelling reasons.



What Is a Bas Relief?

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A French term from the Italian basso-relievo (low relief), bas relief is a sculpture technique in which figures and/or other design elements are just barely more prominent than the (overall flat) background.



Artists in 60 Seconds: Willem de Kooning

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A biographical profile of Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Dutch-born American Abstract Expressionist painter.



papier collé

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Papier collé is a kind of collage composed only of glued papers on a flat surface, usually a canvas or paper, sometimes in combination with depicted images.



What Is Value in Art?

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An element of art, value refers to the visible lightness or darkness of a color. Value is synonymous with luminosity in this context.



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.



What about the disembodied hand?

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Last Supper , Peter's arm appears to be twisted. His right shoulder and elbow seem to be at odds with



Art History Definition: Academy, French

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The French Academy was founded in 1648 during the reign of King Louis XIV as the Academie Royale de peinture et de sculpture. After the French Revolution it became the Academie de peinture et de sculpture and then it was merged with the Academie de musique and the Academie d'architecture to form the Academie des Beaux-Arts. The annual government-sponsored exhibition called the Salon was controlled by the Academie des Beaux-Arts.



Outline of Art History - Contemporary Art -...

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Outline of Art History - Contemporary Art Visual Arts Movements - 1970s-Present 1970 Post-Modernism - 1970s-mid



Artists' Quotes: Pablo Picasso

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Quotes on art, artists, Cubism, painting, and more from Pablo Picasso.



How to Identify Synthetic Cubism

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Synthetic Cubism was invented by Picasso and Braque as they simplified a specific repertory of forms derived from their Analytic Cubism period of 1909/10 to 1912. Synthetic Cubism also incorporated collage and papier colle in Picasso and Braque's work.



Is Mary Magdalene in "The Last Supper"?

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Learn who is at Jesus' right arm in Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, the figure at Jesus' right arm. The figure appears feminine, but is it a woman?



What to Know About Greek Art

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What's the Difference Between the Northern and...

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The Northern Renaissance took place across Europe, but outside of Italy, in countries including France, the Netherlands and Germany.



Cartoon for Metropolis (Triptych), 1928

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Drawn at a time when life was going well for the artist both personally and professionally, you might think this cartoon very nearly veers into a kinder, gentler Otto Dix ... but, no. Scratch the surface and every sneering comment on Weimar society, and every bit of anatomical symbolism is present. Page 5.



Art History Definition: Abstraction

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An artwork that does not represent or depict a being, place or thing; or a simplified, generalized depiction of a being, place or thing.



Art History Definition: Collage

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Collage is an art form that includes glued paper, objects and other foreign matter. Picasso and Braque invented the art form during the the Synthetic Period (1912 and on).



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!



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.



The Hierarchy of Genres in Academic Art

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Believe it or not, artists used to have an official list detailing which types of paintings were more important than others.



The Story Behind “Christina’s...

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Andrew Wyeth painted this in 1948. His father, N. C. Wyeth, had been killed at a railway crossing just three years earlier, and Andrew's work underwent a significant change after the loss. His palette became muted, his landscapes barren and his figures--if present--seemed plaintive. Christina's World epitomizes these traits.



Franz Kline Biography

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Learn more about Franz Kline (1910-1962), a well-known American abstract expressionist painter.



Artists in the Eighth Impressionist Exhibition...

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The eighth Impressionist exhibition in 1886 reunited Degas, Cassatt, Forain, and Zandomeneghi, who defected in 1882, with core Impressionist artists Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Marie Braquemond. New-comers Georges Seurat and Paul Signac brought their new Pointillist style. Seurat's Grande Jatte made its debut. Paul Gauguin brought in his friends Emile Schuffenecker and Odilon Redon.