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  • Baptistery's Great Resemblance Of A Roman Building
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    People often try to imitate a finished product if it has become popular. When this is done after several years it is considered a revival. Usually the artist or patron has a purpose such as modeling after a powerful culture or religious significance. They may slightly change or mix other styles to make the best of past and present. In Florence Italy there stands a baptistery. It resides west of the Florence Cathedral, which was modeled after the baptistery. The Cathedral began in 1296 by Arnulfo...
  • Bass Penny Loafers
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    American fashion returns to the classics 4th March 2005 Preppy, the classic American fashion that defined the 1980's, has become the look for spring 2005. Trend-right dressing will include turned-up collars, argyle socks, layered polos... and, of course, penny loafers. Bass introduced the first penny loafer in 1936, naming it the 'Weejun' after its Norwegian origin. The style quickly became an American classic. Penny loafers evolved into a symbol of 'cool' in the 1950's and 60's, and celebrities...
  • De Piles Definition Of Painting
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    Art Theory leading into the 18th Century The argument of color verses design originated in the Baroque, but extended much further into the eighteenth century in terms of theory. Roger de Piles was the father of this argument based on colors versus disegno and the Poussin ists versus the Ruben ists and so on. He joined the Academy in 1699, right on the verge of the Rococo and basically formed the argument for color, rather than classical design in his Cours de Peinture par Principes in 1708. Up u...
  • Renaissance Society
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    The Renaissance was an amazing time period of change. Art was beginning to transform while the society was influenced by it. With these major topics, a new way of talent evolved. Art drew on techniques and styles of classical Greece and Rome. The Early Renaissance was beginning to bring out the many building structures into the background of paintings. These buildings had some style of classic patterns and the characters' clothes started to appear somewhat like classic Greek fashion. Like in Tri...
  • Classical Art And Literature
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    Classical Style (art and literature), a descriptive term for art and literature of ancient Greece or Rome, or similar in style or quality. Classic, Classical, and Classicism are terms describing the style, historical period, or quality of a work of literature, art, or music. The terms were originally associated with the artistic achievements of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. However, they have come to have much broader meanings and applications. Classic is a term used primarily to de...
  • High Classic Style
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    The Prophecy of the Heiligenstadt Testament The rise of Ludwig van Beethoven into the ranks ofhistory's greatest composers was paralleled by and in some ways a consequence of his own personal tragedy and despair. Beginning in the late 1790's, the increasing buzzing and humming in his ears sent Beethoven into a panic, searching for a cure from doctor to doctor. By October 1802 he had written the Heiligenstadt Testament confessing the certainty of his growing deafness, his consequent despair, and ...

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