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  • Leonardo Da Vinci As An Artist
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    Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci was a man of many worlds. He was a great influence in his time. Leonardo was known as many things. He was known as a sculptor, architect, writer, musician, philosopher, engineer, and scientist. But most of all he was known for his impressive paintings that influenced the world. Leonardo was born in Anchiano, Italy on April 15, 1452, to Piero Da Vinci, a prominent public official in Florence, and a peasant woman named Caterina. He was born out of wedlock and sh...
  • Famous Indians Peter Pitchlynn
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    Famous Indians Peter Pitchlynn: Peter Perkins Pitchlynn was born in 1806. He was born to a Choctaw mother and an English father. In 1774 Peter's grad father Isaac Pitchlynn traveled over to Choctaw country and settled. When Isaac came he was accompanied by his son John Pitchlynn. Isaac started a famous trading post that he named after the Choctaw. Peter was known by the name of Hatchotucknee better known as the snapping turtle. Since Peter was half white he was brought up with the white American...
  • La Tour's Early Genre Paintings
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    The term genre first appeared in French criticism as a means of classifying a type of picture. For instance, critics named De Piles and Fen elon once described landscape as a genre of painting (Wind 14). It wasn t until the middle of the 18th-century that the term gained the meaning that we know today. Encarta Encyclopedia now defines genre painting as a type of painting depicting realistic, detailed scenes from everyday life (Genre Painting). In these works, the traditionally idealized subject ...
  • Braque's Paintings
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    Georges Braque was a French painter born on May 13, 1882, in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, near Paris. He grew up there and in the city of Le Havre where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He began developing his painting skills while working for his father as a house decorator. By 1900 he moved to Paris to purse the study of painting as fine art. In his early works Braques's style was early impressionism. It wasn't until a few years later when he was influenced in the works of well known artists s...
  • Known As Pieter Bruegel The Elder
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    Peter Bruegel Pieter Bruegel, usually known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder to distinguish him from his elder son, was the first in a family of Flemish painters. He spelled his name Brueghel until 1559, and his sons retained the "h" in the spelling of their names. Pieter Bruegel the Elder, generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the 16th century, is by far the most important member of the family. He was probably born 1529, in Breda in the Duchy of Brabant, now in The Netherlands. He was...
  • Important Features Of Hockney's Work
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    David Hockney works mainly in the USA, but is most definitely the best known and critically acclaimed British artists of his generation. His portraits and landscapes are usually depicting people and places he knows very well, and his art is frequently autobiographical. He has enjoyed a love affair with Los Angeles, and the shocking pinks and turquoise blues in his swimming pool paintings are used to create images showing the 'good-life' vibe of the city. Hockney is well known for being a homosex...

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