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  • Chinese Painting Styles
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    Chinese art is known as one of the worlds oldest found art forms, with pieces dating back to 1500 BC. There are many different mediums used in Chinese art, such as sculpture, painting, and architecture. Sculptures were often mad of jade, ivory, or glass. Sculpture flourished during the time of the Ming (1368-1644) dynasty. Although Chinese painting styles became very popular in the Tang (618-906) and Sung (960-1279) dynasties, the human form was often disregarded. Following Taoist and Confucian ...
  • Peter Paul Rubens
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    Peter Paul Rubens was the painter of the first part of the 17th Century in Catholic Europe. How he became so is an interesting story. Rubens was educated to be a humanist but like all great artists choose his profession for himself. The combination of first-rate classical education with an innate visual genius made for an unprecedented combination in an artist. It has been said that no artist has ever been as well educated as Rubens. After training with three minor artists in Antwerp. Rubens set...
  • Collection Of European Painting And Sculpture
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    European Painting and Sculpture The collection of European painting and sculpture comprises works of art from the twelfth through the early twentieth century. Ranging from paintings in oil on panel, canvas, or onyx through sculptures in alabaster, bronze, terra-cotta, marble, wax, silver, and painted wood, these works of art come primarily from Italy, France, Spain, the Low Countries (Holland and modern Belgium), Germany, Austria, England, and Switzerland. The collection of European painting and...
  • Oil On Wood Painting
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    The exhibit that I viewed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was one about European Art between the years 1100-1500. This was a series of paintings, sculptures, architecture, and tapestry of the Medieval and Early Renaissance as well as objects from the Middle East. This exhibit was an important part of the history of the Philadelphia Museum of Art because for the first time, Italian, Spanish, and Northern European paintings from the John G. Johnson collection were shown. It gave me a good idea o...
  • Flacks Goddess Figures
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    In 1950, Marilyn told the story of the powder puff to Sonia Wolfson, a publicity woman at 20th Century Fox and then confided. "This was the first time in my life I felt loved - no one had ever noticed my face or hair or me before". Let us assume it even happened in some fashion. For it gives a glimpse as the powder goes on and the mirror comes up of a future artist conceiving a grand scheme in the illumination of an instant - one could paint oneself into an instrument of ones will! ... Noticed m...
  • New Renaissance Style And Painting
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    Reflection: Early Renaissance Art in Europe During the 15th century in Europe, a prosperous middle class arose in the Netherlands, France, and Italy. They supported scholarship, literature, and the arts. Their generous patronage led to the revival of classical art, architecture, learning, and creativity called the Renaissance. Merchants began to have a rising social status. Humanism is a term that refers to the revival of classical learning and literature. Humanism promoted a "worldview that is ...
  • True On His Nude Paintings
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    Amedeo Modigliani (1884? 1920)? Born in Leghorn in Italy.? Essentially a painter but in 1906 he began to experiment with sculpture.? He worked in Paris for the nest 14 years? Had tuberculosis.? Took drugs and alcohol? Not really an artist of the 20th Century? He utilised post-impressionist delimitation of picture space and cubist restriction of colour.? He constructed portraits, nude, children studies, and sculptures of foreign people's heads.? The Cellist (as shown right) was done in 1909 and g...

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