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Art

Salvador Dali is well known for his surrealistic paintings which draw on elements of the dream state to present images of lasting beauty and curiosity. In his oil painting on wood panel entitled “Forgotten Horizon” painted in 1936, Dali presents a brightly lit scene of a beach at ebb tide....

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Of the many different works completed under the patronage of the Frankish Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim, perhaps one of the most well-known is the Cathedral of Saint Michael’s at Hildesheim. Treasures from within this time period were on display at the Met earlier this year (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013);...

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Both Hindu and Buddhist influences are evident throughout the entirety of society in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The modern countries in these regions still maintain some of these beliefs, yet in the ancient period the influence was massive. Looking at ancient art and architecture in this region, it...

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Buddhism originated with the travels and teaching of Siddhartha Gautama in the 5th Century B.C. At first it was contained to the Indian subcontinent, but it quickly spread through the entirety of Asia. Following the spread of Buddhism was the proliferation of Buddhist art. In Thailand and Burma, the tradition...

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Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Tell Tale Heart, is about a man who kills his roommate, an old man, for no apparent reason other than he is bothered by the appearance of his roommate's eye. However, the story is also about the descent into madness. In The Tell Tale...

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While the Renaissance spread over Europe, it was not the same everywhere. The Northern Renaissance (usually defined as being in the German States, the Netherlands, and England) was the result of a different climate and different motivations than the better-know Italian Renaissance. To point out just two examples of the...

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This video is about art of the Western World. Specifically, this video shows how artwork developed in the early Renaissance period in Italy. Many different types of art are discussed. These types of art include architecture, sculptures, and frescoes. The video also discusses very famous artists. These artists include Donatello,...

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In the video, The Private Life of a Masterpiece – Goya’s The Third of May, the impact and importance of Goya’s painting is discussed. The Third of May, depicts a possible scene that could have happened in Spain, on the third of May, 1808 when Napoleon’s French army invaded. The...

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In 1907, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) created Les Demoiselles d’Avignon as a large painting in modernism. The picture is a portrayal of five young women prostitutes from a brothel in Barcelona. The Pablo Picasso’s painting is a good illustration of how geometric forms resulted in a rise of cubism and abstract...

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