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Ancient Chinese Art

Ancient Chinese Art Art, throughout most of China’s history, was meant to express the artist’s good character and not merely be an exposition of his practical artistic skills. The real arts of merit in China were calligraphy and painting. The two most popular themes of Chinese painting were portraits and…

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History of typography and calligraphy

History of typography and calligraphy As calligraphy is a gestural art, it incorporates more variation in form than typographic writing which is made mechanically and often within narrow technical constraints. But all letters and characters – handwritten or typographic in form – have been ‘designed’ by someone and are a…

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Geometric Photography

Geometric Photography Lines, circles, spheres, triangles. Almost every physical aspect of our surroundings can be mapped with geometry. For photography, geometric imagery describes visual emphasis on bold shapes, lines and patterns. Common examples of geometric photography are often encountered in architectural imagery. Geometric subjects can feature in genres like minimalism, abstraction and fashion photography too. Lines delineate…

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Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas Edgar Degas, in full Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, De Gas later spelled Degas, (born July 19, 1834, Paris, France—died September 27, 1917, Paris), French painter, sculptor, and printmaker who was prominent in the Impressionist group and widely celebrated for his images of Parisian life. Degas’s principal subject was the human—especially the female—figure,…

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Peter Paul Rubens 

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Peter Paul Rubens  Peter Paul Rubens, (born June 28, 1577, Siegen, Nassau, Westphalia [Germany]—died May 30, 1640, Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands [now in Belgium]), Flemish painter who was the greatest exponent of Baroque painting’s dynamism, vitality, and sensuous exuberance. In October 1600 Rubens accompanied the duke to Florence to attend the marriage-by-proxy of Gonzaga’s sister-in-law Marie de Médicis to King Henry IV of…

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Minoan Art 

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Minoan Art  The art of the Minoan civilization of Bronze Age Crete (2000-1500 BCE) displays a love of animal, sea, and plant life, which was used to decorate frescoes and pottery and inspired forms in jewellery, stone vessels, and also sculpture. Aside from its aesthetic qualities, Minoan art also gives valuable insight into the religious, communal, and funeral…

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Nature Photography 

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Nature Photography Nature photography covers shooting flora and fauna. This means plants, flowers, and animals, photographed always in their immediate environments. It’s challenging because of the variety of subjects and movement. But we’ve got you covered with all the nature photography tips you’d need. You’ll need to judge the placement of the elements…

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Japanese Calligraphy 

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Japanese Calligraphy Japanese calligraphy (書道 shodō) also called shūji (習字) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language. The term shodō (書道, “way of writing”) is of Chinese origin as it is widely used to describe the art of Chinese calligraphy during the medieval Tang dynasty. The Chinese roots of Japanese calligraphy go back to the…

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Caravaggio

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Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi ; 29 September (1571– 18 July 1610) was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily from the early 1590s to 1610. His paintings combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, which had a…

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Food Photography 

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Food Photography Taking pictures of food is one area of photography that has boomed in recent years. People are starting to cook more and the world of social media has made it possible to show what we are cooking. Or eating. There is no specific camera to photograph food, you…

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