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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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Roman Art

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Roman Art The first Roman art can be dated back to 509 B.C.E., with the legendary founding of the Roman Republic, and lasted until 330 C.E. (or much longer, if you include Byzantine art). Roman art encompasses a broad spectrum of media including marble, painting, mosaic, gems, silver and bronze…

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Mongolian Calligraphy 

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Mongolian Calligraphy  In a concise description of the extended history of Mongolian art, a framework for understanding Mongolia’s contemporary art scene, Ts. Uranchimeg, an art historian, indicates that the nations’ work can be divided into five distinct periods of time. They include Ancient Art in Mongolia, from the Upper Paleolithic…

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Sumerian Art

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Sumerian Art Sumer (also known as Sumeria) was responsible for the earliest art of Antiquity. The Sumerians were the first civilizing people to settle in the lands of southern Mesopotamia, draining the marshes for agriculture, starting trade, and establishing new forms of ancient pottery (first mass-produced bowls made at Uruk, about 4000 BCE),…

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Chinese Calligraphy  

Chinese Calligraphy Chinese calligraphy is a type of pleasing writing, as well as a kind of sport, embodying the artistic expression of human language in a tangible form. Distinguishing features of Chinese painting and calligraphy include an emphasis on motion charged with dynamic life. Calligraphy has also led to the development…

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