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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

Sumerian-Art

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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Travel Photography

Travel-Photography

Travel Photography Each place we visit has its own particular look, character, and ambiance. If we want photographs of our travels to be good and lasting, they should capture all of these qualities, and say as much about a place as give the literal look of it. First and Foremost, think…

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El Greco

El-Greco

El Greco El Greco, byname of Doménikos Theotokópoulos, (born 1541, Candia [Iráklion], Crete—died April 7, 1614, Toledo, Spain), master of Spanish painting, whose highly individual dramatic and expressionistic style met with the puzzlement of his contemporaries but gained newfound appreciation in the 20th century. He also worked as a sculptor and as an architect. El…

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Sandro Botticelli

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Sandro Botticelli As is often the case with Renaissance artists, most of the modern information about Botticelli’s life and character derives from Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, & Architects, as supplemented and corrected from documents. Botticelli’s father was a tanner who apprenticed Sandro to a goldsmith after his…

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Calligraphy on Islamic Coins

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Calligraphy on Islamic Coins The art of the coin in the Chinese and in the Islamic world focused on the beauty of the designed characters and a proportionate distribution of text on the available limited, mostly circular space. The roots of coin design in the Islamic world lay nevertheless in…

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Ancient Babylonian Art

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Ancient Babylonian Art The Babylonians were people who lived in ancient Mesopotamia, a region in the Ancient Near East on the upper eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It included much of present-day today Iraq. Art and Law How is Hammurabi connected to Babylonian art?…

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Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography The name of the game in wildlife photography—whether you’re trying tocapture a herd of elephants on the Serengeti Plains or squirrels in your backyard—ispatience. Wild animals are going to do what they’re going to do. Unfortunately, youcan’t ask them to look this way, do something cute, or stand…

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