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Persian Calligraphy

Persian Calligraphy The art of calligraphy is one of the reputable and famous arts in Iran. The glorious art of calligraphy and its numerous decorations have always been praised by Iranologs. The art of calligraphy in Iran has a long history. This history includes the opposition of writing in Iran…

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Albrecht Durer

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Albrecht Durer German Renaissance Draughtsman, Engraver, Woodcutter and Painter. Born: March 21, 1471 – Part of the Holy Roman Empire (Modern Day Nuremberg, Germany) Died: April 6, 1528 – Part of the Holy Roman Empire (Modern Day Nuremberg, Germany) Albrecht Dürer’s artworks overview the major creative periods, and highlight the…

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Architectural Photography

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Architectural Photography Architectural photography is the photographing of buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects. Architectural photographers are usually skilled in the use of specialized techniques and cameras. Similarly, photographs taken by early photographer William Henry Fox Talbot were of architecture, including his photograph of a…

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Ancient Greek Art

Ancient Greek Art

Ancient Greek Art Although popular modern understanding of the ancient Greek world is based on the classical art of fifth century B.C.E. Athens, it is important to recognize that Greek civilization was vast and did not develop overnight. Following the collapse of the Mycenaean citadels of the late Bronze Age, the Greek…

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Turkish Calligraphy

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Turkish calligraphy is a unique artistic creation although calligraphy itself is not of Turkish origin. Ottomans adopted it with religious fervor and inspiration, taking this art to its pinnacle over a five-hundred-year period. In essence, Husn-i Hat comprises the beautiful lines inscribed with reed pens on paper using ink made…

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Giorgio Vasari

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Giorgio Vasari, (born July 30, 1511, Arezzo [Italy]—died June 27, 1574, Florence), Italian painter, architect, and writer who is best known for his important biographies of Italian Renaissance artists. As an artist Vasari was both studious and prolific. His best-known buildings are the Uffizi in Florence, begun in 1560 for…

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Fashion Photography 

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Fashion photography is a genre of photography which is devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. It is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle, and has developed its own aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories. In the first decade of the 20th century, advances in halftone printing allowed fashion…

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Mycenaean Art 

Mycenaean Art

The Mycenaean civilization flourished in the late Bronze Age from the 15th to the 13th century BCE, and their artists would continue the traditions passed on to them from Minoan Crete.  Pottery, Frescoes, and Gold work skillfully depicted scenes from nature, religion, hunting, and war. Early wheel-made Mycenaean pottery from mainland Greece has been described as ‘provincial Cretan’…

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The First Photographs

The First Photograph, or more specifically, the earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera, was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce’s estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy region of France. Read more.>>

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Stone Age: Bradshaw Rock Paintings

Gwion Gwion (Tassel Bradshaw) Figures wearing ornate costumes   The Bradshaws, are terms used to describe one of the two major regional traditions of rock art found in the north-west Kimberley region of Western Australia. Read more>>  

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