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One of the monuments built in Eastern Afghanistan is the Minaret of Jam. One look at it will show that it is inspired by the Kutab Minar, which was erected by Kutabdin Aibak a member of the slave dynasty that ruled Delhi between the 11th and 13th century AD. Some historians believe that it was erected to mark the victory of Mohammed Ghuri over Prithviraj Chauhan
Published by Madan G Singh 49 months ago in Art & Art History | +1 votes | 0 comments
As of today, people in this generation are most likely to watch movies than read stories. I think some of them don't even have the interest to hold just a one book and open its pages. But not all people are like that. There are still some of those who loves reading. They love reading books, magazines, newspaper and the like. One of the type of readings people love to read, are the romantic type of stories.
Published by Grace Galang 51 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 votes | 0 comments
From the 13th century, the organisation of cathedral builders became rather more precise, and names have come down to us of masters able to calculate the elevations and draw up blueprints. There is even a unique document, 33 sheets of parchment sewn into a thick skin, which belonged to Villard de Honnecourt, the architect of Cambrésis. In it, he put all the notes and sketches that he made on his travels in France and Hungary.
Published by Francois Hagnere 51 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 0 comments
Realist movement was a movement that appeared just after the Romantic movement. This movement was spearheaded by Theodore Gericault and Eugene Delacroix. The romantic movement concentrated on paintings that pleased the eye. Gustave brought in the realist movement where he painted nudes, landscapes and still life as seen from the eyes of man. This obviously necessitated the painting of subjects that some considered vulgar
Published by Madan G Singh 52 months ago in Art & Art History | +2 votes | 0 comments
History is such a fantastic subject filled with many different figures, individuals, events and legends. In today's article, we're going to look at histories Top 10 Musicians and Top 10 Artists. The world has opened up and shared it's feelings, and these 20 unique artists have past the legend test - they are now officially EPIC ARTISTS.
Published by Epic Strategist 53 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 votes | 0 comments
Western India is dotted with forts, many of them facing the Arabian Sea. One fort that has gained great prominence is the fort at Janjira near Murad in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is 165 km from Bombay.The Janjira fort is made of stone and mortar and follows the popular Moghul architecture in vogue during the 17th century. The fort has now come under the aegis of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and maintenance work is in hand.
Published by Madan G Singh 54 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 0 comments
Alibag is small coastal holiday town and this palace right on the Arabian Sea is an absolute delight to visit. It is also known as the Ahmedganj Palace and belongs to the Nawabs who ruled this are 150 years back. Popularly called the Nawabs of Janjira the Palace is presently owned by their descendents. The present owner is Nawab Siddi, who himself does not stay at this palace as he resides at Indore /Bhopal
Published by Madan G Singh 54 months ago in Art & Art History | +4 votes | 0 comments
George Bernard Shah is recognized as the greatest dramatist after Shakespeare. Some even rate him above the bard from Avon. GB Shah was a writer who revolutnized English prose. He was in a way a dreamer and that filtered into his writings. He believed that the world is beautiful and it is the folly of man that it is not a paradise. This was the reason he took up relevant social- political issues and brought them out in his plays.
Published by Madan G Singh 54 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 0 comments
The M.C.A is one of Chicago’s prestigious Museums. The art gallery features numerous exhibits art and culture from around the world. But be warned that some of the art submitted by the artist may be a little to much for young eyes. If you are an art lover and have a curious mind, this is the place for you.
Published by Jeramie Bizzle 55 months ago in Art & Art History | +3 votes | 0 comments
Sculpture form, perfectly сut, outstanding in a landscape, and filled with life inner space of a building, elegant, strict geometry of planning, and a variety of randomly scattered houses... What is architecture, in fact, if we name with this word all these things? What language does it speak to us, what does it tell?
Published by Anna Sidorova 55 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 5 comments
Thanks to Peter Webber's movie "Girl with a Pearl Earring" many people have learned about the wonderful Dutch painter Jan Vermeer and about his most famous painting. This film is based on the book by Tracy Chevalier, in which the writer gives quite a free interpretation of the creation of the painting. And, of course, many of those who have seen the film are sure about the truthfulness of this version.
Published by Anna Sidorova 55 months ago in Art & Art History | +4 votes | 3 comments
The Creation of Adam by Michelagelo is almost as famous as Mona Lisa by Da Vinci. It is one of the frescos in Sistine Chapel and it makes part of a series of paintings depicting episodes from Genesis. On the whole, the painting of Sistine Chapel's ceiling represents the most complicated composition of European painting. Out of nine scenes that illustrate episodes from the Book of Genesis, the Creation of Adam is probably the most perfect and flawless.
Published by Anna Sidorova 56 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 5 comments
Themes are central in any examination of literary text; this article will break down the major themes in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in order to help you analyze the text further. In addition, it will find and examine quotes that are used throughout Twelfth Night to further this major themes and develop the plotline even further.
Published by Seth Morgan 56 months ago in Art & Art History | +1 votes | 0 comments
Seaburn is a suburb of Sunderland in the North East of England. By the 1930s Seaburn had developed into a popular holiday resort, providing much-needed leisure facilities for the town’s hardworking population. Day-trippers and holidaymakers alike were attracted by the lure of scenic beaches, newly-built visitor attractions and the promise of respite from the mines and shipyards in which they laboured during the working week. Seaburn’s heyday as a popular holiday resort came in t...
Published by MJ5446 56 months ago in Art & Art History | +16 votes | 7 comments
"Primavera" is one of Botticelli's most remarkable paintings.The painting is symbolically centered around three spring months, each of which is linked to a different story. One part is dedicated to the ancient Greek myth of creation of the goddess of flowers and plants - Flora. Another one tells the story of Venus and the three Graces. The third one is dedicated to Mercury.
Published by Anna Sidorova 57 months ago in Art & Art History | +3 votes | 0 comments
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