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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 59 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 60 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 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 62 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 63 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 64 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 64 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 64 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 0 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 65 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 66 months ago in Art & Art History | +1 votes | 0 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 67 months ago in Art & Art History | +3 votes | 0 comments
This Giorgio Vasari biography will briefly describe some of the most interesting points of his life. This man was very talented and the world has been made richer by the time he invested in his endeavors. Certainly, some of the things we know now about many artists and sculptors would not be public knowledge if it was not for him.
Published by Sharifa Sanderson 69 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 votes | 0 comments
Ancient Chinese civilization had produced art that can be appreciated even today. The art forms of 3500 years laid great stress on symmetry and decoration and included pottery and jade works. They also had dance forms that were influenced by superstition. Excavation works after 1950 has led to the discovery of many items of primitive art of China
Published by Madangopal Singh 70 months ago in Art & Art History | +4 votes | 2 comments
The 1960s was the age of free love, flower power and psychedelia. This was a decade of tremendous social upheaval – sexual liberation, drug use and radical experimentation in art and design. The rebellious young generation began reacting against the values of their parents. In terms of youth culture, this was the most creative decade in history.
Published by MJ5446 72 months ago in Art & Art History | +27 votes | 15 comments
The English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) was a member of the Aesthetic Movement, a progressive group that celebrated art for artÂ’s sake.
Published by MJ5446 72 months ago in Art & Art History | +15 votes | 6 comments
The revolutionary spirit of Pre-Raphaelite art finds expression in William Holman HuntÂ’s painting Rienzi Vowing to Obtain Justice for the Death of his Young Brother (1848-9).
Published by MJ5446 74 months ago in Art & Art History | +2 votes | 0 comments
One of the first Pre-Raphaelite works to achieve notability was J.E. MillaisÂ’s Lorenzo and Isabella (1848-9). As its display of the P.R.B. initials would indicate, this was a firm statement of Pre-Raphaelite intent, and attracted accusations of archaism on every level.
Published by MJ5446 74 months ago in Art & Art History | +5 votes | 0 comments
In 1963 the British artist David Hockney emigrated to California. Here the liberated environment effected a profound change in his representational style. Works of this period deal principally with male nudes lounging in swimming pool environments.
Published by MJ5446 74 months ago in Art & Art History | +8 votes | 3 comments
History Of Photography
Published by Sandeep Mahadik 230 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 votes | 0 comments
Georg Simmel’s essay ‘The Metropolis and Mental Life’ (1903) viewed the city as the arena of modernity, a disorientating realm that generated neuroses such as agoraphobia. Exploring the metropolis as a psychological construction, Simmel contended that the city harboured a nervous and feverish population plagued with alienation and a sense of dislocation.
Published by MJ5446 75 months ago in Art & Art History | +12 votes | 2 comments
Audrey Flack paintings are more contemporary, but still use symbols to bring across her meaning.
Published by Sharifa Sanderson 75 months ago in Art & Art History | +3 votes | 5 comments
With Impressionism a new technique was born that convulsed Academism.
Published by Francois Hagnere 77 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 13 comments
The similar structures at first glance when comparing Donatello's David with Michelangelo's David are deconstructed upon further review. The early and high Renaissance styles are exemplified in these two pieces and reveal deeper details of their artists and influences on each work.
Published by Danny Hauger 81 months ago in Art & Art History | +5 votes | 1 comments
Facts about the Early 15th century white and blue ceramics of the Yongle dynasty.
Published by Athena Goodlight 82 months ago in Art & Art History | +8 votes | 2 comments
The Chinese potter's knowledge of employing cobalt to accomplish a blue color in porcelain making dates back to around the Tang dynasty sancai ware of the 8th century.
Published by Athena Goodlight 82 months ago in Art & Art History | +8 votes | 1 comments
St. MaryÂ’s R.C. Church in Sunderland (1835) was designed in the gothic style by the important Durham architect Ignatius Bonomi (1787-1870).
Published by MJ5446 83 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 3 comments
Jasper Goodall is a contemporary British illustrator, whose work is credited with revitalising the industry. He has worked for a range of clients, including Gucci, BMW and The Face. His style is slick and highly-polished, but laced with subversive humour. Much of Goodall's work is highly sexualised and is therefore not for the faint-hearted.
Published by MJ5446 83 months ago in Art & Art History | +15 votes | 6 comments
De Stijl was a radical movement in art and design, which can be understood as the Dutch version of Modernism. Modernism was not a monolithic entity. Each of the major European countries produced their own version: Germany had the Bauhaus; France had Le Corbusier; and Russia had Constructivism. The Dutch version was known as De Stijl, which is Dutch for ‘the style.’
Published by MJ5446 83 months ago in Art & Art History | +15 votes | 10 comments
The Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was one of the most brilliantly original designers of the early 20th century. His work was largely unappreciated during his lifetime, but he has since been recognised unique talent and as one of the pioneers of Modernism.
Published by MJ5446 85 months ago in Art & Art History | +15 votes | 8 comments
The Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) was one of the most brilliantly original designers of the early 20th century. His work was largely unappreciated during his lifetime, but he has since been recognised as a unique talent and as one of the pioneers of Modernism in design.
Published by MJ5446 73 months ago in Art & Art History | +13 votes | 7 comments
Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) can be regarded as the first true industrial designer. He championed design reform in 19th century Britain and embraced modern manufacturing. Dresser was also a pioneer of the Modernist aesthetic. DresserÂ’s products were radical for their time, and some of them are still in production today.
Published by MJ5446 85 months ago in Art & Art History | +13 votes | 3 comments
De Stijl can be understood as the Dutch version of Modernism. De Stijl aimed to achieve ultimate simplicity and abstraction, and expressed a utopian ideal of spiritual order by using pure geometric form and primary colour.
Published by MJ5446 86 months ago in Art & Art History | +4 votes | 3 comments
The Celtic cultural legacy - whether imagery on ancient artifacts or in medieval literature - suggests that the Celts, in both pagan and Christian times, recognized no clear distinction between the realities of this world and the features of the Supernatural.
Published by Mr Ghaz 86 months ago in Art & Art History | +13 votes | 5 comments
Frida Kahlo surrealistic painter. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera a match made in paint.
Published by Jaz 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +5 votes | 0 comments
Wessa Wassef Art Center is a unique experiment in the countryside of Egypt, which played an important role in ensuring the revival and preservation of EgyptÂ’s old crafts.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 7 comments
De Stijl was a radical movement in art and design, which can be understood as the Dutch version of Modernism. Modernism was not a monolithic entity. Each of the major European countries produced their own version: Germany had the Bauhaus; France had Le Corbusier; and Russia had Constructivism. The Dutch version was known as De Stijl, which is Dutch for ‘the style.’
Published by MJ5446 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +7 votes | 1 comments
One of the greatest exponents of Art Deco was the poster designer Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, who worked under the psuedonym Cassandre (1901-68). Cassandre was an influential commercial artist and typeface designer, and became one of the greatest poster designers of the 20th century. Cassandre was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. His parents were French and his family were forced to migrate to Paris due to the hostile political climate. This brought him to the centre of the European art world. He studi...
Published by MJ5446 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 0 comments
After the reign of the baroque furniture design, a new design known as the ‘rococo’ was introduced in about 1730 in Paris and then in the rest of the Western world.
Published by Godwill 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +1 votes | 1 comments
The baroque furniture was in vogue in the late 17th Century.
Published by Godwill 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +2 votes | 1 comments
The Italians are known world over for their high quality furniture mostly leather based with refined wood finishing.
Published by Godwill 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +6 votes | 1 comments
Safia Said Binzagr,a Saudi painter, is a poineer in leading the artistic movement in Saudi Arabia from the early 1970s to the present day.
Published by Abdel-moniem El-Shorbagy 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +15 votes | 4 comments
Art for arts sake money for gods sake. An investigation into the nature of art.
Published by Johnny Dod 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +23 votes | 6 comments
A description and explanation of Felix Hidalgo's masterpiece, The Assassination of Governor Bustamante and His Son.
Published by Isabelle Salonga 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +4 votes | 0 comments
A description of Juan Luna's painting, The Spoliarium.
Published by Isabelle Salonga 89 months ago in Art & Art History | +2 votes | 0 comments
Published by Isabelle Salonga 230 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 votes | 0 comments
The influence of Mucha and Erte on fashion and design is significant. They have influenced fashion, jewelry and decor as well as design elements in architecture.
Published by Judith Barton 89 months ago in Art & Art History | +7 votes | 3 comments
Salvador Dali Paintings, life and some of his best works
Published by Hector M 89 months ago in Art & Art History | +9 votes | 2 comments
Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) was an English illustrator and author. Beardsley was a member of the Aesthetic Movement, which also included Oscar Wilde and Whistler. This was a very progressive group that celebrated art for artÂ’s sake. The Aesthetic Movement rejected the repressive constraints of Victorian society. BeardsleyÂ’s drawing celebrated the decadent and the erotic.
Published by MJ5446 90 months ago in Art & Art History | +26 votes | 10 comments
Pablo Picasso along with Georges Braque pioneered the avant-garde art movement called “Cubism” in the 20th century. The cubist movement revolutionized European painting and sculpture and its influence spread to music and literature too.
Published by mdlawyer 90 months ago in Art & Art History | +4 votes | 2 comments
Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. This insistence on the fundamental nature of seeing runs throughout John BergerÂ’s critically acclaimed project Ways of Seeing (1972).
Published by MJ5446 90 months ago in Art & Art History | +15 votes | 5 comments
Art Deco was a glamorous, decadent style that flourished in the 1920s and 30s, the style of the Jazz Age. The name ‘Art Deco’ comes from an exhibition held in Paris in 1925 called the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts).
Published by MJ5446 91 months ago in Art & Art History | +12 votes | 4 comments
Chihuly has created breathtaking luminescent sculptures that are known around the world. He creates site specific environmental pieces and museum pieces.
Published by Judith Barton 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +13 votes | 9 comments
The Anti Design movement emerged in Italy in the late 1960s. It was allied with postmodernism and reacted against the doctrines of the Modern Movement. In this period, conventional Italian design was seen as the pinnacle of good taste and elegance. The Anti Design movement was made up of various avant-garde groups.
Published by MJ5446 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +11 votes | 7 comments
The advent of the machine in the nineteenth-century had such significance that the subsequent years can legitimately be termed the Machine Age. Among the great number of cultural changes engendered by this new era was the adoption of a machine aesthetic in the fields of architecture and design. This was of central importance to the Modern Movement as it provided a means by which its practitioners could engage with what they regarded as the spirit of the age.
Published by MJ5446 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +11 votes | 12 comments
Modernism was the cultural response to modernity – an age characterised by industrialisation, the 'democratisation of luxury', the rise of the metropolis, an accompanying decline in ruralism, rapid technological progress, and the growth of consumerism. The critic Meyer Schapiro argued that these social changes had direct influence on the development of visual art in this period. He attributed the features of Modernism to external factors, not simply an art-historical chain of cause and effec...
Published by MJ5446 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +5 votes | 3 comments
The French poet and art critic Charles Baudelaire wrote a highly influential essay entitled 'The Painter of Modern Life.' This essay can be used to elucidate the work of Edouard Manet.
Published by MJ5446 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 10 comments
The Sistine Chapel ceiling reveals a clear attempt on Michelangelo's part to reconcile Christian values with Platonic belief.
Published by MJ5446 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +10 votes | 8 comments
Many Cubist paintings depict objects from multiple viewpoints.
Published by MJ5446 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +8 votes | 7 comments
Saint-Sebastian so much reflects beauty and eroticism that the martyr boy has become an emblematic icon of Love and Death.
Published by Francois Hagnere 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +16 votes | 12 comments
Moroccan art is a distinctive reflection of the creativity of the many local artists, whose ideas came from their strong Islamic history and geological layout. The brilliant colors and bold designs are seen throughout the country; from the houses, gardens, buildings, palaces, mosques, furniture, food, clothing, pottery, and even with the eclectic pulse and electrifying atmosphere that can be enjoyed throughout the cities of Morocco.
Published by Alma Galvez 95 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 14 comments
It was the most riveting of the Filipino visual art forms. For the attraction of the letras y figuras was its illusory optical effects.
Published by ecapz 97 months ago in Art & Art History | +2 votes | 3 comments
The Galileo Thermometer is more than just a pretty tabletop novelty, -it is a surprisingly accurate temperature measuring tool and uses some fairly sophisticated principles of physics.
Published by thestickman 102 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 votes | 0 comments
The quintessential water-vessel carried by solders & explorers in times of peace and in times of war: the canteen bottle has evolved through the ages and is still practical and useful today.
Published by thestickman 102 months ago in Art & Art History | +0 votes | 2 comments
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