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In 1994 by way of radiocarbon dating the oldest cave paintings to date were found in Grotte Chauvet (Chauvet Cave) in France and are dated from 30,000 BCE. But much evidence of repeated paintings found in what were called cave studios some of which span over thousands of years of use, with varying styles and techniques from different artists may mean cave painting is older than initially thought.
Published by lisa leverton 90 months ago in Art & Art History | +40 votes | 32 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 71 months ago in Art & Art History | +27 votes | 15 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 94 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 14 comments
The oldest Am radio station in the world stopped broadcasting Jan 29, 2010.
Published by carol roach 96 months ago in Art & Art History | +15 votes | 14 comments
With Impressionism a new technique was born that convulsed Academism.
Published by Francois Hagnere 76 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 13 comments
What are the differences between American and British Pop Art?
Published by MJ5446 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +12 votes | 13 comments
Salvador Dali is a great Hispanic artist. The fundamental figure of surrealist art, his life.
Published by FactoidFactor 95 months ago in Art & Art History | +7 votes | 13 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 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +11 votes | 12 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 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +16 votes | 12 comments
The Mona Lisa Smile, what has she got to be so happy about.
Published by Dione Morrison 93 months ago in Art & Art History | +32 votes | 12 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. They say that if you can remember the 60s, you weren\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t there, but we can at least explore the fascinating array of styles to which it...
Published by MJ5446 83 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 11 comments
Discover what were the Impressionists'real intentions and why Cézanne asked his mother "to pose like an apple".
Published by Francois Hagnere 76 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 10 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 82 months ago in Art & Art History | +15 votes | 10 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 89 months ago in Art & Art History | +26 votes | 10 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 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 10 comments
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