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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 92 months ago in Art & Art History | +40 votes | 32 comments
The Mona Lisa Smile, what has she got to be so happy about.
Published by Dione Morrison 95 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.
Published by MJ5446 73 months ago in Art & Art History | +27 votes | 15 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 91 months ago in Art & Art History | +26 votes | 10 comments
Art for arts sake money for gods sake. An investigation into the nature of art.
Published by Johnny Dod 89 months ago in Art & Art History | +23 votes | 6 comments
Surrealism was an avant-garde movement that emerged in the 1920s. The poet André Breton founded a journal called La Littérature and used it to develop a Surrealistic approach to writing. Surrealism began as a literary movement, but rapidly expanded to encompass fine art and cinema. Surrealist artists were influenced by Sigmund Freud’s study of the human mind.
Published by MJ5446 89 months ago in Art & Art History | +19 votes | 3 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 88 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 7 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 88 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 0 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 94 months ago in Art & Art History | +18 votes | 10 comments
Discover what were the Impressionists'real intentions and why Cézanne asked his mother "to pose like an apple".
Published by Francois Hagnere 78 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 10 comments
With Impressionism a new technique was born that convulsed Academism.
Published by Francois Hagnere 78 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 13 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 85 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 11 comments
Traces the painting styles and forms during the 20th-century, with the most prominent painters of the movements.
Published by Tel Asiado 87 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 4 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 96 months ago in Art & Art History | +17 votes | 14 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 67 months ago in Art & Art History | +16 votes | 7 comments
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