Art History

Puritan Colonists

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The Puritans in New England

The New England colonies were founded by English Puritans who left England because they could not do as they wished in the home land. All Puritans were agreed in wishing for a freer government than they had in England under the Stuart kings and in state matters were really the Liberals of their time. In […]

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Handprints

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Present day handprints Source image: Desktop and Mobile Backgrounds The word handprint is a compound noun.  A compound noun is made up of two words put together to make one word.  It is made from the words hand and print.  Some people write hand print as two words. There are 2 types of handprints.  One […]

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Salvador Dalí – photography

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Dali Atomicus, photo by Philippe Halsman (1948), shown before support wires were removed from the image Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi]; Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ðaˈli]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was […]

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Zen Story: Maybe

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There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. […]

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Visual Arts – Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture

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from http://www.english-online.at Visual arts are forms of art that you can see, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and filmmaking. Design and working with textiles are also often referred to as visual art. Visual arts have changed over the centuries. During the Middle Ages artists created paintings, sculptures or prints and became famous. Today […]

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Madonna and Child with Saints | Perugino

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Pietro Perugino – An early Italian Renaissance painter who developed some of the qualities that found classic expression in the High Renaissance.  Raphael was his most famous pupil. This painting is in The Vatican, in Rome Italy.  (Vergine in trono col Bambino tra San Costanzo, Sant’Ercolano, San Lorenzo e San Ludovico)  Also see: http://toni-two.com/blog/vatican-paintings-a-book/