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Skateboarding emerged in the late 60’s in Sunny California. This state is still considered to be the center of the skateboard movement. Californian surfers invented the skateboard as the land counterpart of surfing. The first prototype of today’s skateboard appeared in the US in 1958. The Board was rectangular in shape and [...]


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Kush Paintings

Vladimir Kush is a Russian born and Hawaii-based artist who is considered to be one of the most brilliant surrealists of the 21st century. According to Kush, his main goal is to reflect the world in the mirror of metaphor. He believes that metaphor is not just about linguistic communication, but about daily life as well. The artist sees [...]


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Paul Cezanne fun facts

Cézanne’s The Bather depicts an adolescent boy mid-step, capturing a fleeting moment in time. The painting is quite traditional in its subject matter—a male figure in a landscape. But unlike traditional painting, Cézanne’s Bather is pensive, even anxious; his body is decidedly unheroic. Set against a barren, ambiguous backdrop, it is [...]


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Vincent van Gogh Flowers in a Vase

During the ten years that Vincent van Gogh painted, he depicted many different genres; portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Some of those still lifes were of bottles, chairs, shoes, or famously, flowers. From Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, to his Irises, or his Roses, he brought life and emotion to his work – taking a subject matter that has [...]


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Facts about Claude Monet

The great French artist, Claude Monet, was responsible for introducing the idea of impression to the art movement of those who painted what they perceived at a certain point in time. Impressionists paint colors perceived with natural light, with little importance given to details. Shapes are formed by how the colors of the scene are [...]


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Artist Michel Delacroix

Michel Delacroix was born in 1933 on the Left Bank, in the 14th Arrondissement of Paris. He started painting at the early age of seven just as the German Occupation of Paris began. Paris as it was during the Occupation is the Paris that appears in his paintings even today; there was a virtual absence of automobiles and streetlights, the [...]


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Paul Gauguin Portraits

For many, the “myth” of Paul Gauguin—the self-taught artist who abandoned his family to focus full-time on painting in distant places—can overwhelm his actual life story and contributions to art. Apart from his personal story, Gauguin’s innovations—his bold style that expressed emotion through strong color, and his [...]


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French artist Degas

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has announced the latest exhibition in its spectacularly popular Winter Masterpieces series will celebrate the works of French artist Edvard Degas. Degas: A New Vision, will be the first major retrospective of the 19th-century artist’s work in over 30 years. The ambitious exhibition, which opens in [...]


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Camille Pissarro Famous Works

Fall is a vibrant and busy season for art in the city. With EXPO Chicago just behind us, enticing exhibitions can be spotted at many galleries and L’Alliance Française de Chicago (AFC) is in on the festivities. The cultural institution is currently hosting a one-week-only exhibition featuring rare works on paper by French Impressionist [...]


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Marcel Duchamp Nude Descending Staircase

Painting is dead. When I first came upon this statement, I embraced it as a challenge. Challenge and risk taking are what fosters the creative evolution. Painting is far from dead, but if it is to continue to be a vital component in the arts, if it is to continue to evolve, then painting must be taken to new dimensions. I have taken this [...]


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Gauguin Pictures

With its 47 works by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) the Glyptotek covers the whole of his artistic development – from Paris, via Copenhagen, to Brittany and Tahiti. Gauguin is one of the most important artists of the 19th century. He is famous for his Tahiti pictures (1891-1903), but his entire oeuvre shows him to be one of the pioneers of [...]


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Paul Cezanne Art Style

I’ve generally thought that Cezanne’s paintings throughout most of his career have a detached and introverted quality to them. From 1873 (pretty early), The House of the Hanged Man at Auvers: What stands out to me is the layering of the painting, which is a very Cezannish quality. You want to enter the scene of the painting, [...]


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Renoir most famous paintings

Artist:Pierre-Auguste Renoir Start Date: 1880 Completion Date:1881 Style: Impressionism Period: Rejection of Impressionism Genre: genre painting Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 172.7 x 129.5 cm Gallery: Philips Collection, Washington DC, USA Renoir sold this painting to the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who supported the [...]


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Manet French painter

Edouard Manet, a famous French painter, was born on Jan. 23, 1832. Manet ranks among the most influential figures in the history of modern art. Manet helped break tradition by using his subject matter in unexpected ways in his paintings. His works often combine past artistic styles with images from the life of his times. Manet painted in [...]


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Pierre Auguste Renoir famous paintings

Renoir is an artist best known for his pleasant paintings and love of the female figure. He did not consider his art political or moralistic but simply a joy to create. Renoir indulged in painting and dedicated his life to it. Early Years: Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, France, on February 25th 1841. He began painting at the [...]


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Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir

Renoir was one of the leading painters of the Impressionist group. He evolved a technique of broken brushstrokes and used bold combinations of pure complementary colours, to capture the light and movement of his landscapes and figure subjects. Following a visit to Italy in 1881 his style changed, becoming more linear and classical. [...]


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Camille Pissarro most famous paintings

Camille Pissarro Nov. 13, 1903 (at age 73) Paris, France Danish-French Fritz Melbye Impressionism, Post-Impressionism Painting Among the French Impressionist’s painters, Camille was the one who was most famous. Camille Pissaro was born on July 10, 1830 at Virgin Islands in St. Thomas. His father was Portuguese-Jewish and his mother was a [...]


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Degas and Cassatt

Washington, DC—Edgar Degas’s (1834–1917) influence on fellow impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) is widely known, but her role in shaping his work and introducing him to American audiences is fully examined for the first time in Degas/Cassatt. On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington—the sole venue worldwide—from May [...]


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Manet complete works

“Concision in art is a necessity and an elegance. The verbose painter bores: who will get rid of all these trimmings?” – Edouard Manet Edouard Manet is sometimes grouped in with the Impressionists of the late nineteenth century art movement, however he was more of a forerunner. Being a decade older than Claude Monet and his [...]


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Vincent van Gogh Portrait paintings

Vincent van Gogh painted over 30 self-portraits between the years 1886 and 1889. His collection of self-portraits places him among the most prolific self-portraitists of all time. Van Gogh used portrait painting as a method of introspection, a method to make money and a method of developing his skills as an artist. When Van Gogh first [...]


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