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Soap bubbles by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779) changed the vision of painting in the 18th century. Far away from the Rococo and other grandiloquent styles, Chardin desired to depict daily life scenes and paint genre art. 312 more words

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THE ORIGIN OF ART: BEAUTY IS WHAT YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH

An article written by George Konstantinidis

The origin and necessity of art at prehistoric times was dictated by the woman’s biological and socio-economic needs. At some point in our history, she was mature enough intellectually to invent artistic beauty in order to promote her sexual availability and enhance her relationship with her male companion. 30 more words

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New Books in May

Happy May Day! We are delighted to bring in the new month with a list of great new books that will be coming out in May. 343 more words

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Untitled (Head) by Jean-Michel Basquiat (1981)

The work of Jean-Michel Basquiat is bold, intelligent and above all, original. His elegant fusion of graffiti, iconography and Afro-Caribbean imagery captivated the art world of the 1980s, of which Basquiat was one of the youngest and most successful members. 454 more words

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Self-portrait of Jean Fouquet

This enamel painted medallion is a real jewel in the Louvre. It was made by Jean Fouquet, a great artist from the end of the 15th century. 384 more words

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Art History 2: Ana Mendieta Presentation

Ana Mendieta

This was a presentation that was used during a group project in Art History 2. It features works by feminist artist Ana Mendieta and it has several facts about the works and her life.

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The Fortune Teller by George De La Tour (1635)

Signed in the top right corner “G. de La Tour Fecit Luneuilla Lothar,” the late discovery of this work sent shock waves through the art world.   452 more words

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