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Top 8 Influential Facts about Villa Savoye

When you have to name one of the most distinctive examples of early modern architecture, then this mansion on the western outskirts of Paris definitely comes to mind. It’s hard to judge the impact of this villa because we are already so used to modern architecture today. This makes it all the more remarkable that …

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Top 10 Famous Paintings at the Walker Art Gallery

If you want to enjoy a great day admiring fine art in North West England, you won’t find a better place to go than this amazing museum in Liverpool. The Walker Art Gallery started rather humble in 1819 when the Liverpool Royal Institution purchased 37 paintings from banker and art collector William Roscoe (1753-1831). It …

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Domine Quo Vadis? by Annibale Carracci – Top 8 Facts

One of the most innovative Italian artists of the late 16th century emerged in the city of Bologna. Annibale Carracci (1560-1609) absorbed several styles and, together with his brother and cousin, produced distinctive paintings in what is known today as the Bolognese School. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting facts …

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Top 8 Famous Symbolist Artists

Artists have integrated symbols into their artworks for as long as art has been produced. When the entire artwork became a symbolic representation, it transformed into an art movement. Symbolism emerged in the 19th century as a reaction against the works of Realism artists who only painted what they could perceive. The style first emerged …

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Top 10 Famous Buildings in Jerusalem

Not a lot of cities in the world have played such a major role in human history as this fascinating city in Israel. Jerusalem is situated on an extended plateau in the Judaean Mountains, a mountain range squeezed in between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. The city is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians …

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Top 8 Interesting Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi Facts

When an architectural competition was launched in the 17th century to design a new fountain in Rome, there was only going to be one winner. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the most renowned architect and artist of the Baroque era and he left a permanent mark on the city by designing various monuments and buildings …

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Music in the Tuileries by Édouard Manet – Top 8 Facts

Historical and mythological paintings were not interesting for Édouard Manet (1832-1883), a renowned French artist who played a major role in the development of modern art. He was one of the first artists in history who depicted life as it really was, and especially anything related to leisure was his cup of tea. In this …

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Top 10 Famous Paintings at the Van Gogh Museum

If you plan to discover famous artworks in Amsterdam, then a popular square in the Amsterdam South district of the city is the place to go. Museum Square is where you can find the Stedelijk Museum, dedicated to modern art, and the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands with an incredible collection of paintings. …

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8 Interesting Facts about the Daily Express Building

When the most popular newspaper in the United Kingdom wanted to construct 3 new offices in the 1930s, they wanted the buildings to be special. The result was some of the most amazing examples of Art Deco architecture in the UK, especially the final building in Manchester. Let’s take a closer look at some of …

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Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer – Top 8 Facts

One of the most famous American artists in history had a front-row seat during the urbanization of the United States in the 19th century. Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was a Realism artist who produced magnificent landscapes and seascapes. The rural setting of many of his works evoked a particular emotion. Let’s take a closer look at …

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