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Top 8 Interesting Facts about Bronzino

The 16th century was an important transition period in the history of art. Many young aspiring artists believed that everything in art had already been achieved. You can’t really blame them because Mannerist artists had to walk in the footsteps of the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. One of the painters who …

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Top 8 Interesting Facts about Franz Marc

The years before the outbreak of World War I was an exciting time in art history as many revolutionary new painting techniques and styles were developed. This also applied to Germany where a German artist developed a color theory that shocked the art world for multiple decades. Franz Marc (1880-1916) was an Expressionist artist who …

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Top 8 Famous Colombian Artists

Art in the region that covers modern-day Colombia has a history that goes back thousands of years. Pottery and ceramics dating back to 3100 B.C. have been found at an archaeological site called Puerto Hormiga near the Caribbean Coast. Art became much more sophisticated over the centuries n the form of goldwork and sculptures. Quimbaya …

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Top 8 Interesting Facts about Alfred Sisley

Born and raised in Paris, this English artist only spent brief periods in his native country as he lived and worked most of his life in France. Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was one of the leading Impressionist artists of the 19th century and his entire oeuvre almost exclusively consists of landscape paintings. The beautiful French landscape …

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Top 8 Interesting Facts about John William Godward

Producing Neoclassical paintings at a time when Modern Art was taking over is one thing. Having a family who doesn’t agree with your career choice is quite something else. These were the two harsh realities of English artist John William Godward (1861-1922), a man who could have become the greatest Neoclassical artist of his time …

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Top 8 Famous Portuguese Artists

Art in Portugal very much developed the same as art in Spain as it was influenced by Italian artists and French artists since the Middle Ages. The Portuguese Renaissance emerged in the 15th century and court painters of the Kings of Portugal were appointed. What’s remarkable is that Flemish artists also had a major influence …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts about William-Adolphe Bouguereau

One of the greatest Neoclassical painters of the 19th century lived long enough to see the transition to modern art, and he probably didn’t like it. William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a French painter who was keen on upkeeping the traditional artistic values in France. He received many honors for his work in the process. He …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts about James Ensor

Although the name of this renowned Symbolist artist sounds English, he was born and raised in Belgium and spent his entire career in his home country. James Ensor (1860-1949) was a revolutionary artist in the late 19th century and an important figure in the transition to modern art. What made him so famous and why …

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