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Top 8 Famous Greek Painters

The modern-day Greek state was established in 1821 after many centuries of Ottoman Rule. This declaration was followed by a bloody Greek War of Independence (1821-1829). The horrific tragedies that occurred during this period in the 1820s became the source of inspiration for renowned Romantic artists such as Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). His most famous paintings …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts about Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

This female artist lived during an important period in European history and her style reflects two important art movements. Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) is considered to be a Rococo artist because of her color palette and association with the Ancien Régime. She did, however, also integrate elements associated with Neoclassical art and lived long …

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Top 8 Famous Argentine Painters

Painting in Argentina has a history that goes back to Pre-Columbian times. Some cave paintings that have been found in the country were produced around 7300 B.C. One of the most prominent examples is Cueva de las Manos or “Cave of the Hands,” a UNESCO World Heritage site that is world-famous for an extensive collection …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts about Jean-François Millet

When this French artist moved from crowded Paris to the rural area of Barbizon just to the south of the city, he became the leading figure of a new art movement. Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) was a Realism artist who is famously known for his depiction of peasants in rural settings. Millet’s paintings are considered to …

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Top 8 Famous New Zealand Artists

Art has been produced in New Zealand for a very long time. Over 550 sites on South Island feature charcoal cave feature drawings that are between 550 and 1,000 years old. These Māori drawings evolved into carvings, paintings, weaving, and the wonderful Tā moko. The latter is the traditional Māori tattooing that is done with …

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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 8 Famous Norwegian Artists

Until the Middle Ages, art in Norway ran parallel with art produced in most Nordic countries. Viking Art was dominant between the 8th and 11th centuries. Norse art, as it’s also referred to, incorporated influences from Germanic, Celtic, and even Romanesque and Eastern European art. Like most places in Europe, the type of art produced …

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