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Vogue. Metmuseum. A Brief History of Blue. The colors of the rainbow (a.k.a.

A Brief History of Blue

Roy G. Biv) have a clear outlier: indigo. Commonly considered a shade of blue, indigo is not a separate color in its own right, so why does it get its own band in the color spectrum? Indigo was a desired import throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, driving trade wars between European nations and the Americas, fueling the African slave trade, and even partially funding the American Revolutionary War.

A natural dye rather than a pigment for painting, indigo was used to color fabrics, clothing, yarns, and luxurious tapestries. Indigo dyeing was especially popular in England, home to physicist Sir Isaac Newton. Synthetic indigo, developed in 1880, largely replaced the natural crop by 1913; this is the pigment that dyes your blue jeans. Art/Styles and movements - Monoskop. Style transfer.

Art/Styles and movements - Monoskop

Computer rendering of a photograph in the style of five well-known paintings: The Shipwreck of the Minotaur by J.M.W. Turner, 1805; The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, 1889; Der Schrei by Edvard Munch, 1893; Femme nue assise by Pablo Picasso, 1910; and Composition VII by Wassily Kandinsky, 1913. From Gatys et al 2015: 5. An annotated index of styles and movements in modern and contemporary art worldwide.[1] David by Michelangelo: The History of the Renaissance Sculpture. Michelangelo's defiant David statue has captivated the world for centuries.

David by Michelangelo: The History of the Renaissance Sculpture

Considered one of art history's major masterpieces, the marble sculpture showcases both the artist's skill and the fine art focus that defines the Renaissance. Since its debut in the early 16th century, artists and art connoisseurs alike have admired the piece. Esteemed artist, writer, and historian Giorgio Vasari noted that “no other artwork is equal to it in any respect, with such just proportion, beauty and excellence did Michelangelo finish it.” To understand why the sculpture has garnered such praise, one must first understand the context in which it was created. History Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, a key artist of the Italian High Renaissance, created the towering statue from a single block of marble between 1501 and 1504. Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (“Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower”) in FlorencePhoto: Destination360 ‘David' in the Galleria dell'Accademia Photo: Uffizi.org.

David’s Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue. We begin scanning the David. « La Grande Vague de Kanagawa » : immersion au cœur d’un chef-d’œuvre. Painters.Co. Painters.Co. Palmyra after Isis: a visual guide. The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Digitised Manuscripts.

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Flowers. Artimageslibrary.

31,500 art images with captions from Art Knowledge News – agnesdelmotte

Georges Seurat 031. Georges Seurat's Gallery.

Georges Seurat's Gallery - seurat inventeur du pixel art ? – agnesdelmotte

Pablo Picasso's Gallery. Picasso Black and White. Scratch the Surface, Two Picassos Revealed - Interactive Feature. Examinations with different types of equipment – both X-rays and the newest customized infrared cameras – have produced a clearer image of the man underneath "Woman Ironing.

Scratch the Surface, Two Picassos Revealed - Interactive Feature

" But scholars, curators and conservators are still unsure of his identity. Theories have been proposed, argued and dismissed. Early on they thought it could have been Picasso’s friend, a Barcelona tailor. There are other theories that it is one of two fellow artists. There has even been a suggestion it was the beginning of a self-portrait. Album /Art Resource, NY Ricard Canals, Self-Portrait, Undated. This artist, slightly older than Picasso, was both a rival and a friend over the years. Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Mateu de Soto, by Picasso, 1901. Mateu Fernandez de Soto was sculptor. Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. 75 Years After Guernica.

No community believes more in the power of art than the Spanish town of Guernica.

75 Years After Guernica

It comes as no surprise that the arts have featured greatly in the year long 75th anniversary commemoration of the German bombing that occurred 26 April 1937, which inspired Pablo Picasso’s landmark anti-war painting of the same name. Exhibitions, installations, performances, conferences on arts and culture are all figuring prominently in the commemorative period of April to December in Guernica this year. Picasso’s contribution was not only artistic; through his painting he focused attention on a devastated village and on the international problem (which continues today) of unbridled power and civilian deaths. A Walk Through the Gallery. Closing Soon The show will be open to the public 24 hours a day until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8.

A Walk Through the Gallery

The last day is Tuesday, Feb. 10. The elderly Matisse is often thought of as a bespectacled pasha propped up in bed and surrounded by doves and flowers. But in the years around 1940, he must have felt he was living a nightmare. Bnf - estampe japonaise - images d un monde ephemere.

Bnf - estampe japonaise - images d un monde ephemere. – agnesdelmotte

File:Great Wave off Kanagawa2.jpg. Trente-six vues du mont Fuji - Crotos. Bindo Altoviti - Google Art Project. The British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.