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The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

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The Reptilian Aliens and the Council of the 13 'Royal' Families Excerpts from Blue Blood, True Blood: Conflict & Creation The leader of the Earth's Illuminati is called the "Pindar". ... Excerpts from Blue Blood, True Blood: Conflict & Creation The leader of the Earth's Illuminati is called the "Pindar". The Pindar is a member of one of the 13 ruling Illuminati families, and is always male. The title, Pindar, is an abbreviated term for "Pinnacle of the Draco". Symbolically, this represents the top of power, control, creation, penetration, expansion, invasion, and fear.

Corel Painter 12 Windows You will be downloading a 30-day, fully functional trial version of Painter X3. This trial is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. If you are uncertain of whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit, consult the documentation that was included with your computer or contact the hardware manufacturer. If you are still uncertain, we recommend that you try the 64-bit installation first. 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." 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.

100 Ideas That Changed Art by Maria Popova From cave paintings to the internet, or how art and cultural ideology shape one another. On the heels of yesterday’s 100 Ideas That Changed Photography comes 100 Ideas That Changed Art (public library) — a succinct account of the most influential developments in the history of art, from cave paintings to the internet, compiled by art historian and broadcaster Michael Bird. From conceptual innovations like negative space (#98), color codes (#33), and street art (#94) to landmarks of communication like making books (#21), propaganda (#12), and handwriting (#24) to ideological developments like “less is more” (#30), protest (#79), and the body as surface (#9), each idea is contextualized in a 500-word essay with key visual examples. Bird writes in the introduction: What does it mean to ‘change art’?

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Closer to Van Eyck The panels of the Ghent Altarpiece are coated with layers of varnish. Varnish serves as a protective coating for paint layers and has important optical functions, since it saturates a painting's colors and creates a more even surface. However, most varnishes gradually degrade over time, getting brittle and opaque, and becoming a darkened and yellowed layer that can dramatically impact the perception of a painting's colors and tonal values. Since a degraded varnish will make the dark areas appear lighter, it will also affect our perception of the rendering of volume and space. Applying a new layer of varnish over a degraded one can sometimes improve the situation for a time, but restorers routinely remove and replace old varnish layers. During the 2010 urgent conservation treatment of the Ghent Altarpiece, cleaning tests were performed to establish the condition, compounds used, and solubility of the varnish layers.

75 Years After Guernica No community believes more in the power of art than the Spanish town of 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. The Surrealist poet, Paul Eluard, wrote a poem in 1937, The Victory of Guernica, which is memorialized on a plaque placed near the centre of the once decimated town. The poem includes the line: ‘Refusing the night the wounds and blows’.

Baroque art, an introduction – Smarthistory Gian Lorenzo Bernini, View to Cathedra Petri (or Chair of St. Peter), 1647-53, gilded bronze, gold, wood, stained glass (Apse of Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome) (photo: Steven Zucker, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Rome: From the “Whore of Babylon” to the resplendent bride of Christ When Martin Luther tacked his 95 theses to the doors of Wittenberg Cathedral in 1517 protesting the Catholic Church’s corruption, he initiated a movement that would transform the religious, political, and artistic landscape of Europe. For the next century, Europe would be in turmoil as new political and religious boundaries were determined, often through bloody military conflicts. Only in 1648, with the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia, did the conflicts between Protestants and Catholics subside in continental Europe.

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History of Western Art: Renaissance to Revolution, 1300 – 1800 Who was Leonardo da Vinci? Who were the great female artists of the Baroque? What role did art play in the French Revolution? This course will survey art and architecture made from the Late Gothic in Italy through the Enlightenment.

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