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Artist Book Series + Daily Art And Design Blog And Creative Community. I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011.

Artist Book Series + Daily Art And Design Blog And Creative Community

If you are just getting into the wonderful world of pasting, spraying or making the streets a more creative place, this list is a great place to start (short of Wall and Piece). One of the best things about this genre is it’s diversity – you can decided what you find gimmicky/twee or meaningful and awe-inspiring. Street art has always been the public’s voice, and the art world has yielded success to those with great ideas and a call for change. More from the list after the jump! Search. Full Circle. Frederic Lord Leighton. British, 1830 - 1896 44 pictures Click image to learn more about each picture, or send as a free e-card The acknowledged leader of the Victorian classical school of painting, Frederic Leighton was born in Scarborough, the son of a doctor.

Frederic Lord Leighton

His grandfather, Sir James Leighton, was court physician to Czar Alexander I of Russia; and Sir James' son was also a doctor. Soon after Nicholas I became Czar in 1825 the Leighton family left Russia and spent the ensuing years travelling around Europe, giving their only son, Frederic, first-hand acquaintance with its cultural and artistic treasures. Unlike most major artists of the nineteenth century Leighton did not study at the Royal Academy Schools, but received his training in Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt. Leighton settled in London in 1860 and was made an RA in 1868, when he turned to painting subjects from mythology. Leighton suddenly found himself the centre of attention, with his paintings the talk of London. Notecards Prints & Posters Bookmarks. Portfolio >> Lord Frederic Leighton. Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton PRA (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton, Bt, between 1886 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor.

Portfolio >> Lord Frederic Leighton

His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct. Leighton was born in Scarborough to a family in the import and export business. He was educated at University College School, London. He then received his artistic training on the European continent, first from Eduard Von Steinle and then from Giovanni Costa. Paintings, 1800-1899. Paintings, 1800-1899.

Michelangelo Sculptures, David, Pieta. Michelangelo•Sculptures Click here for the Gallery of Michelangelo Sculptures Michelangelo is one of the most famous sculptors in the history of art.

Michelangelo Sculptures, David, Pieta

He trained as a fresco painter yet most of his early works were sculptural. He viewed sculpture as an art of taking away rather than an art of adding to such as the art of painting. He believed that he needed to discover the form that was already imprisoned in the stone and reveal it. Michelangelo’s passion for sculpture sent him year after year to the town of Cararra, Italy where stone quarries are known for their pure white blocks of marble. Pieta by Michelangelo. Michelangelo Poems, Poems by Michelangelo. Michelangelo•Poems Many people don’t realize that beyond being a sculptor and painter Michelangelo was also a poet.

Michelangelo Poems, Poems by Michelangelo

Though Michelangelo took great pride in his artwork he had a much more humble view of his poetry calling it, “something foolish”. Michelangelo wrote over 300 poems. Many of his most impressive sonnets were written to his close friend Vittoria Colonna. CELESTIAL LOVE by: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) No mortal thing enthralled these longing eyes When perfect peace in thy fair face I found; But far within, where all is holy ground, My soul felt Love, her comrade of the skies: For she was born with God in Paradise; Nor all the shows of beauty shed around This fair false world her wings to earth have bound: Unto the Love of Loves aloft she flies.

JOY MAY KILL by: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) Too much good luck no less than misery May kill a man condemned to mortal pain, If, lost to hope and chilled in every vein, A sudden pardon comes to set him free. Complete Catalogue of the Painting of Johannes Vermeer. Bouguereau: Pietà. Bouguereau: The First Mourning. William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) Renaissance Art: 1400-1550. Michelangelo: 1475-1564. Bouguereau - The complete works. Altes Museum. The Baroque Era. Europe, 17th Century Baroque Art developed in Europe around 1600, as an reaction against the intricate and formulaic Mannerism that dominated the Late Renaissance.

The Baroque Era

Baroque art is less complex, more realistic and more emotionally affecting than Mannerist art. This movement was encouraged by the Catholic Church, the most important patron of the arts at that time, being seen as a return to tradition and spirituality. James Tissot, Too Early. Allan R. Banks, Hannah. The Incredible Art Of Julian Beever! Paintings by Thomas Wilmer Dewing. The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. Drawing on World Issues: These Make You Think. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Works of Art. How to Read a Caption A caption gives basic information about a work of art.

Works of Art

Title Titles appear in boldface. Date Titles are usually followed by a date or date range. Artist The name and nationality of the artist/maker(s) of the work of art are given, if known. Country or Culture of Origin The country or culture of origin indicates the geographic area where the work of art was made or found and may be followed by a specific city or region.