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Chinese Painting Techniques

China has a long tradition of fine painting, dating as far back as the Neolithic period. By the Tang dynasty (618-907), exquisite and delicate watercolors featuring noble ladies and court life were produced. The tradition of Chinese painting continued to flourish as Imperial Art Academies were creat

Cornucopia

The cornucopia comes to the American Thanksgiving table from Greek mythology.

Rudolf Hess

Who was Rudolf Hess? Why did he fly to Britain? Why was he was he not released from prison like all the other Nazis? Why would he supposedly commit suicide at the age of 93?

Ulysses

Ulysses spends 10 years trying to get back home to Ithaca after the Greeks win the Trojan War.

Swinging Sixties ( London ) – British Iconic Music

At the start of the 60's, British Music was just emerging from obscurity with Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, Adam Faith beginning to become known worldwide. By the end of the decade British Music

Realism Art and Painting Characteristics

The genre of realism is an art form that depicts a scene exactly as it is in real life. A realism movement started in the 18th century but wasn't big until the mid-19th century. Famous realism artists include Thomas Eakins, John Singleton Copley, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustave Courbet and Leonar

Characteristics of Realism in Art

Realism in art essentially refers to composition constructed as plainly and without interpretation as possible. The movement is generally noted to have originated from France around the 1850s. Artists sought to resist the more romantic notions represented in art and also to depict the realities of t