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Ut pictura poesis

Ut pictura poesis is a Latin phrase literally meaning "as is painting so is poetry". The statement occurs most famously in Horaces "Ars Poetica", near the end, immediately after another famous quotation, bonus dormitat Homerus ", or "even Homer n ...

                                               

20th-century art

Twentieth-century art - and what it became as modern art - began with modernism in the late nineteenth century. Nineteenth-century movements of Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau and Symbolism led to the first twentieth-century art movements of Fauv ...

                                               

Among Gnomes and Trolls

Among Gnomes and Trolls, is a popular Swedish folklore and fairy tales annual and childrens fairy tale anthology published since 1907. One of the most noted of the early illustrators is artist John Bauer.

                                               

Art in Medieval Scotland

Art in Medieval Scotland includes all forms of artistic production within the modern borders of Scotland, between the fifth century and the adoption of the Renaissance in the early sixteenth century. In the early Middle Ages, there were distinct ...

                                               

Cabinet of curiosities

Cabinets of curiosities were notable collections of objects. The term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history, geology, ethnogr ...

                                               

Celtic art

Celtic art is associated with the peoples known as Celts; those who spoke the Celtic languages in Europe from pre-history through to the modern period, as well as the art of ancient peoples whose language is uncertain, but have cultural and styli ...

                                               

Classical reception studies

Classical reception studies is the study of how the classical world, especially Ancient Greek literature and Latin literature, have been received since antiquity. It is the study of the portrayal and representation of the ancient world from ancie ...

                                               

Classical tradition

The Western classical tradition is the reception of classical Greco-Roman antiquity by later cultures, especially the post-classical West, involving texts, imagery, objects, ideas, institutions, monuments, architecture, cultural artifacts, ritual ...

                                               

Dutch Golden Age painting

Dutch Golden Age painting is the painting of the Dutch Golden Age, a period in Dutch history roughly spanning the 17th century, during and after the later part of the Eighty Years War for Dutch independence. The new Dutch Republic was the most pr ...

                                               

Early Netherlandish painting

Early Netherlandish painting is the work of artists, sometimes known as the Flemish Primitives, active in the Burgundian and Habsburg Netherlands during the 15th- and 16th-century Northern Renaissance, especially in the flourishing cities of Brug ...

                                               

Flemish Baroque painting

Flemish Baroque painting refers to the art produced in the Southern Netherlands during Spanish control in the 16th and 17th centuries. The period roughly begins when the Dutch Republic was split from the Habsburg Spain regions to the south with t ...

                                               

French art

French art consists of the visual and plastic arts originating from the geographical area of France. Modern France was the main centre for the European art of the Upper Paleolithic, then left many megalithic monuments, and in the Iron Age many of ...

                                               

Societe des Artistes Independants

The Societe des Artistes Independants, Salon des Independants was formed in Paris on 29 July 1884. The association began with the organization of massive exhibitions in Paris, choosing the slogan sans jury ni recompense ". Albert Dubois-Pillet, O ...

                                               

Hard-edge painting

Hard-edge painting is painting in which abrupt transitions are found between color areas. Color areas are often of one unvarying color. The Hard-edge painting style is related to Geometric abstraction, Op Art, Post-painterly Abstraction, and Colo ...

                                               

Josephine Hale

Josephine Hale was an early Montana painter and nurse in the Red Cross during World War I. She spent much of her adult life in Great Falls, Montana, but traveled throughout France and the United States.

                                               

Mannerism

Mannerism, also known as Late Renaissance, is a style in European art that emerged in the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520, spreading by about 1530 and lasting until about the end of the 16th century in Italy, when the Baro ...

                                               

Mexican art

Various types of visual arts developed in the geographical area now known as Mexico. The development of these arts roughly follows the history of Mexico, divided into the prehispanic Mesoamerican era, the colonial period, with the period after Me ...

                                               

Minimalism (visual arts)

Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is set out to expose the essence, essentials or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or conc ...

                                               

Ottonian art

Ottonian art is a style in pre-romanesque German art, covering also some works from the Low Countries, northern Italy and eastern France. It was named by the art historian Hubert Janitschek after the Ottonian dynasty which ruled Germany and north ...

                                               

List of Western European paintings in Ukrainian museums

Art museums of Ukraine possess a large number of Western European paintings. There, one can see canvases by world-famous artists as well as by the painters whose works throughout the world are unique.

                                               

Representation of slavery in European art

Representations of slavery in European art date back to ancient times. They show slaves of varied ethnicity, white as well as black. Hi In Europe, slavery became increasingly associated with blackness from the 17th century onwards. However, slave ...

                                               

Scottish art

Scottish art is the body of visual art made in what is now Scotland, or about Scottish subjects, since prehistoric times. It forms a distinctive tradition within European art, but the political union with England has led its partial subsumation i ...

                                               

Art of the United Kingdom

The Art of the United Kingdom refers to all forms of visual art in or associated with the United Kingdom since the formation of the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707 and encompass English art, Scottish art, Welsh art and Irish art, and forms part ...

                                               

Welsh art

Welsh art refers to the traditions in the visual arts associated with Wales and its people. Most art found in, or connected with, Wales is essentially a regional variant of the forms and styles of the rest of the British Isles, a very different s ...

                                               

Art and World War II

During World War II, the relations between art and war can be articulated around two main issues. First, art found itself at the centre of an ideological war. Second, during World War II, many artists found themselves in the most difficult condit ...

                                               

The Art of Donald McGill

The Art of Donald McGill is a critical essay first published in 1941 by the English author George Orwell. It discusses the genre of English saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns, and particularly th ...

                                               

The Historical Novel

The Historical Novel is a 1924 book by Herbert Butterfield. It originated in an undergraduate essay and gained the Le Bas Prize for Butterfield. It was originally published by Cambridge University Press, one of the conditions for the prize.

                                               

The Simple Art of Murder

The Simple Art of Murder is hard-boiled detective fiction author Raymond Chandlers critical essay, a magazine article, and his collection of short stories. The essay was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in December 1944 and a revised versi ...

                                               

4th millennium BC in architecture

Ggantija - megalithic temple complex on the island of Gozo part of Malta, c.3600–2500 BCE Sialk ziggurat near Kashan, Iran 3200BCE Harappa - fortified city of the Indus Valley Civilization with as many as 40.000 residents 3300–1600 BCE Stonehenge ...

                                               

1160s in architecture

Rebuilding of Caen Cathedral begun. Al-Salih Talai Mosque built in Cairo, Fatimid Caliphate. About 1160 – Rebuilding of Notre-Dame of Laon began. 1160 Notley Abbey is founded and the Augustinian Monastery built. 1162 – Coimbra Cathedral begun. 11 ...

                                               

1270s in architecture

April 13 – Rebuilding of Narbonne Cathedral, in France, in Gothique Meridional style begins. 1272 Construction of Leaning Tower of Pisa resumes, after almost a century, under Giovanni di Simone, continuing through the decade. Construction of Monn ...

                                               

1514 in art

St. Vitale on horseback and other saints Vittore Carpaccio Giovanni Bellini – The Feast of the Gods in original form The Sermon of St. Stephen Lucas Cranach the Elder Madonna with Child with Young John the Baptist Portraits of Henry IV of Saxony ...

                                               

1515 in art

Gerard David – Virgin and Child with Four Angels approximate completion date Giovanni Bellini – Naked Young Woman in Front of the Mirror Albrecht Durer Lucas Cranach the Elder – The Massacre of the Innocents approximate date Piero di Cosimo – The ...

                                               

1519 in art

The portrait of Emperor Maximilian in Nurnberg is painted. Wen Cheng-ming paints Scholars at Leisure in a Precipitous Ravine. Bernard van Orley paints Joris van Zelle. Titian finishes painting The Worship of Venus Madrid, Museo del Prado. Girolam ...

                                               

1530 in art

September 15 – Portrait of Saint Dominic in Soriano appears in the Dominican friary at Soriano Calabro, soon acquiring a reputation for having marvellous properties.

                                               

1572 in art

Federico Barocci – Portrait of Francisco II della Rovere Uffizi Feast of St Gregory the Great Nicholas Hilliard - Portrait miniature and approximate date "Pelican" portrait of Elizabeth I of England Paolo Veronese Allegory of the Battle of Lepant ...

                                               

1573 in art

July 18 - Paolo Veronese is called before the Roman Catholic Inquisition to answer the charge of including irreverent matter in the large canvas of the Last Supper he has just painted for the refectory of the Dominican basilica of Santi Giovanni ...

                                               

1574 in art

Hans von Aachen - Self-portrait approximate date Corneille de Lyon - Gabrielle de Rochechouart Niccolo Circignani - Frescos at Palazzo della Corgna in Castiglione del Lago Jean de Court - Henri, Duke of Anjou

                                               

1593 in art

Streatham portrait Santi di Tito – Vision of St Thomas Aquinas Rowland Lockey- Sir Thomas More and Family Cornelis van Haarlem – The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis Hans von Aachen – Pallas Athena, Venus and Juno Caravaggio – Boy with a Basket of Fruit

                                               

1599 in art

David and Goliath Judith Beheading Holofernes Caravaggio Paul Bril – Mountain Scene miniature Basket of Fruit Narcissus Hendrick van Balen the Elder – The Judgement of Paris Pieter Pietersz the Elder – Poor Parents, Rich Children

                                               

1624 in art

Anna Visscher marries Dominicus Booth van Wesel. Caravaggios painting of Supper at Emmaus is recorded as being in the collection of Marchese Patrizi.

                                               

1685 in art

Simon Ushakov – The Last Supper Richard Brakenburgh – Feast of St Nicholas Aert de Gelder – Esther and Mordecai Claudio Coello – St Dominic of Guzman approximate date

                                               

1800 in art

The year 1800 in art is often estimated to be the beginning of the change from the Neoclassicism movement, that was based on Roman art, to the Romantic movement, which encouraged emotional art and ended around 1850.

                                               

John Andrew & Son

John Andrew & Son was an engraving firm in Boston, Massachusetts, established by John Andrew and his son George T. Andrew. Work produced by the firm appeared in publications of Lee & Shepard and Edward S. Curtis, and in titles such as Anthonys Ph ...

                                               

Saudi Arabian art

Saudi Arabian art should be understood in the light of the country being the birthplace of Islam and to include both the arts of Bedouin nomads and those of the sedentary peoples of regions such as the Hejaz, Tihamah, Asir and Najd.

                                               

Theatre in Saudi Arabia

The modern Saudi theatre traces its beginnings with the foundation of the current Saudi Arabia state. However, the Hijaz play in Medina was established during the Turkish Ottoman era. A popular theatre, frequently including dance, Arabic Poetry. ...

                                               

Celtic maze

Celtic mazes are straight-line spiral patterns that have been drawn all over the world since prehistoric times. The patterns originate in early Celtic developments in stone and metal-work, and later in medieval Insular art. Prehistoric spiral des ...

                                               

Container Revolution

The Container Revolution is the introduction of pottery into the Eastern Woodlands of North America during the Archaic period. As these societies became more sedentary, they were able to manufacture and use vessels that would have broken during t ...

                                               

Dabous Giraffes

The Dabous Giraffes are a neolithic petroglyph by an unknown artist. Estimated completion 8000 BC, the giraffe carvings were first documented by David Coulson in 1997 while on a photographic expedition at a site in Niger, Africa. The carving is 2 ...

                                               

Danube school

The Danube School or Donau School was a circle of painters of the first third of the 16th century in Bavaria and Austria. Many were also innovative printmakers, usually in etching. They were among the first painters to regularly use pure landscap ...