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Truth, Beauty and Tragedy: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Truth, Beauty and Tragedy: The Art of the Pre...

  The Twelve Princesses by Gustave-Max Stevens. Dated 1899. M.S...

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Editions in Art Explained
Editions in Art Explained

While art is typically considered a single, original work, that is not ...

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Famous Art Dynasties That You Should Know
Famous Art Dynasties That You Should Know

Dynasties fascinate us. From Game of Thrones with its Lannisters and Tar...

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Neoclassical Art: The Long Influence of Classicism
Neoclassical Art: The Long Influence of Class...

The term “neoclassical” is often used in reference to fine arts or other...

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A Guide to Works on Paper
A Guide to Works on Paper

The phrase “works on paper” encompasses objects of diverse media on a p...

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Nature in Paint: A Brief History of the Art of the Landscape
Nature in Paint: A Brief History of the Art o...

Compared to much of the contemporary art appearing on the market today, ...

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The Art of Still Life
The Art of Still Life

This still life in art has a long and rich tradition. From antiquity to ...

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The Evolution of Western Art in the 19th Century
The Evolution of Western Art in the 19th Century

The 19th century was a time of remarkable change in the world of art. At...

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Orientalism in Art: The Allure of the Near East
Orientalism in Art: The Allure of the Near East

Throughout the 19th century, one of the most popular and widely exhibite...

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A Golden Age: Rembrandt the Etcher
A Golden Age: Rembrandt the Etcher

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, known to most simply as Rembrandt, remai...

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Courting The Muse: Four Famous Muses in Art History
Courting The Muse: Four Famous Muses in Art H...

The passionate relationship between artists and their muses has fascinat...

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Artist Signatures and Their Meanings
Artist Signatures and Their Meanings

When an artist makes their mark on paper, canvas, or sculpture, it can s...

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