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Famous Female Poets Featured

10 Most Famous Female Poets And Their Best Known Works

  Sappho, an ancient Greek poet, is one of the earliest known poets in history. She was renowned in antiquity and was referred to as "The Poetess" just as Homer was referred to as "The...
Famous Italian Paintings Featured

10 Most Famous Paintings By Italian Artists

  Italy was the primary center of artistic development in the west during the Renaissance, a period in Europe between the Middle Ages and the modern era stretching approximately from the 14th century to the...
Famous French Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems In French Literature

  The Song of Roland, composed between 1040 and 1115, is the oldest surviving major work of French literature. It is an example of the chanson de geste, a literary form that celebrated legendary deeds....
Famous Russian Artists Featured

10 Most Famous Russian Artists And Their Masterpieces

  The most famous Russian artist of the medieval period is Andrei Rublev. He specialized as a painter of Orthodox icons and frescos. In the nineteenth century, the artistic movement known as Realism dominated the...
Famous War Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems About Wars And Battles

  War poetry is poetry about war either written by a person who participates in a war and writes about his experiences; or by a non-combatant. One of the oldest extant works of Western literature,...
Famous Flower Paintings Featured

10 Most Famous Paintings of Flowers By Renowned Artists

  Flowers have been an important subject for artists throughout history. In Ancient Egypt, the lotus, which symbolized the sun, was often used in papyrus paintings, amulets and ceramics. In many artistic works of the...
Famous French Poets Featured

10 Most Famous French Poets of All Time

  Medieval French literature was dominated by courtly love but perhaps the most famous poet of the era, Francois Villon, rejected courtly love and instead focussed on the lowlifes. The Renaissance in the 16th century...
Famous Female Painters Featured

10 Most Famous Female Artists And Their Masterpieces

  In 1971, American art historian Linda Nochlin published her essay "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?". It focused on the institutional obstacles that had prevented women in the west from becoming successful...
Famous English Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems In English Literature

  The earliest surviving English poetry may have been composed in the 7th century. It is written in Old English or Anglo-Saxon, the direct predecessor of modern English. The highest poetic achievement in Old English...
Famous Sculptures Featured

10 Most Famous Sculptures In The World

  Among the oldest sculptures discovered to date is the Lion-man, which was found in 1939 in a German cave. It is between 35,000 and 40,000 years old and belongs to the prehistoric period, or...