10 Most Famous Poems By William Butler Yeats

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  William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was a leading figure of 20th century literature who remains Ireland’s most famous poet. In 1889, Yeats met Maud Gonne, an English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Yeats fell deeply in love with her but she turned down at least four marriage proposals from him; and instead married … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings of the Realism Art Movement

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  The Realism art movement originated in France in the 1850s. Led by Gustave Courbet and Jean-François Millet, the Realists rejected the glorification of the past and exaggerated emotionalism of Romanticism; and instead portrayed the people and situations of the present with uncompromising accuracy. Many of the now renowned realist paintings were initially criticized and … Read more

10 Most Famous Surrealist Artists And Their Masterpieces

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  Surrealism was a movement, primarily in literature and the visual arts, that flourished in Europe between the First and Second World War. Along with Abstract Expressionism, it was perhaps the most influential art movement of the twentieth century. Surrealist artists rejected rationalism and literary realism; and instead focussed on channelling the unconscious mind to … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings by French Artists

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  There have been many masterpieces created by French painters over the course of the rich artistic history of their nation. Neoclassicism, which drew inspiration from ancient Greco-Roman culture, rose in France in the middle of the 18th century. 19th century saw a shift in style to Romanticism, which laid emphasis on emotion and individualism; … Read more