10 Most Famous Surrealist Paintings

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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. Surrealist artists rejected rationalism and literary realism; and instead focused on channeling the unconscious mind to unveil the power of the imagination. Surrealist paintings often show distorted and dream like representations; unexpected … Read more

10 Most Famous French Artists And Their Masterpieces

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  France has a rich history in art which has seen some of the greatest artists in the world. In the middle of the 18th century, Neoclassicism, which drew inspiration from ancient Greco-Roman culture, arrived in France. The greatest representative of this style is Jacques-Louis David. 19th century saw a shift in style to Romanticism, … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings by Norman Rockwell

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  Norman Perceval Rockwell (1894 – 1978) was a 20th-century American author, painter and illustrator who is most famous for his illustrations of everyday life; for capturing the spirit of small town America; and for his patriotic depictions during World War II. Most of the works of Rockwell were created as cover illustrations of The … Read more

10 Most Famous Sonnets by Renowned Poets

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  A sonnet is a poem of 14 lines usually written in iambic pentameter and traditionally associated with the theme of love. 13th century Italian poet Giacomo da Lentini is credited with the invention of the sonnet. The most influential early sonneteer was Italian scholar Petrarch. The Petrarchan Sonnet consists of an 8-line octave, which … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings by Rene Magritte

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  René François Ghislain Magritte (1898 – 1967) was a Belgian artist most renowned for being one of the leaders of the influential 20th century art movement, Surrealism. Surrealist artists rejected the rational in art. However, in contrast to others like Salvador Dali and Max Ernst who created distorted and dream-like representations of real forms … Read more

10 Most Famous Poems by William Shakespeare

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  William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Though he is most renowned for his plays, Shakespeare’s poetry also remains to be popular. He wrote sonnets throughout his career for a private readership. He also wrote two long narrative poems, which were published in the 1590s, … Read more