Acker Bilk – the clarinetist

  Acker Bilk is a well-known clarinetist from England. Bilk was part of the boom in traditional jazz that swept the United Kingdom in the late 1950s. He formed The Paramount Jazz Band in 1956. In 1960 their single ‘Summer Set’ reached number 5 in the British charts and it started a run of 10 … Read more

10 Most Famous Post-Impressionist Paintings

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  Post-Impressionist artists extended Impressionism in various ways like intensifying its already vibrant colours or distorting form for expressive effects. As these artists modified different aspects of Impressionism, it is difficult to specify exact characteristics of Post-Impressionist Art. Post-Impressionism describes French art style from mid 1880s to early 1900s. Many great artists, like Van Gogh and … Read more

10 Fun Facts About Da Vinci That You Probably Didn’t Know

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  Leonardo da Vinci is known all over the world as the creator of Mona Lisa and for his inventions which were much ahead of his time. However this article informs you not about his achievements. Instead we look at things you probably didn’t know about this multi-talented genius. Here are 10 fun facts about … Read more

Leonardo da Vinci | 10 Facts On The Multi-Talented Genius

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  Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath during the Renaissance who is perhaps the greatest multi-talented genius in history. Among other things he was a painter, mathematician, engineer, architect, botanist, sculptor, geologist and anatomist. He created many inventions which were much ahead of his time and due to his masterpiece Mona Lisa, he is regarded … Read more

10 Most Famous Impressionist Paintings

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  Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colours, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles. Impressionism emerged in France in the middle of the nineteenth century. Prior to this art movement, still lifes and portraits … Read more