10 Most Famous Paintings By Italian Artists

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  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 17th century. The most famous Italian paintings of the Early Renaissance are perhaps Primavera and The Birth of Venus of … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings of Flowers By Renowned Artists

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  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 Middle Ages and the Renaissance, floral patterns were used in the background. Flowers were also at times the focal point … Read more

10 Most Famous Landscape Paintings By Renowned Artists

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  A landscape painting refers to an artwork whose primary focus is natural scenery. Landscape was a main genre in the eastern art tradition by 4th century AD. However, in the west, till the 17th century, landscape was majorly confined to the background of portraits or paintings dealing principally with religious, mythological or historical subjects. … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings of the Romanticism Movement

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  Romanticism was a movement that dominated all genres; including literature, music, art and architecture; in Europe and the United States in the first half of the 19th century. It originated in late 18th century as a reaction against the ideals of order, calm, harmony, idealization and rationality which marked Classicism in general and late … Read more

10 Most Famous Abstract Paintings by Renowned Artists

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  As opposed to representational art, which aims to represent a depiction of a visual reality; abstract art, in the strict sense, bears no trace of anything recognizable in the natural world. Though abstraction in art has been known to exist in many cultures from ancient times, abstract art as a movement originated in early … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings by Spanish Artists

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  Spain has contributed immensely to European art and some of the most renowned masterpieces of western art have been created by Spanish artists. Spanish Golden Age was a period from the early 16th century to the late 17th century which saw the nation flourishing in arts and literature; and, among other things, becoming an … Read more

10 Most Famous Paintings By American Artists

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  Early American paintings were primarily portraits, landscapes and depictions of historical events. The first prominent art movement in the United States was Realism, which originated in France in the 1850s and became important in America by early 20th century. American Realists depicted contemporary social realities and the lives and everyday activities of ordinary people. … Read more