Art Questions and Answers (Q&A)

The foreground of a picture is the closest to a viewer. This is often what is clearest in a picture, what’s in focus. Some examples of foreground characters are the dancers in Edgar Degas’s painting Four ballerinas on the stage, and the girl in Pierre Auguste Renoir’s...Read More

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The answer in this list is kozo paper. However, it is usually called washi paper, like the paper tape used for scrapbooking and crafts today. These paper scenes were then pasted onto a block of wood. In Japan, it was mainly cherry wood that was used for wood block art. The wood art was often...Read More

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Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier, was from Switzerland. He was born on October 6th 1887. He died, unfortunately, on August 27, 1965. He is in the group of architects that are considered to be the founders of modern architecture. Despite being born in Switzerland, he died a...Read More

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Willem de Kooning was from Rotterdam, Netherlands. He moved to New York in the year 1927 - when he was 23. He was born on April 24, 1904. Kooning died on March 19th, 1997. He spearheaded a movement that is now known as the abstract expressionist movement. He didn’t serve in either world...Read More

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Oil paint was invented somewhere in the Netherlands by Jan van Eyck. Jan van Eyck is credited with this invention because he was the one that decided to use linseed oil as a base for the paint instead of water or something else. Other methods of painting around that time involved limited colors...Read More

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Piet Mondrian was born in the Netherlands. He’s a renowned Dutch painter. This particular painter was born on March 7th, 1872. He died on February 1st, 1944. A lot of great artists died in 1944, and Mondrian is just one of them. Fun fact: did you know that his last name was originally...Read More

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Wassily Kandisky was born in Moscow, Russia. Why this isn’t a choice on the list of answers is baffling, but it can be corrected easily. Anyway, Kandisky was born on December 16th, 1866. He died on December 13th, 1944. This was just three days shy of his 78th birthday. He’s we...Read More

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Walter Gropius was born in Germany. He’s a renowned German architect. Gropius was born on May 18th, 1883, and died on July 5th, 1969. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of modern architecture, with a few other names. These others include Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier....Read More

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Ukiyo-e art was made in the city of Tokyo, Japan. This was called Edo, Japan in the olden days, so the first and the last answers here are correct. Ukiyo-e art, for those who don’t know yet, is made by drawing a picture, and then carving it into wood. The wood used was typically cherry...Read More

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This is typically called emotionalism. This basically means that the artist is trying to put emphasis on a particular feeling. It could also mean the piece of art is trying to look like or be shaped like a particular feeling. Love, for example, is often expressed with a heart, with flowers,...Read More

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