Art Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Surveillance is the exploitation outside an area occupied by friendly forces to gain information about natural features and other activities in the area. Examples include patrolling troops, ships, or submarines. It is a mission to obtain information. Calvary were soldiers who fought mounted on...Read More

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Greek. Neoclassicism was born in Rome in the mid-18th century. It’s popularity spread all over Europe. Neoclassicism is a revival of the styles and spirit of classic antiquity inspired directly from the classical period, which coincided and reflected the development of philosophy and...Read More

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African masks are seen as part of the ceremonial costume. They are used in religious and social events to represent spirits of ancestors or to control the good and evil in the community. They come to life, as they are possessed by their spirit in the performance of the dance. The bond of nature...Read More

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Art has been used for thousands and thousands of years, with evidence of some forms of art done by cavemen in the form of drawings on walls. When Neanderthals were drawing on the walls of their caves, it was used as a form of documentation, showing the way they hunted, harvested, and their...Read More

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Ritual and ceremonial masks are an essential part of the traditional culture of Sub Saharan Africa. The masks have a spiritual and religious meaning. The masks are used in ritual dances and social and religious events. Classic African masks are one of the components of great African...Read More

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The Starry Night is one of the more well-known paintings in the world of art by an equally famous Vincent van Gogh. Starry night was created in 1889 and was created to depict the view from the asylum window Van Gogh stayed in, just before sunrise. The painting was moved to the Museum of Modern...Read More

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Georges Braque (13 May 1882 - 31 August 1963) was a major French painter, sculptor, printmaker, draughtsman, and collagist of the 20th century. Braque’s art and talent were so well respected and admired that he was compared to his colleague Pablo Picasso on many levels. Although Braque...Read More

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The Mona Lisa was created by the Italian Renaissance artist, Leonardo da Vinci. It has been described as "the best known," "the most written about," "the most sung about," "the most parodied," and one of the most treasured paintings in the art world. The painting is said to be the likene...Read More

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Between the years 1509-1511, Raphael created his most famous piece of art, The School of Athens. This piece of art was one of many that were created as commission to decorate the rooms within the Vatican. It is unknown when Raphael was actually born, but it is believed to have been March 28,...Read More

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Albrecht Durerwas a painter, theorist and printmaker from Germany, born in May of 1471. Albrecht Durer created a reputation while he was still young (in his 20’s) because of his quality woodcut prints. Durer had contact with largely famous Italian artists including Leonardo da Vinci which...Read More

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