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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 Art in New York in 1941 where it has permanently been kept since. After the breakdown that resulted in Van Gogh mutilating his left ear, Vincent voluntarily admitted himself into an asylum that was catered to the wealthy.

While in the asylum, Van Gogh was not allowed to paint, but was allowed to make sketches in ink or charcoal on paper. When he was released, Van Gogh took his sketches and memories of the view from his east window and created the Starry Night.

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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 and Picasso were bother amazing artists, Braque’s quiet and introverted personality put himself in the shadows of the notoriety and fame of Picasso.

In 1909, Picasso and Georges Braque worked closely together as they began to develop a similar style of painting called proto-Cubist. As Georges’ style evolved, his work became more geometric like that of Picasso.

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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 likeness of Lisa Gherardini, who was the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. The Mona Lisa bears a resemblance to many renaissance depictors of the Virgin Mary, who was at that time seen as the ideal picture of womanhood. It was painted between 1503 and 1506.

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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, 1483 or April 6, 1483, and died April 6, 1520. The work of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino) was an Italian artist known for his clarity and “ease of composition” in his art.

Although Rafael died at the young age of 37, he left behind a large of amount of work which are now found in the Vatican.

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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 allowed him a gateway to the art world. Durer had many different forms of art including engravings, prints, altarpieces, watercolors, books, portraits and self-portraits.

The more famous work of his is called “St. Jerome in his Study”. This painting was done in 1514, showing St. Jerome deep in work in his study along with a dog, skull, and lion in the foreground.

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Frank Stella is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker that was most known for his minimalist and abstract art. Because of the simplicity of his art, Stella once said “my paintings are based on the fact that only what can be seen there is there. What you see is what you see”. When it comes to art, many artists like to have deeper meanings or a hidden message in their work, but not Stella; he liked to keep it straight forwards and honest.

Frank Stela’s art transitioned from minimalist paintings and other two dimensional pieces to more elaborate, yet simple, sculptures as he became older and more evolved.

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B is the answer to this. If there is one thing that people do not have in their lives right now, it is "balance". Have you ever wondered why you do not seem to have time for the people that you love anymore? This is because you have not balanced your time yet. Balance is important in everything that you do. Even in art, balance is needed because it will be easier to appreciate artworks and art pieces that have been created with symmetry in mind.

In life, balance is also needed to ensure that you will live a healthier and more fulfilled life. Balancing can be hard to achieve in the beginning but the more that you make an effort to do it, the easier it will be for you to do.

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There are a couple of different ways to highlight text in a Word document or in Google Drive without using the mouse. The first way is one of the answers listed above. You can hold the shift key down and use the up and down arrows to highlight parts of the text. This is good for highlighting a sentence or two, or even a paragraph in the middle of a document.

The second way to highlight without using the mouse is a little more incluse. If you are looking to highlight everything, there are two ways to do it - depending on what kind of computer you’re using. Anything using Windows can use the keyboard shortcut “control” and “A”. This highlights everything. On a Macbook or Apple computer in general, it’s “command” and “A”.

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The Buddhist temples have such a unique artistic style because of how they developed. This history begins with the period after Buddha’s live - and therefore shortly after his death, these kinds of buildings began to appear all over India. There are three different kinds of religious buildings, but the temples are the ones we’ll focus on.

The Buddhist temples developed shortly after the Hindu temples did, and the Hindu temple plan was adopted by the Buddhists in the early days. It’s a simple square inner area, the sacrifice area, and a border of stone pillars. As the technology of the time became better and more suited to holding up larger building, the Buddhists began to decorate and elaborate on their temples.

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To get different colors on a batik piece, the piece has to be dipped in dye a few times. This particular technique for dying cloth is native to Java, Indonesia, Japan, and the areas nearby. However, the most famous batik patterns come from Java. The process is quite intense. The fabric is first spun, and then drawn on with pencil.

The pencil markings are covered in wax, creating a resistant area to the dye. When the fabric is dipped in dye, the wax keeps the dye away. This is repeated to create a multi-color pattern. It can be created with various colors, with the lighter ones being applied first as it is difficult to get light colors to show over darker ones. Doing it by hand yields better results than stamping.

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