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Posted by Lloyd on April 12, 2011
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Dada and Surrealism
You might say both the Dada and Surrealist art movements grew out of unlikely environments. Scientific advances were taking place with increasing rapidity, Freud and his contemporaries were pushing to map the unconscious mind, and photography had emerged to document the visual landscape in a way that painting never could. Yet somehow, as the world became more and more subject to scientific interpretation, the inner realm of fantasy and the far reaches of the psyche exploded into the work of the artists of these two movements. Continue reading…

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Getting Started 2

Posted by Lloyd on March 16, 2011
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Post-Impressionism
“Post Impressionism” is a convenient label used to refer to a group of diverse artists who admired the Impressionists, yet believed the style was limited by its concentration on surface appearances. They sought to reintroduce a concern with emotional and symbolic values. It is not a moniker the artists ever used to refer to themselves, nor did they exhibit together. They did, however, all separately pursue new directions. Artists included in this group include Vincent van Gogh , Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and perhaps the most complex and influential of the Post-Impressionists, Paul Cezanne. Expert recommendations Post-Impressionism
Related article Emotional Landscapes: van Gogh and Gaugin

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Getting Started 1

Posted by Lloyd on March 11, 2011
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Get an orientation to this expert’s site through this collection of topic overviews.

Neoclassicism
The artistic movement known as Neoclassicism arose in France near the middle of the 18th century, in reaction to the preceding aristocratic style and subject matter of Louis XVI’s court. Influenced by archaeological excavations of Rome and Pompeii, Neoclassical artists and writers became inspired by the art of Greece and Rome, declaring it a model of perfection. The leading Neoclassical painter in France was Jacques-Louis David, whose painting “The Oath of the Horatii” was a statement of heroism and patriotic virtue. This painting, with its powerfully believable realism, created a sensation and became a symbol of pre-revolutionary passion. It established a new artistic style that became the official standard in France, influencing all artistic matters for the rest of the century. Expert recommendations Neoclassicism

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Do You Tattoo? Permanent Cosmetics

Posted by Lloyd on April 20, 2010
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What are permanent cosmetics, and why are women the world over trying it out? Find out more in this article about this special type of tattoo work.

“Want to see my tattoos? asks Clara, a fifty-year-old grandmother from San Antonio, Texas. She’s standing in the supermarket aisle, dressed casually in dark slacks and a plain cotton top. With her is her neighbor, who takes Clara shopping because she has multiple sclerosis and can’t get items off the shelves. Continue reading…

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