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Oil Painting
A technique which employs an oil base as the vehicle for its pigments. This technique has varied greatly from one period to another, unlike other painting media such as fresco, tempera, encaustic and watercolor, whose usage and effect have been relatively constant.
Orley, Bernard (Bernaert, Barend) van (c.1488?-1541)
Flemish painter of religious subjects and portraits, decorator, and designer of tapestries and stained glass.
Jose Clemente Orozco (1883-1949)
Foremost Mexican muralist, easel painter and graphic artist; he began as a student of agriculture and architectural drawing, turning to painting in 1909.
Pablo Picasso
Probably the most influential artist of the twentieth century; leader of the Cubist and other wings of modern French painting.
Piero della Francesca (Piero di Benedetto de' Franceschi) (1416?-1492)
One of the towering figures of the Italian Renaissance, he was born in the Umbrian town of Borgo San Sepolcro between 1414 and 1420-probably in 1416.
Cosimo di Piero (1462-1521)
Florentine painter of singular originality who absorbed many elements from the styles of others but made them an integral part of his own.
Raphael (1483-1520)
Italian painter who most completely typifies the classical art of the High Renaissance in its ordered equilibrium, idealized naturalness, and standardized types of characters.
Rembrandt (1606-69)
Dutch painter and engraver of history, landscapes, portraits and and genre. He was not only the greatest Dutch painter, but ranks as one of the greatest artists of all time.
Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919)
Old Master" among the French Impressionist painters. As rebellious a member of the group as any, Renoir throughout his life nevertheless remained faithful to the long tradition of French art and frequently drew inspiration from the great colorists of European painting.
Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
One of the outstanding British portraitists and an important influence on his contemporaries.
Diego Rivera
A leading Mexican easel painter, muralist and graphic artist. His artistic background was, first, the Academy of San Carlos and the exciting graphics of Posada.
Tintoretto (1518-94)
One of the great painters of the Venetian Renaissance. Not as brilliant or consistent as Titian, he was a more dramatic and inventive composer and more emotionally expressive.
Titian (1477/87-1576)
One of the great painters of the Venetian Renaissance and its most complete embodiment.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901)
A French painter, graphic artist and poster designer. A descendant of the counts of Toulouse, he was born at Albi (site of the present Lautrec Museum) and educated in Paris.
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851).
Outstanding British landscapist; a great influence on his contemporaries and later on the Impressionist painters of France.
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90)
Dutch-born master of the Post-Impressionist period in France, representing the more emotional and intuitive side of that art.
Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721)
Most notable for the dreamlike quality of his painting, Watteau turned the course of French art from the pompous classicism of Louis XIV to the delightfully sensuous colorism of the Rococo.
Max Weber
Contemporary American painter, one of the pioneers of modern art in the U.S. Born in Russia, he arrived in the U.S. in 1891, studied with A. W. Dow at Pratt Institute (1897-1900), and taught briefly at several colleges.
Francois Boucher (1703-70)
Popular exponent of the Rococo style of painting in France.
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim (1893- )
American genre and landscape watercolor painter, one of the earliest exponents of the rural American scene. Born in Salem, Ohio, he worked first as an accountant; later he attended the Cleveland School of Art on a scholarship.
The Decorative Idea
The term 'design' has generally meant the choice and arrangement of certain shapes or forms to produce a decorative effect.
Antiques And The Glass Shelf
A huge marble and ormolu Empire clock had stood on a plate-glass shelf; below it, in the bottom of the shop-window, half a dozen fine pieces of Chelsea china had been exhibited.
On Selling Curios
Buying curios is one thing, but for a collector to sell them when he changes his line, or for other reasons desires to part with his collection or some portion of it, is quite another matter.
The Antiques Sale Room
Whether he buys or no, a wise collector spends an hour in a sale-room now and again, never mind whether it be a dingy place where the auctioneer makes sixpence for himself on each article sold.
Cat And Dog Stories
The dog for some time was the only pet in the family, but owing to the infringement of rats and mice upon the place, they decided to add a cat to the household.
No one calls a kitten cruel that plays with a string. An old cat will play with a string and the instinct of play accounts for their treatment of mice.
How To Treat Your Cat
HARRISON WEIR, who has written a book about cats, speaks against the use of collars and ribbons for cats and kittens.
The Whiskers Of Cats
A WONDERFUL provision for safety of the cat is her long whiskers, which help her to feel her way about at night.
How To Handle A Cat
In handling the cat be sure to do it in the way she likes. Never stroke her fur the wrong way.
Traveling With Cats
WHEN A family is leaving for the country, in the business and excitement of going, the poor cat is often left without a thought.
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