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10 Must See Paintings by Rembrandt

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a famous Dutch painter and etcher, who by many is recognized as one of the greatest classical masters of European visual arts. He is also considered to be the most important artist in Dutch history. His life and work is known as part of the Dutch Golden Age, an era of exceptional development of fine arts in the Netherlands. Rembrandt achieved much critical acclaim both as a portrait and scene painter. He often painted Biblical motifs, which stressed the moral hardships of human beings. Here…

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10 Celebrated Music Pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a famous influential composer of the Classical era. Alongside Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven, he is recognized as one of the so-called Vienna Classics, a group of musicians who have strongly influenced polyphonic and symphonic music. Mozart was born in Salzburg, and was a child prodigy, composing piano pieces from the age of five. As a 17-year-old, he already started composing for the Salzburg court, and later on moved to Vienna, where he achieved the heights of his fame. He is well known for…

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10 Most Famous Piano Compositions by Frederic Chopin

Frédéric François Chopin (1810 – 1849) was a famous Polish composer of the Romantic era. He was born with a polish name Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin and only later became a French citizen, since Poland was occupied by the Russians. He was a child prodigy and his piano technique was unparallelled among his contemporaries. Chopin wrote pieces mainly for the solo piano, but his music was accredited as having ‘a poetic spirit’ and expressing a multitude of ambivalent emotions. His compositions draw from both Vienna classics and Polish folklore. These include a…

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10 Incredible Paintings by Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne was a French painter, representing the so-called Post-Impressionist movement. In short, his work based on the Impressionist technique of painting by means of series of brush strokes, but also leaned towards the angular shapes of Cubism. Art critics today call it a fluent transition between the 19th century and 20th century in visual arts. Cézanne’s style of painting is very recognizable, even to the untrained eye. His works always contain an intense sense of cognitive inquiry into the subject’s nature. Matisse and Picasso often mentioned Cézanne’s paintings as…

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10 Famous Paintings by Michelangelo Buonarotti

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was a famous painter living in the times of the Italian High Renaissance. He was a very talented artist, who mastered not only visual arts like paining and sculpture, but also other disciplines, such as architecture, poetry and engineering. His influence on the development of the classical European art was unprecedented. Alongside Leonardo da Vinci, he is considered to be one an archetype of a ‘man of Renaissance’, i.e. a person interested in every discipline which humankind pursues, following the Terence motto „Nothing of that…

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