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  • Physical Features of Scotland
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    Physical Features of Scotland

    2 years ago

    A country of striking natural beauty, Scotland is characterized by rugged hills and by deep glacial lakes known as lochs. It is almost entirely surrounded by the sea, which encroaches in deeply penetrating

  • 15 Facts about Granada, Spain
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    15 Facts about Granada, Spain

    6 months ago

    Granada is a city and province in southeastern Spain. It is situated on the Genil River, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, 225 miles (360 km) south of Madrid, near the Mediterranean Sea.

  • 11 Facts about Geneva, Switzerland
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    11 Facts about Geneva, Switzerland

    2 years ago

    Geneva is a city and canton in Switzerland. The city of Geneva, enclosing the western end of Lake Geneva, was the bastion of Protestantism in the 16th century under John Calvin. Between World Wars I and II it was

  • 11 Facts about Rotterdam, Netherlands
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    11 Facts about Rotterdam, Netherlands

    2 years ago

    Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands. Its port, in volume of freight handled, is among the largest in the world. Its refineries process the petroleum that makes up the greater part of its seagoing traffic.

  • 15 Fun Facts about Brisbane, Australia
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    15 Fun Facts about Brisbane, Australia

    2 years ago

    Brisbane is a city on the Pacific coast of Australia, in the extreme southeast of Queensland. Besides being Queensland's administrative, educational, and cultural capital, the city is also the hub of its transportation...

  • 10 Facts about Canberra, Australia
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    10 Facts about Canberra, Australia

    2 years ago

    Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It is located in the Australian Capital Territory, a federal enclave in the southeastern portion of the state of New South Wales, on the Molonglo River,

  • 10 Cool Facts about Bahrain
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    10 Cool Facts about Bahrain

    2 years ago

    Bahrain is an independent kingdom, formerly under British protection, consisting of several islands in the Persian Gulf. It is situated about 13 miles (21 km) east of Saudi Arabia.

  • Physical Features of Sri Lanka
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    Physical Features of Sri Lanka

    2 years ago

    Sri Lanka is an island nation situated in the Indian Ocean southeast of India. It was known as Ceylon before 1972, when it changed its name to Sri Lanka -the island's ancient Sinhalese name, meaning "the...

  • Physical Features of Japan
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    Physical Features of Japan

    2 years ago

    In structure the Japanese archipelago can be regarded as the higher portions of several largely volcanic mountain ranges, which rise from the floor of the Pacific Ocean and form a portion of the circum-Pacific

  • Facts About Tourism in Japan
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    Facts About Tourism in Japan

    2 days ago

    The Japanese people enjoy tourism from an early age, and the business and art of caring for travelers has long been an integral part of the national life. Each milestone in the school career of young Japanese is...

  • Facts about Marseille, France
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    Facts about Marseille, France

    2 years ago

    Marseille is the second largest city in France. The country's most important port, Marseille (sometimes anglicized as Marseilles) is situated on the Mediterranean coast east of the mouth of the Rhône River.

  • 10 Fun Facts about Sofia
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    10 Fun Facts about Sofia

    2 years ago

    Sofia is the capital of and the largest city in Bulgaria. Sofia (Sophia or Sofiya) is in the west central part of the country, about 35 miles (55 km) from the Bulgarian-Serbian border.

  • 20 Most Interesting Facts about Madrid
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    20 Most Interesting Facts about Madrid

    2 years ago

    Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain and also a Spanish province. The city is situated at the foot of the Guadarrama mountains in the center of the Spanish meseta (plateau), at a height of 2,130 feet

  • Physical Features and Climate of Portugal
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    Physical Features and Climate of Portugal

    2 years ago

    Portugal is a country in Europe on the western side of the Iberian Peninsula between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Roughly rectangular in shape, it extends 350 miles (560 km) from north to south and

  • 10 Cool Facts about Antwerp, Belgium
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    10 Cool Facts about Antwerp, Belgium

    2 years ago

    Antwerp is one of the largest cities in Belgium and one of the principal ports of Europe. It is situated on both banks of the Scheldt River, about 55 miles from the sea, in the center of a wide alluvial plain

  • 20 Facts about Lyon, France
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    20 Facts about Lyon, France

    2 years ago

    Lyon is the third-largest city in France. Lyon is situated at the point where the turbulent Rhône River from the Alps and the slower-moving Saône River from Burgundy unite to flow south to the Mediterranean...

  • Facts about Lahore, Pakistan
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    Facts about Lahore, Pakistan

    2 years ago

    Lahore is the second-largest city in Pakistan and the capital of Punjab province. It is located near the Ravi River about 640 miles (1,025 km) northeast of Karachi, the country's largest city,

  • Physical Features and Climate of Romania
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    Physical Features and Climate of Romania

    2 years ago

    Romania is located in the northeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Approximately one third of Romania is mountainous, one third is covered by hills, and one third consists of plains and tablelands.

  • Physical Features and Natural Resources of Colombia
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    Physical Features and Natural Resources of Colombia

    2 years ago

    Colombia lies in the "Ring of Fire," an area of seismic instability that surrounds the Pacific Basin and is subject to frequent volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The country's most notable surface feature is...

  • Physical Features and Natural Resources of Bolivia
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    Physical Features and Natural Resources of Bolivia

    2 years ago

    Bolivia is about one-third mountainous and two-thirds lowland. In western Bolivia and northern Chile the Andes mountains reach their greatest width, approximately 400 miles (650 km) between Arica (Chile) and Santa Cruz.

  • Facts about Perugia, the Beautiful City in Italy
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    Facts about Perugia, the Beautiful City in Italy

    2 years ago

    Perugia is a picturesque city centrally located on the Italian peninsula between Rome, to the southwest, and Florence, to the northwest. It is the largest city and capital of the Umbrian region.

  • 10 Facts about the City of Palermo
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    10 Facts about the City of Palermo

    2 years ago

    Palermo is the capital of Palermo province of the region of Sicily, Italy. Sicily's main port, Palermo is situated on a bay on the northwest coast of the island. The city is surrounded by a fertile plain,

  • Physical Features of Estonia
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    Physical Features of Estonia

    2 years ago

    Estonia is an independent republic in northeastern Europe on the east coast of the Baltic Sea. The northernmost of the three Baltic States, it consists of a mainland area and some 1,500 islands and islets.

  • 20 Things You Need to Know about Glasgow
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    20 Things You Need to Know about Glasgow

    2 years ago

    Glasgow, a city in southwest-central Scotland, is situated on both banks of the River Clyde about 20 miles (30 km) east of the Clyde's mouth on the Firth of Clyde. Glasgow is Scotland's largest city

  • 15 Facts about the Historic City of Verona
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    15 Facts about the Historic City of Verona

    2 years ago

    Verona is the capital of Verona Province and the second most important center (after Venice) of the Veneto Region. It lies 90 miles east of Milan, on both banks of the Adige River, between the foothills

  • Physical Features of Denmark
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    Physical Features of Denmark

    2 years ago

    Although the highest point in the country reaches no loftier elevation than 568 feet (173 meters), Denmark is a land of scenic variety and beauty. Its landscape shifts from open farmland to beech forest,

  • 15 Interesting Facts about Bologna
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    15 Interesting Facts about Bologna

    2 years ago

    Bologna is a city in north central Italy and the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region. It is situated in Bologna province, along the southern edge of the Po River valley, 48 miles from the Adriatic Sea.

  • 10 Facts about Tehran
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    10 Facts about Tehran

    2 years ago

    Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran, is located in north-central Iran, at the juncture of the Trans-Iranian rail network. Tehran (also Teheran) is the capital of Tehran ostan (province).

  • 25 Facts About Kyoto
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    25 Facts About Kyoto

    7 months ago

    Kyoto is former capital of Japan and for more than a thousand years the center of traditional Japanese culture. Located in west-central Honshu, in the picturesque valley of the Kamo River with surrounding mountains,

  • 15 Important Facts about Birmingham, England
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    15 Important Facts about Birmingham, England

    2 years ago

    Birmingham, the second largest city in Britain, is situated about 113 miles (182 km) northwest of London in West Midlands metropolitan county. The city lies nearly in the geographic center of England

  • 15 Cool Facts about Edinburgh | Places of Interest
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    15 Cool Facts about Edinburgh | Places of Interest

    2 years ago

    Edinburgh is the historical capital of Scotland, lies along the south shore of the Firth of Forth in southeastern Scotland. It is one of the four largest Scottish cities -second only to Glasgow in size

  • Facts and History of Vicenza, Italy
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    Facts and History of Vicenza, Italy

    2 years ago

    Vicenza is a city and capital of Vicenza province in Venetia region, northeast Italy. It is 38 miles (61 km) west of Venice, located at the confluence of the Bacchiglione and Retrone rivers.

  • The Description of Budapest
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    The Description of Budapest

    2 years ago

    Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the center of its economic and cultural life. It lies on both banks of the Danube River, about 135 miles (217 km) southeast of Vienna.

  • Facts About Sierra Nevada
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    Facts About Sierra Nevada

    2 years ago

    Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in eastern California. It is the site of three national parks -Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon- and of beautiful Lake Tahoe, whose clear, blue waters reach depths of more than 1,600...

  • Facts About Carpathian Mountains
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    Facts About Carpathian Mountains

    2 years ago

    Carpathian Mountains are an important mountain system of eastern Europe. Rising near Bratislava, Slovakia, from the valley of the Danube River, which separates them from the Austrian Alps,

  • The History and Development of Japanese Sculpture
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    The History and Development of Japanese Sculpture

    2 years ago

    In Japan, sculptures may be found among the oldest archaeological remains of the Jomon period (3d–1st millennium). These earliest sculptures, made of clay, take the form of female fertility images

  • The History and Development of Chinese Sculpture
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    The History and Development of Chinese Sculpture

    2 years ago

    In China, where painting and calligraphy have always been regarded as the major art forms, sculpture has never played a very prominent role.

  • The History and Development of Indian Sculpture
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    The History and Development of Indian Sculpture

    2 years ago

    The most ancient of the Asian sculptural traditions is that of India, where remarkable works were produced by the Indus Valley, or Harappan, civilization, which flourished from about 2500 B.C.

  • The History of Baroque and Rococo Sculpture
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    The History of Baroque and Rococo Sculpture

    2 years ago

    By the end of the 16th century Mannerism was in decline and new trends in sculpture were beginning to emerge. These culminated in the work of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest sculptor of the 17th century

  • The History and Development of Modern Western Sculpture
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    The History and Development of Modern Western Sculpture

    2 years ago

    Two major changes that have taken place in the art of sculpture during the 20th century have made it different from the sculpture of any previous period.

  • From Neoclassical to Romantic and Realistic Sculpture
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    From Neoclassical to Romantic and Realistic Sculpture

    2 years ago

    The strong vein of classicism that runs through the baroque period came to the fore around 1750. The study of antique sculpture and rejection of baroque at this time received much of its impetus from the work of J. J....

  • Physical Features of South Africa
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    Physical Features of South Africa

    2 years ago

    Republic of South Africa is the largest and most powerful of several states situated in the southernmost part of Africa. South Africa is a country of great diversity and beauty with a wide variety of landscapes

  • Plant and Animal Life in South Africa
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    Plant and Animal Life in South Africa

    2 years ago

    The best known of South Africa's national parks is the Kruger, which occupies an area of some 8,000 square miles (20,700 sq km) bordering Mozambique. The park has a subtropical climate.

  • The Description of Atlanta
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    The Description of Atlanta

    3 years ago

    Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. The heart of the city is located at an elevation of about 1,000 feet (300 meters), 6 miles (10 km) southeast of the Chattahoochee River.

  • The Description of Amsterdam
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    The Description of Amsterdam

    2 years ago

    Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands. It is the commercial, banking, and industrial center of the country and the official capital, although the actual seat of government is The Hague.

  • Facts About Abydos, a City of Ancient Egypt
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    Facts About Abydos, a City of Ancient Egypt

    3 years ago

    Abydos, a city of ancient Egypt. It was situated on the west bank of the Nile River, about 95 miles (150 km) north of Luxor, near the modern town of Araba el-Madfuna.

  • Physical Features of the Philippines
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    Physical Features of the Philippines

    7 months ago

    From the air the Philippines is seen as a series of mountain slopes softened by tropical growth and interrupted by cultivated plains and terraces, as well as by inland seas and channels.

  • Minimal Art: Painting and Sculpture
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    Minimal Art: Painting and Sculpture

    3 years ago

    Minimal art is a nonobjective painting and sculpture, since the 1960s, that attempts to reduce artistic decision-making to a few simple, logical choices. A conglomerate of styles, it is an extreme

  • Coptic Art: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Textiles
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    Coptic Art: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Textiles

    3 years ago

    Coptic art is the art produced by the Copts, or Egyptian Christians. In its early period, from the 2d to the middle of the 5th century, Coptic art was strongly influenced by the graceful, realistic

  • Monticello Facts and History
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    Monticello Facts and History

    3 years ago

    Monticello is the Virginia estate of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. The house, designed by Jefferson himself, is a classic example of late-18th-century American architecture.

  • The History of Watercolor Painting in the Far East
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    The History of Watercolor Painting in the Far East

    3 years ago

    Very early examples of watercolor painting appear in subterranean caves in south central France and northern Spain. There, by the feeble light of guttering animal-fat lamps, early artists depicted a

  • Watercolor Painting: Technique and Materials
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    Watercolor Painting: Technique and Materials

    3 years ago

    The term watercolor may be defined in three ways. It can refer to any type of painting that uses water-bound pigments; or to the pigments themselves; or it may be used to designate an art form, that is

  • Byzantine Art and Architecture
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    Byzantine Art and Architecture

    3 years ago

    Byzantine art and architecture flourished for more than 1,000 years -from 330 A.D. to about 1400- in the Byzantine, or Eastern Roman, empire. The influence of Byzantine art spread to many areas outside

  • Iconography and Iconology in World Religions and Faiths
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    Iconography and Iconology in World Religions and Faiths

    3 years ago

    Iconography and iconology are interdependent sciences concerned with the visual arts and architecture as reflections of a culture. Broadly speaking, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably.

  • Classicism in Literature, Art and Architecture, Music
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    Classicism in Literature, Art and Architecture, Music

    3 years ago

    The classical revival in literature was led by 14th- and 15th-century Renaissance Italian humanists, such as Petrarch, who collected classical manuscripts, and the Platonist scholar Ficino, who

  • Characteristics and Origin of Baroque Art and Architecture
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    Characteristics and Origin of Baroque Art and Architecture

    3 years ago

    Baroque art and architecture is one of the major historical developments in Western art. Like other great styles, the baroque first found expression in architecture and spread from there to painting

  • Interesting Facts About Baroque Painting
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    Interesting Facts About Baroque Painting

    3 years ago

    In painting, the baroque period reveled in the effects of light and shadow, employing many-hued grays, browns, and greens, rather than clear colors. It explored the subtleties of individuality in

  • Facts About Baroque Architecture and Sculpture
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    Facts About Baroque Architecture and Sculpture

    3 years ago

    Rome, with Il Gesù, was the birthplace of baroque architecture. The beginning of the style can be seen also in some of the late work of Michelangelo. Il Gesù, a curious combination of medieval and

  • The Function of Drawings
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    The Function of Drawings

    3 years ago

    Throughout the history of postmedieval art, at least until the 20th century, drawing has been a technically ancillary, although essential, activity. It has served many purposes; but, unlike paintings,

  • Drawing in Dry Media | Drawing Techniques and Media
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    Drawing in Dry Media | Drawing Techniques and Media

    3 years ago

    The dry media vary according to the sources of the pigment and the nature of the binding agent. The quality of the line left by the instrument depends on the friction between the medium and the ground

  • Drawing in Wet Media | Drawing Techniques and Media
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    Drawing in Wet Media | Drawing Techniques and Media

    3 years ago

    Although inks of many different colors have been used by draftsmen, black and brown inks have been the favorite choices throughout the history of drawing. The most important inks, varying in tone

  • Historical Facts About English Gothic Architecture
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    Historical Facts About English Gothic Architecture

    3 years ago

    From France the new style spread in all directions. Each country created its own version of Gothic architecture. English Gothic developed almost as early as French, but the English cathedral is quite

  • Interior Design: Characteristics of Interior Space
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    Interior Design: Characteristics of Interior Space

    3 years ago

    As important as the needs of the client in determining an interior design program are the physical characteristics of the space itself. In interior design there is always, by definition, an

  • Arts and Crafts Movement Facts and History
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    Arts and Crafts Movement Facts and History

    3 years ago

    Arts and Crafts Movement was a movement allied to political and social reform in England in the second half of the 19th century that advocated fitness for purpose and honesty to materials within the

  • Art Deco Facts and History
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    Art Deco Facts and History

    3 years ago

    Art deco is a style of decorative arts, graphics, and architecture of the early 20th century that is considered the first universal style based on legitimate principles of design to have emerged in Europe

  • Abstract Art Throughout History
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    Abstract Art Throughout History

    3 years ago

    Abstract art is a type of art referring to images based on nonrepresentational forms that do not imitate the viewed world. The roots of modern abstract art can be traced to 19th-century neoclassicism,

  • Abstract Expressionism: Origins and Influences
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    Abstract Expressionism: Origins and Influences

    3 years ago

    Abstract expressionism was a mid-20th-century art movement, centered in New York City, that encompassed a range of nonrepresentational painting styles, some of them revolutionary in technique

  • Trompe l'oeil Painting | Art History
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    Trompe l'oeil Painting | Art History

    3 years ago

    Trompe l'Oeil is a style of largely Western art that strives to present subject matter in so realistic a fashion as to appear deceptively lifelike. The French term trompe l'oeil, which means "trick the eye,"

  • The History of Mural Paintings
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    The History of Mural Paintings

    3 years ago

    The earliest mural paintings, along with engravings and low-reliefs, were part of paleolithic rock art, made deep inside caves in southern France and northern Spain between 30,000 and 10,000 B.C.

  • The Relevance of Anthropology
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    The Relevance of Anthropology

    3 years ago

    As anthropology has grown as an academic discipline, it has expanded its influence beyond the university setting. Applied anthropology—the use of anthropological insights and techniques to identify

  • The History of Bas-Relief Sculpture
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    The History of Bas-Relief Sculpture

    3 years ago

    Bas-Relief is a form of sculpture in which raised and modeled parts project from a flat background. Specifically, bas-relief, also called low-relief, refers to relief sculpture in which the modeled

  • The History of Sculpture in the Middle East
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    The History of Sculpture in the Middle East

    3 years ago

    The great ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia—Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian—only occasionally produced sculpture of a quality comparable with the superb and sustained achievement of Egypt.

  • Sculpture Techniques: Stone, Wood, and Ivory Carving
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    Sculpture Techniques: Stone, Wood, and Ivory Carving

    3 years ago

    Stone has been almost universally employed as the chief material for monumental sculpture for a number of reasons. It is readily available in large quantities in most parts of the world.

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