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Art History for Kids: Constantinople and the Dawn of the Renaissance

May 30, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Constantinople and the Dawn of the Renaissance
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Art History for Kids: Constantinople and the Dawn of the Renaissance. This is a real story that happened a long time ago, unfortunately is a very sad story too, because many people died. Constantinople was a wonderful city, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. This event marked the end of Roman Empire that had lasted for nearly [...]

Art History for Kids: Giotto Biography and the Gothic Art

May 28, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Giotto Biography and the Gothic Art
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Today we will talk about Art History for Kids: Giotto Biography and the Gothic Art. Gothic Art was mostly architectural and the most important painter of this period was Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 – January 8, 1337), but he is better known simply as Giotto. Giotto was born in Florence, Italy and he is known as [...]

Art History for Kids: Le Corbusier

April 24, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Le Corbusier
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Le Corbusier is an icon in modern architecture and urban planning, he was also a painter, sculptor, and writer. Le Corbusier’s main ideas were about standards and perfection. He felt that the automobile was a machine that with each refinement was closer to perfection. He wanted to apply this idea to architecture. Le Corbusier felt [...]

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Ground Vehicles

April 23, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Ground Vehicles
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Leonardo da Vinci devoted his time and abilities to create new vehicles. He drew plans for self-propelled carts with wheels, for an armored tank, and for other war machines.

Art History for Kids: Alberto Giacometti

April 18, 2013 by  
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Art History for Kids: Alberto Giacometti
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Today in our art history series we will talk about Alberto Giacometti. He was born in Switzerland on October 10, 1901 and died January 11, 1966. He was a sculptor, painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Alberto Giacometti came from an artistic background; his father, Giovanni, was a well-known post-Impressionist painter. Alberto was the eldest of four children [...]

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Water Devices

April 1, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: Water Devices
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Leonardo da Vinci was always fascinated by water; he left many drawings about waterfalls, floods, rivers, and storms. He designed different waterwheels, a device to measure humidity, a steam-powered cannon useful industrial machines powered by flowing water.

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: War Machines

March 27, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: War Machines
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Leonardo was a pacifist, he protected life and was against war, but in a letter he wrote to the Duke of Sforza in Milan, he made a summary of his capabilities and experiences in order to be granted a position in the Duke’s court.

Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Inventions

March 27, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Inventions
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In today’s series of Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Inventions, we will learn how Leonardo da Vinci was not only a great artist, but also a great thinker and scientist. His restless mind always marveled at everything around him. Even today, five hundred years after he lived, his inventions still surprise us.

Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Theatre Design

March 26, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Theatre Design
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Today we have another chapter in our series: Leonardo da Vinci Biography for Kids: Theatre Designer. When the Duke of Sforza hired Leonardo da Vinci to work for him in Milan, the Duke gave him the title of “the arbiter of all questions relating to beauty and elegance, especially in pageantry.”

Leonardo da Vinci for Biography Kids: Religious Paintings

March 23, 2013 by  
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Leonardo da Vinci for Biography Kids: Religious Paintings
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We will talk about Leonardo da Vinci for Biography Kids: Religious Paintings. Leonardo lived in Italy during the Renaissance, in those days the Catholic Church was the major patron of the arts. Leonardo received many commissions to paint religious paintings,he never finished many of them, some were damaged, and some are lost forever.

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