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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures

June 6, 2013 by  
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Animals in Art in the Ancient American Cultures, were both real and fantastic. They have been an important motif for craftman in every culture. Early jewelry, overflows with animal forms, they were used to infuse objects with sacred and magical power. Art was an important form of expression in the Americas for hundreds, even thousands […]

Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art

June 4, 2013 by  
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As a part of our Art History for Kids: Byzantine Art, we will talk about the arts in Constantinople, included architecture, painting, mosaic and many other art expressions. The Byzantine Empire was the prolongation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. For almost 1,000 years, they were the richest nation in […]

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. 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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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.

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