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Andrea del Verrocchio: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Masterful Teacher

“Verrocchio was one of the first major multidisciplinary masters,” says Andrew Butterfield, the curator of Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence⁠—the first-ever monographic...
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Artistic Forms and Conceptions: Part II

Those with proficient traditional Chinese arts and crafts are respected as masters. Such masters passed down not only their craftsmanship but also methods to...
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How an Artist Turned a Wall Into a Masterpiece

One of the most impressive examples of fresco art can be found at the church of Santa Felicita in Florence. The church was established in...
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The Spiritual in Art

Born in London in 1960, Andrew Graham-Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world. He...
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Nansheng Liu’s Inspirations

During the Chinese New Year of 1998, I returned to China and was lucky enough to engage in local celebration events and temple festivals...
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Velazquez and the meaning behind painting – Las Hiranderas

  Western painting is full of symbols and allusions. (TRANSLATION NOTE this is not ‘illusion’ but ‘allusion’ – reference, association, relationship.] In traditional painting...
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Liu Ren – Western and Eastern Art To Elevate Human Culture

“Western paintings, with strict painting skills, put emphasis on reality, while Eastern paintings tend to emphasize artistic conception and aim to express spirits through...
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Tang Dynasty – Zhang Guo’s Audience with Emperor Minghuang

In the painting, “Zhang Guo’s audience with Emperor Minghuang”, the artist Ren Renfa chose to look back and depict a Tang dynasty story described...
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art Gallery

Among the dazzle of fashion apparel on Union Square San Francisco is a row of 15th century small-sized etchings in black and white, a...
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