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Dining and revelry in French rococo art
This thesis explores the popularization of the theme of the 'hunt luncheon' in the Rococo period, within the context of the châteaux renovations undertaken during the reign of Louis XV. In 1730s, the young king commissioned ...
George Catlin and the Pipestone Quarry: paradise of the red gods
George Catlin, pioneer, author, ethnographer, entrepreneur, was foremost an artist of exceptional talents. He made five difficult journeys westward from 1830-1836 to paint the Native Americans and their way of life. His ...
Goya and the grotesque: a study of themes of witchcraft and monstrous bodies
Francisco de Goya lived during the "Enlightenment," an age associated with reason, when traditional superstitions became viewed as ridiculous beliefs of the ignorant poor. Goya adopted the theme of witchcraft into his ...