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Lynne Ambrosini: Creating the Impressionist Landscape: The Compositional Inventions of Charles François Daubigny

Working more extensively in the open air than preceding artists, Charles François Daubigny (1817–1878) created new sorts of landscape formats that would prove highly influential. Among…

From  huma2422 Humanities Forum on November 20th, 2020 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Patricia Mainardi: Why Is Caricature Funny?

Caricature can make us laugh, but the best images can also make us think, and by means of exaggeration and analogy they reveal the truth hidden beneath surface appearances. In “Why is…

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Quintana Heathman - Brocade Pictures and Bestsellers: Japanese Popular Print Culture of the Edo Period (1615-1868)

In Japan, a vibrant print culture developed during the Edo period (1615–1868). Centered in the city of Edo (modern day Tokyo), these popular works were mass produced via woodblock printing.…

From  huma2422 Humanities Forum on November 13th, 2020 0 likes 21 plays 0