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About Riley what's her name

I'm a girl in a big world with no plans, only words of wisdom and wings to fly.

Death will always overcome us, but is there more?

Oppressed and left with little hope were the people of Europe after World War I, frightened and afflicted by acts of mankind. Where was the peace? Where was the hope for something better, something to turn the treacherous world around? … Continue reading

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Individual expressions

Surrealism is an individual’s own expression and outlook of life.  In André Breton’s Manifesto, he defines Surrealism as: “Automatisme psychique pur par lequel on se propose d’exprimer, soit verbalement, soit par écrit, soit de toute autre manière, le fonctionnement réel … Continue reading

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Overview of Impressionism

Impressionism is a 19th century art movement that originated in France. It has largely transformed an artist perception of creating art and the techniques used. Through the transformation, transcendental depiction is no longer seen as important and necessary to guide … Continue reading

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Impressionisme

Edgar Degas Claude Monet

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Revolution and Triumphs

Eugène Delacroix is known as an important member of the French Romantic Movement. In many of his paintings, he illustrated historical events, tragic poems and novels, as well as mythological tales. Writers such as Shakespeare, sir Walter Scott, Goethe, and … Continue reading

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Jacques-Louis David and Delacroix

(1.) Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass-1801-Jacques-Louis David Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, who led the Reserve Army across the Alps at the Saint Bernard Pass in early 1800. (2.) Liberty Leading the People -1830 – Delacroix A woman personifying Liberty leads … Continue reading

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The Adoration of the Golden Calf-Poussin

The Adoration of the Golden Calf – Poussin (c. 1634) Illustrates episodes from Exodus 32 in the Old Testament: 1And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto … Continue reading

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