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Sculptor Hares created monument of Colossus standing in a uncanonical position, just to keep the whole structure in a vertical position

Sculptor Hares created monument of Colossus standing in a uncanonical position, just to keep the whole structure in a vertical position

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted people by vegetables, flowers and animals

Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted people by vegetables, flowers and animals

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593) was a great Italian artist, worked in the technique named “Mannerism”. He is best known for painting fantastic portraits made utterly of such different objects of inanimate nature as vegetables, fruits, flowers, animals and even books.

 

There was another brother Grimm - the painter

There was another brother Grimm - the painter

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The Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm and Jacob were scholars from Germany – scientists, cultural researchers, linguists, lexicographers, and also authors of many classic fairy tales, who collected and publicized German and European folklore.

 

Venus de Milo held an apple in her hand

Venus de Milo held an apple in her hand

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The most beautiful Goddess, forever young and fascinating Aphrodite, is imprinted in a graceful marble statue called Aphrodite of Milos, or better known as Venus de Milo (Aphrodite or Venus – Goddess of beauty and love). She is one of the most renowned ancient Greek sculpture’s creations.

 

Self-portrait as a signature of the author and his epoch

Self-portrait as a signature of the author and his epoch

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A portrait represents a painting, photography, sculpture, or every other artistic realisation of a concrete person. Here is the face and its expression predominant. The idea is to display the similarity, individuality, and if it possible, the mood.

 

Full name of painter Pablo Picasso contains more than 20 words

Full name of painter Pablo Picasso contains more than 20 words

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Famous painter Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Spanish city of Malaga. His father was not a grandee but an art teacher. Nevertheless young Pablo got very long name which glorified a big number of relatives and saints.

 

Adolf Hitler bought a famous copy of Discobolus

Adolf Hitler bought a famous copy of Discobolus

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Discobolus or Discus Thrower is a work of ancient Greek sculptor Myron of Eleutherae. The sculpture completed between 460-450 BC. Original bronze sculpture lost, but there are some marble copies.

 

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