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Chopin at 25, by his fiancée Maria Wodzińska, 1835

Classical Music Online: Chopin

Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide […]

 
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Paintings of the Museums: The National Gallery

The National Gallery Collection contains over 2,300 works, including many famous works, such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. All major traditions of Western European painting are represented from the artists of […]

 
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Greek Mythology in Art

The ancient Greeks worshipped many gods, each with a distinct personality and domain. Greek myths explained the origins of the gods and their individual relations with mankind. The art of Archaic and Classical Greece illustrates […]

 
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Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci by Francesco Melzi - Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Leonardo da Vinci: Private Life

Leonardo was a really peculiar and surprising character even for his contemporary fellows. On his private life it is said that Leonardo was hermetic, dreamer, loner, quick mood changer and detached from material things. It […]