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While fireworks were an invention of Tang Dynasty China in the 9th century they took a while to get to Europe. But, by the time Claude Monet was a young experimenting impressionist in the 1860s he had seen varieties of … Continued

Under Construction

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Artists painting architecture can be found on the walls of Pompeii. The Roman architect Vitruvius wrote the canonical treatise on architecture celebrated to the present.  His fans included Palladio and Thomas Jefferson. Reconstructing classical architecture and geometry has been a … Continued

Reverberations through Touch

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In 1888-89 Van Gogh experimented with color contrasts applied in a pattern of touches (example 1) versus large continuous blended areas that had been the tradition in landscape painting. He was not alone. In Italy since the 1860s Macchiaioli landscape … Continued