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This greatly illustrated dictionary offers info on over 2,500 artists, work, sculptures, drawings, prints, colleges and events through the international, together with entries on modern paintings and artists, concepts, fabrics, phrases, and writers who've prompted artists.
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British painter; studied at Chelsea college of artwork (1956–60), and on the R. C. A. (1960–3) whilst Boshier, Hockney, A. Jones, Kitaj, P. Phillips. His paintings is figurative yet officially rigorous, utilizing wide-spread imagery that is topic to chill, spare, subtle therapy within the culture of J. Gris and F. Léger. Cavallini Pietro (fl. 1273–1308). Italian painter who labored in Rome and, at in regards to the similar time as Cimabue, started to flow clear of stereotyped Byzantine kinds in the direction of naturalism. There are mosaics (1291) by way of him in S. Maria in Trastevere, Rome, and fragments of a fresco, The final Judgement, in S. Cecilia, Rome. Cavallino Bernardo (1616–56). Neapolitan painter of spiritual topics who labored in a person sort either sleek and complicated. His figures have been a little bit elongated, his color mixtures strange and his historical past landscapes approached the romanticism of Salvator Rosa. Cavazzola Paolo Morando referred to as (1486– 1522). Veronese painter of pics and non secular matters. He was once a scholar of D. Morone yet grew to become more and more stimulated through Raphael. Cave artwork of the higher palaeolithic period used to be stumbled on in 1879 within the Spanish cavern of Altamira, the place the roof is painted with polychrome bison. Archaeologists authorized those as prehistoric merely after the invention in 1894 of engravings and work within the formerly sealed cave of los angeles Mouthe, within the Dordogne. Discoveries have improved ever considering the fact that in limestone components N. and S. of the Pyrenees. unlike higher palaeolithic sculpture on limestone overhangs, the pictorial artwork is in caverns clear of sunlight. Beasts of the chase are depicted naturalistically (oxen, horses, reindeer, bison, and so on. , much less normally sizeable) in numerous ideas, engraving, drawing in black or colored define, and portray (chiefly reds and ochres). Engraving and pigment are often mixed, and pictures have been frequently recommended by way of the form of the rock. Crude composition happens, although photos are in general superimposed. This C. a. used to be ritual, past which its reasons are disputed, fresh opinion conserving that myths have been usually depicted. The artists have been homo sapiens whose migrations right into a sub-glacial Europe all started c. 30,000 BC. The paintings spans approximately 18,000 years, the constructed polychrome naturalism belonging to the millennia ahead of 12,000 BC whilst the retreat of the glaciers introduced the searching cultures to an finish. Cave artwork Engraved deer from Altamira c. 15/12,000 BC Cellini Benvenuto (1500–71). Florentine goldsmith, sculptor, medallist and adventurer whose conceited and unique autobiography (written 1558–62; publ. 1728; trs. 1771) is a useful checklist of existence in Renaissance Italy. Commissioned via emperors, kings, popes and princes, he was once well known all through Italy. His well-known gold salt-cellar for Francis I is a generally florid piece, fantastically done. His paintings in cash, medals and medallions comprises the well-known gold Leda and the Swan. His huge bronze sculpture of Perseus preserving the pinnacle of Medusa is an severe early Mannerist paintings.