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Botticelli
Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. His best known work is The Birth of Venus, which shows a woman (Venus) standing on a large seashell as it emerges from the ocean.
Leonardo da Vinci
Italian Renaissance artist that painted The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, he was also an engineer, architect, sculptor, and scientist.
Edgar Degas
French artist who was one of the founders of Impressionism. Mainly painted dancers and racehorses.
Andy Warhol
Pop artist who painted Marilyn Monroe and Campbells Soup cans
Grant Wood
U.S. painter noted for works based on life in the midwest His most famous painting is American Gothic. This painting shows a farmer standing beside his spinster daughter. The woman is dressed in a colonial print apron and the man is holding a pitchfork.
Frederic Remington
American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry.
Botticelli
One of the leading painters of the Florentine Renaissance, developed a highly personal style. He was one of the many artists sponspored by the Medici family. His most famous work was The Birth of Venus (1482).
Botticelli
An Italian Renaissance painter best known for his painting, Birth of Venus; in Birth of Venus he painted the ideal for female beauty during the Renaissance: slender, pale skin, a high forehead, red-blond hair, and sloping shoulders
Botticelli
One of this Italian painter's most famous works is Primavera, notable for its exclusive focus on figures from Greek mythology, such as Cupid, Mercury, and Venus
Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian painter, engineer, musician, and scientist. The most versatile genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo filled notebooks with engineering and scientific observations that were in some cases centuries ahead of their time. As a painter Leonardo is best known for The Last Supper (c. 1495) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503).
Leonardo da Vinci
A talented Renaissance man who caught interest in how things work and was a scientist, inventor, sculptor, and a painter, who painted one of the best-known portraits in the world.
The Last Supper
A fresco painted by Leonardo da Vinci depicting Jesus and his disciples at the moment Jesus announces that one of them has betrayed him. Restoration of the fresco has caused great controversy. Some art critics claim that the colors are now "too bright" and that Leonardo's original work ahs been mutilated. the restoration has been open to the public on a limited basis since 1999.
Mona Lisa
A painting by Leonardo da Vinci of a woman with a mysterious smile. It is now of the most readily recognized paintings in the world.
Birth of Venus
A painting by BOTTICELLI that depicts the birth of the goddess from the foam of the sea. The real painting has people instead of cats.
Primavera
painted by Botticelli; This painting portrays the birth of spring; it shows Cupid, who is Venus's son, Venus the goddess of love who represents April; the 3 Graces who are Venus's handmaidens; March is represented by Zephyr, the west wind of Spring; May is represented by Mercury, the messenger of the gods who uses his staff to keep clouds out of Venus' garden.
Grant Wood
United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942)
Grant Wood
Painted American Gothic, one of the most famous portrayals of America's rural life during the Great Depression
Grant Wood
One of the most notable regional artists, he liked to say that his best ideas "came while milking a cow." His work includes the famous American Gothic painting.
Grant Wood
artist of the regionalist school, who emphasized traditional American values
Grant Wood
Iowa's most famous artist. 3 of the 5 final ideas for the State quarter came from his paintings. Those paintings were "American Gothic" "Young Corn" and "Arbor Day"
American Gothic
A painting by the twentieth-century American artist Grant Wood. It shows a gaunt farmer and a woman standing in front of a farmhouse; the man holds a pitchfork, and both wear severe expressions.
Remington
became well know for his paintings, drawing, and bronze sculptures of cowboys and Indians
Remington
Hearst sent this artist to Cuba to draw sketches that would make the situation seem bad
Remington
man commissioned by Hurst to paint images of the Spanish-American War
Remington
Portrayed the American west.
Warhol
United States artist who was a leader of the pop art movement (1930-1987)
Warhol
Famous for his painting, avante garde films, writings, and record producings. Coined the phrase "15 minutes of fame". 100 million was the highest price paid for one of his works
Warhol
Eight Elvises
American Pop Artist
Campbell's Soup Cans.
Degas
French Painter, Impressionism, painted horses and ballet dancers
Degas
Photography was a major influence on this artist's work, as evidenced by his pictures of ballerinas and horse races, with asymetrical compositions, and tilted angles with extreme cropping, as if the works were candid camera shots.
Degas
The Dancing Lesson; Races at Longchampes
Degas
Which artist had American relatives that lived in New Orleans and visited there in 1872? While in N.O. this artist painted portraits of the family as well as their cotten business
Jockeys Before the Start
Degas
1878-80
Impressionism
The Rehearsal
Impressionist painting by Degas. Was important because:
- Snapshot in time
- No subject
- Vanishing point is off to the side and unseen
Picasso
a Spanish painter best known for co-founding the Cubist movement
Picasso
Used a cool, dark color palette during his "Blue Period"
Monet
French impressionist painter (1840-1926) He painted many haystacks and water lilies.
Monet
loved how colors reflected off of water, painted waterlilies and haystacks at different times of day
Rembrandt
In the center of one work by this artist, a man in pale yellow and a man in a black coat with a read sash lead a military procession through a darkened street. Name the master Dutch artist who painted The Night Watch
The Night Watch
Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn that portrays a group of city guards. Painted in contrast of light and shadow to draw attention to focus.
Rembrandt
Dutch painter, who painted portraits of wealthy middle-class merchants and used sharp contrasts of light and shadow to draw attention to his focus
Impressionism
An artistic movement that sought to capture a momentary feel, or impression, of the piece they were drawing
Impressionism
Camille Pissarro was an early adopter of this artistic style, which took its name from a painting of the breaking dawn. Others associated with it include Paul Cezanne and Pierre Renoir. Name this late 19th and early 20th century French painting style, championed by Claude Monet.
The Thinker
A bronze statue by Auguste Rodin. The seated subject is supporting his chin on his wrist and his arm on his knee.
Rodin [roh-DAN]
Sculpted "The Thinker"
Dada
artistic movement in which artists rejected tradition and produced works that often shocked their viewers
Dada
A repurposed urinal, titled "Fountain," is one of this art style's most recognizable works. This style of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray used "readymade" pieces, and flouted convention. Name this post-World War One stye of "anti-art"
Van Gogh
painter who used swirls of color to capture sunflowers, haystacks, and The Starry Night
Van Gogh
One early major work by this artist is this peasant scene titled The Potato Eaters. What Dutch artist, who painted his injured self in Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear, also painted The Starry Night?
Escher
He painted many optical illusions; stairs and bugs going up and down, fish becoming birds.
Escher
He is known for his heavy use of optical illusions, as shown by this work, Relativity. Who was this 20th century Dutch artist?
O'Keefe
20th century American painter, close-ups of flowers, shells, cow skulls and desert scenes
O'Keefe
This artist portrayed red branches reaching up towards a starry sky in her The Lawrence Tree. Name this American artist who is known for her stark depictions of skulls and the landscape of New Mexico
Audobon
ornithologist who lived in Kentucky studied birds and made a book with detailed paintings
Audobon
Birds of North America- Ornithologist. There is state park in Kentucky named for him.

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