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Michelangelo Buonarroti

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Artists | 0 comments

Michelangelo  Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarroti; High Renaissance Famous Artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who is commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter. Among other things, he was a sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci. In his lifetime Michelangelo was...

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Albert Einstein

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Scientists | 0 comments

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein – a Genius for all Seasons Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). While best known for his famous formula E = mc2 (which some have dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”), he nevertheless received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for another discovery. The Peace prize was given “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the...

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Science and Scientists

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Scientists | 0 comments

Science and Scientists

Science and Scientists Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. In an older and closely related meaning (found, for example, in Aristotle), “science” refers to the body of reliable knowledge itself, of the type that can be logically and rationally explained. Since classical antiquity science as a type of knowledge was closely linked to philosophy. In the early modern era the words “science” and “philosophy” were sometimes used interchangeably in the...

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Vincent van Gogh

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Artists | 0 comments

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh; Famous Artist, Genius or Insane? Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter. Van Gogh’s work, which was notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a huge and far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. Van Gogh started to draw early in life, when he was a child. He continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. Vincent did not begin painting until he was in his late twenties. He completed many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In...

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Claude Monet

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Artists | 0 comments

Claude Monet

Claude Monet- Famous Artist and a Founder of Impressionism Monet’s name is synonymous with Impressionism and he was one of the founders of French impressionist painting. Claude Monet was born on November 14th, 1840 and died December 5th, 1926. He was the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant). In 1845, his family moved to Le Havre in...

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