A Museum is an institution that houses and cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities throughout the world and more local ones exist in smaller cities, towns and even the countryside. The continuing acceleration in the digitization of information, combined with the increasing capacity of digital information storage, is causing the traditional model of museums (i.e. as static 'collections of collections' of three-dimensional specimens and artifacts) to expand to include virtual exhibits and high-resolution images of their collections for perusal, study, and exploration from any place with Internet connectivity. Early museums began as the private collections of wealthy individuals, families or institutions of art and rare or curious natural objects and artifacts. The museums of ancient times, such as the Musaeum of Alexandria, would be equivalent to a modern graduate institute. Read more ...
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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot Google Videos
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot was a French landscape painter,
working in the style of the realists and romantics of this time.
Never lose the first impression which has moved you.
If you have really been touched, you will convey to others the sincerity of your emotion.
Joshua Reynolds Google Videos
Sir Joshua Reynolds was the most influential of the 18th century English painters, specializing in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. King George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.
Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers.
Andrea del Sarto Google Videos
Andrea del Sarto was an Italian painter from Florence, whose career flourished during the High Renaissance and early Mannerism. Though highly regarded during his lifetime as an artist senza errori ("without errors"), his renown was eclipsed after his untimely death by that of his contemporaries, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.
A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Less is more.
Andrea del Sarto
Rembrandt Google Videos
Rembrandt is generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age, in which Dutch culture, science, commerce, world power and political influence reached their pinnacle. Many of his paintings, had mythical, biblical, or historical themes. He produced over 600 paintings, 300 etchings, and 2,000 drawings.
The best history is like the art of Rembrandt casting a vivid light on certain selected causes.
On those which were best and greatest, it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.
Gustav Klimt Google Videos
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism.
All art is erotic
and laced with symbology.
Andrew Wyeth Google Videos
Andrew Wyeth was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century. In his art, Wyeth's favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his summer home in Cushing, Maine.
The windows open as the veils of illusion lift to expose the reality of time ...
... and the dream is understood.
Eugène Boudin was a French seascape painter.
Everything that is painted directly on the spot has always a strength,
a power, a vividness of touch that one doesn't find again in the studio.
Eugene Boudin (Teacher of Monet)