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Mary Cassatt: A Gallery of 30 Paintings
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Mary Cassatt: A Gallery of 30 Paintings

In this gallery, we showcase 30 works by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), the American impressionist painter. The selection here is presented in chronological...
Mary Cassatt
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Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was an American impressionist painter who lived most of her life in France. She focussed on capturing women at their daily...
Global Trade in the 13th Century
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Global Trade in the 13th Century

In the 13th century, astonishing quantities of spices and silk passed from the Far East to Europe. Exact amounts are not known, but spice popularity...
Ten Protestant Reformation Facts You Need to Know
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Ten Protestant Reformation Facts You Need to Know

The Protestant Reformation (1517-1648) was one of the most significant cultural, political, and religious events in the history of Europe and helped...
Impressionism
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Impressionism

Impressionism was an art movement which began in Paris in the last quarter of the 19th century. The impressionists tried to capture the momentary effects...
50 Impressionist Paintings that Changed Art Forever
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50 Impressionist Paintings that Changed Art Forever

From the 1860s, a group of young avant-garde artists in Paris forged an entirely new style of painting, one that came to be known as impressionism...
Columbian Exchange
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Columbian Exchange

The Columbian exchange is a term coined by Alfred Crosby Jr. in 1972 that is traditionally defined as the transfer of plants, animals, and diseases...
The Paris Impressionist Exhibitions, 1874-86
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The Paris Impressionist Exhibitions, 1874-86

The impressionist exhibitions in Paris through the final quarter of the 19th century were organised by a group of avant-garde artists who struggled...
Great Fear
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Great Fear

The Great Fear (French: la Grande Peur) was a wave of panic that swept the French countryside in late July and early August 1789. Fearful of plots by...
Gustave Caillebotte: A Gallery of 30 Paintings
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Gustave Caillebotte: A Gallery of 30 Paintings

In this gallery, we showcase 30 paintings by Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894), the French impressionist painter. The selection here is presented in chronological...
Taifa
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Taifa

Taifas ("factions" or "camps") were small independent Muslim kingdoms and principalities that emerged after the fall of hegemonic Muslim caliphates...
Gustave Caillebotte
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Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) was a French impressionist painter noted for his draughtsmanship and flair for capturing perspective. He was particularly...
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