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Painter Georg Waldmüller and The Biedermeier Period in Vienna

Georg Ferdinand Waldmüller, born in 1793, was a Viennese painter on a noble mission to capture nature, apolitically and commonplace. His paintings, particularly their color schemes and subject matter, can serve as a symbol of the ideal mindset of contentedness as the middle-class grows, during what is now referred to as the Biedermeier period. With […]



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Austrian Involvement In Nazi Art Looting

World War Two ended over seventy years ago. For some it is hard to connect to the devastation and hardship caused by the Axis powers, now that modern culture is so far removed from it. However, there is much which should not be forgotten. Austria became a part of the Third Reich in 1938, and […]



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Cross-Cultural Iconography: Group Research Project

  Drawing Across Cultures, COR330-11                                                                                   “Untitled # 216” by Cindy Sherman              The Madonna and Christ Child […]



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Castiglione: Italian, Jesuit, Qing Court Painter

So picture this: a twenty seven year old Christian who isn’t even a priest enters a country that is known to be openly hostile to people of his faith. He’s selected to replace a man who left because of that hostility. But this kid, Castiglione, he’s smart. He learns quickly: the language, the way art […]



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