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Abraham Bloemaert

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(b Gorinchem, 25 Dec. 1566; d Utrecht, 13 Jan. 1651).

Dutch figure and landscape painter and engraver, the son of a sculptor and architect, Cornelis I Bloem...

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academies

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Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...

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academy

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The philosophical school of Plato; Akadēmeia was the name of the garden where Plato originally taught, named after the hero Akadēmos.

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academy figure

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A careful painting or drawing (usually about half life-size) from the nude human figure made as an exercise, typically in an art school or academy. The figure is usually depicted in a...

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Aldobrandini

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Italian family of lawyers and ecclesiastics that came to prominence with the election of Ippolito Aldobrandini (1536–1605) as Pope Clement VIII in 1592. He commissioned a great deal of art...

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Alessandro Algardi

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(1598–1654).

A native of Bologna who settled in Rome, he designed the Villa Doria-Pamphíli (1640s), situated in beautiful gardens outside the Porta San Pancrazio. He was a...

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Anton Raphael Mengs

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(b Aussig, Bohemia [now Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic], 12 Mar. 1728; d Rome, 29 June 1779).

German painter, the son of a court painter in Dresden, Ismael Mengs (1688–...

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baroque

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The ornate style of art and architecture which flourished in Italy in the 17th and early 18th cents., and spread throughout mainland Europe, especially in France and Spain.

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Bartolomeo Schedoni

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(b Formigine, nr. Modena, 1578; d Parma, 23 Dec. 1615).

Italian painter and draughtsman, active mainly in Modena, at the Este court, and then from 1607 in Parma, where he ...

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Bartolommeo Passarotti

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(bapt. Bologna, 28 June 1529; d Bologna, 3 June 1592).

Italian painter. After spending much of his early career in Rome (c.1551–c.1565) he settled in his native Bologna, where he...

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