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1. Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL . DID YOU KNOW…. Van Gogh cut off part of his ear in an irrational fit of madness?. WHO IS VAN GOGH? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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DID YOU KNOW..

Van Gogh cut off part of his ear in an irrational fit of madness?WHO IS VAN GOGH?Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century artPlease copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.

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DID YOU KNOW..Andy Worhol is famous for producing images of Cambells soup cans?WHO IS ANDY WORHOL?Andy Worhol was an American painter, printmaker, and filmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.

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DID YOU KNOW..The Eiffel Tower was built as an entrance for the Worlds Fair?Interesting fact.The tower was much criticized by the public when it was built, with many calling it an eyesore. Newspapers of the day were filled with angry letters from the arts community of Paris. Today it has become a global icon of France. Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.

Nicknamed:The Iron Lady3

DID YOU KNOW..Michelangelo only signed one of his artworks? The PietaWho is MichelangeloMichelangelo was an Italian Renaissance Painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparallel influence on the development of Western Art. He is also famously known for painting the Sistine Chapel.Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.

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DID YOU KNOW..The leaning tower of Pisa began leaning due to the unstable subsoil after building the second floor in 1178!Interesting fact.In an effort to compensate for the tilt, the engineers built upper floors with one side taller than the other. Because of this, the tower is actually curved!Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.

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DID YOU KNOW..Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was only 5 foot 1 inch tall? At the age of 13 he fractured his right thigh bone and at 14 the left. The breaks never healed properly! WHO IS TOULOUSE-LAUTREC?French painter who portrayed life in the cafes and music halls of Montmartre (1864-1901). His works were colorful and theatrical and he is known as on of the greatest painters of the post-impressionist period.

CAN YOU SEE HIM!?6Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.

DID YOU KNOW..Jackson Pollock was made famous by dripping paint on canvas?WHO IS JACKSON POLLOCK?Jackson Pollock, also nicknamed Jack the Dripper, was an influential American painter and major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. His technique influence the term action painting.Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.7

DID YOU KNOW..Leonardo Da Vinci was a famous inventor as well as a painter? Leonardo da Vinci was a genius of the renaissance period. His skills were legendary - painter, architect, engineer, mathematician and philosopher but he is perhaps best known for his paintings especially those of the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and The Madonna (Virgin) of the Rocks. His inventions included machine guns, an armored tank, cluster bombs, a submarine, the first mechanical calculator and solar power!Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.8

DID YOU KNOW..Georgia O Keefe taught art at the Public Schools in Amarillo and did paintings of Palo Duro Canyon?Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.9

WHO IS GEORGIA O KEEFE?Georgia O Keefe is known for her painting with enlarged flowers and her depictions of New York buildings which have been seen as the most compelling paintings of the modern day city. She is also very well known for her southwestern art of the landscapes, buildings, and cultural objects of the American Southwest.

DID YOU KNOW..Alexander Calder created his very own circus using wire, yarn, card board, etc? Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.10WHO IS ALEXANDER CALDER? Alexander Calder was an American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing mobile sculptures. In addition to mobile and stable sculpture, Alexander Calder also created paintings, lithographs, toys, tapestry, jewelry and household objects, and even wire circuses!

DID YOU KNOW..Pablo Picasso was considered a suspect in the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was arrested and questioned after his friend Guillaume Apollinaire pointed a finger at Picasso. Both were later cleared and released.Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.11WHO IS PABLO PICASSO?Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer. He was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century and was widely known for co-founding the cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that helped develop and explore.

DID YOU KNOW..That Seurat sketched over 200 sketches before painting The Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte. It took two years to paint the painting, its size was 6 foot by 10 foot long, and was made up by over a million colorful dots.Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.12WHO IS Georges Seurat?Georges Seurat was a French Post- Impressionist Painter and a draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising a technique of painting known as pointillism. Pointillism are tiny dots of paint that are blended together in the viewers eyes to make different colors.

DID YOU KNOW..The painting Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife by Jan Van Eyck is an extravagant legal document. Like the marriage certificates that couples get today, this painting could be used to prove that the couple was married.Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.13WHO IS GeJAN VAN EYCK?Jan Van Eyck was a Flemish painter who most said invented the technique of oil painting, but its more likely he perfected it. He painted thin glazes over heavy colors to create a rich luster that lasted for more than 500 years. Van Eyck was also among the first to paint realistic pictures of people in their homes.

DID YOU KNOW..Velasquezs painting Maid of Honor is a self portrait with also hidden portraits of King Philip and Queen Mariana. ?Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.14WHO IS DIEGO VELASQUEZ?Diego Velasquez was a Spanish, Baroque artist who is playing a trick in this painting of the young princess. Velasquez not only painted himself into the picture as the artist on the left, he also painted the king and queen outside of the picture by using the mirrors reflection in the back. It is as almost if you are the king and queen!

DID YOU KNOW..Dada was an art movement who claimed to be anti-art?Please copy the following in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.15WHAT WAS DADA?Dada was an informal international movement from 1916- 1922, with participants in Europe and North America. The beginnings of Dada correspond to the outbreak of World War I. Its purpose was to ridicule the meaninglessness of the modern world as its participants saw it

YOUR TURN!RESEARCH AN ARTIST OF YOUR CHOICE. MUST CONTAIN AN INTERESTING FACT, AS WELL AS DETAILS ABOUT THE ARTIST.Please Research the following and write it in the NOTES section of your ART JOURNAL.16