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Michelangelo- Who he was and facts about his famous sculptures

Michelangelo Buonarroti was a painter, sculptor, architect and poet widely considered one of the most brilliant artist. Some of Michelangelo’s works are among the most famous that have ever been made. They include two very famous marble statues, the Pieta and David . His most famous paintings are huge frescos, the Sistine Chapel Ceiling (The Sistine Chapel is a large chapel in the Vatican Palace, the place in Italy where the Pope lives.) and the Last Judgement. His most famous work of architecture is the east end and dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica. His nickname – Il divino, the divine one – was  given to him because of his exceptional gifts as a painter, sculptor, architect and engineer.

 Something you may not have known about David- The block of marble that Michelangelo used to carve David had been worked on 50 years ago by Donatello. At the time the marble was said to have some fault and the project was abandoned.

Something you may have not known about his sculpture Pieta- The Pieta is the only sculpture which has the artists name. Some even say it is signed twice. One signature is on the woman’s dress border above the waist and the other is the letter “M” on the woman’s palm. The M may stand for Michelangelo or Mary(The woman in the statue) or both.

Written by Kaashvi Datta

Age-12

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Mona Lisa- Who she really was

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist and engineer who is best known for his painting the Mona Lisa . The Thing is that Mona Lisa Was not the name of a woman .  So who was the woman in the painting?

Some believe it was his mother while others believe it was the princess Isabella of Naples. But the answer came out a 500 hundred year old note which was found by a German archaeologist. The note was written by Da Vinci’s friend and it  had a line in it which said that the artist was working on a painting on Lisa del Giocondo.

Who was Lisa del Giocondo?

Lisa del Giocondo was an Italian noblewoman and member of the family of Florence and Tuscany . It is said that Lisa’s Husband asked Da Vinci to make a portrait of her. Once the portrait was made due to  the death of Lisa and her husband because of the plague Da Vinci was not able to give the portrait to Lisa’s husband. After a long time the Painting was bought by the king of France

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The different categories of art

We express our thoughts, ideas and suggestions through different categories of art. Do you know what those categories are?

There are  literature (including poetry, drama, story, and so on), the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.), the graphic arts (painting, drawing, design, and other forms expressed on flat surfaces), the plastic arts (sculpture, modelling), the decorative arts (furniture design, mosaic, etc.), the performing arts (theatre, dance, music), music (as composition), and architecture (often including interior design).

Today we will talk about visual, graphic and performing arts

Visual art- The visual arts are those creations that we can see rather than something like the auditory arts, which we hear. The visual arts include mediums such as sculpture, architecture, photography, film, and printmaking. These forms of art give us a visual experience of what the painter/director/sculpture is thinking in their mind.

Graphic- Graphic art is a lot like visual arts except in graphic arts we use a 2D or flat surface as base. Painting, drawing or even brush art is an example of graphic art as they all our made on flat surfaces.

Performing arts- Performing art is the most interesting mode of art as in performing art we convey our emotions through physical movement and speech. Dance, theatre, opera, music, magic, circus performances and puppetry are all considered types of performing arts.

Written by – Kaashvi Datta and Vidhushi Somani

Both are ages 12

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The art of photography

A painter can sit down, and picture in mind what he/she wants to paint. The painter can choose whatever colours and materials to make what is in their mind.

In photography, we have to take what it is according to environment or subject. Without the right thing, the right background, light, or colour — a photographer can’t take the images.

May it be something totally unique/different or maybe just a shot from everyday life photography needs hard work , dedication and in some cases even patience.

From abstract to adventure, wildlife to cityscape photography covers it all. As everything a photographer does photography is accepted as yet another universal language, showing different people, cultures, animal life and more

Written by Kaashvi Datta

Age – 12

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