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Famous Artists

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How much do you really know about the different

famous artists?

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Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci was born more than 500 years ago (1452) in a town called

Vinci in Italy.

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He was a scientist, an inventor, an architect,

a musician, a sculptor,

a mathematician and also

a fantastic artist.

He was curious about everything!

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Mona Lisa

Painted in 1962 it was valued 100 million dollars! Imagine what it is worth now! It now hangs in the Louvre in Paris.

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The Last Supper

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DaVinci's paintings were done in the Realist style.

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born more than 150 years (1853) ago in Zundert, Netherlands (Dutch)

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He worked at many jobs, such as in an art gallery, a school, a bookstore, as a preacher, and at last, he

became an artist.

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He didn't have a very happy life. He painted sad paintings with poor people in them. His paintings were always very dark until

he saw some colorful Japanese paintings.

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Most of his work was in the Postimpressionist style.

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was born more than 120 years ago (1881) in Malaga, Spain.

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Picasso painted in many styles, including Cubism and Expressionism

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The Blue Period

sad looking paintings using blue and blue-green colors.

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The Rose Period

a more happy style with orange and pink colours.

The African-influenced Period

The Cubism Period

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Andy WarholAndy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

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When he graduated from school he went to New York City for a job. He got jobs doing

magazine illustrations, decorating department store windows, greeting cards, record albums,

book covers, and suns, clouds, and raindrops for television weather reports. He still was not

satisfied because he was not famous.

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Name the four artists?

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Which famous artist had…

The realist style?The postimpressionist style?

Many styles, including cubism and expressionism?

Pop art?

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