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Guy De Maupassant

Guy De Maupassant was a French author of the naturalistic school, who was generally considered the greatest French short story writer. During his last year of life, Maupassant suffered form mental illness. He was probably born at the Chateau de Miromensniel, Dieppe. His paternal ancestors were noble, and his maternal grandfather, Paul Le Poittevin, was Read More

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Audrey Hepburn: A Biography

“Nothing is impossible – the world itself says ‘I’m possible’! ” This quote by Audrey Hepburn is very inspirational, and I think it shows how much spirit she had in her. Audrey Hepburn was more than just an actress; in many ways, she made a difference in the world. She is an example of someone Read More

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Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag has been acclaimed to be “One of America’s best known fictional writers, essayists and cultural critics” this and the last century. Born in New York City in 1933 she went on to study at philosophy at the University of Chicago only turning sixteen whilst she was there. Since that time, Sontag has gone Read More

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Baz luhrmann and Moulin Rouge

Baz Luhrmann, born Mark Anthony Luhrmann but was later nicknamed Baz due to his resemblance to the character Basil Brush. he was born on September 17, 1962, is an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films are distinguished by their flamboyant theatricality and oversaturated colours. Baz Luhrmann has done it Read More

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Jean Jacques Rousseau and Mary Wollstonecraft

Jean Jacques Rousseau and Mary Wollstonecraft were both born in the 18th century, within 47 years of each other, and both were regarded as important philosophical thinkers of their time. Jean Jacques Rousseau was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1712; his father was a watchmaker and his mother died while giving birth to him. His Read More

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was an American printmaker, film-maker and printer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. From what I experienced by appreciating his art is that Warhol turned everything into art, including himself or celebrities as Elvis Presley or Merilyn Monroe. Even though his works were few, Read More

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Claude Monet

Claude Monet was arguably the most influential painter of the Impressionist movement; even the word “impressionism” comes from one of Monet’s paintings. Monet’s paintings radically transformed the accepted styles of the time. His work influenced countless painters and established the basis of modern painting. However, Monet’s technique was as much the culmination of influences by Read More

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Max Ernst

The artist of the painting I chose is called Max Ernst. Max Ernst was a German born painter; he was born in 1891 and passed away 85 years later. The painting I chose was called “Celebes” and was painted in 1921. Max Ernst painted most of his paintings on canvas and this was no exception. Read More

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Kandinsky Wassily

Kandinsky was a Russian born painter, born in Moscow. In 1896, aged 30, he went to Munich to study art. In 1901 he founded the “Phalanx” group. The main purpose of which was to introduce advanced French painting to the “backward” Munich. The French were experimenting with new ideas such as cubism. Kandinsky and the Read More