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Choose 10 of these artists and research them further online. What about the period that they were painting in? What were the social conditions like, not just for wealthy people often depicted in the paintings, but for starving artists and the common man? How did these artists contribute to our understanding of our history? o Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) – during this time Italy is going through what would be known as the Renaissance period. Renaissance culture promotes the study of the liberal arts, centering largely upon the individual’s intellectual potential (DaVinci.Net, 2011). During this time there were also significant developments within the urban areas, and those that are in favor of the liberal and visual arts continue to flourish. Since da Vinci’s creations were considered to be ahead of his time, he is most commonly accredited with being the mind behind some of our great advances and designs in art and architects). o Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) – known as one of the top 10 artists of all times. Some of his most famous paintings include Sun Flowers, The Starry Night, and Café Terrace at Night. His expressive and emotive use of color and distinct brushwork became hugely popular and massively influenced Expressionism,

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