Month: August 2016

The 7th September 2016 marks the 450th anniversary of the death of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire’s longest reigning Great Sultan. Take a look at his military success and the impact that he had on the Empire’s culture.   Early life Suleiman the Magnificent, born in Trabzon on the 6th November 1494, was to be the Ottoman Empire’s longest reigning Great Sultan. Aged seevn he was…

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As summer begins to draw to a close, many are scrambling for that last, memorable summer outing. Why not take a day to explore some amazing art? All of the leading galleries and museums listed below are represented by Bridgeman Images for licensing in the US. Here are the shows not to miss before the end of the summer! Stag at Sharkey’s: George Bellows and…

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Time flies when your job is to maintain and preserve the national parks of the United States. The National Parks Service, an agency of the United States Federal Government, turns 100 years old on Thursday, August 25th. The National Parks Service (or NPS) is responsible for preserving the ecological integrity as well as the historical integrity of areas designated as national parks. While the NPS is preserving the…

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Art

Umberto Boccioni and Futurism

Posted by Published on August 2, 2016

The 17th August 2016 marks a century since the death of the highly influential Italian painter and sculptor, Umberto Boccioni. He was one of the principle figures of the revolutionary aesthetic of Futurism, an art movement that emerged in Italy in the years before the First World War. Futurism highlighted technology, speed, youth and violence, as well as the car, the aeroplane and the industrial city….

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