AB Art Base

AB Art Basics, the art history elements project of Windows on Art. Articles on the great artists and movements with all the basics to start learning about them. Art history from ABC.

Project coordination: Federico Giannini - Ilaria Baratta

Texts by: Ilaria Baratta, Andrea Derni, Federico Giannini, Gabriele Giannini, Cristina Principale, Mirsada Shmidra, Luca Suppressa, Valentina Vadilonga, Arianna Vallarino


Happening and Fluxus. Origins, history, style, main exponents

Happening and Fluxus. Origins, history, style, main exponents

In post-World War IIEurope, the memory of the tragedies derived from the war event and the political tensions caused by the Cold War led to the creation of various opinion movements that opposed all forms of authoritarianism. This led the artists' re...
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Man Ray: life, works and research of the great Dada artist

Man Ray: life, works and research of the great Dada artist

Man Ray, (Emanuel Radnitzky; Philadelphia, 1890 - Paris, 1976), was a painter, photographer and film director. He is considered a great multifaceted figure, a protagonist of the artistic season of the first half of the 20th century, representative of...
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Domenico Ghirlandaio, life, works and style of the great Renaissance artist

Domenico Ghirlandaio, life, works and style of the great Renaissance artist

Domenico Ghirlandaio (Domenico Bigordi; Florence, 1449 - 1494) was a Florentine painter who worked during the second half of the 15th century. A contemporary of artists such as Andrea del Verrocchio and Antonio del Pollaiolo, he is considered one of ...
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Giuseppe Capogrossi, life, works and style of the sign artist

Giuseppe Capogrossi, life, works and style of the sign artist

Giuseppe Capogrossi (Rome, 1900 - 1972) was a painter who made his mark on Italian artistic culture after World War II. Capogrossi's production is associated with the research on the sign that, throughout Europe, was born at a time of bewilderment an...
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Gustave Courbet, life, works and style of the father of realism

Gustave Courbet, life, works and style of the father of realism

Gustave Courbet (Ornans, 1819 - La Tour-de-Peilz, 1877) is considered l father of realism, an artistic movement to which he devoted his activity between 1848 and 1855. The second half of the nineteenth century was a very important historical moment f...
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