Giraffe mosaic in ancient artworks

Mosaic of giraffe (camel-shaped), part of the 6th century floor in aisle of the Byzantine church in Petra, Jordan. 6th century AD. Photo Credit: Jane Taylor / The Art Archive at Art Resource, NY Images of giraffes were rare in classical antiquity, mainly because giraffes were a rare sight indeed. Found in sub-Saharan East Africa, […]

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Man leading a giraffe mosaic

Source:Wikipedia Mosaic Fragment with Man Leading a Giraffe The Mosaic Fragment with Man Leading a Giraffe is a mosaic from the 5th century CE is now held in the Art Institute of Chicago. The piece is Byzantine and originated in northern Syria or Lebanon. Mosaics of this type were commonly used to decorate wealthy family villas. BackgroundEdit Mosaic Fragment with Man Leading […]

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Drawing techniques by Leonardo Da Vinci

“A good artist simplifies, deconstructs, reinterprets, and understands his subject matter.”  9 Sketching Exercises Leonardo Da Vinci Practiced To Achieve Artistic Mastery Jon BrooksMay 4, 201438 comments 2.7k SHARES LikeTweetStumblePocket Leonardo da Vinci needs no introduction from me. Nearly everything that can be said about him has already been said… Some claim he was a superhuman genius polymath with […]

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