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1490s

Christopher Columbus and the first contacts from Italy - 1492

The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct water route west from …

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The Treaty of Tordesillas - 1494

he Treaty of Tordesillas (Portuguese: Tratado de Tordesilhas [tɾɐˈtaðu ðɨ tuɾðeˈziʎɐʃ];[note 1] Spanish: Tratado de Tordesillas [tɾaˈtaðo ðe toɾðeˈsiʎas]), signed at Tordesillas in Spain on June 7, 1494, and authenticated at Setúbal, Portugal, divided the newly discovered lands outside Europe …

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1500s

Amerigo Vespucci - 1501

This article is about the explorer. For other uses, see Amerigo Vespucci (disambiguation). Amerigo Vespucci Posthumous portrait in the Giovio Series at the Uffizi in Florence, attributed to Cristofano dell’Altissimo Born March 9, 1454 Florence, Republic of Florence (Italy) …

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1510s

Ponce de Leon - 1513

Born into Spanish nobility, Juan Ponce de León (1460-1521) may have accompanied Christopher Columbus on his 1493 voyage to the New World. A decade later, he was serving as governor …

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1520s

Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon - 1521

Spanish conquistador and explorer who tried to start a colony in North America in 1526. He was the first European colonizer of what is now South Carolina. His attempt to settle the coast …

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Giovanni de Verrazzano - 1524

Giovanni da Verrazzano or Verrazano[1] (US: /ˌvɛrəˈzɑːnoʊ, –ətˈsɑː-/ VERR-ə-ZAH-noh, -⁠ət-SAH-,[2][3][4][5] Italian: [dʒoˈvanni da (v)verratˈtsaːno]; 1485–1528) was an Italian explorer[6][7] of North America, in the service of King Francis I of France. He is renowned as the first European to explore the Atlantic coast …

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1590s

Pocahontas - 1596

Pocahontas (US: /ˌpoʊkəˈhɒntəs/, UK: /ˌpɒk-/; born Matoaka, known as Amonute, c. 1596 – March 1617) was a Native American[2][3][4] woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. She was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief[2] of a network …

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1640s

Treaty of 1646 - 1646

TREATY BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND THE POWHATAN INDIANS, OCTOBER 1646 In 1646, two years after Opechancanough ordered coordinated attacks on English settlements that killed about 500 people, the government of …

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1650s

Treaty of 1677 - 1655

The Treaty of 1677 (or the Treaty Between Virginia And The Indians 1677 or Treaty of Middle Plantation) was signed in Virginia on May 28, 1677 between Charles II of England and representatives from various Virginia Native American tribes including the Nottoway, …

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1660s

Woman Holding a Balance - 1664

A woman dressed in a blue jacket with fur trim stands alone before a table in a corner of a room. She holds a balance in her right hand and …

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1700s

Nanfan Treaty - 1701

Deed from the Five Nations to the King, of their Beaver Hunting Ground, more commonly known as the Nanfan Treaty, was an agreement made between the representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy with John Nanfan, …

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Nicolas de Largillierre - 1707

Largillière’s father, a merchant, took him to Antwerp at the age of three. As a boy, he spent nearly two years in London. Sometime after his return to Antwerp, a …

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1730s

Moytoy of Tellico - 1730

Moytoy of Tellico, (died 1741)[1] (Amo-adawehi in Cherokee, meaning “rainmaker”)[2] was a prominent leader of the Cherokee in the American Southeast. He was given the title of “Emperor of the Cherokee” by Sir Alexander Cumming, …

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1740s

Chief Doublehead - 1744

Doublehead (1744–1807) or Incalatanga (Tal-tsu’tsa in Cherokee), was one of the most feared warriors of the Cherokee during the Cherokee–American wars. In 1788, his brother, Old Tassel, was chief of the Cherokee people, but was killed under a truce (negotiating …

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1770s

Young Girl Reading - 1770

Perhaps more than the work of his two teachers, Boucher and Chardin, Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s bravura handling of brushwork and color embodies 18th-century painting aesthetics. In A Young Girl Reading, the …

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Watson and the Shark - 1778

Watson and the Shark’s exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1778 generated a sensation, partly because such a grisly subject was an absolute novelty. In 1749, 14–year–old Brook Watson had …

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Treaty of Fort Pitt - 1778

The Treaty of Fort Pitt — also known as the Treaty With the Delawares, the Delaware Treaty, or the Fourth Treaty of Pittsburgh,[1] — was signed on September 17, 1778 and was the first written treaty …

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1810s

The Emperor Napoleon - 1812

Careful examination of the details embedded in this portrait reveals the key to David’s success as a painter during the time of Louis XVI, Robespierre, and Napoleon: the artist’s ability …

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1820s

Chester Harding - 1825

Harding was born at Conway, Massachusetts. Brought up in the wilderness of New York state, he was a lad of robust physique, standing over 6 feet 3 inches. His family …

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View from Vaekero near Christiania - 1827

In 1811 Johan Christian Dahl moved from his native Bergen to Copenhagen, where the twenty-three-year-old landscape painter studied in the Academy of Fine Arts. Dahl combined an interest in Dutch …

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1840s

Still Life with Fruit and Nuts - 1848

African American artist Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821–1872) was widely recognized during his lifetime for pastoral landscapes of American, Canadian, and European scenery. Recent scholarship, however, has begun to focus on …

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1870s

The Railway - 1873

The Gare Saint–Lazare, in 1873 the largest and busiest train station in Paris, is unseen in this painting. Advances in industrial technology and train travel, intrinsic to most contemporary depictions …

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Masked Ball at the Opera - 1873

Manet came from a well–to–do family, and this painting provides a glimpse of the sophisticated Parisian world he loved. He was uncomfortable in the countryside, preferring instead the finery of …

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Woman with a Parasol - 1875

With Manet’s assistance, Monet found lodging in suburban Argenteuil in late 1871, a move that initiated one of the most fertile phases of his career. Impressionism evolved in the late …

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A Girl with a Watering Can - 1876

In 1876, Renoir began to paint anecdotal depictions of women and children, subjects in which he excelled. A Girl with a Watering Can, typical of these works, displays a mature …

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1880s

The Old Violin - 1886

The Old Violin is one of Harnett’s most famous paintings. The subject is deceptively simple; a violin, a sheet of music, a small newspaper clipping, and a blue envelope are …

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Breton Girls Dancing, Pont-Aven - 1888

Gauguin wrote to art dealer Theo van Gogh (brother of Vincent), “I am doing a gavotte bretonne: three little girls dancing in a hayfield… The painting seems original to me, …

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Vincent van Gogh - 1889

Although his career was brief, lasting a mere 10 years, Vincent van Gogh proved to be an exceptionally prolific and innovative artist. While he experimented with a variety of subjects—landscape, …

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2010s

Blog Post With No Featured Image - 2010

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David McCullough, “Morse at the Louvre” - 2010

David McCullough, a two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author and recipient of the National Book Award, discusses his new book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. In this video recorded on September …

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Twenty Minutes at the Louvre Museum - 2010

An honest, whirlwind tour of the Louvre, visiting only the two greatest hits that tourists usually want to see: the Mona Lisa (at 12:19) and the Venus de Milo (at …

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The Birth of Venus - 2011

The Birth of Venus (in Italian: Nascita di Venere) is a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a fully grown …

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Gauntlet and Barbute - 2011

The gauntlet, created in late 15th century, is made of steel by an Italian craftsman. It was lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds …

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Head of a King - 2012

This sculpture is likely the head of either King Thutmose III or Hatsheput. This piece was made in the mid 15th century B.C.E.. Photograph taken at the Seattle Art Museum …

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Hydra and Vase - 2012

The Hydra (water jar) was created in 450 B.C.E. and the smaller vase was created in 1795. Over two thousand years separate the dates of these vessels. Each is wheel …

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet - 2012

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Kitchen Sink Post with All The Goods - 2012

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Hello world! - 2019

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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