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Images of Peasant Life in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. It is in the fifteenth-century that we really start to see images of peasants, but they are still marginal rather than central to art. As Craig Harbison says, in this century images of peasant life are confined to books of the hours, or nativity scenes where rustic types appear in the background, or at a discrete distance. Examples of this can be seen in Gerard David’s Nativity, and more famously Hugo van der Goes’s Portinari altarpiece. Sometimes a scene of peasants going to market blends almost seamlessly with a religious... Continue »
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Slides Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, 11 AD to 1806, Hofburg Palace, Vienna. Crown, different view. Aachen Cathedral, Western Germany, begun 796, finished about 1805. Lothair Cross, 1000 A.D., Aachen Cathedral. Tilman Riemenschneider, St Luke, 1490-1492, limewood, 77 cm ht from the predella of the Münnerstadt altarpiece, Bad Kissingen. Tilman Riemenschneider, St John, from the predella of the Münnerstadt altarpiece, 1490-1492. Unknown artist, Roentgen Pietà, 1360 A.D., Rhine School, wood, coloured, 89 cm high, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn. Tilman Riemenschneider, Self-Portrait, Supposed self-portrait of Tilman Riemenschneider Altar, Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Martin Luther as an Augustinian Monk, 1520, copperplate engraving,... Continue »
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Is your romance in need of a refresh? Verona is your place. We checked it out for you. Continue »
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I love nothing more than creating dimensional projects using die cuts and thought it would be especially fun to create a scene using the Color Trend palette below. I used several shades of Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock and a few... Continue »
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Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái “wishing you a prosperous new year” 2018 is a Year of the Dog In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to a 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year. Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982,... Continue »
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Did you know that with TypePad you can create your own personalized design? This is not only easy but fun to do with the Theme Builder. The Theme Builder allows you to customize many elements... Continue »
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We've discussed the Custom CSS feature before, and that's because it's one of the best ways to customize your blog to look the way you want. Because of that, we've decided to compile a quick... Continue »
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Size matters A banner should complement a blog's content, not distract or pull the reader's attention away from it. One key element to this is choosing the right overall size for the banner. Horizontally, the... Continue »
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You might have noticed that there’s been more activity in our Get Satisfaction forum lately. If you’re not familiar with it, Get Satisfaction is a great place where not only the TypePad Support Staff can... Continue »
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The Feeds module allows you to display links to the most recent posts from other sites - including your own blogs - in the sidebar. Do you have multiple blogs within your TypePad account? If... Continue »
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If you've been following our posts regarding the efforts we've taken to reduce splog (spam blog) accounts (read more here and here) you'll be happy to know we have also successfully removed many of those... Continue »
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When we started our new Featured TypePad blog just over a month ago, our goal was to introduce you to the very best TypePad blogs and the people behind them. Since then, you've suggested lots... Continue »
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