Resources - Study artists, styles and periods, art terms and more

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This Month in Art History

October, 1512 - Michelangelo completed painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes. The work was astoundingly ambitious, taking four years to complete, and still holds its place as one of the most important works of art ever created.

The soul thrives on art, and MisterArt.com is here to help your soul experience as much as possible! Whether you want to brush up on famous artists, explore the styles and periods of art, consult the glossary, or arm yourself with product knowledge from comprehensive purchase guides, MisterArt.com has collected all of the resources you need to plunge head-first into the dizzying world of visual arts.

The soul cannot thrive in the absence of art. If you don't want the pleasure of art, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.

- Thomas Moore

Artists

More masters than a Shaolin temple

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Every great artist has a story to tell. MisterArt.com's comprehensive listing of famous artists contains detailed information on these legends' life stories, historical settings, creative styles, and prized masterpieces. Discover how ordinary men and women struggled to bring forth unforgettable art and movements! View Artists »

Styles & Periods

The evolution of visual art

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Can't tell the difference between Fauvism and Futurism? MisterArt.com can help. Our guide to the great movements and trends throughout the history of Western art includes famous examples of each style as well as details on the movers and shakers that popularized new ideas.
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Glossary of Terms

Because you didn't take notes in art class

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There are hundreds of terms tossed around in the art world-- impasto, mastaba, frieze-- that you won't find in any dictionary. After all, they're not even English! MisterArt.com has collected hundreds of art terms and their definitions for easy browsing, including terms in French, Latin, Japanese, and other languages. View Glossary »

Projects

Time-out doesn't have to be time wasted

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Just like the professionals, sometimes younger artists need a little direction, and MisterArt.com wants to help. Get the little ones involved with free Coloring Book Pages, taken from our huge selection of coloring books. If you're seeking more of a challenge, MisterArt.com offers several easy-to-follow Project Sheets, to help get those creative juices flowing. View Projects »

Purchase Guides

Leading you through the art supply wilderness

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Our detailed purchase guides will walk you through all of the considerations necessary to find the perfect art and craft supplies for your latest project. Can't quite tell the difference between a flat brush and a filbert? Not entirely sure what makes for a good frisket? Educate yourself at MisterArt.com! View Purchase Guides »

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