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September 6, 2006
Welcome to the latest issue of Argentum Newsletter! This issue announces a couple of new art packs from MoodBook Development (http://www.moodbook.com/) and new sections on MoodBook web-site. As always we would love to hear your feedback at .
Edgar Degas art
Degas, Edgar, French painter and sculptor, known especially for his paintings of ballet dancers. Other subjects that he frequently returned to include horse races, women bathing, and portraits of friends and relatives. Degas combined a modern focus on the creation of unusual compositions and the rendering of movement with a traditional emphasis on skillful drawing.
Degas is usually classed with the Impressionists, but he stood somewhat apart from the other artists in this group. He did not share the Impressionists' fascination with natural light and its effects, and he disliked painting directly from nature, preferring instead to work in the studio. The art of Degas reflects a concern for the psychology of movement and expression and the harmony of line and continuity of contour. Degas was not well known to the public, and his true artistic stature did not become evident until after his death. Before 2005, Degas paintings sold for as much as $16 million.
Tiziano Vecellio (1488 - 1576), better known as Titian, the leader of the 16th-century Venetian school of the Italian High/Late Renaissance, and the greatest Venetian artist of the 16th century, the shaper of the Venetian coloristic and painterly tradition. Titian contributed to all of the major areas of Renaissance art, painting altarpieces, portraits, mythologies, and pastoral landscapes. He is one of the key figures in the history of Western art.
Titian's paintings are dynamic and vibrant. These paintings, both secular and religious, create a Venetian counterpart to High Renaissance style: equally complex, monumental, and dynamic, but one which made full use of the traditional Venetian resources of color, free brushwork, and atmospheric tone. Most of Titian's work is deep and emotionally charged, marking the transition of High Renaissance period into the emerging Baroque era.
History of art and free wallpapers
This new section currently provides a brief explanation of history of arts starting from Renaissance period. The overview will improve over time with new content additions. This section will serve as a central index and common repository for all art articles on the MoodBook site and will expand over time, to create a complete story of art from the beginnings to our days.
This new resource features a selection of free, ready-made wallpaper images available for free download! It is designed for those of you who want to first become accustomed to the way MoodBook desktop looks and feels prior to actually installing MoodBook on your computer. This is a nice demonstration of the original MoodBook look and feel. There are a lot of famous artists featured there. All images are hand-picked to create the most definitive collection. Just download and install wallpapers on your desktop as a desktop background. That's it. Make your desktop artsy!
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