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6 Must-Know Facts About Jamestown

Here are six essential facts you should know about the early settlement in Jamestown, Va., from its founding to the removal of its royal charter.

Monet Techniques

Learn about Claude Monet's painting techniques.painting image by Linda Brotkorb from Fotolia.comThe French painter Claude Monet (1840 to 1926) epitomizes the movement known as impressionism. Louis Leroy, a critic of Monet and his peers, first used the term "impressionist" as an insult. He...

Why Hera was not a Goddess to Mess With

The goddess Hera was the queen of the Greek gods, sister and wife of Zeus and goddess of marriage. Hera is described as a jealous goddess.

Proscription

Glossary entry on proscription, the bloody revenue gathering technique employed in the final century of the Roman Republic.

Types of Space in Visual Literacy

Everything you see can be classified by its positive and negative space. Visual literacy is the study of how those spaces interact and form a visual language. The interplay of positive and negative space is essential to diverse fields such as fine art, commercial media and legal defense. Effective

Who Was Gandhi, and How Did He Change History?

Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian independence movement, spent 20 years in South Africa working to fight discrimination and then returned to India.He spent his remaining years working diligently to both remove British rule from India as well as to better the lives of India's poorest clas

Doughboy

Definition of the term "doughboy" with an examination of the origin of the term.

Everything You Need to Know About the War of 1812

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain. Beginning in June 1812, the War of 1812 was the result of American anger over trade issues, impressment of sailors, and British support of Indian attacks on the frontier. Lasting two and half years, the War of 1812 saw American

Description and Characteristics of Ancient Greek Art

The artists of ancient Greece mainly produced pottery and sculptures. Although little is known about the individual sculptors active in ancient Greece, many example of their work survive today and have provided influence for a number of other later periods of art.

Basilica

In ancient Rome, a basilica was a type of secular building that was re-purposed by early Christians.