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The Cyclops were one-eyed giants of Greek mythology.

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...


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

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.

How to Minimize Your Belongings

Most people will eventually need to minimize their belongings. Relocating to smaller homes and apartments require assessing and evaluating possessions. It may be necessary to sell, donate or even throw away unused clothing, furniture and other household items. Methodically tackling one room at a tim


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