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He awaits the time when he will arise from his watery city to wreak havoc. Cthulhu made his first official appearance in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu," written by H.P. Lovecraft in 1926. Read all about the legendary monster known as the Old One.

By Jonathan Strickland

Claude Monet's paintings from 1914 to 1926 submerged the viewer into paintings of a larger size. See some of Monet's final Impressionist paintings.

By Debra N. Mancoff

Claude Monet was one of the most prolific painters of all time. Many knew him as the founder of Impressionism but most people recognize his Water Lilies.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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Vincent van Gogh rejuvenated his life and his art while he was Paris, one of the most sophisticated and cosmopolitan art communities in the world. Explore this article to learn about and admire the paintings that van Gogh completed in Paris.

By Debra N. Mancoff

Living in Arles inspired Vincent van Gogh to experiment with new colors and innovative techniques. Explore van Gogh's Arles paintings in this article.

By Debra N. Mancoff

Claude Monet was one of the most prominent Impressionist painters, influencing generations to come. Discover Monet's paintings from 1873 to 1878.

By Debra N. Mancoff

Claude Monet was passionate about painting and gardening. Learn about the lush flower and water gardens Monet created and painted at his Giverny estate.

By Debra N. Mancoff

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One of the most dangerous and powerful enemies that Batman has ever faced is the Joker. His origins can be traced back to a mysterious criminal known as the Red Hood. In this article you can trace the history and the development of the Joker character.

By Matt Hunt

The early paintings of Vincent van Gogh often showcase the painter's sense of color and desire for sincere reflections of nature, and are testament to his intense discipline. View the early paintings of van Gogh, and learn about them in this article.

By Debra N. Mancoff

Claude Monet's paintings from 1889 to 1894 display an attention to the landscape. See the Impressionist paintings of Claude Monet 1889-1894.

By Debra N. Mancoff

The Claude Monet paintings of 1879-1886 depict the artist as the epic poet of nature. See some of Claude Monet's most famous Impressionist paintings and learn more about the techniques involved to make them.

By Debra N. Mancoff

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Dragon Con, an annual sci-fi and fantasy convention in Atlanta, can be quite overwhelming for the first-timer. Make sense of the sensory overload with our guide to surviving Dragon Con.

By Tracy V. Wilson

Michelangelo's Last Judgment is located in the Sistine Chapel and is one of his last works. Seething with nudity and brutality, it was criticized because the massive and contorted figures were thought indecent. View and learn about the Last Judgment.

By Lauren Mitchell Ruehring

The great cathedral of the Vatican St. Peter's Basilica is Michelangelo's crowing architectural achievement. Michelangelo was the chief architect on this great work from 1546 to 1564, but the artist never saw it. Read more about the building of it.

By Lauren Mitchell Ruehring

Claude Monet gave the Impressionist movement its name and is one of its most prominent masters. Learn about Monet paintings from 1861 to 1874.

By Debra N. Mancoff

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Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling took the master artist four years to complete. Pope Julius II commissioned the painting, which Michelangelo refused at first. Read the fascinating story behind this amazing work of art.

By Lauren Mitchell Ruehring

Although not wishing to be known as a painter, Michelangelo di Bounarroti was a great Renaissance artist whose is well-reknowned for his paintings, including the famous works within the Sistine Chapel. Observe his paintings, methods and techniques.

By Lauren Mitchell Ruehring

Sculpture was Michelangelo's true calling and he regretted that he had not done more of it. He defined sculpture as the art of "taking away" not that of "adding on". See his brilliant sculptures and his obsessive sculpting process.

By Lauren Mitchell Ruehring

One of Van Gogh's most famous paintings, The Bedroom, was inspired by the artist's favorite home. He called it his "Yellow House" and its color soon became his signature shade.

By Debra N. Mancoff

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Some of Van Gogh's most famous paintings, including "Starry Night," were painted while the artist was hospitalized for seizures. This article explores his experiences outside the Paris art scene and provides in-depth information on many of the paintings he did during this period.

By Debra N. Mancoff

After he left the asylum at Saint-Remy, Vincent van Gogh completed nearly 80 paintings in two months in Auvers-sur-Oise before committing suicide. Learn about the final works of van Gogh, the last treasures of an amazing twentieth-century artist.

By Debra N. Mancoff

The artistic career of Vincent van Gogh lasted only a decade but the passionate expression and daring color of his paintings has fascinated viewers for more than a century. Learn about Vincent van Gogh and his amazing artwork.

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Michelangelo is one of the most remarkable artists in history. His masterpieces include David and Last Judgment and his artwork can also be seen in magnificent frescoes on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.

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Gustave Caillebotte was an Impressionist painter whose personal wealth was a cornerstone in the Impressionist exhibitions while his background as an engineer and architect was evident in his sleek urban views. View his paintings on urban life.

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French Impressionist Frederic Bazille was part of the group that formed around the great Edouard Manet. Unfortunately he was killed in battle during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, before the Impressionist group really saw much success. See his paintings.

By Debra N. Mancoff