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Archive for February, 2012

History Through Art Via The Internet

by on Feb.24, 2012, under Raves

This painting, by Chinese artists Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi and Zhang An was originally done in 2006 with oil on canvas.

Chinese Oil Painting

Chinese Oil Painting

The really cool thing is that if you click on the picture above, you will be taken to a much larger, interactive version of the painting.

As you hover over individuals in the painting you will be told who they are.  This alone could keep you busy wondering such things as why the artists have Hitler, Mussolini and Saddam Hussein sitting around the piano being played by Beethoven and accompanied by Audrey Hepburn.

But, it doesn’t end there.  Each person’s biography can be found by clicking on any individual in the picture.  What a cool way to learn a little more about history.

Bravo!

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