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Hmong Story Clothes Deciphered

I had long seen this beautiful quilt hanging at the Fresno Adult Education foyer and wondered about it. I did some checking and talked with a few people before finding the answers of a unique textile art form made by the Hmong people. Here is what I uncovered.

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A Visit With the Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is an incredible museum exhibit. Despite their stunning visual appearance, being in the presence of their almost unbelievable story is the real reason you should visit them if you have the chance.

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The Art of Samuel Bak

Samuel Bak is a Holocaust survivor, whose canvas paintings encompass the artist's life history. Though not a household name, the paintings of Bak are represented in many important collections around the world.

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45 Greatest Paintings of Modern Art

This article suggests the 45 best paintings of modern art. Biographies for the artists are provided as well as photos of their paintings. The different styles of modern art are also explained: Expressionism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Pop Art, Dada, Futurism, post-Impressionism and Fauvism.

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The Unicorn Tapestries Order

The Unicorn Tapestries are a set of seven historical art pieces that tell a story of a mythical beast. The collection is housed at The Cloisters museum in New York City, but a reproduction is hanging at the Stirling Castle in Scotland.

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Military Aircraft Artwork

Artwork on military aircraft has been around since the beginning of military aviation. Artwork for fun has on occasion become heraldry and in at least one case took on a practical purpose. As with all art forms sometimes it was censored.