Archive for June, 2008

The Church of The Savior on Blood

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a Russian Orthodox church located in St. Petersburg in Russia. It is one of the main churches located in the city as well as one with the most striking features. The church may have quite a unique name. The name actually refers to the blood of Alexander II of Russia who was assassinated and mortally wounded on the same site on March 13, 1881. HistoryThe construction on the church began sometime in 1883. It was constructed by Alexander III as a memoria…

Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya is a notable Spanish painter and printmaker. Goya has been regarded as the last in the line of the Old Masters and the first among the modern painters. In fact, Goya is considered by other artists as the Father of Modern Art, whose works became models for the works of other famous artists such as Manet and Picasso. Early YearsFrancisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes was born on March 30, 1746 in Fuendetodos, Spain. His parents were Jose Benito de Goya y Franque and Gracia de Lucientes y…

Johannes Vermeer

Johanns Vermeer was a noted Dutch painter who specialized in the Dutch Baroque style. He was famous for his art works of domestic interior scenes depicting ordinary life. A painter with a relatively few artworks credited to him, he was for some time forgotten for nearly 200 year. It was an 1866 art critic who revived his reputation as an art master by publishing an essay that attributed 66 paintings to him. And through that, he was acknowledged as one of the greatest painters ever to come out of…

Green Building

Green building is a fairly new practice in architecture and design that has become increasingly popular today. Green building is all about design and construction with the concern for the environment in mind. It is the practice of increasing the efficiency on how buildings use resources. In terms of design, architects and engineers try to design structures which can make use of energy and materials more efficiently as well as reduce the negative effects of these structures on human health as wel…