Archive for August, 2009

Jacques Louis David

Jacques Louis David is a French painter known for painting in the Neoclassical style. He was highly influential in that he painted with a type of history painting that is marked by heightened emotions in a classical manner. He was also known as a supporter of the French Revolution. Early LifeJacques Louis David was born on August 30, 1748 in Paris, France. He was born in a prosperous family but was unfortunate to have his father killed in a due when he was about nine years old. His mother put hi…

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent was a noted portrait painter. He was considered to be the most successful portrait painter during his time. His body of work included roughly 900 oil paintings and over 2,000 watercolor artworks along with numerous charcoal drawings and sketches. Early LifeSargent was born on January 12, 1856 in Florence, Italy. His parents, FitzWilliam and Mary, lived an almost nomadic life that led them to travel frequently. Sargent’s father was an eye surgeon in Philadelphia. The couple de…

The Sail Tower

The Sail Tower is a striking building located in the Haifa district in Israel. The Sail Tower is officially known as District Government Center-Building B. It is a government office and an Emporis Award Nominee in 2002. Building ProfileThe Sail Tower stands 137 meters or 405 feet tall. It was once considered as the tallest building in Israel. It has since been surpassed by the IEC Tower in 2003. The Sail Tower still remains the tallest building in the Haifa District. The Building was designed by…

Willis Tower

The Willis Tower is a known Chicago skyscraper and landmark that was recently given a new moniker. People may recognize it by its former name, the Sears Tower. It is an old skyscraper, having been competed in 1973. It is considered as the tallest building in the United States. Building ProfileThe Willis Tower is a 108 story skyscraper standing 1,450 feet or 442 meters tall. It once held the distinction as the tallest building in the world during its completion in 1973. It is currently the fifth …