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Art Through History

Art Historians
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The mere name of this community, combined with the interests, should give a strong indication of what it is about.

However, most people judge by the biographies.

This community is not only for "real" art historians, it's for any person who feels moved and compelled by a work of art they have seen. Primarily, it is to talk and debate with other people who share a strong interest in art, and to discuss the "meaning" of the art in question. Feel free to post your favorite works of art for discussion.

Don't be confused, this isn't generally a community for one to post their own art, but I have no problem with that as long as the images are hidden behind a cut tag AND address some relevent aspect of art history.

Of course, here is the obligatory "no flaming" requirement. So, don't do that. A heated debate is fine and dandy, though.

Please be mature -- it's "nude" not "nekkid," etc. It's art, not porn.

**note -- Off-topic posts and advertisements of ANY kind (for other communities, other websites, etc.) will not be tolerated. These posts will be deleted promptly.

Also, there is to be no selling/trading/commissioning of art in the confines of this community. These posts are spam and hinder the scholarly atmosphere -- they will be deleted without notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

Also, we won't do your research or write your paper for you, so don't ask. Any posts that seem a little too "do my homework/pick my paper topic for me" will be removed at the moderator's discretion.

However, if you do decide to ask us questions about a project, have you:

A) Visited your school's library and accessed their online resources? Many colleges pool their resources to give the student access to a plethora of different sources.

B) Discussed your question with your instructor/professor? They know a lot better than we do what they're looking for in an assignment! Plus, they get paid to help you! Take advantage of this!

This community is moderated by sfumato. Any questions, comments, or other issues may be discussed with her.
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