Examples of realism in art include: Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," the works of Winslow Homer and Gustave Coubert's "A Burial at Ornans." Examples of realism in literature are the works of Mark Twain and Henry James. F... More »

The most well known mermaid in literature is the titular Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen, but other well-known fictional mermaids include the mermaids in Peter Pan, the Deep Ones from HP Lovecraft's work, you... More »

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An example of a parody in literature would be in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 13, which was written as a parody of typical love poems from his time period. In it, Shakespeare mocks the comparisons that poets made in thei... More »

Leonardo Da Vinci received fame and recognition primarily for his exceptional works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, but he made significant contributions in the fields of writing and math, and was an... More »

Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting measures 30 by 20 inches. The painting possibly portrays Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a Florentine cloth merchant, and is on display in the Louvre in Paris. More »

Renaissance art is best characterized as a form focusing on Christian religious imagery using the classical influences of ancient Greek and Roman art and applying scientific and mathematic principles to create depth and ... More »

Examples of aesthetic theories of art include imitationalism, formalism, emotionalism and instrumentalism. These four theories are commonly used to set the criteria that is used to evaluate a work of art. More »