Taste for curiosities

  • 1 virtu — n. [It.] 1. Taste for curiosities, love of the fine arts, dilettanteism. 2. Curiosities, objects of art or of antiquity (taken collectively) …

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  • 2 a piece of virtu — Virtu Vir*tu (?; 277), n. [It. virt[ u] virtue, excellence, from L. virtus. See {Virtue}.] A love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities. J. Spence. [1913 Webster] {An article of virtu}, or {a piece of virtu}, an object of art or antiquity; a… …

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  • 3 An article of virtu — Virtu Vir*tu (?; 277), n. [It. virt[ u] virtue, excellence, from L. virtus. See {Virtue}.] A love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities. J. Spence. [1913 Webster] {An article of virtu}, or {a piece of virtu}, an object of art or antiquity; a… …

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  • 4 Virtu — Vir*tu (?; 277), n. [It. virt[ u] virtue, excellence, from L. virtus. See {Virtue}.] A love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities. J. Spence. [1913 Webster] {An article of virtu}, or {a piece of virtu}, an object of art or antiquity; a… …

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  • 5 HEBREW LITERATURE, MODERN — definition and scope beginnings periodization …

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  • 6 museums, history of — Introduction       history of the institutions that preserve and interpret the material evidence of the human race, human activity, and the natural world. As such, museums have a long history, springing from what may be an innate human desire to… …

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  • 7 Vauxhall Gardens — This article is about The British pleasure gardens. For the New York City pleasure gardens, see New York Vauxhall Gardens. A prospect of Vauxhall Gardens in 1751 Vauxhall Gardens was a pleasure garden, one of the leading venues for public… …

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  • 8 South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …

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  • 9 Western sculpture — ▪ art Introduction       three dimensional artistic forms produced in what is now Europe and later in non European areas dominated by European culture (such as North America) from the Metal Ages (Europe, history of) to the present.       Like… …

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  • 10 Cathedral of Toledo — The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, also called Primate Cathedral of Toledo, is a church in Spain. The seat of the Archdiocese of Toledo, it is one of the three 13th century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain and is considered to be the magnum… …

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  • 11 Barnum, P.T. — ▪ American showman in full  Phineas Taylor Barnum  born July 5, 1810, Bethel, Connecticut, U.S. died April 7, 1891, Bridgeport, Connecticut  American showman who employed sensational forms of presentation and publicity to popularize such… …

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  • 12 Samuel Ireland — (May 21 1744 – July 1800), British author and engraver, is best remembered today as the chief victim of the Ireland Shakespearean forgeries created by his son, William Henry Ireland.Early lifeHe ate life as a weaver in aasdfafdssadfaffddddddas,… …

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  • 13 Hymnody and Hymnology — • Hymnody means exactly hymn song , but as the hymn singer as well as the hymn poet are included under (hymnodos), so we also include under hymnody the hymnal verse or religious lyric. Hymnology is the science of hymnody or the historico… …

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  • 14 Henry Hallam — LifeThe only son of John Hallam, canon of Windsor and dean of Bristol, he was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1799. Called to the bar, he practised for some years on the Oxford circuit; but his tastes were literary, and… …

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  • 15 Denis McLoughlin — (April 15, 1918–April 22, 2002) was a well known British illustrator. After a career that touched eight decades, British illustrator Denis McLoughlin gained a degree of long overdue recognition in the late 1990s for his hard boiled detective… …

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  • 16 Rubens, Peter Paul — born June 28, 1577, Siegen, Westphalia died May 30, 1640, Antwerp, Spanish Neth. Flemish painter and diplomat. After apprenticeships in Antwerp, he was admitted to its painters guild in 1598. He went to Italy in 1600 and until 1608 worked for the …

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  • 17 Corned beef — Origin Alternative name(s) Salt beef, bully beef (if canned) Creator(s) Many cultures …

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  • 18 Johann Nepomuk Mälzel — Metronom von Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, Paris 1815 Johann Nepomuk Mälzel (* 15. August 1772 in Regensburg; † 21. Juli 1838 im Hafen von La Guaira, Venezuela) war Erfinder und Mechaniker, sowie Konstrukteur mechanischer Musikinstrumente …

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  • 19 Anglo-Norman literature — is literature composed in the Anglo Norman language developed during the period 1066–1204 when the Duchy of Normandy and England were united in the Anglo Norman realm. IntroductionThe Norman language came over to England with William the… …

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  • 20 Tourism in Quebec — Tourism is the fifth largest industry in Quebec. In total, 29,000 companies are involved in the industry, generating 130,000 direct and 48,000 indirect jobs. [ [http://www.bonjourquebec.com/medias/quebecbref/index.php?langue=en Bonjour Québec… …

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