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31 Honoré Daumier painted "The Insurrection", or "The Uprising", circa 1860 in oil on canvas. Humanities > Art 02/15/09
32 In 1930, Grant Wood painted "American Gothic" in oil on beaverboard. Humanities > Art 02/17/09
33 In art, yellow, red, and blue are the three primary colors. Humanities > Art 06/13/08
34 Jacques-Louis David, born 30 August 1748, was an extremely influential French painter of the neoclassical style. Humanities > Art 01/11/09
35 James McNeill Whistler painted "Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother" in 1871. Humanities > Art 02/16/09
36 Jean-François Millet painted "The Gleaners" in 1857 in oil on canvas. Humanities > Art 02/22/09
37 Johannes Vermeer painted "Diana and her Companions" and completed it in around 1656. Humanities > Art 01/08/09
38 Johannes Vermeer painted "The Milkmaid" in oil on canvas and completed it in 1660. Humanities > Art 12/30/08
39 Leonardo Da Vinci's drawing showing the proportions of man is called the "Vitruvian Man". Humanities > Art 02/23/09
40 Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. Humanities > Linguistics 08/08/09
41 Many artists have made self-portraits, but only Vincent van Gogh painted "Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear" in 1889. Humanities > Art 02/15/09
42 Marcel Duchamp entitled a urinal as art and called it "Fountain" in 1917. Humanities > Art 04/05/09
43 Mercantilism is the economic policy that states that the prosperity of a nation depends on its supply of capital; it encourages exports, while discouraging imports. Humanities > Economics 01/25/09
44 Michelangelo's ceiling in Sistine Chapel has lost only one piece in five centuries. Humanities > Art 07/08/15
45 Most words that end in "-ly" are adverbs, but lovely is a(n) adjective. Humanities > Linguistics 09/04/08

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