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Medieval Minstrels: History & Significance

Minstrels, or traveling thespians, thrived throughout Europe in medieval times. The term minstrel referred to a professional entertainer of any kind from the 12th century to the 17th century. Minstrels were instrumentalist, but were also often jugglers, acrobats, and storytellers. Although minstrels no longer exist, they played an important role in medieval history and, at…

Gustave Caillebotte: Biography & Painter

Gustave Caillebotte was the first impressionist that painted realistic, photo paintings.  Caillebotte was born in 1848, he was a French painter that was really influenced by impressionism.  Mostly all of Caillebotte’s work was, oil on canvas style.  He painted Paris Street; Rainy Day in 1877.  Caillebotte was one of the less known impressionist painter during…