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Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda. (La Joconde), is a 16th century oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci, and is one of the most famous paintings in the world.
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Mona Lisa, or La Gioconda. (La Joconde), is a 16th century oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci, and is one of the most famous paintings in the world.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Influence is a term that refers to the ability to indirectly control or affect the actions of other people or things. The meaning of influence therefore depends on who or what is being affected, and to what end.

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Social influence

Art historical influence

In art and art history, influence refers to structures (a "style") or imagery (contents) which are subsequently imitated. For example, Alfred Hitchcock was a highly influential film director

In 2004, Marcel Duchamp's porcelain urinal Ready-Made (1917) was named the world's most influential piece of modern art in a survey of 500 artists, curators, critics and dealers.

Power (sociology)

Cultural imperialism

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avant-garde - avant la lettre - futurism - greatness - innovation - precursor - early - cult of originality - power - proto - seminal (work)

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