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Jeff Koons Ė LV Collab + Gazing Ball Series
All American Pop artist Jeff Koons gains success through his collaboration with Louis Vuitton and his 'Gazing Ball' paintings series. I'll discuss the artists Koons used for his inspiration.
WH Restricts Extreme Travel for Artists
Some artists protest the Presidentís travel bans and proposal to build a wall between the US and Mexico - sighting freedoms and artistic expression. Iíll discuss the value and drawback to their rallying cry.
The Most Influential Art Buyers from Gulf States
Here, I will discuss two art buyers from their respective Arab States that border the Persian Gulf. One male, one female, they have attracted world-wide attention to their countries and culture.
Gender Bias in Abstract Art Revealed
Power art couples Sonia & Robert Delaunay, and Jackson Pollack & Lee Krassner may not have been equally recognized by the art world - in regard to gender. Iíll discuss women abstract artists receiving fewer museum shows.
Axing Art / Defending Balthus + the MET
Who could imagine that art would once again be deemed so offensive as to be asked to be removed from public view? Remember 'degenerate art' during WWII? I stand with the MET museum: Balthus stays. My comments.
More Than Paint - Our Response to Colors
Artists feeling blue? What about black and white not technically 'colors' (according to physics). Historically, artists have used these three 'colors' magnificently. Who used them best? I'll discuss.
Sometimes Ecstasy / Sometimes Pain in Art
From paintings to TV commercials, there can be a fine line between ecstasy and pain. Iíll discuss religious and spiritual art as well as some surprising interpretations of familiar works.
Minimalism & Related Art Movements
Defined as an art movement from the 1960s -70s, Minimalism was a reaction to Abstract Expressionism. I will discuss artists who contributed to this genre: Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin and others.
Mark Rothko Ė Rectangles in Art
Mark Rothko is an American abstract artist who's 'classic' paintings are in rectangular forms. I'll discuss his works and an exhibit at the MFA Boston.
Meet the Bruegel Family Ė 16th c Painters
Pieter Bruegel the Elder was born on the Dutch-Belgian border. Best known for European landscapes, his two sons would also become notable artists. Iíll discuss their illustrious works.
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