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Claude Monet Fascinated by Trains & Stations
Claude Monet may be the most recognizable artist who painted series including water lilies and train stations. Iíll discuss his fascination by train stations (la gare) and why he chose them.
Japanese Art Prints Influenced Impressionists
In the 17th century, during the Edo period (1615-1868) in Japan, 'ukiyo-e' were wood block prints that became available to the public. I'll discuss the origin of the word, the artists known for their popularity and the Impressionists who were influenced by their beauty.
Has the Public Been Duped by Artists ?
Simply put, have artists such as Duchamp or Rauschenberg duped or misled the public into believing what they produced was true art? Iíll discuss my thoughts on this important issue.
Goya & Wyeth Exhibit at MFA Boston
A Goya exhibit at the MFA Boston highlights paintings, drawings, and prints by the 19th c Spaniard. Also, American realist artist Jamie Wyeth exhibits some of his finest works. Iíll discuss my impressions from my visit.
Science Reveals Mystery of Michelangelo
Michelangeloís studies for the Sistine Chapel Ceiling have revealed the presence of under-drawing. Iíll discuss how science has addressed the mystery of whether restorers have reworked art by the Ďdivine oneí.
McQueen & Schiaparelli Design Inspired by Art
The late fashion designers Alexander McQueen & Elsa Schiaparelli were both inspired by works of art and artists. I'll discuss their 'artistic' designs.
Magna Carta Travels from UK Castle to MFA Boston
The Magna Carta, a significant document in the history of Britain & US becomes the center of an art exhibition in Boston. Iíll discuss its importance as well as art of the 18th century.
Art of Vermeer Ė Cherished Museum Exhibitions
Johannes Vermeer is probably one of the most venerated artists of all time. As 36 paintings are known to exist, Iíll discuss my impressions of the Vermeer exhibit in 1995-96, a contemporary artist influenced by the Dutch Master, and which of his paintings will never again be on tour.
Art Signed Posthumously Ė Rodin & Lennon
A debate has raged for years as to whether signed reproductions by Rodin & more recently John Lennon should be called 'originals'. Iíll discuss the pros and cons of this controversy.
Realism in Art Ė Caravaggio & Gentileschi
Caravaggio, the more familiar artist, preceded Artemisia Gentileschi, and influenced her expressions in art. Iíll discuss similar works by these post Renaissance artists.
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