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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.
Rare Works of Pope on Art Market - Francis Bacon
British expressionist artist Francis Bacon is well known for his 'pope' paintings. Two rare Bacon papal works will be auctioned by Christie's in London. I'll discuss the merits of these fine paintings.
Repetiton in Art (Series) - Intent or Obsession
Repetition in art takes on different elements such as: mass production or working on multiple pieces until its creator is satisfied. Iíll discuss artists and art objects that fit into these criteria.
Defending Monuments as Art Ė Erase History?
Whether you agree with the ideology of the person who is immortalized in a monument, we should show respect. Iíll discuss how we must preserve history and why these monuments are important.
Are Museums Still Important or Obsolete?
Smartphones show us sharp images of art - at our fingertips Ė anywhere, anytime. So why would anyone travel to a museum, wait in line, and pay an admission fee? Iíll explain the changing world of museums.
Craft or Art Ė Who Decides?
The art society consists of different factions: purists vs those who consider an elephant an artist. Who decides whether someoneís handmade object is suitable for a museum (art) or just homemade (craft)?
Are Millennials as Art Savvy as the Old?
Today, the sheer number of millennials exceeds all other generations. But are they as art knowledgeable as former generations? Iíll discuss why museums compete to attract 'Generation Y'.
Ideal Man and Woman in Art - Then & Now
Throughout history various cultures have defined ideal beauty in different images. If beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, Iíll discuss the variety - and let you, the observer, decide for yourself.
Satire by Dissidents Disguised as Art
Those opposing the Trump presidency use parody and satire - meant to bring ridicule to the core of our democracy - disguised as art and First Amendments rights. I will discuss this much-heated issue.
Deconstructivism and Recontextualization in Art
Aside from the confusing de- and re- prefixes, Iíll explain the deconstruction of postmodernism and the use of appropriation and recontextualization by artists such as Andy Warhol, Bansky, and Rojas.
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