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Hokusai - 36 Views of Mt Fuji Ė Asian Art
Katsushika Hokusai created Japanese woodblock prints, including his most popular "Great Wave" from the series. Iíll discuss this print & others.
Pollock & Fractals - Art or Science ?
Much controversy has surrounded Pollockís 'drip painting' with some saying a chimpanzee could create the same; others say it is found in nature. I'll discuss one scientist/art historian's explanation for Pollock's work.
Goldfinch Painting & Book - Masterpieces?
Carel Fabritiusí 1654 painting is undoubtedly a gem, but is Donna Tarttís book by the same name a literary masterpiece?
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.
Gustav Klimt Ė His Golden Phase in Art
In the 20th century, artist Gustav Klimt would be inspired by: Italian mosaics, Byzantine art, and Sigmund Freud. I will discuss his paintings of Adele Bloch-Bauer and others.
Cover of 2001 New Yorker - Cartoons of Art
The cover of the New Yorker magazine issued May 21, 2001 shows caricatures of some of the Met Museumís most famous works of art. Iíll discuss the cast of characters and how you can download images of some of your favorites (legally).
Stolen Art Ė Recovered & Lost Treasures
Not only is stolen art a financial loss to an individual or institution, but a great loss to the public at large. Iíll explain the reasons why and cite some examples such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist in 1990.
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