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Van Gogh: Only One Painting Sold in His Lifetime
Vincent Van Gogh is probably one of the most recognizable names in the history of art. A ‘starving artist’ during his abbreviated life, selling just one painting during his lifetime, his paintings would posthumously realize the highest price ever paid for a work of art.
The Spiral As Art - Smithson's 'Spiral Jetty'
The spiral is an ancient form, symbolizing eternity. Recreated in art, American sculptor Robert Smithson´s famous earthwork ´Spiral Jetty´ is now threatened.
Art Collecting: Dogs - Passion or Obsession?
Art collecting can be seen as a frivolous pastime of the wealthy. Hobby enthusiasts can also enjoy it. A Massachusetts estate containing Bulldog collectibles will be presented for auction.
Victoria Beckham’s Photo Like Balthus Painting
Pop star Victoria Beckham landed the cover of ‘Allure’ magazine’s August 2008 issue. A centerfold reveals the Spice Girl’s provocative repose straight out of Balthus painting ‘Golden Days.’
Saint-Gaudens -Sculptor and Designer of U.S. Coins
The preeminent American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens designed the $20 double eagle gold coin. To some, this is considered one of the most beautiful American coins.
Thirty Minutes in the American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. shares the same building with the National Portrait Gallery. I'll share my thirty minute tour.
Thirty Minutes in an Art Museum - Washington, D.C.
After having arrived near closing time at the Phillips Collection, I was amazed at all the art I was able to see.
Artist Who Paints Flags - Jasper Johns
On Memorial Day flags are flown at half-staff to honor those who have died serving our country. The artist Jasper Johns created flags as recognizable cultural icons.
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC has a wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. On any fine weather day, people can be seen around the fountain and surrounding grounds relaxing and observing the sculpture.
National Gallery of Art Washington Blooms With Art
April is cherry blossom time in Washington, DC and the National Gallery of Art blooms with its own special art. References made to masterpieces by Vermeer and Leonardo da Vinci, just to name a few.
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