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Britain’s Royal Collection of Art and Treasures
For over 500 years, the kings and queens of England have amassed a plethora of art and antiques of all kinds including: paintings, drawings, furniture, and jewelry (the Crown Jewels are legendary). I will discuss works by some highly recognizable artists.
Decorative Arts by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright’s style of architecture was coined ‘organic’ because of his natural motifs. He not only designed the building but the interior furnishings: rugs, chairs, tables, lamps, and fabrics. I will discuss the Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois.
Taking a Sculpture Class at Saint-Gaudens Site
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a pre-eminent late 19th century American sculptor best known for memorials, statues, coins, and portrait reliefs. I recently attended a sculpture workshop at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H.
Titian Paintings at Boston Museums
Titian’s 'Rape of Europa' is part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s permanent collection. At the MFA Boston, view the temporary exhibition of Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese.
Richard Estes – Painter of Photorealism
Like Chuck Close and Duane Hanson who emerged during the ‘60s and ‘70s, Richard Estes also used photography to help create his artwork.
Monet – Best Known For Repetitious Paintings
Other 19th century European artists painted the four seasons (Millet) but no one painted repetitive subjects as passionately as Claude Monet.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum Turns 50
In celebration of the art and architecture of the Guggenheim Museum's 50th anniversary, a current exhibition showcases 64 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s projects.
The World’s Most Expensive Painting by Klimt
In June 2006 an American paid $135 million for a portrait by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.
Mythology in Art: The Abduction of Europa
What began as a story from Roman mythology by the poet Ovid in 8 AD would become the subject of a painting made famous by Titian and Rubens over a millennium later.
Explaining Vanitas - Dutch Still Life Paintings
The Baroque artist Jacques de Gheyn II is considered the first to paint still life and flower paintings. He also created some of the earliest female nudes in Dutch art.
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