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Vatican Art - The Other Michelangelo
Best known is Michelangelo Buonarroti, the Italian Renaissance artist. Born seven years after Michelangelo´s death, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was to become an extraordinary Italian Baroque artist and the 'bad boy' in the history of art.
King Tut Exhibit - From Art to Science Museum
From 1976-1979 a precedence was set in blockbuster museum exhibitions with 'Treasures of Tutankhamun' exhibit. In 2007 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,' sponsored by National Geographic, could be viewed at a Philadelphia science museum.
America's 'Mona Lisa' - 'Genevra de' Benci'
Leonardo da Vinci is best known for his painting the 'Mona Lisa' but there is another portrait of a woman who is not as well known, even though she resides in the U.S - Genevra de' Benci.
'Painters in Paris' at Metropolitan Museum
An exhibition in 2000 showcasing artists working in Paris (1895-1950). I will discuss some of the artists whose work was shown. Namely, Picasso, Matisse, Rousseau, Modigliani, and Balthus.
Art vs. Commerce - Forrest Myers - 'The Wall'
An eight year dispute over whether a blue painted exterior wall in New York by sculptor Forrest Myers should be permanently removed, is heating up in court.
Faberge Imperial Eggs - a Celebration of Easter
Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge is best known for the Imperial Eggs he created for Czar Nicholas II. I discuss the exhibit "Faberge in America" that took place in 1996 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY and the unparalled Faberge Easter Eggs.
Light as Art - The Light Artists - Sean Scully
The 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is the true 'Painter of Light' but there is a new breed of 'Light Artists' who use light as their medium. I will discuss artists Sean Scully and John Crowley, and Light186, a company creating illuminated art & design.
Red - The Color of Love and Matisse
February is the month to think "red." Red is the color of the heart, thus love and passion. Henri Mattise was a famous 20th century French artist who painted with red as if it were the subject matter. I'll discuss his painting, "The Red Studio."
'The Taking of Christ '- One Lost Painting
The re-discovery of the painting 'The Taking of Christ' by the Baroque Old Master artist Caravaggio has precipitated a book 'The Lost Painting - The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece' by Jonathan Harr.
Pennsylvania Museums Win - 'Gross Clinic'
After a bid by Walmart heiress Alice Walton for $68 million, two Philadelphia museums have matched her bid and won the prized Eakins painting, 'The Gross Clinic.'
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