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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.
Renoir Paints Dancing Couples - Not All Smiling
Renoir is best known as a French Impressionist artist who painted couples dancing and enjoying themselves. However, one model is portrayed as not fully smiling. The mystery behind the woman and her smile is revealed.
Sculpture: From Ancient Egypt to Modern Times
Even though sculpture dates back to prehistoric times, Egyptian sculpture is probably the best known. I also discuss nineteenth and twentieth century sculpture and how it was influenced by earlier civilizations.
Women in Art Who 'Stood By Their Men'
After the recent news of former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer´s wrongdoings, many ask why his wife Silda was by his side. I´ll discuss women in history, portrayed through art, who ´stood by their men´.
Costume Designer and Art Director Take Awards
The winners of the 80th Academy Awards have been announced. Much attention has been given to the actors and actresses but without the costume designer and art director, the show would not go on.
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