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Tattoos & Graffiti as Art
Tattoos & graffiti have been adopted by today’s young generation as their own, although their beginnings started eons ago. I’ll discuss the history and artistic significance of tattoos and graffiti.
Art Expression : Poetry • Paintings • Music
Poetry & paintings have always had a relationship (consciously or not) - yet their comparison seems natural. I will discuss art that inspires poets, poetry that inspires artists (singer/songwriters included).
Original Art vs Replicas – Cave Art & Monet
What do the paintings from Chauvet Cave and Monet’s Giverny have in common? Besides both being found in France, they have been duplicated. How? you ask. Read on for answers.
The Pyramid as Public Art
Ancient Egyptian pyramids are perhaps the first examples of permanent public art. I will discuss architect I.M. Pei and artists Christo & Jeanne Claude in relation to 'modernizing' the pyramid.
Photography – Portraits, Selfies & Twins
The art world may boast a proliferation of photographers, but only the bravest and boldest stand out. I’ll discuss Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, and Vivien Maier.
Sharing & Collecting Art Books – Taschen & Beyond
You may be an art lover who enjoys reading about your favorite artist or art topic. I’ll share the availability and sharing of art books –library hotels, libraries gone mobile, & collecting Taschen.
Darkness in Art – Rembrandt, van Gogh, Whistler
As Daylight Saving Time ends, we face darkness at an earlier evening hour. Some artists have chosen to embrace the dark and create wondrous works. I’ll discuss these paintings.
The Art of Writing & Cy Twombly
Writing has evolved as an art form – beginning with pen/pencil on paper - to telling a story through: typing/texting, graffiti and tattooing. I’ll discuss the ways we 'write' as a society today.
Review Camille Paglia 'Glittering Images' book
Author Camille Paglia is a respected social critic who is also in academia. In her latest book 'Glittering Images' she discusses themes in Western Art. I will share chapters 1-4 by discussing art that has influenced our world.
From Commercial Artist to Celebrity - Warhol
Some commercial artists (ex: Warhol) have gained celebrity status in the industries of art or music. I will discuss those artists who may not have taken a brush to canvas, but instead used pencil/pen on paper, or created their work electronically to create iconic art.
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