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The Circle – Its Significance & Meaning in Art
As a universal symbol, 'the circle' was first associated with the planets. Rooted in geometry, religion, and astronomy, I’ll discuss its beginnings and influence on artists during the Renaissance.
Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in NYC
Public art is bountiful in New York City where the art scene flourishes. I’ll discuss some familiar and maybe not so familiar works of outdoor permanent & temporary sculpture in the 'city that never sleeps.'
Minimalism in Art – When Less is More
Minimal art began post WWII (1960s-70s) in reaction to Abstract Expressionism. I’ll discuss monochrome paintings by Robert Ryman. Also, a comparison between minimalist Frank Stella & abstract expressionist Jackson Pollack.
Abstract Expressionism – Replicas & Series
Artists from the Abstract Expressionist movement were known for their 'expression of emotions'. I'll discuss the replicas of Clyfford Still and the series of Motherwell, de Kooning, and others.
Laborers in Art - 19th c France
The strong connection between literature and art brought us French novelist Emile Zola and friend Edgar Degas. I will discuss Degas and other French artists who painted laborers.
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.
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