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Cool Down Viewing Seascapes in Art
You can escape the heat of the summer by visiting a museum or viewing paintings online of the sea Ė seascapes. I will discuss many notable works by both Americans and European artists.
Artists that Convey Time & Motion
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Futurist movement in art captured the essence of time and space. Iíll discuss artists that preceded them and yet others that followed suit later.
Understanding Licensing Art & Artistic License
These phrases may sound similar but they are quite different in that 'licensing art' is an agreed upon legal agreement, yet 'artistic license' is deliberate or unintentional by an artist. Iíll discuss both.
Monochrome Ė The Study of Black or White in Art
Monochromatic paintings consist of one color or hue. Although its artistic style is so 20th & 21st century, its origin began much earlier. I will discuss its beginnings and those artists we have learned to love.
The Circle Ė Its Significance & Meaning in Art
As a universal symbol, 'the circle' was first associated with the planets. Rooted in geometry, religion, and astronomy, Iíll 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. Iíll discuss some familiar and maybe not so familiar works of outdoor permanent & temporary sculpture in the 'city that never sleeps.'
Minimalism in Art Ė When Less is More
Minimal art began post WWII (1960s-70s) in reaction to Abstract Expressionism. Iíll discuss monochrome paintings by Robert Ryman. Also, a comparison between minimalist Frank Stella & abstract expressionist Jackson Pollack.
Abstract Expressionism Ė 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 todayís young generation as their own, although their beginnings started eons ago. Iíll discuss the history and artistic significance of tattoos and graffiti.
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