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Secrets Behind the Paintings – Artist Muses
Many artists are known to have used family, friends, and loves as the models for their paintings. I will discuss Renoir, Picasso and others to reveal the 'secrets behind the paintings'.
A Review of the Movie 'Woman in Gold'
The title of the painting 'Woman in Gold' is really a misnomer as it was changed by the Nazis who looted this and other art before WW II. I will discuss the painting’s real identity and this fascinating true story.
A Review of the Movie ‘Tim’s Vermeer’
When I first heard about this movie I wondered who Tim was and why would he think he could 'paint a Vermeer'? I’ll discuss 'Tim' and others who spend time (attempting) to discredit Vermeer’s genius.
TV Game Shows That Ask Art Question
If you are one of millions of watchers of the TV gameshows: 'Jeopardy' or 'Millionaire' you may have correctly answered the questions along with the contestants. As for the subject of Art, let’s test your knowledge based on previous shows.
George Washington – His Life Through Art
To those who ask, 'Do We Need Art?' my answer is yes. One reason is before the age of cameras we have only the written word and artistic renderings of people/historical events that came before us. I'll discuss significant paintings of our first president, George Washington.
O’Keefe & Women Artists Who Love Flowers
Most women admit they appreciate flowers as a gift. Many women artists either express their affection on canvas or in an installation. I’ll discuss these women artists from the 18th, 20th century and present day.
Alexander Calder – Abstract Art Revolutionary
Calder 'redefined' sculpture during the 20th century with his mobiles and large public works. I’ll discuss the man with 'childlike' qualities, which artists influenced his work, and his extensive oeuvre.
Art Collectors - Show Us the Money
In the financial/art world, yesterday’s millionaires are today’s billionaires. I’ll discuss international art collectors, the artists that take us to a space where art and science coexist, and share my dream list.
Contemporary Artists Koons & Perucchetti
Jeff Koons has become a household name – best known for 'Balloon Dog' and other animal figures. Mauro Perucchetti is an Italian born artist who created the 'Jelly Baby' series and addresses social and political issues. I’ll discuss works by both Pop artists.
'Paint by Number',‘Paint Bar’,‘Beer & Crayons’
If you are a baby boomer, you may recall one of the hottest phenomena of the 1950s – 'Paint by Number' kits. Today, it is vogue to attend a 'Paint and Drink' party. I’ll explain how you (and a country music singer) can express 'the artist within'.
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