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McQueen & Schiaparelli Design Inspired by Art
The late fashion designers Alexander McQueen & Elsa Schiaparelli were both inspired by works of art and artists. I'll discuss their 'artistic' designs.
Magna Carta Travels from UK Castle to MFA Boston
The Magna Carta, a significant document in the history of Britain & US becomes the center of an art exhibition in Boston. Iíll discuss its importance as well as art of the 18th century.
Art of Vermeer Ė Cherished Museum Exhibitions
Johannes Vermeer is probably one of the most venerated artists of all time. As 36 paintings are known to exist, Iíll discuss my impressions of the Vermeer exhibit in 1995-96, a contemporary artist influenced by the Dutch Master, and which of his paintings will never again be on tour.
Art Signed Posthumously Ė Rodin & Lennon
A debate has raged for years as to whether signed reproductions by Rodin & more recently John Lennon should be called 'originals'. Iíll discuss the pros and cons of this controversy.
Realism in Art Ė Caravaggio & Gentileschi
Caravaggio, the more familiar artist, preceded Artemisia Gentileschi, and influenced her expressions in art. Iíll discuss similar works by these post Renaissance artists.
Gustav Klimt Ė His Golden Phase in Art
In the 20th century, artist Gustav Klimt would be inspired by: Italian mosaics, Byzantine art, and Sigmund Freud. I will discuss his paintings of Adele Bloch-Bauer and others.
Cover of 2001 New Yorker - Cartoons of Art
The cover of the New Yorker magazine issued May 21, 2001 shows caricatures of some of the Met Museumís most famous works of art. Iíll discuss the cast of characters and how you can download images of some of your favorites (legally).
Stolen Art Ė Recovered & Lost Treasures
Not only is stolen art a financial loss to an individual or institution, but a great loss to the public at large. Iíll explain the reasons why and cite some examples such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist in 1990.
The Voting is in - Art Everywhere US Picks
The voting is in for the top fifty picks for artwork that the public wants displayed in America during August 2014. I will discuss some of the 100 works of American art that were the finalists.
Phillips, SFMOMA, MOMA Ė Which Came First?
Three US museums display modern and contemporary art: The Phillips Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Iíll discuss their collections and divulge which one was the first modern art museum in the nation.
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