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Damien Hirst 's ' Lamb of God ' Theme in Art
After seeing a recent exhibit of Damien Hirst, I discuss one of the most influential living artists and his controversial work.

Damien Hirst – Artist - Not Nature Lover
In 2012, British artist Damien Hirst exhibited over 70 of his works at Tate Modern. His use of animals and invertebrates (living and dead) in his art is both legendary and controversial.

Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings & On Mortality
British artist Damien Hirst has an unprecedented one man show at Gagosian Galleries worldwide. I’ll discuss how his Spot Paintings relate to mortality (his) and 'what four things he would take from a burning building.’

Dark, Macabre, Grotesque Themes in Art
Dark, Macabre, and Grotesques themes in art can best be described as your worst nightmares. Why would artists choose to express themselves in this way? I’ll discuss my interpretations.

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.

Deconstructivism and Recontextualization in Art
Aside from the confusing de- and re- prefixes, I’ll explain the deconstruction of postmodernism and the use of appropriation and recontextualization by artists such as Andy Warhol, Bansky, and Rojas.

Decorative Arts by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright’s style of architecture was coined ‘organic’ because of his natural motifs. He not only designed the building but the interior furnishings: rugs, chairs, tables, lamps, and fabrics. I will discuss the Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois.

Delvoye’s ‘Pig Farm’ – Art or Animal Cruelty ?
Wim Delvoye should not be given the title of ‘artist’ unless you believe it is humane to tattoo an animal (a pig in this instance) in order to sell its decorated hide for profit. I, for one, will call it what it is.

Desperate Housewives - Intro to Art 101
The 2005 season premiere of Desperate Housewives was anxiously anticipated (perhaps even by First Lady Laura Bush). Who could possibly turn a deaf ear to neighborly gossip? You may even learn something about art.

Do We Need Art ?
I try to answer the question as to whether we truly need art in our lives. I give examples of the ways man has communicated over time through art.

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