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Funerary Art in World’s Most Visited Cemetery
The Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world because of its celebrated occupants and artistic tombs.
Gardner Museum: Largest Art Theft in U.S. History
It has been 15 years since the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was robbed of 13 valuable works of art by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Degas and others.
George Washington Credited With Thanksgiving
George Washington is responsible for proclaiming ‘a day of public thanksgiving’ in 1789. I will discuss Gilbert Stuart’s portraits of the first president of the United States.
Giacometti Sculpture Sells For $104.3 Million
What makes a work of art so unique that it sells for the highest amount paid to date? What sculpture sold for this unprecedented amount and to whom?
Great Wave Tsunami in Asian Art
Due to the devastation in 2004 by the tsunami in South Asia, and the tsunami in 2011 in Japan, I will focus on a woodblock print by Katsushika Hokusai.
Halloween : Artist Evoking Horror - Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon was a British painter best known for his Screaming Pope series. Also, comparisons made to Hieronymus Bosch and Pablo Picasso.
Hans Holbein – Court Painter & Costume Designer
Hans Holbein the Younger is best known as court painter to King Henry VIII. His costume design can be seen in an opera of today.
Henri Rousseau - Modern Artist
A ‘painter’s painter’ whose work inspired fellow artists Picasso, Léger, and Kandinsky. I will discuss Rousseau’s style of ‘magical realism’.
Henri Rousseau – Primitive & Naïve Artist
Henri Rousseau contributed to the Primitivism movement of the late 19th century. I'll discuss the similarities and differences in the lives and painting styles of Henri Rousseau and fellow artist Paul Gauguin.
How To View Art
How to view art by discussing master painters from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
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