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Light as Art - The Light Artists - Sean Scully
The 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is the true 'Painter of Light' but there is a new breed of 'Light Artists' who use light as their medium. I will discuss artists Sean Scully and John Crowley, and Light186, a company creating illuminated art & design.
Mark Rothko on Nature and Surrealism
Mark Rothko was greatly influenced by fellow artists Bonnard, Matisse, and Gaugin. His work from 1949 and beyond look amazingly contemporary.
Matisse & Picasso Borrow Bather’s Pose by Cézanne
Cézanne’s model in his ‘Four Bathers’ would strike a pose that would later greatly influence Matisse and Picasso. Can you guess what it might be?
Matisse – Modern Artist & Colorist Extraordinaire
The ‘mighty’ Matisse was admired and threatened by Picasso. Matisse’s use of the color red is legendary, but little may be known of his family carrying on his legacy.
Matisse, Chagall, & Paul Housberg - Glass Artists
Henry Matisse and Marc Chagall were 20th century artists who painted stained glass. Fast forward to the 21st century - architectural glass artist Paul Housberg designs an art installation for a prominent Boston hospital. I’ll discuss their works in glass with an emphasis on color and light.
Mauritshuis Museum Loans Art During Redo
The past exhibition of loaned artwork from the Mauritshuis, The Hague proved to be a record breaking exhibit at the Frick Collection, New York. Other museums worldwide benefited from their two year renovation. I will discuss the collection.
Modern Art on US Forever Postage Stamps
To commemorate 100 years (1913-2013) after the Armory Show in New York, the USPS celebrates the work of twelve modern artists who have ‘forever’ influenced the world of art.
Modern Art Sales – Hofman,Guston & a Chimpanzee
On June 20,2005 a Hans Hofman oil painting and a tempura on paper by a chimpanzee sold in lots 28 and 29 respectively at the Modern and Contemporary Art sale at Bonhams, New Bond Street, London. Should this be seen as a direct insult to the art world?
Monet – Best Known For Repetitious Paintings
Other 19th century European artists painted the four seasons (Millet) but no one painted repetitive subjects as passionately as Claude Monet.
Most Famous American Expatriate Artists
As there may have been hundreds of American artists living in Europe during the late 19th century, I will discuss only three: Whistler, Cassatt, and Sargent.
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