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Hudson River Valley Artists & Idealized Landscapes
Thomas Cole and his pupil Frederick E. Church painted romantic landscapes. Were these idyllic settings a truthful record of nature in the 19th century or did these artists edit their works to satisfy their buyers’ desires?
If Man Had Wings to Fly – Interpretations in Art
There are scientific reasons (along with a dose of common sense) as to why a man cannot just attach a set of wings and fly like a bird. But in mythology, the Bible and in the minds of some artists, angels (and mortals) do have wings and can fly. I’ll discuss why.
In Art, What Makes It a Masterpiece ?
In the history of art, the popularity of any given artist may wane. What are the requirements of a work of art to be deemed a ‘masterpiece’?
Inflatable Space Destined for Hirshhorn Museum
A $5 million blue vinyl balloon is slated for the Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 2011.
Interview - British Artist Rebecca Campbell
Described as 'quintessentially British' the work by painter and decorative artist Rebecca Campbell is creative and whimsical, with a splash of British humour.
Is That Rodin Bronze Cast at The Museum Real?
The Rodin sculpture at your local museum is real, but is it authentic? I’ll explain the possible difference.
Jackson Pollock and Abstract Art
I discuss Jackson Pollock the man, an abstract artist so talented, yet 'lived on the edge'. Similarities noted between Jackson Pollock and James Dean, real American Idols.
Japanese Art Prints Influenced Impressionists
In the 17th century, during the Edo period (1615-1868) in Japan, 'ukiyo-e' were wood block prints that became available to the public. I'll discuss the origin of the word, the artists known for their popularity and the Impressionists who were influenced by their beauty.
Jesus in Religious Art
With the popularity of the movie, "The Passion of the Christ," I give examples of art representing the stages of the life of Christ.
Johnny Depp Uses I am Crow Image in Lone Ranger
The Disney movie 'The Lone Ranger' was released July 2013, starring Johnny Depp as Tonto. The concept for Tonto’s headdress and makeup was based on a painting by Kirby Sattler. I’ll discuss this painting and also, a 19th century artist known for painting Native Americans.
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