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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.
Mother and Child Theme in Art
The ‘Mother and Child' theme in art began with stories based on the Old Testament and has been interpreted by modern artists as well.
Museum Membership Pros and Cons
I address the cost of museum membership, its benefits and shortfalls.
My Must See London Art Museums
I have an upcoming trip to London where I will be taking in nearly all the notable art museums. Let’s compare my wish list to yours.
Mythology in Art: The Abduction of Europa
What began as a story from Roman mythology by the poet Ovid in 8 AD would become the subject of a painting made famous by Titian and Rubens over a millennium later.
Napoleon and Art of the Empire Style
An exhibit currently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is 'Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style 1800-1815'.
Napoleon and Famous Arches in Paris, France
Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France (1804-1815) commissioned the building of arches in Paris to celebrate his military triumphs; however, one was moved and another had its sculpture replaced.
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC has a wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. On any fine weather day, people can be seen around the fountain and surrounding grounds relaxing and observing the sculpture.
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