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Renoir Paints ‘Luncheon of Boating Party’
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s beloved painting is one of the most recognizable in the world. Over 100 years old, it still delights us with its color and subject matter. I will discuss his friends as models and the techniques Renoir used to connect them.
Renoir Paints Dancing Couples - Not All Smiling
Renoir is best known as a French Impressionist artist who painted couples dancing and enjoying themselves. However, one model is portrayed as not fully smiling. The mystery behind the woman and her smile is revealed.
Restoration vs Conservation in Art
Art historians typically favor art conservation over restoration. Why? I will discuss the Sistine Chapel restoration project.
Review of: The Man Who Made Vermeers
Han van Meegeren began forging old masters in 1920. I feel his success was due to a ‘perfect storm' of events. I'll explain why.
Revisiting Ancient Egyptian Art : Sculpture
Naturally the story of Egyptian art includes hieroglyphics and statues in pharaohs' tombs. I will explain that there is much more to understanding this Near East culture.
Richard Estes – Painter of Photorealism
Like Chuck Close and Duane Hanson who emerged during the ‘60s and ‘70s, Richard Estes also used photography to help create his artwork.
Rio's Christ Statue Affected by Flooding
April 2010 brought heavy rains and landslides to the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro where travel to its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue has been halted.
Robert Indiana 's Love Sign Interpreted
I examine the LOVE sign by Robert Indiana, created in the 1960s. Was it symbolic of romantic love or was it intended to have another meaning?
Romanticism : Emotion and Attitude
The Romantic Movement in the 19th century was contrary to the Rococo style of the previous century and became a revival of many styles in art, literature and music.
Saint-Gaudens -Sculptor and Designer of U.S. Coins
The preeminent American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens designed the $20 double eagle gold coin. To some, this is considered one of the most beautiful American coins.
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