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Has the Public Been Duped by Artists ?
Simply put, have artists such as Duchamp or Rauschenberg duped or misled the public into believing what they produced was true art? I’ll discuss my thoughts on this important issue.
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.
Hollywood Imitates Art and History
'Hollywood' conjures thoughts of glitz and glamour – movies made to entertain. I’ll explain how this center of the American entertainment industry has 'borrowed' from art and history.
How Ninja Turtles Can Teach Children about Art
If you or your children were born in the 1970s, then perhaps you know a little about the comics, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. I’ll explain how they could possibly teach our children about art. Really.
How To View Art
How to view art by discussing master painters from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
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?
Ideal Man and Woman in Art - Then & Now
Throughout history various cultures have defined ideal beauty in different images. If beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, I’ll discuss the variety - and let you, the observer, decide for yourself.
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’?
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