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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’?
Independence Day & Liberty in Art
As we have learned from history, independence comes with a price: lives, cost, property. On the eve of July 4th, I salute those who have fought for independence in US and abroad. I will discuss some notables.
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.
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.
Ivory as Art Objects or Protect the Elephants
Ivory can be traced back to time BC, found on items in King Tut’s tomb, and popular in the Art Deco era. But at what cost? The killing of elephants and the illegal trade in ivory. I will discuss these issues.
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.
King Tut Exhibit - From Art to Science Museum
From 1976-1979 a precedence was set in blockbuster museum exhibitions with 'Treasures of Tutankhamun' exhibit. In 2007 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,' sponsored by National Geographic, could be viewed at a Philadelphia science museum.
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