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Origins of the Human Heart in Art
The human heart was symbolically represented in ancient Egypt as well as in a Mesoamerican culture. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci would realistically draw this human organ. I will discuss this evolution.
Pegasus the Winged Horse in Art
Pegasus (in Latin) or Pegasos (in Greek) was a beautiful winged horse that could fly. Its image was reproduced on ancient coins and vessels along with their gods. I'll discuss which art and why.
Pennsylvania Museums Win - 'Gross Clinic'
After a bid by Walmart heiress Alice Walton for $68 million, two Philadelphia museums have matched her bid and won the prized Eakins painting, 'The Gross Clinic.'
Phillips Collection ‘Made in USA’ Exhibit
The Phillips Collection in Washington DC opened in 1921. Thisctrove of American art spans the late 19th – 20th centuries. Showing not only Renoir’s 'Luncheon of Boating Party', recently acquired art can be seen alongside masters’ works.
Phillips, SFMOMA, MOMA – Which Came First?
Three US museums display modern and contemporary art: The Phillips Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. I’ll discuss their collections and divulge which one was the first modern art museum in the nation.
Photography – Portraits, Selfies & Twins
The art world may boast a proliferation of photographers, but only the bravest and boldest stand out. I’ll discuss Diane Arbus, Cindy Sherman, and Vivien Maier.
Picasso & The Blue Period – The How’s & Why’s
Pablo Picasso is famously known for his Blue Period in art. What does that mean and why? I’ll discuss some of the theories behind these works by the Spaniard.
Picasso Early Years Exhibit - MFA Boston 1997-98
Pablo Picasso may be best known for cubism in the history of modern art, but his early works are equally as impressive. I will discuss the period 1892-1906.
Realism in Art – Caravaggio & Gentileschi
Caravaggio, the more familiar artist, preceded Artemisia Gentileschi, and influenced her expressions in art. I’ll discuss similar works by these post Renaissance artists.
Red - The Color of Love and Matisse
February is the month to think "red." Red is the color of the heart, thus love and passion. Henri Mattise was a famous 20th century French artist who painted with red as if it were the subject matter. I'll discuss his painting, "The Red Studio."
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