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Stonehenge Replicas as Art Across America
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument built in 2500 BC in Wiltshire, England. Stonehenge mania has hit the U.S. with replicas as art appearing across the country.

Surrealism–The Art of Dreams–Dalí and Magritte
The Surrealist movement in art originated at the end of WWI. I will discuss the works of Surrealist painters Salvador Dalí and René Magritte.

Sylvester Stallone Exhibits Paintings in Russia
Sylvester Stallone is an action hero who is hard to dislike. The exhibit includes his abstract paintings, photos, and self portraits. I’ll discuss this popular actor’s art exhibit in Saint Petersburg,Russia.

Taking a Sculpture Class at Saint-Gaudens Site
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a pre-eminent late 19th century American sculptor best known for memorials, statues, coins, and portrait reliefs. I recently attended a sculpture workshop at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H.

Techniques of Art in Drawing & Painting
Most art aficionados are familiar with the Italian words ‘chiaroscuro’ and ‘sfumato’. ‘Disegno’ and ‘istoria’ are words predominately used in the history of art. I will explain further by citing examples.

Terracotta Army & Genghis Khan Exhibits
Qin Shi Huangdi was China’s first emperor who is best known for his mausoleum containing terracotta statutes of warriors; Genghis Khan was the founder of the Mongol Empire. Museum exhibits in 2010 highlight their life achievements.

Textiles in Art - The Quilts of Gee's Bend
I discuss textiles used in art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the Quilters of Gee´s Bend, and Henri Matisse.

The ‘Imitating Game’ & Gainsborough’s ‘Blue Boy’
Allow me to borrow from the name of the 2014 movie "Imitation Game." Throughout the history of art it is quite obvious that some artists have been 'imitating' the work of other artists – either intentionally or subliminally. I will expose some of these artists – once and for all.

The Art & Architecture of Church Buildings
Churches reflect the art and architecture of the era in which they were built. I'll discuss the house church as well as one of the world's most famous cathedrals.

The Art of Assyria – Ancient Iraq
Assyria produced stone reliefs for the royal palace, carved ivory and bronze. This collection from the British Museum was exhibited at the MFA Boston 2008-2009.

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