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Vespucci Notes Hold Key to Identity of Mona Lisa
The most recognized painting in the world, with her enigmatic smile, Mona Lisa’s true identity may finally be revealed due to the discovery of notes written in the margin of a book in the Heidelberg University Library in Germany.
Victoria Beckham Photo Like Balthus Painting
Pop star Victoria Beckham landed the cover of 'Allure' magazine's August 2008 issue. A centerfold reveals the Spice Girl’s provocative repose straight out of Balthus painting 'Golden Days.'
Victorian Artist: Sarah Wyman Whitman
A talented pastel painter from the Post Civil War era became a prominent woman stained glass artist.
Vincent Van Gogh - the Artist and His Life
Unlike the works of Picasso which can be explained by the loves in his life, the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh can best be understood by where he lived and worked. I will discuss ‘The Starry Night’ from his stay in Saint-Rémy as well as other notable paintings.
Vincent Van Gogh’s Love of the Color Yellow
Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who was fond of using the color yellow in many of his works. Did he have a vision problem, was it from drinking Absinthe, or was it just a matter of self expression?
Warhol: Great Artist ?
I have the same question that Sister Wendy was heard to ask, "Was Andy Warhol a great artist or a con artist?"
Washington in MFA Art of Americas Wing
The MFA’s new wing is devoted to the art of North, South and Central America. This Boston museum is well known for its holdings of paintings, silver, and furniture from Colonial New England. I will discuss paintings devoted to George Washington (General and President).
What is Art ? What isn't ?
I try to answer the age old question, "What is Art?"
When Humorous Greetings Cards are Banned
Who would think that the cartoonists and illustrators who create humorous greeting cards could produce art cards that are banned?
When In New York ... Visit the Met
Last year I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, one of the greatest museums in the world. I share my favorite picks and offer insight into their expansive art collections.
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