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Van Gogh or Wyeth - Is Art Relevant Today?
After returning from a whirlwind weekend in NY - visiting six museums, I observed the reactions of the crowds (and friends at home) on the popularity or (obscurity) of certain artists. I’ll also discuss a new initiative: 'Art Everywhere' project – bringing art to the public.
Van Gogh: Only One Painting Sold in His Lifetime
Vincent Van Gogh is probably one of the most recognizable names in the history of art. A ‘starving artist’ during his abbreviated life, selling just one painting during his lifetime, his paintings would posthumously realize the highest price ever paid for a work of art.
Vatican Art - The Other Michelangelo
Best known is Michelangelo Buonarroti, the Italian Renaissance artist. Born seven years after Michelangelo´s death, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was to become an extraordinary Italian Baroque artist and the 'bad boy' in the history of art.
Venetian Carnival Masks as Art
The annual Venetian Carnival or 'mardi gras' begins two weeks before Ash Wednesday. I will discuss the history 'behind' the illustrious masks worn by partygoers in Venice.
Vermeer Art Created from Smoke & Mirrors?
Artist David Hockney has been critical of artists such as Johannes Vermeer, saying he may have 'cheated' by projecting and tracing images onto his canvas. I'll explain the camera obscura and how contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons and Abelardo Morell use technology to produce their art.
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?
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