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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.
Whistler, Sargent - Americans in Paris exhibit
The "Americans in Paris" exhibit highlights Singer Sargent´s "Madame X."
Why Fine Art Cartoons by Raphael Aren’t Funny
The original meaning of a cartoon was a preparatory drawing for a painting or tapestry. I will discuss cartoons by the Renaissance artist Raphael and where you might find one of the best textile conservation labs in the country.
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