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Robert Indiana 's Love Sign Interpreted
I examine the LOVE sign by Robert Indiana, created in the 1960s. Was it symbolic of romantic love or was it intended to have another meaning?
Rodin ‘Eternal Spring’ & ‘Gates of Hell’
The name Auguste Rodin is synonymous with sculpture. His works in bronze and marble transcend times and cultures. I will discuss some of his most famous works and their ever changing titles.
Romanticism : Emotion and Attitude
The Romantic Movement in the 19th century was contrary to the Rococo style of the previous century and became a revival of many styles in art, literature and music.
Saint-Gaudens -Sculptor and Designer of U.S. Coins
The preeminent American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens designed the $20 double eagle gold coin. To some, this is considered one of the most beautiful American coins.
Sale of Munch’s 'The Scream' Breaks Records
In May 2012 the only version of this iconic painting in a private collection went on Sotheby’s auction block with results above estimates.
Sargent - Madame X - Exhibit 1998-2000
Although the identity of Sargent’s ‘Madame X’ was revealed as Madame Pierre Gautreau, why was this painting so scandalous at the time? I’ll discuss the exhibit in Boston and NYC.
Sargent and Velázquez: Comparison Study
A comparison study of work by John Singer Sargent's, "Daughters of Edward Darley Boit," and Diego Velázquez's, "Las Meninas."
Satire by Dissidents Disguised as Art
Those opposing the Trump presidency use parody and satire - meant to bring ridicule to the core of our democracy - disguised as art and First Amendments rights. I will discuss this much-heated issue.
Saving Wyland’s Famous Whaling Wall Mural
The marine artist known simply as Wyland completed his 100th in a series of Whaling Wall murals in Beijing, China for the 2008 Olympics. Now some of his sea life murals in the U.S. are endangered.
Science Reveals Mystery of Michelangelo
Michelangelo’s studies for the Sistine Chapel Ceiling have revealed the presence of under-drawing. I’ll discuss how science has addressed the mystery of whether restorers have reworked art by the ‘divine one’.
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