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The Kiss in Art – What’s in a Name ?
'The Kiss' has been a popular subject in art since the Romanticism of the late 1800s. It may just be a sign of affection in art or 'the kiss' may take on a different meaning and title. I’ll discuss the controversy surrounding this social gesture.

The Louvre – Paris Museum
The Louvre is what most museums aspire to be: the best of the best. I’ll share my joys and discoveries.

The Mona Lisa
The 'Mona Lisa' by Leonardo da Vinci is an enigmatic painting raising questions as to the identity of the sitter, why Napoleon’s obsession and inspiring a song and movie in modern times. What really lies behind that mysterious Mona Lisa smile?

The Most Influential Art Buyers from Gulf States
Here, I will discuss two art buyers from their respective Arab States that border the Persian Gulf. One male, one female, they have attracted world-wide attention to their countries and culture.

The Mystery of Da Vinci's Last Supper
Dan Brown’s "Da Vinci Code" brought to light the idea that Mary Magdalene might be Jesus’ wife, by His right side at the Last Supper. If so, where is the apostle John? Some possible answers revealed.

The Pyramid as Public Art
Ancient Egyptian pyramids are perhaps the first examples of permanent public art. I will discuss architect I.M. Pei and artists Christo & Jeanne Claude in relation to 'modernizing' the pyramid.

The Real Meaning in the 'Creation of Adam'
In my interpretation of Michelangelo’s fresco on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, what did God’s finger bring to Adam? Was it life or intelligence? I’ll introduce a third theory.

The Scream by Edvard Munch
'The Scream' was an 1893 painting that became an iconic symbol for a stressful life in twentieth and twenty-first century pop culture. Did the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch intend for 'The Scream' to have such mass appeal?

The Spiral As Art - Smithson's 'Spiral Jetty'
The spiral is an ancient form, symbolizing eternity. Recreated in art, American sculptor Robert Smithson´s famous earthwork ´Spiral Jetty´ is now threatened.

The Stylistic Evolution of Artists – Then + Now
Notable artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse developed different art styles and used varied mediums. I’ll discuss them as well as my picks for contemporary artists who have also reinvented themselves.

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