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Abstract Art: From Kandinsky to Scully
In the history of art, abstract art is said to have begun with the Russian born painter Wassily Kandinsky. How does Abstract Art of today compare? Comparisons with Sean Scully as well as other artists.
Actor From 1950’s TV Show To Exhibit at Louvre
Tony Dow, best known as Beaver’s older brother in the 1950’s hit TV series "Leave It To Beaver" is about to exhibit a bronze sculpture at the Louvre in Paris.
Acts of Vandalism - Damaged Works of Art
From unintended accidents to deliberate acts of destroying works of art, vandalism is found even in the best of the world’s art museums.
Albrecht Dürer - German Renaissance Artist
Albrecht Dürer was undoubtedly the greatest Northern European Renaissance artist in the late 15th century. Best known for his woodcut prints with religious and mythological themes, he also wrote books on geometry and human proportions.
Alexander Calder – Abstract Art Revolutionary
Calder 'redefined' sculpture during the 20th century with his mobiles and large public works. I’ll discuss the man with 'childlike' qualities, which artists influenced his work, and his extensive oeuvre.
America's 'Mona Lisa' - 'Genevra de' Benci'
Leonardo da Vinci is best known for his painting the 'Mona Lisa' but there is another portrait of a woman who is not as well known, even though she resides in the U.S - Genevra de' Benci.
American Author John Updike - Essays on Art
John Updike’s book 'Always Looking' was written posthumously in 2012. Best known for his fiction and reviews, these 'Essays on Art' are an honest approach to art by an author I most admire. I’ll discuss the author himself and the art exhibits mentioned in the book.
Amsterdam Celebrates 400th Anniversary & Museums
The canal district of Amsterdam in the Netherlands celebrates 400 years in 2013. The Rijksmuseum has undergone ten years of renovation and restoration. I’ll discuss the major museums of Amsterdam.
Ancient Columns & Greek Revival Architecture
Temples were built in ancient Greece using three orders of columns. Wanting to emulate this style, Thomas Jefferson was the architect of neo-classical buildings in the United States.
And Yet Another Rembrandt Self Portrait
As it is difficult for any two art experts to agree on the actual number of Rembrandt self portraits, a painting dated 1665 from the Kenwood House, London will travel outside of Europe for the first time in 2012.
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