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Art & Entertainment News: Tom Cruise Proposes at Eiffel Tower
Pardon my cynicism, but why not pop the question at the Empire State Building instead?
Art and Art Books For Children
I have been asked by my readers which art books I would choose to introduce children to the world of art. I will discuss a book recommendation and a child's delight at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.
Art Appreciation Site Merges with Art History
The Bellaonline.com art appreciation site has now merged with the art history site. As the editor of both sites I will continue to bring a wide diversity of subjects to my readers.
Art at Chicago World's Fair 1892-93
The World Columbian Exposition was hosted by Chicago to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World. This fair consisted of many exhibitions including fine art, architecture and decoration.
Art at Tate Britain – UK Museum
Tate Britain, home to British art from 1500 to present, does not disappoint. From my recent trip to London, I’ll share the best of the collection.
Art Collecting: Dogs - Passion or Obsession?
Art collecting can be seen as a frivolous pastime of the wealthy. Hobby enthusiasts can also enjoy it. A Massachusetts estate containing Bulldog collectibles will be presented for auction.
Art in Movies – Batman & Thomas Crown Affair
Many notable paintings can be seen in Hollywood movies such as the 'Batman' movie of 1989 and the remake of 'The Thomas Crown Affair' in 1999.
Art in Writing: Calligraphy, Cy Twombly
Calligraphy and graffiti are probably the best known writings in art. I will discuss the ‘Book of Kells’ and modern day artists who use pencil or ink as their material of choice.
Art of Vermeer – Cherished Museum Exhibitions
Johannes Vermeer is probably one of the most venerated artists of all time. As 36 paintings are known to exist, I’ll discuss my impressions of the Vermeer exhibit in 1995-96, a contemporary artist influenced by the Dutch Master, and which of his paintings will never again be on tour.
Art Signed Posthumously – Rodin & Lennon
A debate has raged for years as to whether signed reproductions by Rodin & more recently John Lennon should be called 'originals'. I’ll discuss the pros and cons of this controversy.
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