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Techniques of Art in Drawing & Painting
Most art aficionados are familiar with the Italian words ‘chiaroscuro’ and ‘sfumato’. ‘Disegno’ and ‘istoria’ are words predominately used in the history of art. I will explain further by citing examples.
Taking a Sculpture Class at Saint-Gaudens Site
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a pre-eminent late 19th century American sculptor best known for memorials, statues, coins, and portrait reliefs. I recently attended a sculpture workshop at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H.
Surrealism–The Art of Dreams–Dalí and Magritte
The Surrealist movement in art originated at the end of WWI. I will discuss the works of Surrealist painters Salvador Dalí and René Magritte.
Stonehenge Replicas as Art Across America
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument built in 2500 BC in Wiltshire, England. Stonehenge mania has hit the U.S. with replicas as art appearing across the country.
Stonehenge – UK National Treasure
To some skeptics, Stonehenge is just a pile of stones. After seeing it upclose and personal, I’ll share my thoughts (and photos).
Stolen Art -- The Scream
I discuss the theft of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch and possible reasons why it wasn´t insured.
Statue of Liberty Monument – Symbol of Freedom
Since 1886, immigrants from abroad have seen the iconic Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor as their first sign of freedom. Let’s not forget the principles that have made the US a free society.
Shooting Elephants in Wild with Camera not Guns
I have always considered African elephants to be the ‘gentle giants’ in the animal kingdom. After seeing extraordinary photos by Nick Brandt, I wanted to bring awareness to the demand (still) for ivory goods, causing the demise of these magnificent animals.
Sculpture: From Ancient Egypt to Modern Times
Even though sculpture dates back to prehistoric times, Egyptian sculpture is probably the best known. I also discuss nineteenth and twentieth century sculpture and how it was influenced by earlier civilizations.
Sculptor Bela L. Pratt – Boston Public Library
Bela L. Pratt may not be a household name like Bella Swan, the character from the ‘Twilight’ series, but this Boston sculptor was an important artist during the early 20th century. I’ll discuss his accomplishments and acquaintances.
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