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Augustus Saint-Gaudens – Greatest US Sculptor
Born in Dublin to Irish and French parents, then emigrating to the US, Augustus Saint-Gaudens was lauded by President Theodore Roosevelt and historian Lorado Taft. I’ll explain why he was called ‘the greatest sculptor of the late 19th century’.
Bellaonline.com Art Appreciation Newsletters
If an article seems too lengthy to read at times, or if you are eager for art related information, sign up for my monthly Bellaonline.com Art Appreciation Newsletter. I will share art related material of interest to you, my readers.
Bill Gates, British Royals - Da Vinci Code (x)
The world's constant fascination with Leonardo Da Vinci and 'The Da Vinci Code'. I will introduce Leonardo's Codex to some of my readers and expound on his many talents.
I share my experience with art as well as my qualifications to be the Art Appreciation Editor at Bellaonline.com.
Britain’s Royal Collection of Art and Treasures
For over 500 years, the kings and queens of England have amassed a plethora of art and antiques of all kinds including: paintings, drawings, furniture, and jewelry (the Crown Jewels are legendary). I will discuss works by some highly recognizable artists.
Buying a Picasso at Costco May Be Risky
A joke in favor of art galleries has always been whether you would buy fine art out of someone’s trunk. Now a debate continues over whether two Picassos sold by Costco.com are fakes.
Can’t Afford a Picasso? Hurray For Free Art
Most of us can only dream about owning a fine art painting or sculpture. Luckily, many art related activities in your community or on the Web are free.
Caravaggio - Sinner or Artist Extraordinaire?
I discuss the conflicting theologies between the radical Baroque artist Caravaggio and his extraordinary religious art.
Caravaggio ‘The Taking of Christ’ Exhibit 1999
‘The Taking of Christ’ was on loan to Boston College from Ireland in 1999. The Caravaggio painting was the basis for Jonathan Harr’s book, ‘The Lost Painting.’ I will discuss the controversy over the painting’s true identity, its provenance and my firsthand reactions.
Celebrities - Princess Diana - The Icons of Today
Icons were once considered loving and devotional idols of a society or religion. Today, celebrities such as Princess Diana have gained that same status posthumously.
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