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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.
Celebrity Art Collectors: Jolie, Pitt, Martin
If you have ever wondered what art your favorite celebrities purchase, I have focused on the couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, as well as comedian Steve Martin.
Chihuly – Handcrafted Glass Artist Extraordinaire
Dale Chihuly studied at RISD and hails from the Pacific Northwest. His exhibit of uniquely handcrafted colored glass at the MFA Boston redefines the term ‘arts and crafts’.
City Center, Las Vegas Boasts $40 M Art Collection
Considered the largest corporate art program in the world, ARIA at City Center in Las Vegas is slated to open in 2010.
Claude Monet – Impression: Sunrise
Monet's painting 'Impression: Sunrise' gave the Impressionist movement its name in the 1874 exhibition catalogue. I’ll discuss sunrises that impressed Monet’s contemporaries.
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