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Artists Who Paint Political Portraits
Painting political figures realistically or ideally began in the 1500s in Europe. Many artists have depicted politicians for the sake of propaganda or posterity. I will discuss such artists and their works.
Artists Who Paint Themselves & Profession in Art
Throughout the history of art, artists such as Michelangelo and Velázquez have painted themselves into their paintings. Is it possible others painted using symbols of their profession? I'll explain who, what and why?
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.
Best Living Artists of Abstract & Photo Paintings
A survey by Vanity Fair searching for only 6 of the greatest living artists falls short of all the artists whose work we know and love. I’ll discuss Gerhard Richter, Frank Stella, Cindy Sherman and others.
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.
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