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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.
Claude Monet Fascinated by Trains & Stations
Claude Monet may be the most recognizable artist who painted series including water lilies and train stations. I’ll discuss his fascination by train stations (la gare) and why he chose them.
Color Theory Popularized by Seurat before Hirst
Georges Seurat was a Post Impressionist artist who studied color theory and originated Pointillism, a systematic approach to applying multiple dots to a canvas. Just a century later, British artist Damien Hirst would create his ‘spot’ paintings. I’ll discuss their similarities and differences.
Conspicuous Isolation in Edward Hopper’s Paintings
In many of Edward Hopper’s paintings, the subjects (people or locations) are intentionally isolated. Why did the artist use this as his theme and claim to fame?
Controversy Over Ownership of Warhol Painting
In 2013 a court battle ensued between actor Ryan O’Neil and lawyers for Farrah Fawcett over an Andy Warhol silkscreen portrait of the popular 'Charlie's Angels' star.
Costume Designer and Art Director Take Awards
The winners of the 80th Academy Awards have been announced. Much attention has been given to the actors and actresses but without the costume designer and art director, the show would not go on.
Cover of 2001 New Yorker - Cartoons of Art
The cover of the New Yorker magazine issued May 21, 2001 shows caricatures of some of the Met Museum’s most famous works of art. I’ll discuss the cast of characters and how you can download images of some of your favorites (legally).
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