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Review of: The Man Who Made Vermeers
Han van Meegeren began forging old masters in 1920. I feel his success was due to a ‘perfect storm' of events. I'll explain why.
Restoration vs Conservation in Art
Art historians typically favor art conservation over restoration. Why? I will discuss the Sistine Chapel restoration project.
Renoir Paints Dancing Couples - Not All Smiling
Renoir is best known as a French Impressionist artist who painted couples dancing and enjoying themselves. However, one model is portrayed as not fully smiling. The mystery behind the woman and her smile is revealed.
Renoir Paints ‘Luncheon of Boating Party’
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s beloved painting is one of the most recognizable in the world. Over 100 years old, it still delights us with its color and subject matter. I will discuss his friends as models and the techniques Renoir used to connect them.
I discuss artists' interpretations of the Old & New Testaments with examples of art by Giotto, Michelangelo and Bosch.
Red - The Color of Love and Matisse
February is the month to think "red." Red is the color of the heart, thus love and passion. Henri Mattise was a famous 20th century French artist who painted with red as if it were the subject matter. I'll discuss his painting, "The Red Studio."
Picasso Early Years Exhibit - MFA Boston 1997-98
Pablo Picasso may be best known for cubism in the history of modern art, but his early works are equally as impressive. I will discuss the period 1892-1906.
Pennsylvania Museums Win - 'Gross Clinic'
After a bid by Walmart heiress Alice Walton for $68 million, two Philadelphia museums have matched her bid and won the prized Eakins painting, 'The Gross Clinic.'
Pegasus the Winged Horse in Art
Pegasus (in Latin) or Pegasos (in Greek) was a beautiful winged horse that could fly. Its image was reproduced on ancient coins and vessels along with their gods. I'll discuss which art and why.
Origins of the Human Heart in Art
The human heart was symbolically represented in ancient Egypt as well as in a Mesoamerican culture. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci would realistically draw this human organ. I will discuss this evolution.
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