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Claude Monet Ė Impression: Sunrise
Monet's painting 'Impression: Sunrise' gave the Impressionist movement its name in the 1874 exhibition catalogue. Iíll discuss sunrises that impressed Monetís contemporaries.
Claude Monet Fascinated by Trains & Stations
Claude Monet may be the most recognizable artist who painted series including water lilies and train stations. Iíll 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 Ďspotí paintings. Iíll discuss their similarities and differences.
Conspicuous Isolation in Edward Hopperís Paintings
In many of Edward Hopperís paintings, the subjects (people or locations) are intentionally isolated. Why did the artist use this as his theme and claim to fame?
Contemporary Artists Koons & Perucchetti
Jeff Koons has become a household name Ė best known for 'Balloon Dog' and other animal figures. Mauro Perucchetti is an Italian born artist who created the 'Jelly Baby' series and addresses social and political issues. Iíll discuss works by both Pop artists.
Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture in NYC
Public art is bountiful in New York City where the art scene flourishes. Iíll discuss some familiar and maybe not so familiar works of outdoor permanent & temporary sculpture in the 'city that never sleeps.'
Controversy Over Ownership of Warhol Painting
In 2013 a court battle ensued between actor Ryan OíNeil 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 Museumís most famous works of art. Iíll discuss the cast of characters and how you can download images of some of your favorites (legally).
Dale Chihuly Looking Glass Exhibit Boston 2011
Dale Chihuly is responsible for elevating the status of glassblowing from craft to an art form by creating installation and environmental art, using glass. Iíll discuss the amazing Chihuly exhibit at the MFA Boston in 2011.
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