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Endangered Threatened Animals Used in Art Objects
While visiting the MFA in Boston, I realized how some animals and species are now endangered or threatened due to the demand for certain materials for ornamental purposes. The exhibit displays examples of jewelry made from these ‘natural’ treasures.
Explaining Artistic License
I try to explain the reason artists digress from "what is" in the real world to create forms that are unrealistic and exaggerated.
Explaining Vanitas - Dutch Still Life Paintings
The Baroque artist Jacques de Gheyn II is considered the first to paint still life and flower paintings. He also created some of the earliest female nudes in Dutch art.
Faberge Imperial Eggs - a Celebration of Easter
Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge is best known for the Imperial Eggs he created for Czar Nicholas II. I discuss the exhibit "Faberge in America" that took place in 1996 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY and the unparalled Faberge Easter Eggs.
Fake Art & Forged Antiquities
Dutch artist Han van Meegeren holds the distinction of being the master Vermeer forger of the 1930s. In 2003 the British Museum would buy a fake statue. More will follow.
Fashion Designers Reinterpret Art Masterpieces
If art is beauty and beauty is art, then it shouldn’t be shocking when fashion designers reinterpret art masterpieces by using the colors and layout intended by the artist. I will discuss works by Manet and Vermeer, and the fashion houses: Christian Dior and Valentino.
Fashion Show - Paris Collection 2006 at MFA Boston
The top ten fashion designers working in Paris today are featured in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I explain the relevancy of fashion design as it pertains to art.
Fashion: Handbags as Works of Art
Most fashion designers would agree that they are indeed artists. But is Marc Jacobs as talented as Picasso? Designing is nevertheless creating, from conception to execution.
Film as Art: Paul Newman in ‘The Verdict’
On September 27,2009 Paul Newman, an American movie icon passed away. I will best remember him for his performance in "The Verdict" because I met him personally on location in Boston.
Film Directors as Artists
Woody Allen denies that he is one of these, yet points to fellow film directors as being true ‘artists’. I’ll discuss these internationally acclaimed directors.
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