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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 - Wanted Dead or Alive
You might think this a paradox - as 'contemporary' constitutes 'today'; au contraire, curators have been displaying work by living contemporary artists alongside their dead comrades. Iíll examine the possible reasons.
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.
Cool Down Viewing Seascapes in Art
You can escape the heat of the summer by visiting a museum or viewing paintings online of the sea Ė seascapes. I will discuss many notable works by both Americans and European artists.
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.
Couples from the Bible & Mythology in Art
Love stories from the Bible and mythology are perhaps most endearing when expressed visually Ė through art. Iíll discuss these couples and the artists who bring their stories to life.
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