The Dome in Environmental + Land Art
The dome is a familiar architectural wonder: the US Capitol, and St. Peterís Basilica in Rome. Iíll discuss the origin of the dome and its influence on one environmental/land artist.
Words + Wordsmiths - the Language of Artists
Speech and the spoken word are powerful means of communication, but some artists convey thoughts through written words. Iíll discuss artists who used various mediums from the 15th c to the present.
Banned Natural Material Used in Art Objects
Continued pressure from special interest groups have helped 'curb' poaching of elephants, sea turtles, & factory farming of reptiles. Iíll discuss man-made materials that replace the natural.
An Art Resurgence in Naples. Why Now?
Italian Baroque artist Caravaggio fled there, Leonardoís 'Salvator Mundi' was on display there, contemporary artist Clemente was born there, fashion and color designers are inspired by Naples. I'll explain, 'why not now'?
Illusion in Art - Dreams + Trompe l'Oeil
Sigmund Freud said the unconscious is represented in dreams. The Surrealists pioneered this maverick movement which led to trompe líoeil in fine art and street art. Iíll discuss their influences.
Jeff Koons Ė LV Collab + Gazing Ball Series
All American Pop artist Jeff Koons gains success through his collaboration with Louis Vuitton and his 'Gazing Ball' paintings series. I'll discuss the artists Koons used for his inspiration.
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