Should Corcoran Have Chosen Deaccession ?
The Corcoran Gallery of Art closed it doors for good on 10-1-14. I ask the question as to whether deaccession was a viable alternative.
Hokusai - 36 Views of Mt Fuji – Asian Art
Katsushika Hokusai created Japanese woodblock prints, including his most popular "Great Wave" from the series. I’ll discuss this print & others.
Goldfinch Painting & Book - Masterpieces?
Carel Fabritius’ 1654 painting is undoubtedly a gem, but is Donna Tartt’s book by the same name a literary masterpiece?
Art of Vermeer – Cherished Museum Exhibitions
Johannes Vermeer is probably one of the most venerated artists of all time. As 36 paintings are known to exist, I’ll discuss my impressions of the Vermeer exhibit in 1995-96, a contemporary artist influenced by the Dutch Master, and which of his paintings will never again be on tour.
The Scream by Edvard Munch
'The Scream' was an 1893 painting that became an iconic symbol for a stressful life in twentieth and twenty-first century pop culture. Did the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch intend for 'The Scream' to have such mass appeal?
The Real Meaning in the 'Creation of Adam'
In my interpretation of Michelangelo’s fresco on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, what did God’s finger bring to Adam? Was it life or intelligence? I’ll introduce a third theory.
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