Magna Carta Travels from UK Castle to MFA Boston
The Magna Carta, a significant document in the history of Britain & US becomes the center of an art exhibition in Boston. Iíll discuss its importance as well as art of the 18th century.
Art of Vermeer Ė Cherished Museum Exhibitions
Johannes Vermeer is probably one of the most venerated artists of all time. As 36 paintings are known to exist, Iíll 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.
Art Signed Posthumously Ė Rodin & Lennon
A debate has raged for years as to whether signed reproductions by Rodin & more recently John Lennon should be called 'originals'. Iíll discuss the pros and cons of this controversy.
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).
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 Michelangeloís fresco on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, what did Godís finger bring to Adam? Was it life or intelligence? Iíll introduce a third theory.
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