Modernist art variety in a nutshell.
Alexander Calder – Abstract Art Revolutionary
Calder 'redefined' sculpture during the 20th century with his mobiles and large public works. I’ll discuss the man with 'childlike' qualities, which artists influenced his work, and his extensive oeuvre.
Art Nouveau: New Art for a New Age
Wildly popular at the turn of the 20th century, Art Nouveau is often considered to be one of the first forms of modern art
Footloose and Fancy Free: 18th Century Rococo Art
A style of the aristocracy, Rococo art reflected a carefree and elegant lifestyle
Henri Rousseau - Modern Artist
A ‘painter’s painter’ whose work inspired fellow artists Picasso, Léger, and Kandinsky. I will discuss Rousseau’s style of ‘magical realism’.
Impressionism [offsite link]
This site will introduce you to impressionist art and to the lives and works of some of the major painters of impressionism.
Matisse – Modern Artist & Colorist Extraordinaire
The ‘mighty’ Matisse was admired and threatened by Picasso. Matisse’s use of the color red is legendary, but little may be known of his family carrying on his legacy.
Matisse, Chagall, & Paul Housberg - Glass Artists
Henry Matisse and Marc Chagall were 20th century artists who painted stained glass. Fast forward to the 21st century - architectural glass artist Paul Housberg designs an art installation for a prominent Boston hospital. I’ll discuss their works in glass with an emphasis on color and light.
Michelangelo Sculpture Not First Pieta
Modern Art on US Forever Postage Stamps
To commemorate 100 years (1913-2013) after the Armory Show in New York, the USPS celebrates the work of twelve modern artists who have ‘forever’ influenced the world of art.
Orientalist Art in the 19th Century [offsite link]
A guide to the art of the Orientalist movement, which arose during the time of Napoleon´s invasion of Egypt at the dawn of the 19th century
Phillips, SFMOMA, MOMA – Which Came First?
Three US museums display modern and contemporary art: The Phillips Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. I’ll discuss their collections and divulge which one was the first modern art museum in the nation.
Picasso & The Blue Period – The How’s & Why’s
Pablo Picasso is famously known for his Blue Period in art. What does that mean and why? I’ll discuss some of the theories behind these works by the Spaniard.
Romanticism : Emotion and Attitude
The Romantic Movement in the 19th century was contrary to the Rococo style of the previous century and became a revival of many styles in art, literature and music.
The Amore Gallery of Impressionist Art [offsite link]
A charming site that includes biographical information about the major Impressionist artist as well as examples of their work
The National Gallery of Art: French Painting of the 19th Century [offsite link]
An overview of selected French artists of this time period and their works, as well as historical information on the Impressionst movement
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood [offsite link]
Contains a brief history of the movement with an excellent list of links to artists and artwork
The Pre-Raphaelite Mystique [offsite link]
A visually appealing site that describes the history of the movement and the artists that played a major role in it
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