Hagia Sophia, Istanbul was constructed 1,500 years ago, then reconstructed twice more. I’ll discuss its construction flaw (albeit eco-friendly) which other structures share – sometimes becoming problematic.
Regarding nature, the sketching and painting of flowers, fruit, and insects in states of perfection and decay will be discussed, as well as the artists: Caravaggio, Fantin-Latour, Delacroix, and others.
Surprisingly, African sculpture wasn't first recognized as art - merely the byproduct of a culture. Many Modern artists such as: Matisse, Picasso, and Modigliani collected and were influenced by African art.
With the #MeToo movement on center stage - bringing with it recognition for underrated female artists - I’ll discuss women abstract artists who have lived in the shadow of their famous husbands, until now.