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The Devil and Hell in Art
With life's uncertainties it is natural to question good vs bad, causing us to look introspectively at our lives and choose right over wrong. I will discuss artists who reflect on this subject through their art.

Cats in Art
The domestic cat is the subject of many online videos and photos. I will discuss its evolution as well as the cultures that express their fondness artistically for this beloved feline.

Clouds in Art
Gazing up at the sky and clouds is a relaxing pastime. You may not know artists throughout history have expressed their unique interpretations of these universal objects.

Harems in Art
As a popular subject for 19th c artists, there are misconceptions and falsehoods associated with the mysteries of the harem.

Transitioning from Symbolism to Abstraction
Throughout history, art movements have changed according to the strong beliefs of a few pioneers. I will discuss four artists who were so influenced by spirituality, creating the Abstract style.

Visual Illusions in Art
'Trompe l'oeil' is perhaps the best known of this art technique, although surrealism and holography are other methods. I will discuss art considering the philosophical question: what is an illusion, what is reality?

Diversity in Head Portraiture
From the Italian Renaissance to the Dutch Golden Age to current times, figurative art has again gained in popularity. Who does it best?

Text in Art
From Chinese calligraphy to graphic design to scribbles, creative writing can be found throughout the history of art.

Messages + Hidden Meaning in Floral Art
Flowers can be painted simply for their beauty; but many artists throughout history have used them symbolically. I will discuss some surprising and some not-so-secret meaning of flowers.

Autobiographical Women Artists
Women have been expressing themselves for centuries by putting their life into their work. These women artists have made their work very personal. I will discuss but only a few (of the many) who bravely spoke out.

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