Action Figures + #MeToo in Art from 17thc Italy
It may be surprising to know that action figures didnít begin with Superman. Iíll discuss what I believe to be their origin and a goddess in Greek mythology who would certainly have been part of the #MeToo conversation.
Imagery with Hidden Meanings in Art
Throughout history, it is common for artists to devise a hidden meaning in their paintings Ė symbols, signs, messages. Iíll discuss some more notable artists and works that may be surprising to some.
American Artists From the Hudson River School
On a recent road trip through the mid-Atlantic states, my curiosity peeked about the artists from the Hudson River School. Iíll discuss some of their inspiration and achievements.
Demons, Demon Tamers + 'The Lost' in Art
Weíre all familiar with author Dan Brownís book/movie 'Angels and Demons', but the story of terror by demons can be traced back to Chinese mythology. Iíll discuss art that depicts these timeless themes.
The Dome in Environmental + Land Art
The dome is a familiar architectural wonder: the US Capitol, and St. Peterís Basilica in Rome. Iíll discuss the origin of the dome and its influence on one environmental/land artist.
Banned Natural Material Used in Art Objects
Continued pressure from special interest groups have helped 'curb' poaching of elephants, sea turtles, & factory farming of reptiles. Iíll discuss man-made materials that replace the natural.
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