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.
Words + Wordsmiths - the Language of Artists
Speech and the spoken word are powerful means of communication, but some artists convey thoughts through written words. Iíll discuss artists who used various mediums from the 15th c to the present.
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.
An Art Resurgence in Naples. Why Now?
Italian Baroque artist Caravaggio fled there, Leonardoís 'Salvator Mundi' was on display there, contemporary artist Clemente was born there, fashion and color designers are inspired by Naples. I'll explain, 'why not now'?
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