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Monuments, Memorials, and Statues
More than ever, these three structures have become part of our daily conversation, but what is the difference? There may even be an overlap. I will discuss some that are presently controversial.

Pearls From Literature and Art
As pearls can be natural, cultured, or imitation, their beauty has been the subject of legend and folklore. I will discuss some of these fascinating stories.

Magic Realism in Art
Magic or Magical Realism falls between the schools of Surrealism and Photorealism. I will discuss the artists and characteristics of this fascinating art movement.

Mysticism in Art
From medieval woodcuts to illustrations by William Blake, there is a rich artistic tradition of alchemy and mysticism. I will discuss artists who express their personal interpretations.

Illuminated Manuscripts
The Book of Kells is perhaps the finest illuminated manuscript in Celtic art with its ornate swirling motifs. I will discuss this manuscript as well as other notable religious books.

The Origin and Techniques in Oil Painting
One product commonly found at art supply stores is oil paint in a tube - today taken for granted, it has a rich history. I will discuss artists who experimented with this medium that would change Western art.

Geometric Shapes in Art
I will discuss artists who used vertical and horizontal lines, as well as rectangles and triangles in unique ways.

Private Museums of the Past and Present
Some of the most beloved works of art can still be found in private collections both in the United States and abroad. I will discuss some notable private museums and their founders.

Mirrors and Vanity in Art
A mirror is a symbol of human vanity and gazing at one's reflection can be found in Greek mythology, as well as Renaissance and Baroque art. I will discuss artists' portraits of self and ego.

Gender Bending in Art
Breaking gender norms does have a history in the story of art. I will discuss the Dada movement and beyond, along with artists portraying themselves as transgender or of an ambiguous identity.

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