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Here are the top ten articles for the Art Appreciation Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Gender Bias in Abstract Art Revealed
Power art couples Sonia & Robert Delaunay, and Jackson Pollack & Lee Krassner may not have been equally recognized by the art world - in regard to gender. Iíll discuss women abstract artists receiving fewer museum shows.
2. The Most Influential Art Buyers from Gulf States
Here, I will discuss two art buyers from their respective Arab States that border the Persian Gulf. One male, one female, they have attracted world-wide attention to their countries and culture.
3. More Than Paint - Our Response to Colors
Artists feeling blue? What about black and white not technically 'colors' (according to physics). Historically, artists have used these three 'colors' magnificently. Who used them best? I'll discuss.
4. Axing Art / Defending Balthus + the MET
Who could imagine that art would once again be deemed so offensive as to be asked to be removed from public view? Remember 'degenerate art' during WWII? I stand with the MET museum: Balthus stays. My comments.
5. Sometimes Ecstasy / Sometimes Pain in Art
From paintings to TV commercials, there can be a fine line between ecstasy and pain. Iíll discuss religious and spiritual art as well as some surprising interpretations of familiar works.
6. Minimalism & Related Art Movements
Defined as an art movement from the 1960s -70s, Minimalism was a reaction to Abstract Expressionism. I will discuss artists who contributed to this genre: Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin and others.
7. Repetiton in Art (Series) - Intent or Obsession
Repetition in art takes on different elements such as: mass production or working on multiple pieces until its creator is satisfied. Iíll discuss artists and art objects that fit into these criteria.
8. The Effects of Rx and the Pharmacy in Art
In our society today, it is virtually impossible to escape TV ads for drugs. The re-creation of 'Pharmacies' in art began well before the drug culture of the 1960s. Iíll discuss our [art] cultureís infatuation with drugs (Rx's).
9. Rare Works of Pope on Art Market - Francis Bacon
British expressionist artist Francis Bacon is well known for his 'pope' paintings. Two rare Bacon papal works will be auctioned by Christie's in London. I'll discuss the merits of these fine paintings.
10. Meet the Bruegel Family Ė 16th c Painters
Pieter Bruegel the Elder was born on the Dutch-Belgian border. Best known for European landscapes, his two sons would also become notable artists. Iíll discuss their illustrious works.
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