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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. 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.
2. Mark Rothko Ė Rectangles in Art
Mark Rothko is an American abstract artist who's 'classic' paintings are in rectangular forms. I'll discuss his works and an exhibit at the MFA Boston.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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).
7. The Effect of the 'Grand Tour' on Art
Wealthy young men took the 'Grand Tour' of Europe from the 17th-19th c. Iíll discuss the alluring mystery behind this extraordinary adventure for the privileged that would unequivocally affect the world of art.
8. Defending Monuments as Art Ė Erase History?
Whether you agree with the ideology of the person who is immortalized in a monument, we should show respect. Iíll discuss how we must preserve history and why these monuments are important.
9. Hollywood Imitates Art and History
'Hollywood' conjures thoughts of glitz and glamour Ė movies made to entertain. Iíll explain how this center of the American entertainment industry has 'borrowed' from art and history.
10. Are Museums Still Important or Obsolete?
Smartphones show us sharp images of art - at our fingertips Ė anywhere, anytime. So why would anyone travel to a museum, wait in line, and pay an admission fee? Iíll explain the changing world of museums.
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