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1. Attire in Portraiture
From self portraits to elaborately staged photo sessions, artists have used clothing and accessories as props, symbolism, and for religious reasons (from head to toe). I will discuss this fascinating subject.

2. Numbers in Art
Originating in Mesopotamia 5-6,000 years ago, arithmetic has played a major role in the multidimensional field of art. I will share my findings.

3. Washington in MFA Art of Americas Wing
The MFA’s new wing is devoted to the art of North, South and Central America. This Boston museum is well known for its holdings of paintings, silver, and furniture from Colonial New England. I will discuss paintings devoted to George Washington (General and President).

4. Words of 2016 also Popular in Art World
The Merriam-Webster dictionary announced their list of the most searched words for 2016. I found a few to be words that may have had their roots from the world of art. I’ll discuss their popularity.

5. How Ninja Turtles Can Teach Children about Art
If you or your children were born in the 1970s, then perhaps you know a little about the comics, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. I’ll explain how they could possibly teach our children about art. Really.

6. Women in Art Who 'Stood By Their Men'
After the recent news of former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer´s wrongdoings, many ask why his wife Silda was by his side. I´ll discuss women in history, portrayed through art, who ´stood by their men´.

7. Renoir Paints Dancing Couples - Not All Smiling
Renoir is best known as a French Impressionist artist who painted couples dancing and enjoying themselves. However, one model is portrayed as not fully smiling. The mystery behind the woman and her smile is revealed.

8. A - Painting - A - Day – In 19th Century France?
What began in 2004 with Virginia artist Duane Keiser, the ‘A-Painting-A-Day’ craze has surged in popularity, offering affordable paintings by talented artists. What would artists from 19th Century France have thought?

9. 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.

10. The Apocalypse in Art
The final destruction of the world has been represented in many works of art. Considering the current unsettling world affairs, I think it important to experience catharsis by sharing the frustration and pain of these artists.



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