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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. 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.

2. Food That Inspired Art and Creativity
Leonardo da Vinciís notebooks contain a diary on health and cooking. The artists Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne painted fruit as their subject matter. Iíll discuss art conceived with the theme of food - yum.

3. 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.

4. Famous Art : Sketches - Studies - Finished (maybe)
Are you creative? Then you can relate to the arduous task (and exhilaration) of preparing and executing a book manuscript or an art sketch Ė and taking it to completion. Iíll discuss those by famous artists.

5. Nix National Endowment for Arts - Why Not?
I am an advocate of freedom of expression in the arts - but to a degree. The age-old question of 'what is art?' comes to the forefront. Do we need the NEA? Iíll discuss its rocky past and possible demise.

6. Crowdfunding Saved Louvre 'Winged Victory'
One of Franceís beloved national treasures is the marble statue 'Winged Victory' at the Louvre. With the publicís help - through crowdfunding - restoration of this magnificent statue was made possible. Iíll explain.

7. Artist's Self Portrait In Religious Works
Most artists may have looked in a mirror and became their own models. There are those artists who have painted themselves literally into religious works. Namely, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Leonardo, and Rembrandt.

8. 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. Iíll discuss their popularity.

9. SurrealismĖThe Art of DreamsĖDalŪ and Magritte
The Surrealist movement in art originated at the end of WWI. I will discuss the works of Surrealist painters Salvador DalŪ and Renť Magritte.

10. The Real Meaning in the 'Creation of Adam'
In my interpretation of Michelangeloís fresco on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, what did Godís finger bring to Adam? Was it life or intelligence? Iíll introduce a third theory.



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