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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. The Veil & its Significance in Art and Religion
If Ancient Greece preceded the Muslim culture, then perhaps the veil of a certain bronze statue began the buzz that prevails today over the wearing of this garment. Iíll discuss artists that have 'veiled' their subjects.
2. The Trinity and Significance of Number 3 in Art
Whether youíre religious, or not, the Bible eludes to groupings of 3 as well as Greek mythology. Iíll discuss art where the theme is in the power of #3.
3. Artists Inspire Popular Baby Names A-G
August is the month when more births occur in the US. In a time where (almost) anything goes, letís look at artists who we admire and how they have inspired popular baby names. Iíll discuss names A-G.
4. Dark, Macabre, Grotesque Themes in Art
Dark, Macabre, and Grotesques themes in art can best be described as your worst nightmares. Why would artists choose to express themselves in this way? Iíll discuss my interpretations.
5. 'Light Art' vs 'Light and Space' Art
'Light Art' can be recognized as far back as the Medieval period with stained glass, whereas the 'Light and Space' art movement hails from the 1960s. Iíll discuss artists who bring art to life through light.
6. Women with Long Flowing Hair in Art
Carved nautical figureheads may come to mind when you think of women with long, flowing hair. Iíll discuss artists that use this stereotypical 'attractive' woman as models.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Cool Down Viewing Seascapes in Art
You can escape the heat of the summer by visiting a museum or viewing paintings online of the sea Ė seascapes. I will discuss many notable works by both Americans and European artists.
10. The Mona Lisa
The 'Mona Lisa' by Leonardo da Vinci is an enigmatic painting raising questions as to the identity of the sitter, why Napoleonís obsession and inspiring a song and movie in modern times. What really lies behind that mysterious Mona Lisa smile?
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