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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!

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Art History Newsletter sent out to subscribers on 9/30/05

2. ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’- Real Event in Florence
When we hear 'Bonfire of the Vanities' we think of a novel by Tom Wolfe, with a movie version in 1990. An actual event during the Renaissance, I’ll discuss its significance as it relates to art and the artist Sandro Botticelli.

3. Angels in Art - US Postage Stamps
The first US postage stamps were issued in 1847: Benjamin Franklin on a five cent stamp and George Washington on a ten cent stamp. The first angel (a weathervane of an angel holding a trumpet) appeared in 1965 on the US Christmas stamp. Other angel stamps would follow in subsequent years.

4. The Real Meaning in the 'Creation of Adam'
In my interpretation of Michelangelo’s fresco on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, what did God’s finger bring to Adam? Was it life or intelligence? I’ll introduce a third theory.

5. Vincent Van Gogh’s Love of the Color Yellow
Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who was fond of using the color yellow in many of his works. Did he have a vision problem, was it from drinking Absinthe, or was it just a matter of self expression?

6. Film Directors as Artists
Woody Allen denies that he is one of these, yet points to fellow film directors as being true ‘artists’. I’ll discuss these internationally acclaimed directors.

7. Modern Art on US Forever Postage Stamps
To commemorate 100 years (1913-2013) after the Armory Show in New York, the USPS celebrates the work of twelve modern artists who have ‘forever’ influenced the world of art.

8. Art Collecting: Dogs - Passion or Obsession?
Art collecting can be seen as a frivolous pastime of the wealthy. Hobby enthusiasts can also enjoy it. A Massachusetts estate containing Bulldog collectibles will be presented for auction.

9. Art and Art Books For Children
I have been asked by my readers which art books I would choose to introduce children to the world of art. I will discuss a book recommendation and a child's delight at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.

10. The Isms or Movements in the History of Art
In relation to art, Mannerism in the 16th century led to later Isms of the 19th and 20th centuries. I will also discuss the art history timeline.



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