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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 Effect of the 'Grand Tour' on Art
Wealthy young men took the 'Grand Tour' of Europe from the 17th-19th c. I’ll discuss the alluring mystery behind this extraordinary adventure for the privileged that would unequivocally affect the world of art.
2. 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 – and taking it to completion. I’ll discuss those by famous artists.
3. 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.
4. Crowdfunding Saved Louvre 'Winged Victory'
One of France’s beloved national treasures is the marble statue 'Winged Victory' at the Louvre. With the public’s help - through crowdfunding - restoration of this magnificent statue was made possible. I’ll explain.
5. Gustave Caillebotte – the Forgotten Impressionist
There are those among you who have never heard of Gustave Caillebotte. Surprisingly, the Met museum has just acquired their first by this Impressionist artist. I will discuss his works and influences on art.
6. Where Man Stands, Falls, Sits, Flies in Art
The many possible poses of man have been immortalized in art. I’ll discuss the artists who have painted, photographed, engraved, or sculpted their personal impressions of man.
7. Surrealism–The Art of Dreams–Dalí and Magritte
The Surrealist movement in art originated at the end of WWI. I will discuss the works of Surrealist painters Salvador Dalí and René Magritte.
8. Gender Equality for Angels in Art
Various religions (including paganism) have described or left their interpretation of angels in some form of art. I’ll discuss where angels may have first appeared and why they popularize folklore and religion.
9. Couples from the Bible & Mythology in Art
Love stories from the Bible and mythology are perhaps most endearing when expressed visually – through art. I’ll discuss these couples and the artists who bring their stories to life.
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 Napoleon’s obsession and inspiring a song and movie in modern times. What really lies behind that mysterious Mona Lisa smile?
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