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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. Ivory as Art Objects or Protect the Elephants
Ivory can be traced back to time BC, found on items in King Tutís tomb, and popular in the Art Deco era. But at what cost? The killing of elephants and the illegal trade in ivory. I will discuss these issues.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Artists Who Paint Political Portraits
Painting political figures realistically or ideally began in the 1500s in Europe. Many artists have depicted politicians for the sake of propaganda or posterity. I will discuss such artists and their works.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. '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.
10. 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.
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