Art Appreciation

Camille Gizzarelli

Reacting to 'perfection' found in art during the Renaissance, artists with different notions created frescoes and garden architecture to mimic the grotesque. I will discuss these artists as well as their inspirations.

Camille Gizzarelli

Greek mythology abounds with stories of desire, lust, and exploitation. Some humans were saved by gods and turned into trees as a foolproof escape. I will discuss Ovid's 'Metamorphoses' as well as other tales depicted in art.

Camille Gizzarelli

With life's uncertainties it is natural to question good vs bad, causing us to look introspectively at our lives and choose right over wrong. I will discuss artists who reflect on this subject through their art.

Camille Gizzarelli

The domestic cat is the subject of many online videos and photos. I will discuss its evolution as well as the cultures that express their fondness artistically for this beloved feline.

Camille Gizzarelli

Gazing up at the sky and clouds is a relaxing pastime. You may not know artists throughout history have expressed their unique interpretations of these universal objects.

Camille Gizzarelli

'Trompe l'oeil' is perhaps the best known of this art technique, although surrealism and holography are other methods. I will discuss art considering the philosophical question: what is an illusion, what is reality?