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Elephants in Art + Their Fate

Hotel Libraries and Literary Hotels
Libraries are not only a bastion of knowledge and learning; they can be aesthetically and architecturally pleasing. I'll discuss some unique hotels with libraries and hotels with historical literary significance.

Red and Shade Variations in Art
Immediate thoughts of red may evoke love and passion, but historically it represented quite different reactions. I'll discuss variations of red and artists who purposefully used this color.

The Architecture of Notre-Dame Cathedral
I will discuss the fire that engulfed the roof of one of the most significant symbols of France and the Catholic faith; and present an artist whose work is representative of the spirit of Notre-Dame.

A Slave Ship, Slavery in Art, then the Present
I will discuss how a slave ship and slavery were represented in art; then the present, when some Democrats address reparations for descendants of slaves in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Important Artists’ Exhibitions of All Time
Art exhibits of today are Expos from all corners of the world. I'll discuss some of the oldest artists' shows in history, as well as the more familiar: The Impressionists, and the Chicago World's Fair.

Temptation of Christ, Saints, Mortals in Art
The theme of temptation appears often in religious art - Christ and Saint Anthony. I will discuss their circumstances as well as Adam and Eve, and (surprisingly) a car commercial with the same theme.

How Claude Monet Inspired Abstract Artists
French Impressionist artist Claude Monet is perhaps best known for his series of 250 'Water Lilies' painted at his Giverny home and atelier. I'll discuss the 'impression' Monet made on abstract art.

Botanicals Historically Found in Art
From the frescoes at Pompeii to Japanese woodcuts to Van Gogh's illustrious Sunflowers, I'll discuss the popularity of botanicals in art.

From Ancient Board Games to Video Gaming Today
By definition, a game is played by one or more persons. In our culture it is said that 'everyone's a gamer'. I'll discuss the origin of board games and how they relate to video gaming today.

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