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The Color Blue and Blue Art
In the evolution of humans, those recognizing the benefits of clear (blue) skies and clean (blue) water became better adept at survival. I will discuss the origins of the color blue and its application in art.

The Act of Bathing Portrayed in Art
What has become a daily routine for most of us today was viewed differently in ancient Greece and Rome. I will discuss its beginnings and how it carried over centuries later into works by great artists.

Silhouettes and Shadow in Art
From painting to photography, shadows are used to depict suspense and ambiguity. I will discuss how shadows may have influenced the origin of painting and how it has been incorporated in art - past and present.

Techniques Used to Deconstruct Art
In postmodernism, Deconstruction challenged conventional ideas about form and order. I will discuss those who consciously chose to defile conventional art with 'Art Brut'.

Modern Sculpture and Its Influence
As in many aspects of art, one artist influences another, thereby advancing art movements. I will discuss familiar artists whose works included or were influenced by sculpture.

War Atrocities Represented in Art
Throughout history, many have expressed the cruelty and evil of war through their art. From Romanticism to German Expressionism to Surrealism, I'll discuss works that exemplify 'war art'.

The Eye as a Subject in Art
From ancient Egypt to the Surrealists, the eyes of humans and animals have captured our imagination. Does it represent power, paranoia, or superstition? I'll discuss its meaning.

Color Blocking in Art
Abstract, geometric patterns are found in paintings, fashion, fabric art, and even food. I'll discuss the artist who began this novel technique and its influence on other businesses.

Sacrifice + Struggle Depicted in Art
For Christians, Lent represents Jesus Christ's sacrifice. His struggle, along with saints/martyrs are often depicted in art; and suffering with their own psychosis, some artists used art as a way of coping. I'll explain.

Spring & Cherry Blossom Art
The East Coast of the US and Japan share the four seasons and celebrate cherry blossoms in spring. I'll discuss their artistic significance and those who painted cherry blossoms and other flowering trees.

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