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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.

Reflecting on the MoMA Expansion
I traveled to NYC recently to see the much anticipated re-opening of the Museum of Modern Art after an extensive expansion. I'll discuss my likes and dislikes as I compare what came before to what exists now.

Clowns • Pierrot • Comedy in the Arts
Picasso and Watteau are known for painting clowns; an Italian opera reveals the destiny of melancholy Pierrot. I'll discuss our love/hate relationship with clowns and the 'sad clown' paradox in comedy.

Minimalism Not Only in the Arts
We are most familiar with Minimalist art and architecture. Today there is an emergence of the 'aesthetic minimalist' as the newest status symbol; a stark contrast to luxe. I'll explain the connection.

Deconstruction + Fragmentation in Art
What first began in philosophical and literary circles, Deconstruction became a movement of post-modern architecture in the late 20thc. I'll also discuss fragmentation and 'art brut'.

Solitude • Loneliness • Voids in Art
Signs of sadness and depression have consumed many an artist and have been expressed by them throughout the history of art. I'll discuss isolation and negative space as interpreted by artists.

AI • Robots • Automata in Art
What is the difference between humans and robots? Today, AI interacts with humans daily. What are the dangers of artificial intelligence? I'll discuss when AI began and how it relates to art.

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