Famous Artists & Art

Art Appreciation
These are articles about famous artists and their art, not necessarily controversial.

Famous Art : Sketches - Studies - Finished (maybe) star
Are you creative? Then you can relate to the arduous task (and exhilaration) of preparing and executing a book manuscript or an art sketch – and taking it to completion. I’ll discuss those by famous artists.

George Washington – His Life Through Art star
To those who ask, 'Do We Need Art?' my answer is yes. One reason is before the age of cameras we have only the written word and artistic renderings of people/historical events that came before us. I'll discuss significant paintings of our first president, George Washington.

Hans Holbein – Court Painter & Costume Designer star
Hans Holbein the Younger is best known as court painter to King Henry VIII. His costume design can be seen in an opera of today.

Mother and Child Theme in Art star
The ‘Mother and Child' theme in art began with stories based on the Old Testament and has been interpreted by modern artists as well.

National Gallery of Art Washington Blooms With Art star
April is cherry blossom time in Washington, DC and the National Gallery of Art blooms with its own special art. References made to masterpieces by Vermeer and Leonardo da Vinci, just to name a few.

Renoir Paints Dancing Couples - Not All Smiling star
Renoir is best known as a French Impressionist artist who painted couples dancing and enjoying themselves. However, one model is portrayed as not fully smiling. The mystery behind the woman and her smile is revealed.

Rodin ‘Eternal Spring’ & ‘Gates of Hell’ star
The name Auguste Rodin is synonymous with sculpture. His works in bronze and marble transcend times and cultures. I will discuss some of his most famous works and their ever changing titles.

Statue of Liberty Monument – Symbol of Freedom star
Since 1886, immigrants from abroad have seen the iconic Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor as their first sign of freedom. Let’s not forget the principles that have made the US a free society.

What Food Great Artists Loved & Food as Art star
Have you ever wondered what foods the great artists loved best? I’ll discuss some familiar artists and their favorite meals. Also, a self-taught baker from California creates amazing desserts - inspired by works of art.

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