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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.

Architecture - Hagia Sophia Construction Flaw
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul was constructed 1,500 years ago, then reconstructed twice more. I’ll discuss its construction flaw (albeit eco-friendly) which other structures share – sometimes becoming problematic.

Contemporary Textile + Fiber Artists
Textile art dates to prehistoric times – practical, wearable items. Today, textiles and fabrics are used environmentally. I'll discuss Contemporary artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude and others.

Realism (Perfect/Imperfect) of Nature in Art
Regarding nature, the sketching and painting of flowers, fruit, and insects in states of perfection and decay will be discussed, as well as the artists: Caravaggio, Fantin-Latour, Delacroix, and others.

Human Figure in Sculpture / Early - Modern
From the Cycladic art of the Early Bronze Age to notable modern sculptors, I'll discuss their differences and commonalities.

Retrospective of Flemish Artist Bruegel the Elder
To commemorate the 450th anniversary of Bruegel the Elder's death, an Austrian museum exhibits 'peasant', seascape and religious works. I'll discuss their holdings and what was and wasn't loaned.

How African Culture Influenced Modern Art
Surprisingly, African sculpture wasn't first recognized as art - merely the byproduct of a culture. Many Modern artists such as: Matisse, Picasso, and Modigliani collected and were influenced by African art.

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