An Interview with UK Artist Rebecca Campbell
Described as 'quintessentially British' the work by painter and decorative artist Rebecca Campbell is creative and whimsical, with a splash of British humour.
Artists Who Paint Themselves & Profession in Art
Throughout the history of art, artists such as Michelangelo and Velázquez have painted themselves into their paintings. Is it possible others painted using symbols of their profession? I'll explain who, what and why?
Augustus Saint-Gaudens – Greatest US Sculptor
Born in Dublin to Irish and French parents, then emigrating to the US, Augustus Saint-Gaudens was lauded by President Theodore Roosevelt and historian Lorado Taft. I’ll explain why he was called ‘the greatest sculptor of the late 19th century’.
Cafes and Artists
Many artists found the cafe or restaurant a place not only to drink and meet friends, but to sketch or paint. I will discuss some of them.
Oddities and Fun Facts of Artists
It is only 'normal' for artists to have quirks and oddities. I will discuss some interesting facts, perhaps unknown until now.
The Circus Theme in Art - Toulouse Lautrec
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec showed signs of having mental disorders in 1899 possibly due to alcoholism. Sent to a nursing home in Neuilly, he made drawings of entertainers of the circus, instead of the bars and brothels. I’ll discuss his famous posters as well as his fascinating circus drawings.
The Self in Art
We live in a society where selfies and self-obsession abound. Was this the reason artists created self-portraits over time, or was it something else? I will explain.
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