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Art Made Using Plants and Flowers

by: Kathy McShane October 7, 2020

Lots of different ways to showcase plants and flowers in artistic endeavors. From small scale to football field size.   2020-10-07-Art-Made-Using-Plants-and-Flowers download

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Winston Churchill

by: Kathy McShane September 30, 2020

Love art and history?  Winston Churchill was not just a great statesman, he was an artist.  In an essay written in the 1920s (which would become part of a small book, Painting as a Pastime), Churchill said “Painting came to my rescue in a most trying time.”  The hour-long documen… Read More

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Lito Leaf Art

by: Kathy McShane September 30, 2020

These Tiny Scenes Depicted on Leaves Are So Precious! We all know the kind of beauty and wonder nature can provide to us and inspire in us. Artists use flowers to create landscapes or trash to create a zoo filled with animals. Their works leave us calm and tranquil. Another artist from Jap… Read More

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Art Forgery and Fakes

by: Kathy McShane September 29, 2020

What percentage of the art in museums would you guess are fakes? According to some estimates, it could be 20%. Particularly with old masters, it is often difficult to distinguish the authentic from the fake without extensive forensic analysis and the keen eyes of experts. Despite modern technology,… Read More

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Murals: A Short (and Incomplete) History

by: Kathy McShane September 25, 2020

A mural is broadly defined as a work of art executed directly on a wall or ceiling (murus is Latin for wall). This piece provides a brief overview of mural painting from cave painting to the current day. 2020-09-25-History-of-Murals download

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