Art Matters — Featured Artist

"Think" on it ... all about the sculptor Auguste Rodin

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"Think" on it ... all about the sculptor Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin was born in a working class neighborhood of Paris in 1840. His father was a clerk at the police department, and his mother was what we would call a housewife, for lack of a better term. He had an older sister Maria, who was born 2 years before him...

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The life & art of Cubist Pablo Picasso

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The life & art of Cubist Pablo Picasso

Today we're going to talk about an artist that EVERYBODY knows ... Pablo Picasso. Picasso's work is so prolific, I can only hope to scratch the surface here today...

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The rock star artist Bob Ross

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The rock star artist Bob Ross

Last week we talked about a cool quote by artist Bob Ross. If you missed it, you can find it here. Today we're going to dive a little deeper into Bob's life & work. He loved painting happy little clouds & trees, and taught all of us to loosen our grip a bit on that proverbial brush, and just enjoy the creative process itself a bit more...

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Impressionist artist Claude Monet

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Impressionist artist Claude Monet

Last week we talked about a quote by French artist, Claude Monet. In keeping with a Monet vibe, we're going to take things a step further and talk about his beautiful & prolific water lilies painting series...

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The exquisite art of Georgia O'Keeffe

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The exquisite art of Georgia O'Keeffe

This week I thought we'd talk more about some of Georgia O'Keeffe's art, and her life as an artist in general. We're specifically going to focus on her floral paintings, since they have had such a huge influence on my work, and how I approach painting...

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