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  • Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    A fascinating and highly entertaining look at one of the most important families of the Renaissance era--the Medici.
  • Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)
    Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)

    “Sister Wendy Beckett has transformed public appreciation of art through her astonishing knowledge, insight and passion for painting and painters.” This set includes Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Sister Wendy's Odyssey, and Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. Simultaneously delightful and scholarly--this is a must have for anyone interested in art history.

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    When British stencil artist Banksy traveled to Los Angeles to work, he came across obscure French filmmaker Thierry Guetta and his badly organized collection of videotapes involving the activities of graffiti artists. Inspired, Banksy assembled them with new footage to create this talked-about documentary, and the result is a mind-boggling and odd film (so strange as to be thought a hoax by some) about outsider artists and the definition of art itself.
  • The Impressionists
    The Impressionists
    A dramatization of the Impressionist movement as seen through the eyes of Claude Monet. Highly entertaining and informative.
  • The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    A very personal and revealing look at the personalities that created Impressionism.

Welcome to our new home!

Art is for EVERYONE--and WHAT ABOUT ART? has been developed to prove it! Art isn’t created in a vacuum. It’s about people, emotions, culture, politics, religion, social issues--everything that touches our lives! Creating art is a means of expression--and studying art is about understanding our world--making sense of it. There is much to be learned from art--past and present!

We’ll have a LOT of offerings at What About Art? and we invite you to take advantage of all them! There will be FREE “how to” videos about doing art--and FREE art history videos that will teach you new ways of thinking about--looking at--and learning from ART. If you like what you see, join our community and come back often--there will be plenty of opportunities to DO more...and LEARN more about art!


Starting March 12 - "Women in Art" at Carter Sexton

Georgia O’Keeffe, Blue and Green Music, 1921, Oil on canvas

Check out my 5-week Art History class at Carter Sexton Artists Materials, "Women in Art: As Subject Matter and as Artists.

5 sessions – Mondays - 2:00-4:00 PM - March 12th - April 9th

Join us as we explore the extraordinary contributions of women to art! Women artists have existed since the dawn of time. hasn't always been easy for us! We'll examine significant women artists in this program and will also look at how women have been portrayed in art over time. Artists such as Nun Guda, Artemisia Gentileschi, Berthe Morisot, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Kathe Kollwitz, Augusta Savage, Tamara de Lempicka, and Judy Chicago are just a few of MANY artists we'll investigate in this fun program.

The Schedule - Thursdays - 2:00-4:00 PM

  • March 12 - Session 1: Women in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • March 19 - Session 2: Women in the Renaissance, Mannerism and the Baroque
  • March 26 - Session 3: Women in the 18th Century and Beyond
  • April  2 -  Session 4: Women in the 19th Century Avant-garde and Beyond
  • April  9 - Session 5:   Women in the 20th and 21st Centuries
$15 per session - $60 if you Register for the Entire Series at Once. Click here to Register Now OR Call  1-818-763-5050. Space is limited

Starting March 12 - "Women in Art" at Carter Sexton

Check out my Art History class on Modern Art at Carter Sexton Artists Materials. Visit for Info and to Register! This is a fun and affordable class--and it begins on Thursday, March 12, 2012.


New Student Works Posted

"Railroad Easement" - David Keily - Oils on PaperThese artists are enrolled in the Pasadena City College Extended Learning program--in my Oil Painting for the Complete Novice and Intermediate Oil Painting classes. I'm very proud of their ongoing developments!


Brick Lion from the Neo-Babylonian Period, about 604-662 B.C.

BRICK LION FROM ca. 604-662 B.C. -AP Photo/M. Spencer Green.

CHICAGO - Martha Roth, dean of humanities at the University of Chicago, and Gil Stein, director of the Oriental Institute at the university, examine one of two glazed molded brick lions from the Neo-Babylonian Period, about 604-662 B.C. in one of the institutes galleries in Chicago. Roth is the editor-in-charge of a project started 90 years ago by the institute to assemble an Assyrian dictionary based on words recorded on tablets unearthed in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey, and written in a language that hadnt been uttered for more that 2,000 years. The massive 21-volume collection is now complete.