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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.

Did You Know?

On December 3rd, 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting "Le Bateau" was put right-side up after hanging upside-down for 46 days without anyone noticing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The same thing happened with Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting “The Lawrence Tree”.



Bruce Crane - Winter Landscape - Watercolor and gouache on blue-gray wove paper - 10 7/8 x 18 11/16 in. (27.6 x 47.5 cm) - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (click photo for larger image)American artist Bruce Crane (1857-1937) was born in New York City. He was educated in New York's public schools and was exposed to the city's galleries and museums by his father, himself an amateur painter.  By the age of seventeen, Crane had moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he was employed as a draftsman by an architect and builder. 

He soon decided to devote his career to painting. In 1876 or 1877, he sought the guidance of the landscape painter Alexander H. Wyant (1836-1892), with whom he subsequently shared a close, lifelong friendship. Between 1878 and 1882, Crane attended the Art Students League in New York and traveled to Europe for further study.  In the United States during this period, he painted in New Jersey; East Hampton, Long Island; and the Adirondacks.


OAC ‘Art Speaks’ Features Drew Bordeaux

(click photo for larger image)Musician and Photographer Drew Bordeaux will be the Featured Presenter at OAC ‘Art Speaks’ THIS Sunday, January 14th, at 2:00 pm. This will be a MUST SEE program!


Happy New Year—Let’s Get Rolling!

Jill Kiefer at WorkReminder: How about starting off 2018 with some of Jill Kiefer’s fascinating new art and art appreciation classes? Dare to Try: Oil Painting for the Complete Novice AND Painting in Alternative Media are classes scheduled to begin later this month at the Cedar Lane Arts Center. Please go to the CLAC website for more info and to register.

A Student Oil Painting on Canvas (click photo for larger image)Alternative Media Involves All Kinds of Cool Materials! (click photo for larger image)Jill will also be teaching Art History for Larchmont-Mamaroneck Center for Continuing Education (LMCCE) and the Scarsdale Adult School and painting at the Pelham Art Center. It’s never too late to learn—but you CAN be late to register! So please get on board ASAP.

Always feel free to e-mail if you have any questions about her classes.


Happy Holidays!

Hieronymus Bosch - Adoration of the Magi (central panel) c. 1510 Oil on wood, 138 x 72 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid (click photo for larger image)What About Art? will be closed for the holidays. Our next post will appear on Monday, January 8, 2018. We wish you all a very Happy Winter Solstice, a Merry Christmas, and a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2018.

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