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The Laurel in Art
The laurel is an aromatic tree or shrub native to the Mediterranean region. As a verb, it is to 'bestow an award or praise on someone in recognition of an achievement'. I will discuss how it relates to art.

Mountains in Art
Mountains have been a common theme in Asian art for their natural beauty and close proximity to heaven. I will discuss mountains and notable artists.

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.

Monuments, Memorials, and Statues
More than ever, these three structures have become part of our daily conversation, but what is the difference? There may even be an overlap. I will discuss some that are presently controversial.

Pearls From Literature and Art
As pearls can be natural, cultured, or imitation, their beauty has been the subject of legend and folklore. I will discuss some of these fascinating stories.

Magic Realism in Art
Magic or Magical Realism falls between the schools of Surrealism and Photorealism. I will discuss the artists and characteristics of this fascinating art movement.

Mysticism in Art
From medieval woodcuts to illustrations by William Blake, there is a rich artistic tradition of alchemy and mysticism. I will discuss artists who express their personal interpretations.

Illuminated Manuscripts
The Book of Kells is perhaps the finest illuminated manuscript in Celtic art with its ornate swirling motifs. I will discuss this manuscript as well as other notable religious books.

The Origin and Techniques in Oil Painting
One product commonly found at art supply stores is oil paint in a tube - today taken for granted, it has a rich history. I will discuss artists who experimented with this medium that would change Western art.

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