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Gold in Art
Gold as a highly coveted precious metal has been used in art from ancient Egypt to present day. This color, as found in nature, has been used by artists of multiple disciplines. I will explain.

Numbers in Art
Originating in Mesopotamia 5-6,000 years ago, arithmetic has played a major role in the multidimensional field of art. I will share my findings.

Hooray for Public Art
Some murals and sculpture are available free to the public regardless of one's social status. Art is communication, providing more questions than answers to those of us who are curious. Are you?

Beasts and Butchery in Art
Wild animals have been forever immortalized in art. Even their carcasses have been painted with reverence. How can that be, you ask? I will explain.

Women Immortalized in Art
Since prehistoric times, women have been the subject of sculpture and paintings. Some we know by name; others are recognizable but remain nameless. I will discuss.

Attire in Portraiture
From self portraits to elaborately staged photo sessions, artists have used clothing and accessories as props, symbolism, and for religious reasons (from head to toe). I will discuss this fascinating subject.

Games and Sports in Art
Experiencing the joy of playing games and participating in sports is universal and doesn't discriminate based on age or social status. I will discuss a variety of both.

Wives • Muses • Partners in Art
The lives of artists' muses have been documented, but not in depth. It is for that reason I have researched this subject, and now sharing it with you, my readers.

Rock in Art
I will be speaking about natural and man-made rock, not the music genre. From pre-historic days to today, rock has been used in art and architecture for its durability and beauty. I will discuss.

Fashion in Art
Dress from the time of the Egyptians to Tudor England are known primarily from the art left behind for future generations. Fashion dates paintings and identifies artists. I will explain.

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