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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Pablo Picasso

Image of a young Pablo Picasso.

By Sal Maccarone There is no doubt that we are all significant as human beings. But, to be considered as significant in the world of art: That is a big deal! An artist’s contribution can only be assessed, and fully realized in retrospect. Once an artist is given credit for having changed the world in some way, then they are ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Gilded Age Mansions

Image of a Rhode Island mansion known as The Breakers.

FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: The Gilded Age Mansions. Enjoy! Originally published October 11, 2020. By Sal Maccarone During the years following 1870 America was beginning to enjoy a bustling ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Rod Serling

Image of Rod Serling and characters from The Twilight Zone.

By Sal Maccarone FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: Rod Serling. Enjoy! Originally published April 17, 2021. On August 25, 1934 Philo Farnsworth (1906-1971) held the first public viewing of his ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Unusual Architecture – Part II

Image of the Flintstone House.

FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: Unusual Architecture – Part II. Enjoy! Originally published March 19, 2021. By Sal Maccarone While growing up just blocks from Sarah Winchester’s famous house in ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Frank Lloyd Wright

Image of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.

FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy! Originally published February 13, 2021. By Sal Maccarone Historians study architectural style because it closely reflects the ideals and beliefs of ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Public Art

Image of the Tenaya Lodge Bar.

FROM THE EDITOR: Sal Maccarone will be taking a brief hiatus from article writing at SNO. In his absence, he has asked us to republish some of his more popular articles from the past. This week: Public Art. Enjoy! Originally published April 2, 2021.  By Sal Maccarone Art that is found residing in public places such as lobbies, civic centers, ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Technique and Style

Image of Leonardo's Ginevra De Benci.

By Sal Maccarone Technique, a French word, is loosely defined as “a procedure that is used to accomplish a task.” Now used as a noun, the word can apply to procedures specific to any profession, trade, or even to the many things that we all do in life. There is technique employed while cooking, driving, mountain climbing, bowling, and even ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Style, John Muir, and Redwood

Image of the Merced County Courthouse statues.

By Sal Maccarone Throughout history major civilizations have impressed the future with their own distinctive style. The best parts of one popular style will often influence another in some fashion. It is the Architectural Revival that makes use of important elements from a previous era. Italianate, a Renaissance revival style, draws from a wide range of architectural models. Borrowed from ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Glamour and Beauty

Image of Erté working on wardrobe for a movie.

By Sal Maccarone After the turn of the 20th century every field of art seemed to be in flux. During this time there were several artists whose work would serve to influence, and thereby change the direction that art would take. Romain de Tirtoff, (1892-1990), simply known to the world as Erté, was one of these multi-faceted individuals. Although he ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Biltmore

Image of Biltmore Mansion.

By Sal Maccarone Born shortly after the Revolutionary war, Cornelius Vanderbilt would become the richest man in America. Known as, “The Commodore”, he was a hard working genius who built a shipping empire that began with a raft. His son “Billy” doubled the fortune! Those two stories are long ones, but it was their heirs that would make a lasting ...

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