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This is a wonderful selection of some of American's best art work. Even though most of the paintings she portrayed are well known, Dr. Bond added some very interesting pieces of information about both the artists and the paintings themselves. Dr. Bond has a very calm and pleasant style. I enjoyed it very much and was inspired to dig deeper into some of the artists, like Grant Wood, Ammi Phillips and Amy Sherald..
Dr. Bond's knowledge is broad and deep. She also delivers it effortlessly. I found that I was engaged with paintings that are outside of my usual preferences because of the interest she elicited in me. She described the context of each work as well as her analysis of its structure in ways I would not have perceived by myself. In addition, I found what I describe as her "conversational" presentation method one that allowed me to relax and really listen.
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Not only does Dr bond apply a knowledgeable historical and biographical background to each painting, but she often includes literary connections—stories, poems, and letters to enrich the experience with the painting, a beautiful blending of verbal and visual art.
Dr. Bond has the wonderful ability to explain art in a way that really helps to understand artists and their subject matter. She makes art interesting and thought-provoking at the same time.