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  • This animal on a cave wall in Borneo is the oldest known figurative painting in the world

    11/07/2018 6:51:36 PM PST · by Simon Green · 39 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/07/18 | Deborah Netburn
    ” IN limestone caves hidden deep in the jungle of Borneo, archaeologists have discovered the oldest known figurative drawing created by a human artist, dating back at least 40,000 years. The ancient artwork is incomplete, but appears to depict a large mammal — probably a type of wild cow — with an oval-shaped body, thin legs and a spear sticking out of its rump. “To our knowledge, the large animal painting is the oldest figurative rock art in the world,” the researchers wrote in a study describing the find published Wednesday in Nature. The authors also note that the painting...
  • Exclusive: Blexit Logo Design by Kanye West; Artwork Inspired by Trip to Africa with Candace

    10/27/2018 5:37:06 PM PDT · by familyop · 44 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 27, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    “It needed to convey the message of a mass exodus,” Candace Owens said of the artwork that would mark black America’s exit, or Blexit, from the “liberal plantation.” “I created the logo. I spent weeks tinkering with the design, agonizing over the shape, the color,” Owens told me in a phone interview. “I started with a very basic X”...But Owens knew something was missing...That’s when she turned to Kanye West — the 21-time Grammy-winner and one of the most influential and successful fashion designers in the world, with whom Owens has developed a close collaborative relationship.
  • All the president's men: what to make of Trump's bizarre new painting

    10/18/2018 6:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 15, 2017 | Hannah Jane Parkinson
    The artwork hanging in the White House depicts the US president drinking with his Republican predecessors They say a picture is worth a thousand words, unless it’s a shredded Banksy, obviously, which is worth around £1m. But how to put a value on the majestic artwork Donald Trump was revealed to have gracing the wall outside the Oval Office, as eagle-eyed viewers of 60 Minutes spotted? So far, we know of two other “artworks” that Trump has: that Photoshopped picture of his inauguration crowd (dude, let it go), and the electoral college map. It is no wonder Trump wanted to...
  • Painting of Trump, Lincoln, other GOP presidents seen hanging in White House

    10/15/2018 4:35:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | oct. 15, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A painting depicting Donald Trump sitting with former presidents – including Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt – while drinking a Diet Coke is hanging in the White House. The painting was spotted during Trump’s long-ranging interview with “60 Minutes," which aired Sunday night. Called “The Republican Club,” the painting was done by Andy Thomas from southwestern Missouri.
  • Video of Los Angeles 1940s - LA Noire?

    10/14/2018 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 34 replies
    Someone recently posted a link to a YouTube video of film from 1940s Los Angeles - it was a night time drive through the city, in color, featuring music from the composers who did the soundtrack to LA Noire. I've tried my best to find this again - even bookmarked what I thought was the video, but it's not. Does anyone recall this and have a link?
  • Alice Reboot Eyed at Fox

    10/16/2018 4:54:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 95 replies
    TV Line ^ | October 16, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Mel’s Diner may be reopening its doors: An Alice reboot is in-the-works at Fox, TVLine has learned. The network has placed a script order for a modern-day version of the classic CBS workplace sitcom starring Linda Lavin. Diablo Cody (United States of Tara) and Liz Astrof (2 Broke Girls) are penning the script for the multi-cam pilot and will serve as EPs. The Fox revolves around Long Island housewife Alice Hyatt, who has finally worked up the courage to leave her cheating husband. She drives cross-country to Arizona with her teenage son Tommy, and gets a job as a waitress...
  • Banksy shocks art world by shredding £1 mn work at auction

    10/06/2018 10:08:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 10/6/2018 | Joe Jackson
    London (AFP) - British street artist Banksy has stunned the art world with arguably his most audacious prank yet, self-destructing one of his best-known works moments after it fetched more than a million pounds at auction in London. "Girl with Balloon" had just sold at Sotheby's Friday for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million, 1.2 million euros) -- a joint record for the maverick artist -- when it unexpectedly passed through a shredder hidden in the frame, according to the auction house. "It appears we just got Banksy-ed," said Alex Branczik, Sotheby's head of contemporary art for Europe, in a press release accompanied...
  • Illinois Tollway Opens Annual Map Cover Art Contest for Students (with diversity theme)

    10/04/2018 12:05:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 10, 2018 | Community Contributor drohrback
    DOWNERS GROVE, IL - The Illinois Tollway, in partnership with Blick Art Materials and MB Real Estate (MBRE), is inviting high school art students to participate in the 2019 Tollway Map Cover Art Contest for a shot to land on the cover art of the official 2019 Illinois Tollway Map. Recognizing the Illinois Tollway's commitment to diversity, the theme for the 2019 contest calls on student artists to submit artwork that illustrates the importance of diversity and inclusion. Areas of focus for the 2019 Tollway Map Cover Art Contest may include, but are not limited to, the following themes: Diversity...
  • Kavanaugh nomination memorialized in 20 of the most famous paintings

    10/02/2018 9:29:12 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | DFU
    HERE ARE 35 FAMOUS PAINTINGSBelow, 20 have been used to create the history of the Kavanaugh nomination. How many could you name?
  • Anamorphic Drawing of a Hole

    09/21/2018 5:44:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-21-18 | MOTUS
    I know the title is confusing, you probably think you know who I’m talking about but in fact, this is an art post. I was inspired by the art work contained in yesterday’s comments: from Son of Sobieski’s fine skeletor street art to Claire’s little granddaughter’s hand drawn and painted cartoon characters. So I’m just going to drop this lesson in optical illusion here for you to study. It seems a very helpful skill to have in today’s climate. So get your paper, pens, crayons (I’m talking to you Jetti) and rulers out so you too can practice the fine...
  • Is the Queer Reckoning upon Us?

    09/06/2018 1:23:18 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Over the last ten years, the LGBT movement created a brotherhood out of its victims...people who lost their jobs, families, public reputation, homes, or incomes because they chose not to submit to the LGBT agenda. ...One, a doctor, faced the ultimate choice when gays in his hospital filed charges against him for warning patients about the dangers of anal sodomy. He lost all his medical appointments... ...A nurse found herself hauled before a disciplinary board for distributing health pamphlets critical of the LGBT push for same-sex restrooms... ..An English professor received notification that an adviser to the gay students' group,...
  • Rembrandt Van Ryn: A Protestant Artist

    08/30/2018 1:50:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Grace Evangelical Society ^ | 1992 | Arthur L. Farmstead
    Bob Jones University is what most would call a fundamentalist school. No one, however, should think that it has low academic standards or is anti-cultural. The heavy emphasis on producing Shakespeare’s plays, the gallery of great religious art, as well as an exact replica of the Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster Abbey tell us otherwise. One thing nearly all of us Protestants who have visited this beautiful and well-presented gallery cannot help noticing is the heavy preponderance, not only of Roman Catholic artists, but also of specifically Catholic themes. When Bob Jones, Jr. was challenged with the question, “Why do you...
  • Art History is integral to Catholic education

    08/29/2018 11:50:56 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Oct 2011 | Dale Artis Hackerman
    After more than 35 years as a teacher of art history in the Catholic school system, I am convinced that the study of art history is an integral part of a well-defined and superior Catholic high school education. I believe that when students study art history, they become closer to the church on an intellectual and cultural level that greatly enhances their relationship with God. I have already alluded to the important role that the church had in the development of Western art. Investigating that role in a study of art history, from medieval to modern times, enhances spiritual and...
  • The Need for Artists in the Catholic Church

    08/28/2018 3:05:09 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Dec 2016 | Mary Reza
    “Man can live without science, he can live without bread, but without beauty he could no longer live, because there would no longer be anything to do to the world. The whole secret is here, the whole of history is here.” So wrote Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his novel Demons. The Russian Orthodox novelist would find himself in agreement with a Polish Roman Catholic Pope, who more than a century later wrote of the Catholic Church’s need for beauty, and artists who could create that beauty. "Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an...
  • Controversial Display at Western Idaho Fair of Trump Choking Hillary Clinton Lights Up Social Media

    08/27/2018 5:46:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 43 replies
    Boise Weekly ^ | August 26, 2018 | George Prentice
    Campaigning at the Western Idaho Fair isn't anything new; both Democratic and Republican parties have had a regular presence at the end-of-summer celebration for as long as anyone can remember. But social media lit up late Saturday with a photo of this year's GOP booth at the fair revealed a prominently displayed a doctored but life-size photo of President Donald Trump with his arms locked around the neck of Hillary Clinton. The photo caught widespread attention when Diana Lachiondo, candidate for the Ada County Legislature, posted an image of the display on Facebook. "Holly smokes! This got a lot of...
  • Kickstarter campaign seeks John McCain mural for Old Town Scottsdale

    08/20/2018 9:38:51 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    AZ Central | Aug. 19, 2018 | Julian Alberto Hernandez
    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2018/08/19/kickstarter-campaign-seeks-john-mccain-mural-old-town-scottsdale/1034390002/
  • Art exhibit features photo of Stormy Daniels as the Virgin Mary

    08/11/2018 8:48:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | August 8, 2018 | Richard Johnson
    Stormy Daniels as the Virgin Mary? “Virgin,” a show of photographs by Nika Nesgoda, opens Thursday at the Spur, the Southampton co-working space and social club. Inspired by Caravaggio, who used a prostitute model for “Death of the Virgin” in 1606, Nesgoda had adult-film actresses Stormy, Tera Patrick (who has since retired from the industry) and other porn stars pose as the Virgin Mother in 2002. “Stormy doesn’t care what other people think of her. She’s a free spirit,” Nesgoda told The Post. “My show’s a playful look at art history. Pornography is art that we deem excessive in a...
  • Famed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei posts video of authorities destroying his Beijing studio

    08/06/2018 9:47:41 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | Aug 4, 2018 | Associated Press
    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have begun razing his Beijing studio. The frequent government critic says on his Instagram account the demolition began Friday without prior notice and posted videos of an excavator smashing the windows of his "Zuoyou" studio. The studio in the northeast Beijing suburbs has been Ai's primary work space since 2006, although his has mostly been based in Europe in recent years. It's unclear whether the demolition is targeting Ai. Beijing authorities have demolished large swaths of the suburbs in the past year in a building safety campaign, typically giving at least several days' notice....
  • At 85, Yoko Ono plans new album for peace

    07/25/2018 7:13:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    AFP ^ | July 24, 2018 | Staff
    Yoko Ono on Tuesday announced that she is releasing a new album at age 85, saying that her lifelong message of peace was sorely needed in 2018. "Warzone," which will come out on October 19, will revisit songs penned by Ono since 1970, concluding with "Imagine," her seminal pacifist anthem with her late husband John Lennon.
  • Hudson River School of Landscape Painting (mid-19th century American art movement)

    07/22/2018 10:47:04 AM PDT · by ETL · 56 replies
    various sources
    "The Hudson River School was a mid-19th century American art movement embodied by a group of landscape painters whose aesthetic vision was influenced by Romanticism. The paintings for which the movement is named depict the Hudson River Valley and the surrounding area, including the Catskill, Adirondack, and White Mountains; eventually works by the second generation of artists associated with the school expanded to include other locales in New England, the Maritimes, the American West, and South America."--Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River_School