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  • The Mystery of the Dellschau Flying Contraptions

    03/19/2019 4:59:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 19MAR19 | Editorial Staff
    There was a time, long before compartmentalized special access programs, that other people created their very own secret organizations. These programs operated outside of government control, and oversight. In fact, during the last century, the United States was full of these “fraternal” organizations. Most of which operated with a secret side. And most, of which, were men-only membership and required rituals to join, and tasks to complete. All in secret. Here we look at one of them; the Dellschau flying machine project. Secret Organizations… These other people, and these other organizations, created societies with membership, and worked those programs to...
  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt (awesome painting with St Joseph)

    03/18/2019 9:04:11 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston ^ | 2018 | MFA Staff
    Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1879 Luc Olivier Merson (French, 1846–1920) DIMENSIONS 71.8 x 128.3 cm (28 1/4 x 50 1/2 in.) ON VIEW Frances Vrachos Gallery (Gallery 144) Fleeing persecution at the hands of Roman authorities, the Holy Family takes refuge in Egypt. Joseph dozes beside a dying campfire while his donkey grazes on sparse desert grass. At left sleep the Virgin Mary and infant Christ, crowned with a halo of light. They lie in the arms of a sphinx, its eyes turned to the heavens, where the first stars begin to appear. A successful Academic artist, Merson...
  • Stranger and Stranger

    03/14/2019 4:51:36 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Mr cup ^ | 27FB19 | Editorial staff
      If I win the lottery, I do not want a big car, I want all the bottles designed by Stranger and Stranger!                                       
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed John of Fiesole, 02-18-19

    02/18/2019 4:22:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies ^ | 02-18-19 | franciscanmedia
    Franciscan Media The Adoration of the Magi | Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi” width=”790″ height=”480″> Image: The Adoration of the Magi | Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi Blessed John of Fiesole Saint of the Day for February 18 (1387 – February 18, 1455)  Blessed John of Fiesole’s Story The patron of Christian artists was born around 1400 in a village overlooking Florence. He took up painting as a young boy and studied under the watchful eye of a local painting master. He joined the Dominicans at about age 20, taking the name Fra Giovanni. He eventually came...
  • Making of: The Super Massive ships of Fracture Space

    02/07/2019 3:43:52 AM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Art Station ^ | July 2018 | Mike Hill
    Making of: The Super Massive ships of Fracture Space In 2014 I provided Edge Case Games with concepts for Fractured Space. At the time, the game was in a pre-beta stage – gameplay was locked down, but the team needed spaceship designs that felt genuinely manufactured and massive. I was brought in to create convincing, engineered mega-ships for two of the game’s factions – United Space Research (USR), and Zarek Industries – fictional, militarized versions of NASA and Maersk, respectively.opposing factions, opposing values Several in-depth conversations with Dan Lodge, the project’s Art Director, revealed that the conventional concept art route...
  • Billionaires are storing hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of art on superyachts

    02/04/2019 2:54:08 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 70 replies
    Vox ^ | Monday, February 4, 2019 | Gaby Del Valle
    An article about the practice sparked outrage over income inequality. Luxury yachts in St. Tropez. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images People who own yachts have lots of things to worry about. Is a yacht a good financial investment? (Usually not.) Will a group of class-warfare-waging rascals untie the boat from its dock, causing thousands of dollars in damage? (If you're Betsy DeVos, yes.) And then there's the latest concern plaguing superyacht owners: Is a yacht really a good place to store an art collection, which is worth more than the yacht itself? A growing number of billionaires -- at least...
  • VCU Alumni Used Dryer Lint to Save Art Career

    01/22/2019 11:15:43 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 13 replies
    VCU Facebook Page Virginia Commonwealth University ^ | 22 Jan 2019 | Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Public Affairs
    See the Facebook post by VCU How a VCU alumna used dryer lint to rescue her art career Cancer treatment destroyed most of the muscles in Heidi Hooper’s upper arm. She saved herself from depression and found a new way to create using an unlikely source. Portrait of Andy Warhol using dryer lint with soup cans in the background. "Andy Warhol in Dryer Lint," Heidi Hooper's tribute to Warhol and winner of a 2014 Niche Award. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Hooper) By Erica Naone Office of Development and Alumni Relations Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 Heidi Hooper was a metalsmith working...
  • Flecks of Blue on Old Teeth Reveal a Medieval Surprise

    01/15/2019 4:54:41 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | 1*10*19 | John Johnson
    Discovery suggests women worked as top artists in Middle Ages more often than thought They couldn't figure out the blue. Scientists studying tartar from the teeth of medieval skeletons hoped to learn a thing or two of about diets of the Middle Ages. But when they put the teeth and jaw of one woman under a microscope, they were surprised to see hundreds of tiny flecks of blue, reports the BBC. After much sleuthing, they figured out that the blue came from lapis lazuli, a rare and expensive stone ground into powder to make dye for sacred manuscripts. Typically, male...
  • As Shutdown Crawls On, Artists And Nonprofits Fear For Their 'Fragile Industry'

    01/09/2019 11:21:43 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | Jan 10, 2019
    Jill Rorem, like many Americans, had made some special plans for the holidays. The Chicago native, whose legal work often brings her to Washington, D.C., was finally going to get to see the nation's capital with her arts-obsessed kids. "I have very nerdy daughters, and they're super cool. Like, my oldest kid was Andy Warhol for Halloween," Rorem says. So they'd planned a grand tour of the Smithsonian museums, from the National Gallery of Art to the National Portrait Gallery, maybe even the zoo if she could convince her husband. "They would have soaked it up. I always love watching...
  • Kaywin Feldman Becomes the First Woman to Direct the National Gallery of Art (social justice in DC)

    12/19/2018 8:45:26 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    artnet ^ | December 11, 2018 | Eileen Kinsell
    Kaywin Feldman Becomes the First Woman to Direct the National Gallery of Art in Washington Feldman is the fifth director to lead the venerable 77-year old institution. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has named Kaywin Feldman as its new director. She will be the fifth director—and the first ever female director—of the venerable 77-year-old institution. Feldman, who has been director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) since 2008, will take up the new position in March 2019. The seasoned museum administrator takes the helm from longtime director Earl “Rusty” Powell III, who has led the National...
  • A preemptive step to avoid fines, possible jail time (city ordinance requires art for gay weddings)

    12/02/2018 6:17:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    One News Now ^ | Friday, November 30, 2018 | Chris Woodward
    Two Christian business owners in Phoenix are hoping their legal challenge to a local ordinance will usher in a happy new year for them. Artists Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski (pictured) believe in traditional, biblical marriage – a belief that brought them into conflict with a Phoenix ordinance as owners of Brush & Nib Studio in the capital city (see more details on this case). The Arizona Supreme Court will decide in January whether to rule in favor of Duka and Koski – or uphold a lower court's ruling that says the artists must comply with an ordinance that requires...
  • 'Erotic' fresco of Leda and the Swan unearthed at Pompeii

    11/27/2018 11:43:26 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | November 20, 2018 | Jessica Phelan
    Archaeologists have unearthed a sensual fresco depicting the Ancient Greek myth of Leda and the Swan on a bedroom wall in Pompeii. While the story might not appeal to modern sensibilities, the legend that Leda, the beautiful queen of Sparta, was seduced – or raped, depending on how you see it – by the king of the gods disguised as a swan was apparently a titillating subject for Ancient Romans. In an astonishingly well preserved fresco revealed to the public this week, the moment is depicted as a non-violent encounter: Leda reclines languidly, gazing directly at the viewer, as the...
  • Awesome or Awful? A Reflection on the Mosaic of Christ in Majesty at the Basilica in Washington

    11/27/2018 8:04:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-26-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Awesome or Awful? A Reflection on the Mosaic of Christ in Majesty at the Basilica in Washington Msgr. Charles Pope • November 26, 2018 • I have spent quite a bit of time at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception here in Washington, due to ordinations and other special occasions. As I walk up the main aisle I never fail to be moved by the scene above the apse of Christ in majesty. (See one of my photos to the right.)I have discovered that very few people are neutral on this image of Christ seated in Judgment. People either...
  • France urged to return looted African art treasures

    11/22/2018 4:42:42 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 40 replies
    The Local France ^ | 21 November 2018 | AFP
    Experts appointed by President Emmanuel Macron will advise him on Friday to allow the return of thousands of African artworks held in French museums, a radical shift in policy which could put pressure on other former colonial powers. Calls have been growing in Africa for the restitution of their cultural treasures, but French law strictly forbids the government from ceding state property, even in well-documented cases of pillaging. But in a speech in Burkina Faso in November last year, Macron said "Africa's heritage cannot just be in European private collections and museums." He later asked French art historian Benedicte Savoy...
  • Did 1968 win the cultural war?

    11/22/2018 9:55:53 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 28 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 22 Nov. 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Did 1968 win the cultural war? Fifty years ago this year, the '60s revolution sought to overturn U.S. customs, traditions, ideology and politics. The '60s radicals eventually grew older, cut their hair and joined the establishment. Most thought their revolution had fizzled out in the early 1970s without much effect, as Americans returned to "normal." But maybe the '60s, not the silent majority, won out after all. The world a half-century later looks a lot more like 1968 and what followed than what preceded it. Most of the political and cultural agenda from that turbulent period -- both the advances...
  • 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 Ł1m. 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?