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  • 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
  • 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
  • Hollywood Unions Oppose Bill That Would Slash Arts & Humanities Funding

    07/18/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 17, 2018 | David Robb
    Hollywood’s unions are “steadfastly” opposing an amendment to a bill pending in Congress that would slash funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities by 15%. The coalition of 12 unions, representing half a million industry workers and artists, includes SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, IATSE, the American Federation of Musicians, Actors’ Equity and the WGA East. The opposition is being spearheaded by the Department of Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, through which many of the unions are affiliated. Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI) offered the amendment to next year’s Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. “The...
  • Portland Gallery Forced to Take Down Gruesome Art Work Showing trump Being Beheaded ISIS-Style

    07/18/2018 5:16:39 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/17/2018 | Ariel Zilber
    An art gallery in Portland, Oregon, removed a window drawing that depicts President Donald Trump being beheaded ISIS style. The horrific image shows a man whose face is concealed holding Trump’s head with one hand. In the other hand, he is holding a knife to the throat of Trump, who is bleeding profusely from his nose as well as his slashed neck. The image has the words ‘F*** TRUMP’ underneath it. The cartoon Trump is seen wearing a pin of a burning American flag on his lapel. The founder of One Grand Gallery in the Northwest city told KPTV-TV that...
  • Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War I

    07/03/2018 4:21:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    ​Exploring the impact of World War One on British, German and French art Marking the 100 years since the end of World War One, Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One looks at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. Art was used in many ways in the tumultuous period after the end of the war, from documenting its destructive impact, to the building of public memorials and as a social critique. This fascinating and moving exhibition shows how artists reacted to memories of war in many ways. George Grosz and Otto Dix...
  • Chinese Christian artist declares ‘Mao Zedong is dead but his era is not over’

    06/22/2018 6:58:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Financial Times ^ | June 2018 | Emily Feng
    It might be decades since the Cultural Revolution, but Gao has never quite been able to leave his past behind. He still feels haunted by what he imagines as the more egalitarian and democratic country that China could have become, had it not been sent off-course by the political violence of the 20th century. Among his most famous works is “Miss Mao”, a series of sculptures of the eponymous Communist leader with a Pinocchio-nose and pert breasts, a reference to the party’s uncanny “reproductive” abilities, says Gao. “Even though Mao has died...the Mao era is not over yet. The systems...
  • Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts from the 8th thru 12th Centuries (700-1199)

    06/17/2018 12:42:47 PM PDT · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts from the 8th thru 12th Centuries (700-1199) Music: Alla Venetiana - Joan Ambrosio Dalza. Heth Sold ein meisken garn om win - Josquin Desprei. The Silver Swan - Orlando Gibbons.
  • Several shot, one killed at Art All Night in Trenton

    06/17/2018 4:36:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | June 17, 2018
    A 24-hour celebration that showcases local artists turned into the Wild West early Sunday morning amidst a fight inside a warehouse. At least one person was killed and numerous others were injured in a shootout that happened at the Art All Night celebration in the Roebling Market section of the city. “When we got here around 2:30, it didn’t look like we were coming to Art All Night,” city resident Franco Roberts said. “It looked like we were outside of a Philadelphia club after the bar closes and people who don’t want to leave are standing around their cars smoking...
  • The Illustration Art of JC Leyendecker - The 19 Oughts and Tens, to the music of Scott Joplin

    06/06/2018 4:31:42 PM PDT · by mairdie · 10 replies
    The art of Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) from 1896 to 1919, shown to the music of Scott Joplin (The Entertainer; The Easy Winners). Leyendecker was the face of Saturday Evening Post before Norman Rockwell. He created the marketing image of "The Arrow Man" for Arrow Shirts.
  • Egyptian Fayum Portraits of the Ptolemaic Period - 332-30 BC

    05/26/2018 12:37:38 PM PDT · by mairdie · 19 replies
    Egyptian Fayum Portraits of the Ptolemaic Period - 332-30 BC. To music from Michael Atherton's album "Ankh - The Sound of Ancient Egypt." The Ptolemaic Kingdom was founded by Ptolemy and ended with the death of Cleopatra VII and the Roman conquest in 30 BC. Fayum portraits were painted on wooden panels and mounted into the bands of cloth of a mummy so that they showed over the face area. They were either done in encaustic (wax) or in tempera. There have been around 900 portraits found, often still retaining their bright colors.
  • FBI Solves Decades-Old Art Heist, Suspect Had Been Represented By John Kerry

    05/23/2018 10:32:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 29, 2015 | howie carr
    dated Mar 29, 2015 BOSTON – The FBI has positively identified the two robbers who in 1990 committed the largest art heist in history, stealing over $500 million worth of masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum here. One of them is a local ex-con who was free only because his lawyer, now Secretary of State John Kerry, was able to get his first-degree murder conviction overturned in 1982. “We got justice,” Kerry told a reporter in 2009 of his work for the notorious hoodlum, “and I’ll go to my grave proud that we did.” Multiple law-enforcement sources here have...
  • Artists to Relocate California School Mural of Aztec Holding Trump’s Severed Head, Heart

    05/07/2018 5:05:10 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/2018
    Artists in Chula Vista, California, who painted a school mural depicting an Aztec warrior carrying the severed head of President Donald Trump on a spear have decided to change the mural after a storm of protest. The mural also depicted the warrior holding a human heart — presumably, that of the president. The image recalls well-documented rituals of human sacrifice among the Aztecs, who are also thought to have eaten their victims. The mural was painted several days ago and then immediately covered up after local news reporters learned of it. Artist Sasha Andrade Mercado posted images of the mural...