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  • Medieval Doodles Of A 7-Year Old Boy Hints At The ĎUniversalityí Of Daydreaming

    05/02/2016 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 31 replies
    Realm Of History ^ | APRIL 30, 2016 | DATTATREYA MANDAL
    Novgorod or Veliky Novgorod, is one of the major historical cities of Russia, and it started out as a trading station for the Varangians who traveled from the Baltic region to Constantinople by (possibly) late 10th century AD. But as it turns out, this historically significant settlement of northern Russia is also home to around thousand personal Ďtomesí that are inscribed on bark of birch trees and are almost preserved in perfect condition. In fact, historians hypothesize that there are 20,000 similar specimens still waiting to be salvaged from the conducive anaerobic clay soil layers of the city environs. And...
  • Student Apologizes for Rainbow-Colored Noose Art on Tennessee Campus

    04/19/2016 3:28:51 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 53 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/19/16 | Max Kutner
    Updated | A Tennessee college student has apologized and a professor is ďdevastatedĒ after an uproar began when six nooses of different colors arranged in the order of the rainbow found on Monday hanging from a tree on the campus of Tennesseeís Austin Peay State University (APSU) led to confusion and anger and were called ďdeeply disturbing and hurtfulĒ by the university presidentóbut on Tuesday an investigation found the display was a class art project. The display gained national attention after the Instagram account for the universityís chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) posted...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e.,¬†miscegenation ‚Äď ed],...
  • Finally An In-Your-Face Conservative Art Show

    04/19/2016 5:55:30 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 2 replies
    Michael Ramirez Cartoons on Ricochet.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Michael Ramirez Cartoons via Melissa Dawdy
    Provocative Art 2016 will premiere this Friday at the Lotus Gallery, 511 E. Roosevelt, in Phoenix. Local Ricochet members are invited to attend the free reception, and meet some pretty awesome artists, including Roman Genn and Sabo, who will be talking about their work. Also on hand will be original pieces by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Michael P. Ramirez. Ricochetís very own Editor, Jon Gabriel has promised to make an appearance as well. Below are some examples of their artwork: -See more at www.provocativeart2016.com
  • Woman who stabbed patron at Miami art show will be deported to China, thought victim with ISIS

    04/15/2016 6:26:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 15, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    She sure wonít have to worry about ISIS anymore. The New York woman who stabbed another woman at a Miami art show last year claimed her vicious attack was motivated by paranoia about ISIS ó a defense that has earned her deportation to her native China. Siyuan Zhao, 24, took a plea deal Thursday in a Miami court. She pleaded guilty, but instead of serving prison time, she will deport herself back home for treatment, the Miami Herald reported. Zhaoís psychiatrist told the court Zhao suffers from a mental illness and hears voices in her head.
  • Painting Discovered in French House Could Be Worth $136 Million

    04/13/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    What is possibly one of the art world's greatest finds came about because some French homeowners wanted to fix a leaky roof. The 400-year-old work, which was found by accident in 2014 in an attic of a house in Toulouse, is thought to have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio, according to Old Masters expert Eric Turquin, who has been studying it for the past two years. The amazing find was discovered in a sealed-off part of the attic space, which had to be accessed in order to repair a leak. Named "Judith Beheading Holofernes," the painting represents the biblical...
  • Risen and What Makes a Good Christian Film

    Christian filmmakers are on a roll. The last several years have brought us an increasing number of religious films, many bordering on mainstream and featuring globally recognized stars. But among the miraculous true stories and positive message films, Risen, the tale of a skeptical Roman soldier Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) encountering the risen Christ (Cliff Curtis), is the one that caught the attention of Krista Bontrager, the dean of online learning at Reasons to Believe. I sat down to talk with her about Risen and the challenges of Christian filmmaking. (Spoiler warning.) **** MM: What makes Risen stand out among other...
  • What Photos Will Hillary Have On Her Cell Wall?

    04/06/2016 8:26:16 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 53 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/6/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What photos/drawings do you think Hillary Clinton will put up on the wall of her cell in prison? I think she'll have a photo of Sean Connery and a drawing by Barney Frank of some ducks.
  • Libs being Lib - Can't Make This Up or Not !?

    04/02/2016 8:15:02 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 7 replies
    Glasstire ^ | April 2, 2016 | myself
    Libs being Lib - Can't Make This Up - Or not!?
  • The Worcester Art Museum's New Exhibit Is All Cats, All the Time

    03/24/2016 12:12:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 3-11-16 | Danny Lewis
    New art exhibit will trace humans' captivation with cats throughout history Thanks to the Internet, it can sometimes seem like cats have taken over every aspect of popular culture. Funny videos and goofy photos may be firmly under their furry paws, but now not even fine art seems to be able to resist their feline allure. Now, Massachusetts' Worcester Art Museum is hosting a new exhibition dedicated to cats in art from ancient Egypt all the way up to the modern day. Cat memes might seem like a modern phenomenon, but the expressive animals have intrigued artists for thousands of...
  • SCANDAL EXPANDS !!! NEW Set of NEA Emails Released Linking White House to NEA Scandal

    11/02/2009 10:15:23 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 573+ views
    judicial watch/the lid ^ | 11/2/09 | The Lid
    Four weeks ago, Big Hollywood posted audio of a conference call in which Obama administration officials asked "grant recipients to plug Barack Obamaís domestic agenda." At least six federal laws and regulations were violated when thenĖNEA communications director Yosi Sergant and White House Office of Public Engagement deputy director Buffy Wicks tried twisting the arms of artists and arts groups interested in getting federal arts grants to produce government propaganda. To protect the scandal from expanding further, the White House threw Sergant under the bus, denied that they were involved issued new guidelines for the NEA and promised that it...
  • Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Breitbart's Blockbuster to Break Tomorrow at Noon)

    09/20/2009 8:07:11 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 40 replies · 3,338+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 9-20-09 | Mike Flynn and John Nolte
    This is it; the story we were speculating about today. Well, this is the "pre-story" and the rest breaks tomorrow at noon (don't know EST or PST) But, there is even a larger issue that hasnít yet received much attention in the press. Among the Obama Administration officials on the call were Buffy Wicks, Office of Public Engagement and the lead White House official on the Presidentís Serve.Gov initiative to promote national service. Also on the call was Nell Abernathy, Director of Outreach for Serve.Gov. One of their mail goals on the call, it seems, was to encourage artists to...
  • 'Artists' as Servants of Power

    09/21/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 598+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9/21/2009 | James Taranto
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood is out today with new details on the National Endowment for the Arts scandal, including a full transcript and audio recording, as well as a CliffsNotes summary by John Nolte, of the notorious Aug.†10 conference call in which administration officials urged artists to help promote President Obama's legislative agenda. Formally, the call was led by Michael Skolnik, who is not a government employee. But Skolnik declares at the start of the call that he is acting on behalf of the administration:I have been asked by folks in the White House and folks in the NEA about...
  • The Metropolitan Museum‚Äôs Secret High-Class Escorts

    02/25/2016 6:53:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 25, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Those who have passed through the Metropolitan Museum of Art‚Äôs classical collection may recall some of the vases on display‚ÄĒthe ones that feature naked women toweling off after a bath, pre- or post-coitus, or cozying up to some Adonis. A little porno-lite from ancient Greece as an aperitif to the Roman nudes. One expects to see plenty of nudes at the Met, but few know that the museum is overrun by classy escorts. Indeed, the naked ladies decorating those ancient Greek vases were essentially upscale sex workers, known as hetaerae. They chose their male customers and were paid in gifts...
  • Billionaire Griffin Pays $500 Million for Two Paintings [Bloomberg Link Only]

    02/19/2016 5:53:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | February 18, 2016 | Katya Kazakin
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  • Why It‚Äôs So Hard to Spot a Fake Rothko, Even for His Son

    02/05/2016 9:20:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 5, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    In an art market governed largely by pretense and money, does a masterpiece have any intrinsic value? That question has emerged from a civil case brought by Sotheby’s chairman of Domenico de Sole and his wife, Eleanore, against Ann Freedman, former president of the Knoedler Gallery, the oldest and most respected gallery in New York until it closed in 2011 amidst a massive forgery scandal. Knoedler had sold some forty paintings claimed to be by abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, all of which turned out to be forgeries created in Queens by a female artist...
  • Artist calls 'bull****' on pretentious art world by sitting naked and silent on a toilet [tr]

    02/01/2016 6:24:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2016 | Julian Rubinson
    An artists has called 'bull***t' on the pretentious art world by sitting named on a toilet for two days at a New York gallery. Lisa Levy, from Brooklyn, sat with no clothes on and remained silent on her toilet during two five-hour displays at Christopher Stout Gallery on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors were invited to sit opposite her on another toilet during the bizarre performance.
  • Romans cover their nudes for Iranian leader's visit

    01/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Tucker Reals
    The Romans have censored themselves to make visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani feel more comfortable during his historic stop in Italy. Rouhani -- the first Iranian leader to visit Europe in almost 20 years -- met Tuesday with Pope Francis at the Vatican, but another stop on his agenda was the famed Capitoline Museum, where classic Italian nude sculptures were covered with plain white boards to avoid offending the Muslim president.
  • Modern art was CIA ‚Äôweapon‚Äô

    01/19/2016 5:37:47 PM PST · by woofie · 47 replies
    Voltaire Network ^ | 14 NOVEMBER 2010 | Frances Stonor Saunders
    Author of a masterful study on the CIA and the cultural Cold War, British historian Frances Stonor Saunders provided a detailed account for The Independent of the CIA’s covert role in sponsoring Abstract Expressionist painting in the United States. The CIA exploited this artistic movement as a showcase of freedom and free enterprise, and to counteract the influence that communist ideology still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West. For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art...
  • The 2016 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

    01/05/2016 1:27:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 5, 2016 | AlanTaylor
    Every year, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, the city of Harbin hosts the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, featuring massive ice and snow sculptures‚ÄĒmore than a million visitors are anticipated this year. At night, the sculptures are colorfully illuminated and visitors can climb and play on some of the structures. The festival officially opened on January 5, and will run through the end of February.
  • 'Rhodesgate': Campaign To Remove Rhodes statue 'Is Like Isil's Destruction of Antiques', Says..

    12/22/2015 10:07:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 22, 2015 | Javier Espinoza, and Gordon Rayner
    'Rhodesgate': Campaign To Remove Rhodes statue 'Is Like Isil's Destruction of Antiques', Says Oxford Don The campaign to remove a Cecil Rhodes statue from Oriel College is like Isil’s destruction of antiquities because it is showing no respect for history, a prominent Oxford emeritus fellow has said By Javier Espinoza, 22 Dec 2015 The campaign to remove a Cecil Rhodes statue from Oriel College is like Isil’s destruction of antiquities, a prominent Rhodes scholar has said. “I am comparing what the [Rhodes Must Fall] movement are doing with what Al Qaeda and Isis are doing in places like Mali when...
  • December 16: The day of the (un)happy birthday (Beethoven and Jane Austen)

    12/16/2015 5:57:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 16, 2015 | Staff
    Bad news for anyone celebrating a birthday tomorrow... December 16 is the worst day of the year to be born, according to new research. The study suggests that while July 28 is the best day to celebrate a birthday, December 16 is the worst while January birthdays are the most likely to be forgotten. Famous people born on December 16 include Ludwig van Beethoven, Jane Austen and ZZ Top star Billy Gibbons who turns 66 this year.
  • Dutch gallery under fire after removing offensive terms from its artworks' titles and [tr]

    12/14/2015 8:13:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2015 | Emma Glanfield
    A top European art gallery has come under fire after removing controversial terms such as 'negro' and 'Mohammedan' from the descriptions of its artworks over fears they could cause offence. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has been accused of pandering to political correctness after taking the decision to remove terms which may be deemed offensive from around 200 titles and descriptions of artworks in its collection.
  • A sharp idea- sculptures on the tip of a pencil

    12/13/2015 5:20:09 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 12/12/15
    Salavat Fidai, 42, carves intricate mini sculptures on the end of a pencil. Carved entirely from lead, Fidai uses a craft knife and a 4x magnifying glass.
  • Fight leads to woman stabbed at Art Basel Miami Beach

    12/06/2015 12:10:53 PM PST · by woofie · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2015
    A section of Art Basel Miami Beach was transformed into a crime scene after a fight escalated to a stabbing at the show‚Äôs main event inside the Miami Beach Convention Center on Friday night, police said. A woman pulled an X-Acto knife and stabbed another woman in the arms and neck, said Miami Beach police spokeswoman Det. Kathleen Prieto. ‚ÄúThe injuries are non life-threatening,‚ÄĚ Prieto said. The victim was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital; the assailant, whom police did not identify, was arrested at the scene. Both women were patrons of the art show, not exhibitors. Some patrons thought the...
  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center‚Äôs aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, ‚Äú[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.‚ÄĚ The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch‚Äôs deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Pope Francis Explains Why He Won‚Äôt Sell the Church‚Äôs ‚ÄėTreasures‚Äô

    11/10/2015 2:42:53 PM PST · by NYer · 55 replies
    NC Register ^ | November 6, 2015
    VATICAN CITY ‚ÄĒ In a new interview ranging from fame to finances to childhood dreams, Pope Francis explained that, despite his strong concern for the poor, he will not sell the ‚Äúriches of the Church.‚ÄĚ Asked whether he has ever felt pressure to sell ‚Äúthe treasures of the Church,‚ÄĚ the Pope responded, ‚ÄúThis is an easy question. They are not the treasures of the Church, [but] the treasures of humanity.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúFor example, if tomorrow I say that Michelangelo‚Äôs Pieta is going to be auctioned, it can‚Äôt be done, because it‚Äôs not the property of the Church. It‚Äôs inside a church,...
  • New self-portrait by Charlotte Bronte is discovered and she drew it by looking in the mirror [tr]

    10/27/2015 6:30:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2015 | Dayla Alberge
    It is hardly the most flattering of likenesses, but a pencil sketch of a woman's head has been identified as a rare self-portrait by Charlotte BrontŽ. It dates from 1843, four years before she was to publish Jane Eyre, one of English literature's great masterpieces, and when she was suffering the acute agony of unrequited love. The discovery has been made by the acclaimed literary biographer, Claire Harman, who describes it as 'massively significant' as there are only two other known lifetime portraits.
  • This Giant Van Gogh Painting Is Made of Pumpkins, Watermelons and Squash

    10/25/2015 9:02:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 10-25-15 | Danny Lewis
    How crop artist Stan Herd made an acre-wide ode to "Olive Trees" If you're flying through MinneapolisĖSt. Paul International Airport this fall, keep an eye out for Vincent van Gogh's "Olive Trees" from your airplane window. It won't be hard to miss ó this aerial crop art covers more than an acre of land. The unique ode to van Gogh is the work of landscape artist Stan Herd, reports Mary Abbe for the Star Tribune. It was commissioned to honor two milestones: the Minneapolis Institute of Art's centennial and the 125th anniversary of van Gogh's death. "It's an iteration of...
  • Why These Hipsters Hate Renoir

    10/21/2015 7:27:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 21, 2015 | Lizzie Crocker
    When ranting about his profound contempt for Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Max Geller frequently returns to the word ďtreacle.Ē The French Impressionist painterís renderings of bourgeois leisure are shamelessly ďtreaclyĒ; his portraits of doll-faced young girls are ďfluffy treacle;Ē his misogynistic portraits of women ďtraffic in the most treacly palletsĒ; his entire oeuvre is a ďsteaming pile of treacle.Ē
  • New Jersey Halloween Display Sparks Outrage, Homeowner Defends Display...

    10/11/2015 12:27:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | October 10, 2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    FULL TITLE: New Jersey Halloween Display Sparks Outrage, Homeowner Defends Display by Stating Whatís More Terrifying than Ďthe Real Threat Among Us?í A New Jersey resident has sparked outrage with his graphic Halloween display depicting the atrocities of ISIS at the hands of Barack Obama himself.The display which many calling are ďtasteless,Ē features Barack Obama dressed as a Jihadist standing in front of a dead U.S. soldier hanging from a tree and a Jordanian pilot in cage. While the homeís owner understands why people may be offended by his holiday display, he defends his First Amendment right to express himself....
  • Renoir haters picket outside Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

    10/07/2015 11:05:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mark Shanahan
    Itís nothing personal, says Ben Ewen-Campen, he just doesnít think French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. Monday, the Harvard postdoc joined some like-minded aesthetes for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The rally, which mostly bewildered passersby, was organized by Max Geller, creator of the Instagram account Renoir Sucks at Painting, who wants the MFA to take its Renoirs off the walls and replace them with something better.
  • Art showing Isil menacing Sylvanian Families removed from exhibition

    09/26/2015 5:16:34 PM PDT · by windcliff · 5 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9-26-15 | Telegraph writers
    The Passion for Freedom exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London was intended to highlight the work of "courageous artists" fighting censorship and highlighting oppression around the world. But one group of works, showing animals from the Sylvanian Families range of toys being menaced by other figurines dressed in the clothes of Isil fighters, has been removed from the show on the advice of the police. 'MICE-IS', a collection of seven tableaux by an artist known as Mimsy, was selected to appear in the six-day exhibition, which closes today. Speaking to The Telegraph in March, Mimsy explained that she had...
  • New York's Egyptian artefacts triumph over Paris's Mona Lisa as TripAdvisor reviewers name the [tr]

    09/22/2015 8:43:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2015 | Chris Kitching
    A massive art museum that is home to an Egyptian stone temple, King Henry VIIIís field armour and a fascinating medieval sculpture hall has been named the best museum in the world by tourists. New York Cityís Metropolitan Museum of Art Ė the largest art museum in the US Ė edged top attractions in Paris and London for top spot in TripAdvisorís travellersí choice awards. Home to some of the greatest artefacts, sculptures or paintings, these are the 10 most popular museums in the world based on TripAdvisor reviews from the last year.
  • Art student's 'white only,' 'black only' signs cause campus-wide alarm

    09/20/2015 6:55:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | September 19, 2015 | Marilyn Malara
    Powell's project -- created for her Installation: Urban Spaces class -- is reportedly called "Our Compliance" and aims "to expose white privilege." "Our society still actively maintains racist structures that benefit one group of people, and oppress another," the Chicago-born artist explained. "Forty to fifty years ago, these structures were visibly apparent and physically graspable through the existence of signs that looked exactly like the signs I put up. Today these signs may no longer exist, but the system that they once reinforced still does."
  • How a Volcanic Eruption in 1815 Darkened the World but Colored the Arts

    08/25/2015 11:30:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | William J. Broad
    In April 1815, the most powerful volcanic blast in recorded history shook the planet in a catastrophe so vast that 200 years later, investigators are still struggling to grasp its repercussions. It played a role, they now understand, in icy weather, agricultural collapse and global pandemics ó and even gave rise to celebrated monsters. Around the lush isles of the Dutch East Indies ó modern-day Indonesia ó the eruption of Mount Tambora killed tens of thousands of people. They were burned alive or killed by flying rocks, or they died later of starvation because the heavy ash smothered crops.
  • Artist Draws All 100,000 Objects in Grandpaís Shed

    08/19/2015 7:50:21 AM PDT · by fishtank · 42 replies
    MakeZine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Donald Bell
    As we all know, a well-stocked workshop is a beautiful thing. Itís the place that keeps and collects all the tools and hardware you may someday need to fix something you love or make something new. When Lee John Phillipsí grandfather passed away, he left behind a tool shed packed with a lifetime of old tools, hardware, and odds and ends. As an artist by training, Lee took inspiration from the dense, seemingly limitless stash of unique artifacts and began organizing and drawing collections of them in his sketchbook.
  • Eggsploitation: The Dirty Secrets of the Third-Party Reproductive Industry

    08/14/2015 5:46:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 14, 2015 | KATHLEEN SLOAN
    Iím sure youíve seen them in the media: attractive, well-off, smiling parents holding adorable infants created by third-party reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Of course, the narrative goes, this development is a win-win for all. Who could object to children being created for those who through either infertility or biological sex are unable to reproduce? But this picture hides the highly profitable fertility industryís dirty secrets. It ignores what is required to create these children: exploitation, health endangerment, and the commodification of human life. An honest look at the facts and circumstances surrounding third-party reproduction and ART should...
  • Iconic Whistler's Mother On Display At The Clark [MA]

    08/12/2015 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    WAMC ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Jim Levulis
    An iconic 19th century American painting that remains one of artís most famous works will be on view July 4th at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. James McNeill Whistlerís most famous painting known today as Whistlerís Mother is an 1871 portrait of the woman born as Anna Matilda McNeill. Curator Jay Clarke says the image became an American icon while on a cross-country tour during the 1930s.
  • I donít normally go for custom painted cars, butÖ

    08/08/2015 11:07:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm DEFINITELY making an exception for this one...
  • Tell my why?

    08/02/2015 5:35:29 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 95 replies
  • A Mesmerizing 'Soundsuit' Memorializes Trayvon Martin's Death

    07/22/2015 4:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post's Arts & Culture ^ | July 14, 2015 | Katherine Brooks, Senior Arts & Culture Editor
    Behind what appears to be a beaded net stained the color of Skittles stands a hollow figure, made distinct by the hint of a sneaker sticking out from under the obscurity. Pan up from the shoe and there's a glimpse of a hooded sweatshirt topping off the towering statue, an unmistakeable bit of clothing loaded with meaning. Titled "TM 13," the work -- shown above -- memorializes the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was fatally shot by former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman three years ago. Created by Missouri-born artist Nick Cave, the piece is currently...
  • 13,000 sign petition opposing display of Pope condom portrait

    07/15/2015 10:48:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-15-15 | Annysa Johnson
    More than 13,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Milwaukee Art Museum not to display a newly acquired portrait of retired Pope Benedict XVI fashioned from 17,000 colorful condoms. The petition was circulated by CitizenGo.org, a conservative Christian advocacy site based in Madrid. "The Milwaukee Art Museum's decision to display this offensive piece of art exposes a double-standard when it comes to offending religious groups," Caroline Craddock, the Boston-based U.S. campaigns director for CitizenGO said in a news release. "They would never dare insult Mohammad or other religious leaders the way they demean followers of Christ." The...
  • TRENDY BUT CALM: ADULT COLORING BOOKS SELLING LIKE CRAZY

    07/15/2015 9:30:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/15/2015 | ETH J. HARPAZ
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer. Dover Publications has sold more than 3 million adult coloring books with titles like "Flower Fashion Fantasies." Quarto Publishing will have 1.3 million in print this year ranging from mandalas to fairies. "Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt," by one of the genre's most popular illustrators, Johanna Basford, remains a top seller on Amazon two years after its initial publication. In fact, adult coloring books occupied as many of eight of the top 20 slots in a spot-check of...
  • Trump Street Art Rocks L.A.

    07/10/2015 4:15:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Donald Trump has become the center of a new street art campaign, with work that can be seen all around Los Angeles. Today, Friday July 10, the Republican presidential candidate will be speaking to Hollywood conservatives at an event, and the Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), has plans to protest.
  • MFA (Boston) recasts kimono days after complaints of stereotyping

    07/10/2015 8:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 7, 2015 | Malcolm Gay
    In an episode that speaks volumes about cultural institutions, ethnic sensitivity, and the power of protest in the digital age, the Museum of Fine Arts is hastily pulling back on an event that protesters labeled a latter-day form of racist minstrelsy. MFA officials announced Tuesday they would recast ďKimono Wednesdays,Ē an attraction scheduled to run throughout July. It is extremely rare for the MFA to change exhibition plans in the wake of protests; it appears such action had not been taken for decades. Created as a light summer distraction, ďKimono WednesdaysĒ invited visitors to ďchannel your inner Camille MonetĒ by...
  • Awesome or Awful? A Reflection on the Mosaic of Christ in Majesty at the Basilica in Washington

    07/01/2015 8:52:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-30-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Awesome or Awful? A Reflection on the Mosaic of Christ in Majesty at the Basilica in Washington Msgr. Charles Pope ē June 30, 2015 ē Iíve been spending quite a bit of time at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception here in Washington recently, 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 love...
  • The Course of Empire: Thomas Cole's Warning to America

    06/27/2015 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 36 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2bnof3-D8 ^ | February 9, 2012 | Robb Bomboy
    "Thomas Cole, America's premier landscape painter of the 1820's and 1830's, constructed the idea for his series, The Course of Empire, from a variety of influences. He began his intense study of Europe and its art in 1829 by sailing to England, where he met and talked with influential artists such as J.M.W. Turner and John Martin. He studied the works of those artists and others in the British galleries of the time. Scholars recognize today that those artists' influence upon him was strikingly pervasive. Cole also felt the perishability of man's works when he traveled in Europe and saw...
  • Walt Disneyís Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side...

    06/17/2015 7:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Walt Disneyís Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side Of Disneylandís CreatorIt turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats. Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a short-lived partnership and decades-long friendship with surrealistic artist Salvador Dali. Although their styles and personalities were dramatically different, Disney and Dali shared a fascination with the fantastic. They brought their vivid imaginations together shortly after World War II to work on an animated feature called ďDestino,Ē which wasnít completed until long after their deaths.
  • New hideous huge London feminist hell dog statue

    06/11/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 125 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Our friends in London have new delight‚Ķ appropriately close to¬†where Tyburn Tree stood, near Marble Arch.From ihorror.com: There¬ís a new statue on public display in London that is meant to ¬ďinspire¬Ē and ¬ďdelight¬Ē those who pass it on their daily commute, though we¬íre thinking words like ¬ďterrify,¬Ē ¬ďhorrify¬Ē and ¬ďpetrify¬Ē are more fitting for this particular piece of art.It¬ís called ¬ĎShe Guardian,¬í and Russian artist Dashi Namdakov has spent the last two years sculpting the towering figure out of four massive tons of bronze. Measuring 36-feet high, the artist says the attention-grabbing piece expresses a sense of maternal protectiveness, which...