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  • Bay Area police unions call for removal of painting depicting cops as pig-like creatures

    01/05/2017 7:18:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 5, 2017 | Jason Green
    The San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco police unions are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove a student painting from the U.S. Capitol Complex that depicts officers as pig-like creatures. Last spring, “Untitled #1” by then-high school senior David Pulphus was selected as the winner of Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay’s 16th annual Congressional Art Competition.
  • Building Engulfed by Deadly Oakland Fire Had Pending Habitability Complaints

    Sheriff's investigators at the scene of the Oakland fire on Saturday. At least nine people are confirmed dead and several dozen are missing after a fire ripped through the the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland... As many as 100 people were crowded inside the warehouse for a party when the blaze erupted. They struggled to escape the flames and smoke. Officials fear dozens could have been killed. City records show that there were habitability complaints made against the property's owner as recently as November 14 regarding an "illegal interior building structure." City inspectors appear to have visited the building on...
  • This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

    12/04/2016 10:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Craig Gilmore
    Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw. Unsure if these gentlemen were indeed who they claimed to be, I didn’t invite them in. But I knew exactly what they were seeking: My partner, David, and I had purchased this very portrait — ostensibly the work of a different artist — a decade earlier from a major auction house in...
  • Why is Modern Art so Bad?

    11/21/2016 12:53:28 AM PST · by beaversmom · 88 replies
    Prager U via You Tube ^ | September 1, 2014 | PragerU
    Prager U Video link 5:49 minutes
  • Enigmatic Yet Enduring; A Homily for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

    11/09/2016 9:21:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-09-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Enigmatic Yet Enduring; A Homily for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome Msgr. Charles Pope • November 8, 2016 • 0 Comments Today is the Feast of St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome. This, not St. Peter’s is the Pope’s true Cathedral. And thus in celebrating this Feast, we celebrate the unity of the Church. The Pope’s work is to unite and strengthen the members of the Church, whom the devil would like to sift (divide) like wheat (see Lk 22:31ff). On this feast, we do well to examine a few teachings about the...
  • Inside Homes: Private Viewing (art collector Tony Podesta’s Kalorama home)

    11/07/2016 8:54:02 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 84 replies
    Washington Life Magazine ^ | June 5, 2015 | Laura Wainman
    Inside power lobbyist, philanthropist and contemporary art collector Tony Podesta’s Kalorama home. By Laura Wainman Podesta’s main design change for the house was to open up the floor plan and tear down the many compartmentalized rooms.The sliding glass windows were essential to give the house an indoor-outdoor atmosphere. The red sculpture over the kitchen was custom designed by German lighting designer Ingo Mauer and is a major focal point. (Photo by Joseph Allen) If you’ve ever dreamed of strolling through a museum with a slice of pizza and glass of wine in hand, you need to befriend superlobbyist Tony Podesta....
  • (vanity) Tony Podesta Photograph Collection Featuring Children

    11/04/2016 7:39:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 177 replies
    VANITY
    Tony Podesta and his wife Heather collect the art photographs of Hellen Van Meene: https://nmwa.org/sites/default/files/shared/sfy_van_meene.pdf Some are on loan to museums. Here's some more of her photos: http://hellenvanmeene.com/ Do NOT post any on this thread that cross any line morally or legally from this artist, but there are some out there. After hearing the kind of rituals going on at Tony's house, this is disturbing.
  • Boyle Heights activists say white art elites are ruining the neighborhood

    10/15/2016 5:59:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 14, 2016 | Carolina A. Miranda
    A century ago, if you’d uttered the word “artist,” chances are it would have been accompanied by the modifier “starving.” Consider the tubercular waifs of Puccini’s “La Bohčme” burning manuscripts to stay warm in their Paris garrets. Or New York’s Abstract Expressionists drinking nickel coffee at Depression-era cafeterias.
  • US goes after more than $1B taken from Malaysian fund

    07/20/2016 5:49:59 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 20 July 2014 6:24PM EDT | Eric Tucker with Eileen Ng
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States moved Wednesday to recover more than $1 billion that federal officials say was stolen from a Malaysian economic development fund and that was used for high-end real estate, fancy artwork and production of the Hollywood film, "The Wolf of Wall Street." The diverted funds paid for luxury properties in New York and California, a $35 million private jet and expensive paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, according to federal government complaints that demand the recovery and forfeiture of the ill-gotten assets. The complaints, filed in Los Angeles, allege a complex money laundering...
  • Artful Veteran Affairs

    10/10/2016 10:41:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/16 | Joanna Rosamund
    We’ve got to stop using veterans as political pawns Department of Veteran Affairs has for its mission statement: To fulfill President Lincoln´s promise: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America´s Veterans. Naturally, funds are needed to serve the purpose, but how come it is that the VA goes on an art shopping spree while our Veterans’ life span is dramatically reduced by inhuman living conditions and lack of medical care? While the department worries about overpayments to ex-soldiers and...
  • Raphael Painting Valued at $26M Once Thought to Be $25 Copy

    10/03/2016 1:18:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 3, 2016 | Chris Perez
    A painting once believed to be a $25 copy caught the eye of an art historian during the filming of a new BBC series — and turned out to be a $26 million Raphael. The Madonna composition had been covered in dirt and hanging above a door in the dusty corner of a room in the Haddo House, one of the National Trust for Scotland’s 18th-century homes in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. “I thought, crikey, it looks like a Raphael,” the historian, Bendor Grosvenor, told The Guardian. “It was very dirty, under old varnish, which goes yellow.”
  • Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in anti-mafia raid [near Naples]

    10/01/2016 7:49:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    sky.com ^ | Oct 1, 2016 | staff reporter
    Police carrying out a crackdown on the Camorra organised crime group have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago. The masterpieces - Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene and View of the Sea at Scheveningen - were painted by the Dutch artist early in his career. "They're safe," said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger. "I no longer dared to hope that I could ever say that, after so many years."
  • Donald Trump Tombstone to Be Displayed in Brooklyn Art Gallery

    09/24/2016 8:24:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The tombstone will reportedly be displayed on a raised platform along with a photo from Central Park and a gravestone rubbing. “The exhibit feels like an opportunity for pro-Trump people to come and cause trouble, so we’ll have security,” Whiteley told the paper. The Christopher Stout Gallery is opening its second year of programming with the Trump tombstone exhibit. The gallery describes itself as a “contemporary art gallery showing subversive and difficult work by New York City artists.”
  • At the Brooklyn Museum, a Polemical History Lesson

    09/21/2016 10:26:01 AM PDT · by oblomov · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 20 Sep 2016 | LEE ROSENBAUM
    Anne Pasternak, the public-art impresario and museum neophyte who one year ago became director of the Brooklyn Museum, quickly set about unraveling much of what her predecessor, Arnold Lehman, had done over his 18-year tenure. Her concept was commendable—to simplify and clarify installations that many visitors had regarded as chaotic, confusing and cluttered. But the results—particularly as seen in the sweeping overhaul of the encyclopedic museum’s distinguished permanent collection of American art in a mere seven months— suggest that Ms. Pasternak’s ambitions may have exceeded her know-how. Brought to fruition by assistant curator Connie Choi, a month before Brooklyn’s new...
  • Nearly Naked Hillary Clinton Portrayed as the "Beast" in Hollywood Street Art

    08/29/2016 5:17:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2016 | Paul Bond
    Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night, also has targeted Leonardo DiCaprio and Nate Parker in previously displayed art. Hillary Clinton is tattooed and mostly naked in Hollywood. About 20 posters featuring an unflattering image of the Democratic nominee for president were hung Monday morning in the area by Sabo, a conservative street artist known for creating fake ads and traffic signs and affixing them illegally to bus stops and light poles in the dead of night. His...
  • 2016 Hugo Awards

    08/21/2016 2:34:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Hugo Awards ^ | August 20, 2016
    The 2016 Hugo Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, August 20, 2016 at a ceremony at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention. Administration of the 2016 Hugo Awards is exclusively the responsibility of MidAmeriCon II. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards Web Site. 3,130 valid final ballots were cast by the members of MidAmeriCon II. Per the WSFS Constitution, each category must have at least 25% (1,488 ballots) participation; otherwise “No Award” must be presented in this category. This did not happen in any category. In the list below, we show the...
  • Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?

    08/17/2016 7:02:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Can anyone identify the source and name for this fascinating graphic?
  • College Removes Historical Paintings That Might Traumatize Students

    08/09/2016 3:58:11 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-8-2016 | Tom Knighton
    The University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) has decided to pull two historical paintings depicting the early fur trade in Wisconsin's history. The reason? The "Diversity Leadership Team" claimed some of the withering flowers the college calls students just couldn't take the trauma of seeing a bygone era. Since 1936, two large murals by Cal Peters portraying early Wisconsin history have dominated the common area of Harvey Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout). One mural shows French fur traders and American Indians traveling down the Red Cedar River by canoe, while another portrays a wooden fort constructed by the French. Neither...
  • Controversial Hillary Clinton mural covered with traditional Muslim niqab

    08/01/2016 11:47:57 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/2016 | By Hannah Moore and Ashleigh Davis and Harry Pearl For Daily Mail Australia
    A provocative street mural of Hillary Clinton in Melbourne has been covered up following complaints by local council . The mural of the US Presidential nominee wearing a skimpy stars and stripes-patterned monokini was painted on a wall in Footscray last weekend by street artist Lushsux. After protest from Maribyrnong Council, who requested the artwork be removed, the artist has chosen to instead cover his work in a niqab, a full body covering typically worn by Muslim women.
  • How Martin Creed Created New York’s Grossest Art Show

    06/08/2016 12:40:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Those planning to visit New York’s Park Avenue Armory this summer may be overwhelmed by the urge to plug their ears, shield their eyes, or breathe deeply into a paper bag--not what we typically associate from the grand and elegant historic space. But these physical and emotional responses won’t surprise anyone familiar with the British artist Martin Creed, who has invaded the Armory’s entire first floor with the largest-ever retrospective of his work in the U.S.
  • One of the world's greatest art collections hides behind this fence

    05/30/2016 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 28 2016 | Graham Bowley and Doreen Carvajal
    The drab free port zone near the Geneva city center, a compound of blocky gray and vanilla warehouses surrounded by train tracks, roads and a barbed-wire fence, looks like the kind of place where beauty goes to die. But within its walls, crated or sealed cheek by jowl in cramped storage vaults, are more than a million of some of the most exquisite artworks ever made. Treasures from the glory days of ancient Rome. Museum-quality paintings by old masters. An estimated 1,000 works by Picasso. As the price of art has skyrocketed, perhaps nothing illustrates the art-as-bullion approach to contemporary...
  • Cave art trove found in Spain 1,000 feet underground

    05/29/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 27, 2016 | by Ciaran Giles
    This image released by the Diputacion Floral de Bizkaia on Friday May 27, 2016, shows a cave drawing. Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art. Chief site archaeologist Diego Garate said Friday that an estimated 70 drawings were found on ledges 300 meters (1,000 feet) underground in the Atxurra cave, Berriatua, in the northern Basque region. He described the site as being in "the Champions' League" of cave art, among the top 10 sites...
  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 11:01:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 119 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 05/25/2016
    hould children be allowed in art galleries? In 2014 Jake Chapman caused a minor furore, and prompted a lot of column inches, when he said that taking kids to galleries was a “waste of time”. He told The Independent parents were "arrogant" for thinking their children could understand artists like Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko, adding "children are not human yet". The two children in this video, which has been going viral in recent days, clearly couldn’t give a hoot what Jake Chapman has to say about their appreciation of art. ... And as their parents look on, filming their...
  • Teen prankster puts his glasses on San Francisco gallery floor claiming they are part of the [tr]

    05/26/2016 6:27:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    A teenage prankster has fooled scores of art lovers into believing his glasses were a modern masterpiece in a hilarious stunt at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. TJ Khayatan, 17, was visiting the gallery with friends on Monday when he said he was left unimpressed by some of the modern art on display. He even described one lackluster exhibit as little more than a 'stuffed animal on a gray blanket'. '(We) questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people,' he told Buzzfeed News.
  • A hidden surprise in the heart of the Sistine Chapel

    05/25/2016 3:55:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aletelial ^ | March 20, 2016 | Leigh Anderson
    How much do you know about the Sistine Chapel? Did you know, for example, that it began as a private chapel for Church elites—the “ultimate ecclesiastical man cave”? The Chapel, which attracts 5 million visitors per year, isn’t just an obligatory stop on an art history tour of Italy, it is a living history of the Church and its influences—influences that range from global, geopolitical change to petty personal feuds. This TED talk, by art historian Elizabeth Lev, outlines the evolution of the Chapel in three stages. The full talk, which Lev delivered in Geneva last December, is well...
  • This Artist Filmed Her Own Fake Rape

    05/24/2016 1:11:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 24, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    Sophia Hewson, an Australian-based contemporary artist, has made headlines with a video of what she’s calling a “rape representation.” On view at Melbourne’s Mars Gallery and titled are you ok bob?, the three-minute piece shows the artist staring blankly into the camera while “Bob,” a pseudonym, strikes her during intercourse and attempts to force her head to one side. Hewson, who wears a white T-shirt, pushes back each time and defiantly confronts the viewer.
  • Aircraft nose art makes quiet comeback, reviving Air Force tradition

    05/15/2016 5:11:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 15, 2016
    Air Force fighters and bombers are soaring into the wild blue yonder with new paint jobs, quietly reviving an old tradition. The decorative painting and designs on the noses and wings of Air Force planes may not be as racy as they were during World War II, but they are just as meaningful, the Air Force Times reports. “This is a tradition across the Air Force," Col. Jeff Smith, commander of the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Ore., told the newspaper. “This truly is a source of morale and pride, especially for the dedicated crew chief to know that...
  • Jug appraised at $50G actually from 1970s high school art class

    05/12/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | May 12, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    PBS favorite “Antiques Roadshow” has admitted that it mistakenly claimed a grotesque jug dated back to the 19th century, when it was really from a 1970s Oregon high school art class. Appraiser Stephen Fletcher originally said that the piece, featured in a January episode of the show, was worth up to $50,000. -snip The weird pot had migrated about 60 miles from its birthplace at Churchill High School in the years between 1973 or 74 and last summer, when new owner Alvin Barr was thrilled that his estate sale find could be worth a small fortune. Soule and friends contacted...
  • Engineers to search for Leonardo fresco [Battle of Anghiari]

    10/28/2007 11:45:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 428+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Monday October 22, 2007 | Frances D'Emilio
    The hunt for the "Battle of Anghiari," ...which Leonardo began in 1505 to commemorate the 15th-century Florentine victory over Milan at Anghiari, a medieval Tuscan town... unfinished when Leonardo left Florence in 1506... was given new impetus about 30 years ago, when Seracini noticed a cryptic message on a fresco in the hall by Giorgio Vasari, a 16th-century artist famed for chronicling Renaissance artists' labors. "Cerca, trova" -- "seek and you shall find" -- said the words on a tiny green flag in the "Battle of Marciano in the Chiana Valley." ...A few years ago, using radar and X-ray scans,...
  • ART APPECIATION THREAD Is this the Da Vinci Clue? (Vasari fresco holds mystery)

    06/21/2005 3:11:06 PM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies · 1,603+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS | Tuesday, June 21, 2005 | ARIEL DAVID
    Maybe Vasari fresco refers to presence of greater art behind it ROME -- "Cerca trova" ("Seek and you shall find") is the tantalizing 5-century-old message painted on a fresco in the council hall of Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. Researchers now believe these cryptic words could be a clue to the location of a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting and are pressing local authorities to allow them to search for the masterpiece of Renaissance art. Maurizio Seracini, an Italian art researcher, first noticed the message during a survey of the hall 30 years ago, but his team lacked the technology then to...
  • Duchamp, Eat Your Heart Out: The Guggenheim Is Installing a Gold Toilet

    05/05/2016 10:21:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Randy Kennedy
    Unlike professional athletes, actors (Gene Hackman) and some novelists (Philip Roth), visual artists don’t usually retire. Or if they do, they don’t announce it. But in 2011, Maurizio Cattelan — one of the most expensive living artists, then at the peak of his career and the subject of an uproarious retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum — told the world that he was finished, fatigued both creatively and by the velocity of the money-fueled art world. During the last couple of years, though, Mr. Cattelan found himself itching to make things in three dimensions again. “Actually, it’s even more of a...
  • *VANITY* ... ROCKWELL NAMED NATIONAL ICON ... *VANITY*

    05/04/2016 7:07:10 AM PDT · by knarf · 20 replies
    self ^ | May 4, 2016 | knarf
    Norman Rockwell has replaced the bald eagle as our national icon In a unanimous vote, Congress passed the "LET'S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN bill" that names Norman Rockwell as the educator and illustrator for the growth Amaerica HAS seen, and WILL SEE, henceforth
  • Medieval Doodles Of A 7-Year Old Boy Hints At The ‘Universality’ Of Daydreaming

    05/02/2016 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 34 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 ‘tomes’ 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 “devastated” 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 Tennessee’s Austin Peay State University (APSU) led to confusion and anger and were called “deeply disturbing and hurtful” by the university president—but on Tuesday an investigation found the display was a class art project. The display gained national attention after the Instagram account for the university’s 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 – 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. Ricochet’s 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 won’t 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 — 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. Zhao’s 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 Obama’s domestic agenda." At least six federal laws and regulations were violated when then–NEA 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 hasn’t 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 President’s 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’s 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’s classical collection may recall some of the vases on display—the 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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    Daily Beast ^ | February 5, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
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    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2016 | Julian Rubinson
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    CBS News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Tucker Reals
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