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Arts/Photography (General/Chat)

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  • Thomas Kinkade's Death Pits Wife Vs. Girlfriend Over Painter's Secrets

    04/25/2012 9:46:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2012 | Aly Weisman
    Artist Thomas Kinkade, known as "The Painter of Light" left more of a dark scene after he passed away earlier this month at the age of 54. Famous for his mass-produced, idyllic images of baseball fields, cottages along rivers and scenes from Disney films, Kinkade was more troubled in his personal life than his paintings suggested. Reports of heavy drinking (Kinkade's brother said he had recently relapsed) and a volatile relationship with his girlfriend came out after the famous painter's untimely death. Kinkade had been living with his girlfriend, Indian-born Amy Pinto Walsh, after he and his first wife, Nanette,...
  • Rare Albino Squirrel Spotted by Photographer in Ramsgate Park

    04/24/2012 9:23:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    This is Kent ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    AUTHOR Eric C Bartholomew has photographed lots of animals – elephants, tigers, wild boar – but none were as tricky to capture as Thanet's albino squirrel. The 67-year-old scribbler, of St Lawrence Chase, Ramsgate, spotted the white wonder in a park close to Ramsgate's Royal Esplanade on Monday, April 16. Wildlife experts estimate that the odds of a pure white squirrel being born are one in 100,000. Mr Bartholomew, a safari lover, chased the rare rodent around the park for 20 minutes before he got his shot at about 7am. He said: "I was in the right place at the...
  • N. Korea' Propaganda Masterpiece

    04/24/2012 5:17:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    New Focus ^ | 04/23/12
    Left: now famous photo of a very short NK soldier escorted back to his land by large U.S. and SK soldiers Right: N. Korea's photoshopped version
  • SUNDAY BIRDS

    04/22/2012 3:47:15 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    self | April 22, 2012 | swampsniper
    More from the rookery.
  • A Portrait’s Long Fingers Suggest El Greco

    04/22/2012 12:46:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | CAROL VOGEL
    Camilla Blaffer calls it her “best find.” A grimy old-master painting of a saint gazing upward, his hands crossed on his chest and a skull perched on a rock in the foreground. A friend of Ms. Blaffer’s bought the canvas, without realizing who painted it, on her behalf about 20 years ago at a small Paris auction. That canvas, along with hundreds of other artworks and decorative objects, languished in a warehouse outside Paris. Some years later Ms. Blaffer asked her friend John T. Spike, an art historian and a scholar in residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art at...
  • Middleman suffers the insufferable

    04/20/2012 7:14:25 PM PDT · by liesveld · 2 replies
    Mad City Quanta ^ | 20 March | JDL
    Cartoon
  • No Ordinary Kids: Children of the Plumed Serpent

    04/20/2012 2:42:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    cbs ^ | April 19, 2012 1:00 PM
    Here in Los Angeles the influence of Mexican culture is part of our everyday experience. The new exhibit at LACMA gives us a chance to see the origins of a culture that is part of our own. Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico is the first large scale exhibition that explores the ancient kingdoms of southern Mexico – known today as Oaxaca, Puebla and Tlaxcala. This exciting exhibition features more than 200 objects spanning from the 10th century to 1580. The legends of Quetzalcoatl – the human incarnation of the Plumed Serpent – provides...
  • Is anyone else really enjoying the Lowes' TV Commercials? Good art!! (chat)

    04/20/2012 12:57:43 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 12 replies
    tv | 4 20 12 | Mamzelle
    I was dazzled with the first CGI commercial that showed a wife and husband drawing lines on their walls and the lines turning (with CGI magic) into fabulous home improvements. I just saw a CGI with Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal fixing up their bird house, then one with Family Squirrel solving their overflow acorn storage problem. Hey. Everything doesn't have to be doom and gloom. Seems like there's better art in commercials than on the shows themselves.
  • Sea Creatures' True Beauty Revealed in Winning Underwater Photos

    04/19/2012 9:44:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 19 April 2012 | Jeanna Bryner
    A dashing-red sea slug that seems to be hamming it up for the camera in the U.S. Virgin Islands has come into focus in this year's winning underwater photograph in an annual contest put on by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. More than 700 images were submitted for this year'sunderwater photography contest, Ximena Olds' photo of the headshield sea slug against a brilliant background of green seagrass taking home the "best overall" award. Olds is a local Key Biscayne, Fla., resident. The photos were judged by a panel of experts that included: photographer and...
  • Rare Ancient Statue Depicts Topless Female Gladiator

    04/17/2012 7:25:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 95 replies
    Live Science ^ | 17 April 2012 | Owen Jarus
    Rare Ancient Statue Depicts Topless Female Gladiator A small bronze statue dating back nearly 2,000 years may be that of a female gladiator, a victorious one at that, suggests a new study. If confirmed the statue would represent only the second depiction of a woman gladiator known to exist. The gladiator statue shows a topless woman, wearing only a loincloth and a bandage around her left knee. Her hair is long, although neat, and in the air she raises what the researcher, Alfonso Manas of the University of Granada, believes is a sica, a short curved sword used by gladiators....
  • Levon Helm in Final Stages of Throat Cancer

    04/17/2012 5:06:09 PM PDT · by Terry Mross · 63 replies
    Dear Friends, Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage... We appreciate all the love and support and concern. From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy
  • A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s notebooks

    04/16/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 16, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s notebooks From the notebooks of Stanley Kubrick comes this most excellent list of movie titles that never saw the light of day, but were evidently considered for the film that Kubrick would eventually name Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. There are plenty of mentions of Dr. Strangelove, bombs, and even implications that one should love and cherish said "wonderful bomb," but you won't find the final title in this list. Still, it gives one pause to think how this movie...
  • Zimmerman portrait made of Skittles

    04/16/2012 10:48:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | April 15, 2012
    DENVER, -- A Denver artist has created a portrait of George Zimmerman made entirely of Skittles, the candy Trayvon Martin had bought just prior to his shooting death. Andy Bell, a senior at Metropolitan State College of Denver, told The Denver Post he started the portrait, called "Fear Itself," when he first heard that Zimmerman shot Martin in what the shooter says was self-defense. "I wanted to do all I could to raise awareness about the case," he said. Bell said he used 12,250 red, green, yellow and orange Skittles to recreate the much-seen mug shot of Zimmerman. He said...
  • The Mach Loop, or "The Roundabout" in north Wales

    04/15/2012 3:26:03 PM PDT · by Doogle · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 07/02/11 | Workabar007
    The next time in your in north Wales (smiles), stop bye for some photo ops. I'm thinking the pilots know the photographers by now...nice scenery http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjVxnbmtmCk&feature=related
  • San Franfrazzled: Once-in-a-lifetime picture of lightning striking iconic bridge

    04/13/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 68 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13 April 2012
    An incredible eight bolts struck the Bay Bridge in San Francisco last night which was captured in this incredible shot by photographer Phil McGrew, who took the photo through the rain-soaked window of his apartment.
  • NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: THE “STAR TREK” ATTRACTION THAT ALMOST CAME TO LIFE in 1992

    04/12/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    The Goddard Group ^ | 5APR2012 | Gary Goddard
    Gary Goddard looks back on what really happened back in 1992 when the Downtown City Fathers were looking for a way to revitalize the downtown core and attract more visitors. In 1992 downtown Las Vegas had become a distant second to the Las Vegas Strip. Where at one time, downtown Las Vegas was the center of the action, the increasing magnitude of the Las Vegas Strip, with the expansion of Caesar’s Palace, the Mirage having opened, and with more and more mega resorts on the way, 80% of the Las Vegas market was now on the Strip, leaving only 20%...
  • NOW IT CAN BE TOLD: THE “STAR TREK” ATTRACTION THAT ALMOST CAME TO LIFE in 1992.

    04/10/2012 12:44:33 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    The Goddard Group ^ | 5APR2012 | Gary Goddard
    Gary Goddard looks back on what really happened back in 1992 when the Downtown City Fathers were looking for a way to revitalize the downtown core and attract more visitors. In 1992 downtown Las Vegas had become a distant second to the Las Vegas Strip. Where at one time, downtown Las Vegas was the center of the action, the increasing magnitude of the Las Vegas Strip, with the expansion of Caesar’s Palace, the Mirage having opened, and with more and more mega resorts on the way, 80% of the Las Vegas market was now on the Strip, leaving only 20%...
  • ROOKERY BIRDS

    04/09/2012 4:03:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    self | April 9, 2012 | swampsniper
    I'm gradually getting some work done, my short naps are using up a lot of time lately.
  • Video Production (Video Producer) Wanted on Long Island

    04/09/2012 1:43:54 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 4 replies
    4/9/2012 | me
    My boss's 2 sons want to create a casting video for the reality show Amazing Race. They are both good boys, very athletic. Key is, they want to shoot on 4/22 and have the video ready and sent for 4/23(they both work). If you are in the NY area, and willing to come to Long Island to shoot the video, edit and have it ready in 1 day for casting, this may be a side job for you. They can pay $400. The youngest asked me if I knew anyone and I told him I would post it on my...
  • ORCAS ARE FRIENDLY CREATURES WHO LOVE PEOPLE

    04/09/2012 7:00:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    INTERNET ^ | April 9, 2012 | swampsniper
    A friend sent this. I put it on my Photobucket so I could share it.