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  • New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike

    04/01/2017 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 30, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike New partnership, Art Sparks, will develop public art created by local students HUMMELSTOWN, PA. (March 30, 2017) — Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts (PCA) announced a new partnership that connects student artists with art being developed for stops along the PA Turnpike. The new program, called Art Sparks, will utilize the PCA’s Arts in Education residency program to develop student-created, original pieces of art for Turnpike service plazas across the 550-mile system. These public art pieces will be on display in service plazas...
  • Get Ready for the I Hate Trump More Than You Do! Contest

    12/22/2016 8:46:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/22/16 | Judi McLeod
    The latest Not-on-MY-picture hoopla The gig is up: Hating Donald Trump is a money-making cottage industry. Hating Trump is a mainstream media guarantee for publicity for the likes of celebrities like Michael Moore, Alex Baldwin & Co. Everyone, including the next door neighbour in the town where you liveeven in Canadaare in on the act.
  • Terrifying 1906 Illustrations of H. G. Wells The War of the Worlds

    05/14/2015 12:00:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Flavorwire ^ | April 26, 2015 | Alison Nastasi
    Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corras career was cut short when he died at only 34 years old. But the illustrator left behind a small science-fiction legacy thanks to his 1906 artworks detailing the Martian invasion of London in H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds. Wells tale preyed upon turn-of-the-century fears about the apocalypse and other Victorian superstitions (and social prejudices) about the unknown. Corras fantastical, murky style is fitting of Wells dark themes. The Martian fighting machines resemble frightening legions of massive spiders. There were only 500 copies of the Belgian edition of Wells story with Corras...
  • McNaughton's Art Work

    10/19/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 16 replies
    McNaughton's web page ^ | 10/19/14 | Me
    Has anyone purchased any of McNaughton's art work? If so, was it lithograph or giclee? Were you satisfied?
  • The Greatest Easter Painting Ever Made

    04/18/2014 7:38:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | APRIL 18, 2014 | Elise Ehrhard
    Tucked away in a central Parisian museum that was once a railway station, there hangs an Easter painting quite unlike any Gospel masterpiece created before or after it. It is not painted by a Rembrandt or a Rubens or the patron saint of artists, Fra Angelico. The painting is the work of a little-known Swiss painter. For those who make a trip to see it, viewing the canvas is a special spiritual experience in their lives.The work does not even show the risen Jesus. It merely portrays two witnesses, Jesus oldest and youngest apostle. The youngest who was the...
  • Obama administration spending $400,000 on camel sculpture in Pakistan

    04/04/2014 11:57:32 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:43 AM 03/31/2014 | Alex Pappas
    The Obama administration wants to spend $400,000 on a camel sculpture for a new embassy building in Pakistan, according to a report Monday. BuzzFeed broke the news that the State Department has plans to commission the camel sculpture from John Baldessari, an American artist. The art is called, Camel Contemplating Needle. According to a government document posted by BuzzFeed, the sculpture is a large 500lb fiberglass aluminum, stainless steel, acrylic and painted contemporary art piece. Public art which will be presented in the new embassy should reflect the values of a predominately Islamist country, the document states. While the United...
  • $400,000 of Our Money for Camel Statue in Pakistan

    04/03/2014 2:20:23 AM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 2, 2014 | Dave Blount
    As the nation hurtles toward bankruptcy, our rulers arent wasting money just to waste it; they are wasting it to poke a finger in our eye. Otherwise, explain this: The State Department is planning to spend $400,000 in taxpayer funds to buy a sculpture for the new American embassy being built in Islamabad, Pakistan, according to contracting records. The work, by noted American artist John Baldessari, depicts a life-size white camel made of fiberglass staring in puzzlement at the eye of an oversize shiny needle a not-so-subtle play on the New Testament phrase about the difficulty the wealthy have...
  • State Department Insures Artwork for $200M

    02/24/2014 12:23:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/24/14 | JERYL BIER
    The Art in Embassies program of the U.S. State Department just turned 50 last year, but its growth in the last decade has been particularly dramatic if the insured value of the artwork is any indication. Although Art in Embassies purchases original works, such as the $1 million sculpture for the new U.S. Embassy in London, much of the artwork on display at various State Department installations throughout the world is in fact borrowed. In 2002, the State Department maintained a $20 million policy for artwork. By 2010, it had grown to $65 million. This year, the agency is looking...
  • George Zimmerman's Second Artwork-"Angie"...

    01/22/2014 7:44:33 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 60 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-22-2014 | sundance
    You might remember that Angela Corey cancelled an already impanelled Grand Jury and held a press conference to announce she was proceeding with the Second Degree murder charge on her own auspices. The artworks inspiration may have come from this photograph/
  • 1billion art collection seized by Nazis found in shabby Munich apartment ...

    11/03/2013 9:53:59 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 3, 2013 | Allan Hall
    A treasure trove of artworks worth almost 1billion seized by the Nazis and reportedly destroyed in RAF bombing raids during WW2 has been found behind rotting food in shabby apartment in Munich. Experts have hailed the discovery of the 1,500 pictures, thought to have been lost or bombed, as a sensational find. The story of the lost masterpieces of such painters as Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall is revealed in this week's edition of Germany's Focus magazine which broke the story of the incredible find by customs officials. Art historians examining the collection claim up to 300...
  • The lesson of Sistine Chapel (What the Cardinals electors will see when they enter the Conclave)

    03/10/2013 11:12:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    L'Osservatore Romano ^ | March 10, 2013
    When Cardinal electors enter the Sistine Chapel from the Sala Regia the first thing they see is Pietro Perugino's fresco The Handing of the Keys. Two monumental figures facing one another: Christ entrusts the keys of the Kingdom to his Vicar, and Peter on his knees receives them. All is harmony, solemnity, deep silence: the Primate of Peter and consequently of Roman Pontiffs is represented with majestic simplicity and striking naturalness. However, when the Cardinal electors raise their eyes what they see is the Final Judgment by Michelangelo: the depiction of a scene that is the negation of what is...
  • Artwork Conservation For Damage Caused by Sandy

    11/05/2012 6:12:57 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 1 replies
    Alvarez Fine Art Services ^ | 10/05/2012 | Alvarez Fine Art Services
    Dear Friends and Colleagues, We have received numerous inquiries asking for assistance in response to Hurricane Sandy. We will be working tirelessly in the coming weeks assisting with the clean up and repair of artwork affected by the storm system. If you have incurred damage and need assistance evaluating your artwork, our team is ready to help and we will be making on-site evaluations throughout the week. Due to a Verizon phone outage, our voicemail is not working properly. The best way to contact us is by phone during our office hours Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm, or by...
  • The 10 Most Ridiculous Album Cover Trends of All Time

    09/20/2012 4:22:27 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 62 replies ^ | 9/14/12 | C. Colvile, Chris Holmes
    This is worth a few guffaws. Read more at link. Some mild potentially offensive content #10. The Jack Daniel's Label #9. My Left Hand Is Stuck to the Side or Top of My Head #8. Legs Crossed in the (Same (expletive deleted) Wicker Chair #7. Female Singers With Shiny Face Accessories #6. Ironic Innocents #5. Jesus Christ Pose #4. Nekkid Women With Guitars #3. Progressive Rock and Metal's Fantastical Creatures #2. X-Rays (But Only of the Head and Neck) #1. The Sign Says "Fire Your Graphic Designer" Read more at the link.
  • Colorado woman accused of damaging $30 million painting

    01/05/2012 2:31:34 AM PST · by DemforBush · 39 replies
    Yahoo (Reuters) ^ | 1/4/12 | keith coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - A 36-year-old woman was accused of causing $10,000 worth of damage to a painting by the late abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still, a work valued at more than $30 million, authorities said on Wednesday...
  • Unions Decry Maine Govs Mean-Spirited Removal of Labor Mural From Govt Building

    03/24/2011 6:38:32 AM PDT · by Cowman · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 24MAR2011 | Merideth Jessup
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP/The Blaze) Maine Gov. Paul LePage has ordered the removal of a 36-foot mural depicting the states labor history from the lobby of the Department of Labor headquarters building in Augusta. In addition, the LePage administration is renaming several department conference rooms that carry the names of pro-labor icons such as Cesar Chavez. LePage spokesman Dan Demeritt said the mural and the conference room names are not in keeping with the departments pro-business goals and some business owners complained. The message from state agencies needs to be balanced, Demeritt told the Sun Journal. The mural was erected...
  • Oval Office framed artwork - details?

    Does anyone know more about the framed artwork to the right of Obama's desk in the Oval Office? I have unsuccessfully tried to research it, to discover the photographer or where it can be better viewed. According to the article linked, "the one on the right is a photo of the arm of The Statue of Liberty holding the torch."
  • Professor discovers hidden literary references in the Mona Lisa

    01/06/2011 12:40:58 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies
    Queen's University ^ | January 6, 2011 | Unknown
    Queens University Classics professor emeritus Ross Kilpatrick believes the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, incorporates images inspired by the Roman poet Horace and Florentine poet Petrarch. The technique of taking a passage from literature and incorporating it into a work of art is known as invention and was used by many Renaissance artists. The composition of the Mona Lisa is striking. Why does Leonardo have an attractive woman sitting on a balcony, while in the background there is an entirely different world that is vast and barren? says Dr. Kilpatrick. What is the artist trying to say?
  • EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda (latest -Breitbart)

    09/21/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 4,186+ views
    Big Government ^ | Patrick Courrielche
    *NEA conference call full audio and transcript here** Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally? That is the question that I set out to discuss a little over three weeks ago when I wrote an article on Big Hollywood entitled The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion? The question still requires debate but the facts do not. The NEA and the White House did encourage a handpicked, pro-Obama arts group to address politically controversial issues under contentious national debate. That fact is irrefutable. But some have claimed that...
  • Prosecutor: Nebraska Man Stole Painting (of the Blessed Virgin Mary) to Pay for Abortion

    08/23/2009 1:21:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 543+ views
    Fox ^ | August 22, 2009
    OMAHA, Neb. A Nebraska man who stole a painting of the Virgin Mary to finance an abortion for a teen he raped has been convicted of first-degree sexual assault and felony theft. Aurelio Vallerillo-Sanchez, 39, of Omaha pleaded no contest to the charges Friday and faces up to 70 years in prison when sentenced in October, Douglas County prosecutor Brenda Beadle said Saturday. A call to the county public defender representing Vallerillo-Sanchez wasn't answered Saturday. Beadle said Vallerillo-Sanchez fled to Mexico with the 300-year-old painting worth $100,000 and the pregnant teen in March 2007. "The plan was that when they...
  • Catholic group protests New York student paintings (Graphic Content Alert!)

    06/06/2008 7:46:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 476+ views
    AP ^ | June 6, 2008 | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic watchdog group is protesting a student art exhibition in which religious symbols including a crucifix and rosary are depicted in sexually explicit paintings."I have the sneaking suspicion that these paintings made the cut precisely because they were an assault on Catholic sensibilities," Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights, said in a statement Thursday.The works on display at the private Cooper Union school include paintings, sculpture, graphic design and video installations chosen by the faculty. The exhibit began May 27 and ends June 10.The target of the protest...