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  • Thomas Cole: Artist, Romantic, Anti-Jacobin

    03/09/2018 4:59:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 9, 2018 | Gilbert T Sewall
    Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was the leading American painter of his generation and at the front of what became known as the Hudson River School of landscape artists. Currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “THOMAS COLE’S JOURNEY: ATLANTIC CROSSINGS” emphasizes his connection to the painters who influenced him and those he influenced. With originality and brilliance, the exhibition ties Cole to England and Europe, giving this major American artist an international context. On the other hand, its “reexamination” of Cole as an agent of environmental awareness is trendy and unconvincing.
  • Did Artist Give Obama an Extra Finger to Go with His Freakishly Large Hands?

    02/13/2018 8:42:38 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 107 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2-12-2018 | Paula Bolyard
    The newly released portrait of former President Barack Obama is raising some troubling questions, not the least of which is "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?" The portrait was unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
  • Obama's New Official Portrait Appears To Feature Sperm...

    02/13/2018 7:43:36 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 158 replies
    newsmediawatchdog ^ | 2-13-2018 | Unknown
    Users on an anonymous image board discovered there appears to be a sperm cell drawn onto Barack Obama's forehead in his official presidential portrait, which now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. Some may simply discount it as a vein, but oddly enough the artist who painted this portrait, Kehinde Wiley, has a history of adding semen into his art: [See examples in the article]
  • Michelle Obama Unveiled Her Official Portrait – The Audience Reaction Says It All

    02/12/2018 8:41:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 176 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2018 | Benny Johnson
    An official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Monday morning. The painting was done by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style.
  • Art works

    11/28/2017 1:12:04 PM PST · by chinaboy · 81 replies
    Oil painting 20x40
  • That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

    11/16/2017 6:08:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 15, 2017 | Jason Fargo
    You can’t put a price on beauty; you can put a price on a name. When the National Gallery in London exhibited a painting of Christ in 2011 as a heretofore lost work by Leonardo da Vinci, the surprise in art historical circles was exceeded only by the salivating of dealers and auctioneers. The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” is the only Leonardo in private hands, and was brought to market by the family trust of Dmitry E. Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire entangled in an epic multinational lawsuit with his former dealer, Yves Bouvier. On Wednesday night, at Christie’s postwar and contemporary...
  • Leonardo da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi' sold for record $450.3 million

    11/15/2017 7:17:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Staff
    A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night. The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. The buyer was not immediately identified. The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 million, for Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" in May 2015....
  • Why are new bridge abutments on I-66 getting a special paint treatment?

    08/22/2017 1:09:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2017 | John Kelly
    Christiana Briganti-Dunn is a civil engineer who oversees design-build projects for the Virginia Department of Transportation, but two years ago, she found herself holding a set of paint swatches up against a wall like a homeowner planning a kitchen renovation. The wall was at Chapman Mill, a five-story stone gristmill built in the 18th century near Broad Run, Va. Christiana’s job was to pick colors that would be painted on a set of bridge abutments on nearby Interstate 66. Everyone wanted the bridges to look pretty. “When we were meeting with the communities of Haymarket and western Prince William County,...
  • New Jon McNaughton Painting of President Trump

    08/21/2017 6:22:00 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Jon McNaughton ^ | 8/21/2017 | Jon McNaughton
    President Trump captured with a classic "Trump" look. Nice prints. Very well done.
  • Hi everyone, please follow and like my Facebook page

    07/18/2017 10:31:54 AM PDT · by chinaboy · 141 replies
    I am an architect, but I love art, I have just made a Facebook page to share my paintings, if you interested art, please like and follow my, thank you so much! Please visit my Facebook page to see my art work. :)
  • My new oil painting

    05/29/2017 5:39:57 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 116 replies
  • Hi, Chat with me

    04/01/2017 4:10:03 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 120 replies
    I have been here for 6 months, I try to find a job as an architect, but it is difficult! And now I start to paint now, hope it will be a new beginning!
  • Of ‘-isms,’ Institutions, and Radicals

    03/23/2017 7:56:45 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 1 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Milene Fernandez
    For many centuries, classical Western art was transmitted from generation to generation. Masters passed down their skills to disciples, who eventually became masters themselves, and so it continued. Over many generations, their techniques were honed to a high level of perfection. This tradition lasted up to the 20th century, when it ceased all at once and artistic inheritance was replaced quickly by one “-ism” after another—impressionism, post-impressionism, and cubism, to name a few. What caused this radical transformation, and why is art changing at such a rapid pace today? As trends in modern art have changed like the wind, drifting...
  • Some Artists Are Actually Focusing on Beauty Again

    03/22/2017 10:21:50 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 48 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Milene Fernandez
    There’s a group of artists who most of the general public has yet to know exist. These are highly skilled painters, sculptors, and draftsmen trained in ateliers or academies who are not embarrassed to utter the word “beautiful” at a time when that word is generally scorned by the contemporary art establishment. You’ll hardly ever see their works in major museums or at major galleries for longer than a short stint. Most of their works are whisked away by private collectors or are sitting in their studios, waiting to be discovered. These artists value quality over quantity, sincerity over cynicism,...
  • Hitler Painting on Show for First Time at Italy Museum

    03/12/2017 4:01:25 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-10-2017 | Staff
    The exhibition's curator sees little artistic merit in the undated painting. "It's a piece of crap," says curator Vittorio Sgarbi. "It's a painting by a hopeless man, it could have been done by Kafka, it says a lot about his psyche: here you do not see greatness, you see misery." Hitler famously applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the 1900s but was rejected twice. Despite being considered a mediocre artist, his work has fetched considerable sums at auction in recent years.
  • Shocker: Francis-appointed Vatican archbishop featured in...

    03/05/2017 3:03:21 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    "Shocker: Francis-appointed Vatican archbishop featured in massive homoerotic painting he commissioned" The archbishop now at the helm of the Pontifical Academy for Life paid a homosexual artist to paint a blasphemous homoerotic mural in his cathedral church in 2007. The mural includes an image of the archbishop himself. The archbishop, Vincenzo Paglia, was also recently appointed by Pope Francis as president of the Pontifical Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. The massive mural still covers the opposite side of the facade of the cathedral church of the Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia. It depicts Jesus carrying nets...
  • Rep. Clay Attempts To File Charges Over Removal Of Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs

    01/10/2017 7:23:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay wants to file a theft charge with Capitol Hill Police against Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing a painting in the capitol that depicts police officers as pigs. Clay told reporters Monday night that police spoke to his chief of staff earlier in the day and have not been helpful to the congressman in his quest to file charges against Hunter. "I think he was way out of bounds and he broke the law. It's called theft," Clay said. "I don't think anyone up here is qualified to be an art critic. I'm...
  • GOP congressman takes down colleague's sponsored 'art' depicting police as pigs

    01/06/2017 9:34:21 AM PST · by mom4melody · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/6/2017 | Judson Berger, Malia Zimmerman
    A Republican congressman took matters into his own hands Friday and personally removed a painting depicting police officers as pigs that a colleague had allowed to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex. “I was angry,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.”
  • 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...
  • Monet’s ‘Grainstack’ Sets Record With $81.4 Million at Auction

    11/17/2016 7:19:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 16, 2016 | Scott Reyburn and Robin Pogrebin
    After a 14-minute battle involving five bidders — four on the phone and one in the room — a new auction high was set for the French Impressionist Claude Monet on Wednesday evening when the artist’s radiant 1891 canvas “Meule,” or “Grainstack,” fetched $81.4 million with fees at Christie’s in Manhattan. “The Impressionist market is alive and well,” said Brooke Lampley, head of the Impressionist and Modern Art department at the auction house.