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  • Florida Couple Gets to Keep Home's 'Starry' Paint Job Mayor Must Publicly Apologize for $10,000 Fine

    07/18/2018 10:35:54 AM PDT · by OddLane · 99 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 | Eric Boehm
    The mayor of Mount Dora, Florida, will have to publicly apologize Wednesday afternoon for his city's overzealous code enforcement that targeted a home painted in the likeness of Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece, "Starry Night." More importantly, the city will remove a lien against the property and drop more than $10,000 in fines it had issued to the husband and wife who own the home, according to a settlement approved unanimously by the city council Tuesday night. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the settlement also includes the payment of $15,000 to homeowners Lubomir Jastrzebski and his wife, Nancy Nemhauser. The couple's...
  • Museum offers gold toilet to Trump instead of Van Gogh's work - report

    01/25/2018 5:23:52 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 1=5, 2018
    New York's Guggenheim museum has turned down a request from President Donald Trump to borrow Van Gogh's work for the White House - instead offering him a gold toilet, media reports say. But the Guggenheim suggested a "solid, 18-karat toilet" could be offered as an alternative. The White House has made no comment.
  • Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House: report

    01/25/2018 3:45:18 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    The Guggenheim Museum offered President Trump a solid gold toilet from its collection as a "long-term loan" for the White House. Trump and first lady Melania had asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting from the museum, but the Guggenheim responded that it could not accommodate the request and offered the toilet instead, according to The Washington Post. We are sorry not to be able to accommodate your original request, but remain hopeful that this special offer may be of interest," curator Nancy Spector wrote in an email to the White House, according to the Post.
  • White House asks for Van Gogh loan but museum offers gold toilet instead

    01/25/2018 3:53:40 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 118 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/25/18 | Anon
    The Guggenheim Museum has reportedly turned down a White House request to borrow a Van Gogh painting, and has instead offered the Trump administration the use of a golden toilet. The White House had asked the Guggenheim, based in New York, to borrow Landscape With Snow, Van Goghs 1888 work depicting a man and a dog walking through a field. But the Guggenheims chief curator, Nancy Spector, turned down the request, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Instead she said the White House could loan an 18-carat toilet an installation by artist Maurizio Cattelan. The fully functioning toilet, titled...
  • The Paintings of Vincent Van Gogh," to 4 of Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn

    01/14/2018 12:22:46 PM PST · by mairdie · 31 replies
    It's the art history/physics major in me, but the video is divided into chronological rough chunks: 1 - 1881-1887; 2 - 1888; 3 - 1889; 4 - 1890. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) was one of the post-impressionists. The son of a minister and nephew of an art dealer, Vincent worked for his uncle in Paris. At first he was determined to follow his father's profession and became an evangelist to the poor, but he couldn't connect with the people he was trying to mentor. The bible in the still life in the first part was his memorial to his father....
  • Lost Vincent van Gogh sketchbook contains 65 drawings from artist's 'most important years'

    11/15/2016 8:15:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 11/15/2016 | Anthony Bond
    A lost sketchbook belonging to Vincent van Gogh includes 65 never-before-seen sketches. The sketchbook - which is set to be published today - contains drawings from his most significant period while he was living in France. During this time, he was suffering from mental health problems which famously led to the artist cutting off his ear. However, he also produced some of his most famous paintings in this period. The discovery was made by retired University of Toronto professor Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov. She was asked by an art scholar in France to look at an album and was left stunned by...
  • Famous Paintings Made Real With 3D Technology

    10/18/2016 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 14 replies
    liveleak.com/ ^ | 10/17/16 | Liveleak
    A neat little video of 13 different Van Gogh's paintings turned into 3D scenes by Luca Agnani studios at the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands. They also made an entire film looking like one of his paintings, but thats copyrighted. Video Here
  • 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."
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Sagittarius Sunflowers

    06/23/2016 11:09:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, June 24, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: These three bright nebulae are often featured in telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius and the crowded starfields of the central Milky Way. In fact, 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged two of them; M8, the large nebula left of center, and colorful M20 near the bottom of the frame The third, NGC 6559, is right of M8, separated from the larger nebula by dark dust lanes. All three are stellar nurseries about five thousand light-years or so distant. The expansive M8, over a hundred light-years across, is also known as the Lagoon Nebula. M20's popular moniker is...
  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tarek Fatah
    New York was recently the scene of a heated debate on the status of Muslim women under Islamic law. In it, one of the bravest women in the world, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, faced off against three other Muslim women and a hostile moderator, Barkha Dutt. Dutt, known for her soft spot for Muslims in her own country of India, ... Hirsi Ali immediately recognized she was being set up to run a gauntlet of criticism and so chose to go for the jugular. I reject Islamic law because its totalitarian ... because its bigoted and especially bigoted against women Where...
  • 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 MinneapolisSt. 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 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...
  • Picasso, Giacometti poised to set records at NYC auctions

    05/01/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ulya Ilnytzky
    New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)," estimated to bring over $140 million, is poised to become the most expensive artwork sold at auction, while Giacometti's "Pointing Man" could set an auction record for a sculpture if bidding soars to an expected $130 million.
  • Islamic States Plans/Justifications: DABIQ Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    Adinakutnicki.com ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, “You must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.” Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. “If a man’s chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower” [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • Norfolk speaker criticizes response to Islamic threats (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    02/04/2015 2:54:56 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 4, 2015 | Philip Walzer
    NORFOLK Ayaan Hirsi Ali stood before a slide of the caged Jordanian pilot about to be set afire by Islamic State group extremists. That, she said at Chrysler Hall on Tuesday night, will be the norm if they are not defeated. "You are going to see people beheaded, their hands and legs cut off, the mass enslavement of women," warned Hirsi Ali, a sharp critic of Muslim leaders and radicals and an advocate of women's rights. "We have had over a long period of time... even before the Reagan administration, so many warning signs that we have ignored," Hirsi Ali...
  • Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    04/08/2014 10:45:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    ap ^ | April 09, 2014
    Ali was raised in a strict Muslim family, but after surviving a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, she renounced the faith in her 30s. ... Thomas Doherty, chairman of American studies, refused to sign the faculty letter. He said it would have been great for the university to honor "such a courageous fighter for human freedom and women's rights, who has put her life at risk for those values."
  • Vandals at Spokane [MO] substation leave behind more than damage

    11/16/2011 12:05:28 AM PST · by Huntress · 2 replies
    Christian County Headliner ^ | 11/15/11 | Donna Osborn
    Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle said investigators found the charred remains of a human ear when responding to reports of vandalism at a White River Cooperative Electric substation in Spokane Nov. 15. We found damage to the facility, Kyle said. We found a knit cap that was singed and a piece of charred remains that looks like an ear. Once we figured someone got zapped we started calling around to the hospitals. Sure enough we found a burn victim at St. Johns. Kyle said there was obviously more than one person involved. I would imagine more than one, he said....
  • Deleting Online Jihad on Twitter: The Case of British Jihadi Anjem Choudary - Tweeting...

    11/06/2011 12:07:25 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    MEMRI.org - Report ^ | November 4, 2011 | Steven Stalinsky
    SNIPPET: "British Jihadi Anjem Choudary Tweets On March 19, 2011, British jihadi Anjem Choudary, spokesman for the banned Islam4UK organization, co-founder of Al-Muhajiroun, and spiritual advisor to the UK Islamist group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC),[18] launched a Twitter account and began tweeting. MAC made headlines last week for threatening a British MP who subsequently called on their activities to be closely monitored by law enforcement.[19] According to his Twitter account, Choudary is "a Muslim who believes that Islam is something we must believe in (Tawheed), live by (Shari'ah) and struggle and sacrifice for (by way of Daw'ah and Jihad)."[20] In...
  • Geert Wilders: "I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands"

    06/01/2011 9:01:57 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1 June 2011 | Geert Wilders
    Geert Wilders: "I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands" Final remarks of Geert Wilders at his trial in Amsterdam, June 1st, 2011 Mister President, members of the Court, I am here because of what I have said. I am here for having spoken. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak. Many have kept silent, but not Pim Fortuyn, not Theo Van Gogh, and not I. I am obliged to speak. For the Netherlands is under threat of Islam. As I have argued many times, Islam is chiefly an ideology. An ideology...
  • Paul Gauguin's tribute to Vincent Van Gogh expected to fetch 10m

    01/30/2011 4:36:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Jan 2011
    A still life of sunflowers by Paul Gauguin, painted in tribute to his friend Vincent Van Gogh, is expected to fetch up to 10 million at auction. Gauguin painted the work, Nature morte L'Esprance, in 1901 while he was living in Tahiti. It is the highlight of an Impressionist and Modern Art sale at Christie's in London on February 9. The depiction of sunflowers was a fitting tribute to Van Gogh and a reference to the months in 1888 when the two artists shared a home, a period that ended in tragedy. The pair lived together in Arles, France,...
  • Dutch welcome Germans to Europe's immigration debate - Feature ( Geert Wilders mentioned )

    10/21/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | Thomas Burmeister
    Angela Merkel does not make the covers of Dutch newspapers very often. But the German chancellor's assertion last week that "multiculturalism has absolutely failed" in her country was headline news in the Netherlands. As far as the Dutch are concerned, the Germans - whom they consider to sometimes be politically behind the times - have finally woken up. The Netherlands' dream of a happy, harmonious multicultural society burst on a grey autumn morning six years ago in Amsterdam. On November 2, 2004, an Islamic extremist gunned down Dutch filmmaker and Islam critic Theo van Gogh in the street, then slit...