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  • A Sunday Reflection

    09/15/2019 5:39:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-15-19 | MOTUS
    “Time and reflection change the sight little by little 'till we come to understand.” - Paul CezanneToday feels like the end of summer. And I feel the need for a little reflection.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Artist David Hockney leaves Los Angeles to live in France because he can 'smoke in restaurants [tr]

    09/10/2019 2:17:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 136 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 10, 2019 | Staff
    Famed British artist David Hockney is giving up Los Angeles after 55 years for Normandy, France, to live out the rest of his days. 'I can do twice as much work there, three times as much,' Hockney tells the Wall Street Journal of leaving the city that made him famous in the 1960s. 'I've probably not much time left and because I don't, I value it even more.' It's there in his new home, which he bought on a whim last year after seeing it for just 25 minutes, that the 82-year-old created his latest work inspired by the view...
  • Art Laffer: Deal with China Could Boost Dow 10,000 Points

    09/05/2019 1:37:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/05/2019 | Trent Baker
    Economist Arthur Laffer weighed in on the trade talks between the United States and China, touting what a deal between the two could do for the market. Laffer agreed with President Donald Trump’s assertion that such a deal could boost the Dow Jones Industrial Average 10,000 points. “I think he’s right about 10,000 on the Dow,” Laffer told Fox Business Network “Mornings” host Maria Bartiromo on Thursday. “I mean, that’s a pull out of a hat, but frankly, it’s a huge thing for that because it starts having a dynamic consequence with the rest of the world — Japan, South...
  • Obama administration partners with Brett Kimberlin

    05/29/2012 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-12 | DrJohn
    Who is Brett Kimberlin? Brett Kimberlin, also known as the "Speedway Bomber," is the infamous male who set an Indiana town ablaze with a series of coordinated bombings in 1978. The man behind the madness was also convicted of thirty three additional crimes, including illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and the Presidential Seal, both of which were used to procure the hard-to-come-by explosives used in the bombings. As a result, Kimberlin served a 17 year prison sentence, in which time he mastered his skills of persuasion by earning a law degree, which he reportedly uses routinely. A...
  • A chronological view of Impressionist, Post-Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism Art at The Hermitage

    07/26/2019 9:43:18 AM PDT · by mairdie · 32 replies
    A chronological view of Impressionist, Post-Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism art at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, to the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op 167 by Saint Saens.
  • Were These 3,500-Year-Old Carvings of Nude Women Used As Ancient Fertility Drug?

    07/28/2019 7:39:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 78 replies
    AFHU Newsletter ^ | July 24, 2019 | Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor
    An inscribed ancient Egyptian scarab and five clay tablets with carvings of naked women have been found in Rehob, a 3,500-year-old city in Israel. The carvings likely depict ancient fertility goddesses, such as Asherah or Ashtarte, Amihai Mazar, an archaeology professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, told Live Science. "[They] were used at home, as part of popular domestic religious practice in the domestic sphere, mainly related to fertility of women," Mazar said in an email, noting that similar carvings have been found at other archaeological sites in the region... Made of a mineral called steatite, the scarab contains...
  • The Hidden Treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts, to the last theme of Bach's Goldberg Variations

    07/08/2019 4:21:54 PM PDT · by mairdie · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2019
    A selection of items belonging to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, that are not currently on view. They may be in storage, out on loan, being restored, or being prepared for a future exhibit. Painters and one sculptor are listed at the end of the video. Consider it an art challenge to recognize the artist and their associated paintings. Putting the artists name into the MFA collections' website will give you a feel for an artist's style. Done to Trevor Pinnock's last theme of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
  • Britain's 'worst sculpture' will be demolished just months after being installed [tr]

    06/06/2019 3:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 5, 2019 | Bridie Pearson-jones
    A giant public artwork costing £45,000 dubbed 'Britain's worst sculpture' is going to be demolished just months after it was installed. The four stone plinths were erected in The Cornhill in Ipswich, Suffolk, last December as part of a £3.6m regeneration project aimed at bringing a 'wow factor' to the area. But the structures - dubbed Cornhenge by locals - quickly prompted criticism that it was an 'ugly waste of money.'
  • Revealed: Secrets of the Sistine Chapel – Will Change the Christian World Forever

    05/31/2019 12:01:28 PM PDT · by thelightinthedark · 3,178 replies
    The Light in the dark place ^ | May 9, 2019 | THE LIGHT
    THE MOST PROFOUND SECRETS OF THE SISTINE CHAPEL TO EVER BE REVEALED The Sistine Chapel is the premier chapel of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, which is the official home residence of the Pope. The following presentation pulls back the curtain of the Sistine Chapel, unveiling secrets with spiritual revelations that have never been discovered and understood until now. (Read More)
  • Man sets himself on fire near White House

    05/29/2019 5:08:37 PM PDT · by jonascord · 81 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 29 2019 | Dan Mangan, Kevin Breuninger
    A man sets himself on fire Wednesday on the Ellipse in downtown Washington, across from the White House, the Secret Service said. A spokesman for the Washington Fire Department tells CNBC, “I can confirm that we’ve transported one patient with burns from the Ellipse and we’re now on the scene assisting law enforcement,” referring to Park Police and U.S. Secret Service officers. Alina Berzins says she was visiting the National Mall with two of her cousins from Bolivia when “we saw this man” on the Ellipse and “he starts running, and then we saw him covered in flames.”
  • Politicized Art Schools Are Losing Students to the Atelier Movement

    05/23/2019 6:11:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 22, 2019 | Michael J. Pearce
    A series of disasters face art colleges and the art departments of American universities. Their campuses are closing, their freshmen numbers are dwindling, and their graduates are struggling. Getting more students into an art program is a hard sell. To restore their appeal, art schools would do well to de-politicize their programs and focus on turning students into masters of their field who can then harness creativity for their art and their audience. Art colleges struggle with the toxic perception that their graduates are qualified for nothing and have been bankrupted by their education. They take on tens of thousands...
  • These 100-Year-Old Glass Flowers Are So Accurate, They Rival the Real Thing

    05/22/2019 7:14:06 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    Artsy on the Internet ^ | 20 jOctober 2017 | Abigail Cain
    The problem with Harvard University’s collection of glass flowers, explains professor of botany Donald H. Pfister, is that they’re too realistic. “When they’re photographed, they just look like plants,” he says, ruefully. “So how do you make a photo book that lets people know that these are actually glass models?” Even the first director of Harvard’s Botanical Museum, George Lincoln Goodale, was initially fooled by the models. During an 1886 trip to Germany to visit the home of glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, he saw what he assumed to be a vase of blooming, freshly-cut orchids. In truth, each...
  • ‘Learning Science’ – a 1977 Science Textbook for Kids, Stoners and the Wasted

    05/21/2019 6:19:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    FlashBAK ^ | April 18, 2019 | By Yeoman Lowbrow
    The text book Learning Science, from the classrooms of 1977 - has a benign enough looking cover, but what lurks inside are some seriously seventies illustrations... The text book Learning Science, from the classrooms of 1977 – the cover looks benign enough, but what lurks inside are some seriously seventies illustrations…First we have some kids putting together a science experiment…Is it just me, or do a couple of these kids look a bit out of it?  I’ll cut to chase: the white kids look stoned.This little hippy girl is demonstrating an experiment; no problem with this.  But look…Oh dear God....
  • Michelangelo’s ‘first ever’ work of art discovered which was drawn when he was a young boy

    05/20/2019 7:01:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies ^ | 20th May 2019 |
    THE earliest-known work of art created by Michelangelo when the Italian artist was just 12 years old has been discovered. The sketch, which depicts a robed man in a chair, was identified by leading Italian Renaissance scholar Sir Timothy Clifford. Sir Clifford believes the legendary artist, who painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling and carved the statue of David in marble, created the work when he was just a young child. Describing it as “the earliest drawing efforts of a youth who would one day emerge as one of the most remarkable artists that has ever lived,” Sir Clifford thinks it...
  • Barack Obama Pushing Bill Clinton Off a Cliff - pictures

    05/12/2019 3:43:51 AM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies
    freakingnews ^ | 3051 days ago | Editorial staff
  • Pam's Art Show in The Office

    05/10/2019 5:58:17 AM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies
    geekxgirls ^ | undated | Editorial staff
    This scene in season 3, episode 17, "Business School" of The Office (which happened to be directed by Joss Whedon) is incredibly heartwarming. Pam invited the whole office to come to her art show and no one shows except Oscar who criticizes her work, as she goes to start taking it down Michael Scott shows up and this beautiful exchange takes place. ♥ I'm sure many struggling new artists can relate to this...
  • Leonardo’s dragon (How did he draw a dinosaur so accurately?)

    05/09/2019 7:31:54 AM PDT · by fishtank · 79 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Published: 7 May 2019 (GMT+10) | Philip Robinson
    Leonardo’s dragon (How did he draw a dinosaur so accurately?) by Philip Robinson Published: 7 May 2019 (GMT+10) The month of May 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519). The polymath was well known for his contributions to science, history, engineering, architecture, drawing and especially painting, with his most famous painting being the Mona Lisa. For this anniversary the UK’s Royal Collection Trust is displaying some of its collection of Leonardo drawings in 12 different locations. One particular drawing is causing a stir.
  • Met Gala stars compete to be the queen of 'camp' on most OUTRAGEOUS red carpet yet [tr]

    05/07/2019 3:22:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2019 | Terry Zeller
    The biggest names in fashion and Hollywood put on a true spectacle at the Met Gala on Monday night with outrageous - and at times down right ridiculous - interpretations the evening's theme, 'Camp: Notes on Fashion.' The invitation-only event, famed for its A-list celebrities and haute couture gowns, is a benefit for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and also marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit. Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian, rapper Cardi B, singer Katy Perry and Oscar-winning super star Lady Gaga were among those competing to be the night's queen of 'camp' with...
  • New Jon McNaughton Painting: "MAGA Ride"

    04/30/2019 10:30:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies ^ | April 30, 2019
    Cracks in the road spell M A G A. Federal Capitol Building represents Trump’s opposition amongst the Democrats and weak Republicans. The croud of American supporters, from all backgrounds proudly wearing their red Make America Great Again hats. Artist paints himself in the painting.
  • LA Judge Rules Against San Diego Jewish Family Over $30M Painting Looted By Nazis

    05/02/2019 12:05:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 103 replies
    A 15-year court battle has seemingly come to an end after an L.A. federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Spanish museum which acquired a $30 million painting looted by the Nazis is the work’s rightful owner, and not the San Diego Jewish family of a woman who surrendered it 80 years ago to escape the Holocaust. In his 34-page ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John F. Walter found no evidence the museum knew it was looted art when it took possession in 1993. According to the lawsuit first filed in L.A. federal court in 2005, the Nazis confiscated the painting...