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  • The Bible In Paintings, #16: JACOB & ESAU, Part 1

    07/04/2020 10:08:50 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 4 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    GOD GIVES ISAAC AND REBEKAH TWIN BOYS GENESIS 25 (NIV, excerpted, emphases added) 21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the...
  • Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution'

    07/03/2020 8:56:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 03 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump on Friday during a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore lambasted protesters calling for the removal of Confederate statues, accusing them of wanting to “overthrow the American Revolution” and fundamentally change the country. “There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted and punished. Not going to happen to us,” he told a packed crowd. “Make no mistake, this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so...
  • Breitbart Telegraphing His Next Punch? (Clues to Blockbuster Story Breaking This Week)

    09/20/2009 2:22:34 PM PDT · by nomoremods · 187 replies · 10,766+ views
    Ace of Spades ^ | 9-20-09 | Ace
    Ace links to another blog, that speculates the Breitbart breaking story will be about NEA. From Patterico's Pontifications comes this: If I were a betting man, I’d be betting big that the upcoming bombshell will relate to the NEA. You read it here first. But I think Breitbart’s overarching target is even bigger than that: the national media as a whole. Just as the media was caught flatfooted by the ACORN scandal, so too will they be rocked back on their heels by the next bombshell. Kudos to Andrew Breitbart. He’s making it fun to be a conservative again.
  • Archbishop of Canterbury says Church must think again about portraying Jesus as white and reveals plan to look 'very carefully' at whether statues in Canterbury Cathedral 'should be there'

    06/26/2020 3:49:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2020 | Jack Elsom
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged the West to reconsider its prevailing mindset that Jesus was white - as he revealed a review into religious statues. Justin Welby said monuments in Canterbury Cathedral are going to be looked at 'very carefully' to see if they all 'should be there'. The head of the Church of England waded into the heated statue debate during an interview this morning, where he was also asked if the 'way the western church portrays Jesus needs to be thought about again'.
  • Parliament's artworks are being 're-evaluated' because many have a 'racist history' and were bought with wealth from the slave trade, says curator

    06/20/2020 3:21:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2020 | Kate Dennett
    The curator of parliament's art collection said that artefacts in Westminster are being reevaluated, as many statues and paintings have a 'racist history' and were bought with wealth from the slave trade. The Palace of Westminster lobbies, which are open to the public, are lined with artwork featuring 18th and 19th Century politicians, many of whom were connected to the slave trade. Melissa Hamnett, the head of heritage collections and curator of works of art, said officials are looking at the collection in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Meet Mona Lisa Through the Power of VR Tech

    06/14/2020 12:24:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies ^ | Apr 07, 2020 | Hugo Britt
    Image courtesy of HTC VIVE Arts
  • Saudi Arabia’s Secret Plans to Unveil Its Hidden da Vinci—and Become an Art-World Heavyweight

    06/07/2020 4:15:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2020 | Kelly Crow
    Saudi Arabia sparked one of the art world’s biggest mysteries when it paid $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting three years ago. Since then, the kingdom has kept the world’s priciest painting out of sight—fueling mounting questions about its fate. Now, some answers are starting to emerge. The kingdom’s new Ministry of Culture plans to keep the masterpiece in storage until it can build a new museum to unveil it, according to people familiar with the matter. The plans—kept secret until now—are part of a multibillion-dollar push by the Saudis to become a major international art destination,...
  • Black Lives Matter Protestors Deface Statue of Abraham Lincoln(No word from the Never Trumpers at the Lincoln project yet)

    06/06/2020 6:15:53 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 34 replies
    RedState ^ | June 6, 2020 | Alex Parker
    Amid the recent fury of protests, a group in London aimed to deface a statue. The sculpted target of anti-racism activists: The man who freed the slaves and was murdered for it. They covered the monument with signs and spray paint, as well as the names of black Americans who died during contentious incidents involving the police. clip It’s a strange place where that man, of all historical figures, is attacked by those fighting, it would seem, for what he promoted — the difference being he clashed with a world opposed to equality’s virtue, whereas we now live in a...
  • Ten Paintings By Jon McNaughton Explained

    05/17/2020 10:16:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 13 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | March 13, 2019 | Lyta Gold & Brianna Rennix
    Utah-based painter Jon McNaughton has been called the (“Trump administration’s unofficial artist.”) Here, our resident art critics, Lyta Gold and Brianna Rennix, uncover the meanings of key works in the McNaughton canon. “And last, but not least, I would like to thank the thousands of angry liberals who have expressed their opinions regarding my patriotic paintings. I mean this sincerely, because you’ve helped me to develop a thick skin and to understand how the liberal mind thinks. When we as Americans stop worrying about what the politically correct establishment insists is acceptable, we will begin to restore the heart and...
  • The Restoration of Mother Mary (video of art restoration)

    05/15/2020 9:46:32 AM PDT · by Salman
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2018 | Julian Baumgartner
  • Sunday In The Art

    05/03/2020 6:35:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 5-3-20 | MOTUS
    Why we need art: After Spring Rain under the Tatras - Ladislav Mednyánszky, 1878Because spring, like life, can be sketchy, transient, imperfect and sometimes it rains.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Introducing moose poop art and the delightfully practical woman who creates it [Maine]

    04/30/2020 8:40:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    mnn ^ | 4.2.2020 | Starre Vartan
    Sometimes, humanity gets me down. But then I watch a video like the one below about a Maine woman who makes art from moose poop and I cheer right up. Because when it comes to genuinely fresh ideas these days, there don't seem to be that many. But a clock made from cervid scat? A (very) real Poo Poo Platter? Now that's a new one. The idea is the brainchild of artist Mary Winchenbach, who finds the moose leavings in the woods around her house in Maine. So yes, this is a very local product.
  • Betsy Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth’s Widow and Collaborator, Dies at 98

    04/26/2020 8:40:41 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 26, 2020 | by Penelope Green
    She was just 17 when she met her future husband. She went on to guide his career and became an avid preservationist of vernacular architecture. Betsy Wyeth was the model for her husband’s 1966 painting “Maga’s Daughter.” Maga was a nickname for her mother. She played a major role in his career, saying, “It’s like I’m a director and I had the greatest actor in the world.” Betsy James Wyeth, the indomitable widow, collaborator and muse of the painter Andrew Wyeth, died on April 21 at her home in Chadds Ford, Pa. She was 98. She had been in declining...
  • 6 Legendary Lost Treasures of World War II

    04/22/2020 7:15:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    History ^ | APR 17, 2020 | Becky Little
    Human fossils, an amber room and a Raphael masterpiece all went missing during WWII.War has always brought chaos, and with it an opportunity for pillage and plunder. This was especially true during World War II, when countless pieces of priceless art, artifacts and other treasure were destroyed and spirited away from both Europe and the Asia Pacific. Nazis, in particular, systematically looted cultural property from museums, private homes and royal palaces, some of it to help Adolf Hitler build his proposed Führermuseum, but other armies carried away their own spoils as well. When the war ended, tales of real and...
  • Conservative Street Artist Sabo Strikes Again With Campaign to End Quarantine

    04/21/2020 5:10:07 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 April 20 | Matt Margolis
    Conservative street artist Sabo decided he's had enough of the coronavirus lockdown and, in his trademark style, is urging political leaders in California and Los Angeles to open things up again. "I was a good guy sitting in my apartment for long enough," Sabo told PJ Media. "Strange how most if not all of the mayors and governors who are pushing for longer quarantine time are Democrats." "Is this Chinese flu real or blown out of proportion I don't know," he continued. "But, I know one thing for sure, the powers that be now know what little it would take...
  • Over a 100 years ago, artists were asked to depict the year 2000, these were the results

    04/15/2020 8:24:17 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 93 replies
    Here’s something I think you’ll find quite interesting… These crazy images were created by French artist Jean-Marc Cote, and a few others back in 1899, 1900, 1901, and 1910. The point being.. Well, basically they were asked to imagine what life would be like in the year 2000. According to Collective-Evolution, these artworks were originally in the form of postcards or paper cards enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes
  • Experts Say a Reported Ancient Nigerian Sculpture That Mexico Repatriated to African Nation Is a Fake

    04/11/2020 6:18:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | April 11 | Nefeteria Brewster
    Ancient artifacts from the Nigerian city of Ife can give observers insight into the history of its culture, dynasties and many deities. Art objects from the once-powerful Yoruba kingdom are prized by collectors and considered cultural treasures of the African nation, but a bronze sculpture that recently had been reported as stolen from the area proved to be something else. On Feb. 25 Mexico seized what was thought to be an ancient bronze sculpture from the southwestern Nigerian city after a buyer, whose identity was not revealed, attempted to smuggle it into the country via Mexico CityÂ’s main airport, Mexican...
  • 5,000-year-old egg hunt: Research reveals surprising complexity of ancient ostrich egg trade

    04/09/2020 9:45:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 04/09/2020 | University of Bristol
    Long before Fabergé, ornate ostrich eggs were highly prized by the elites of Mediterranean civilisations during the Bronze and Iron Ages, but to date little has been known about the complex supply chain behind these luxury goods. Examining ostrich eggs from the British Museum's collection, the team, led by Bristol's Dr. Tamar Hodos, were able to reveal secrets about their origin and how and where they were made. Using state-of-the-art scanning electron microscopy, Dr. Caroline Cartwright, Senior Scientist at the British Museum was able to investigate the eggs' chemical makeup to pinpoint their origins and study minute marks that reveal...
  • Matchstick Art, 7.5 Million sticks over 40 years - COOLEST THING I'VE EVER MADE- EP15

    03/25/2020 11:51:52 AM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 9, 2020 | Patrick Acton
    Calling it "Amazing Art with matchsticks" does not do Patrick Acton's sculptures justice. Over the past 40 years, this Iowa native has been building some of the world's biggest and complicated matchstick sculptures. While some of the larger ones are in "Ripley's Believe it of Not Museums", many are in his own museum "Matcshstick Marvels" down the road from his home in Gladbrook, Iowa. Incredibly, he's made them all in his tiny basement workshop in his home. He estimates that he has used over 7.5 million matchsticks in his career. His most impressive builds include the State Capitol building, a...
  • This High Schooler's Incredible Metal Sculpture of a Chevy Pickup Should've Won First Place

    03/15/2020 6:39:53 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    The Drive ^ | 15 Mar 2020 | CHRIS TEAGUE
    You see, it was all part of an extracurricular Skills USA competition and with over 100 hours worth of work invested in the piece, she was a frontrunner for first place. Hayden was knocked for her use of the Chevrolet logo on the truck's grille, which is apparently a no-no. This caused judges to deduct 50 points from her overall score, putting her in second place.