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  • Another bizarre painting found in Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch

    08/23/2019 9:16:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NYP ^ | August 23, 2019 | 4:10pm | Amanda Woods
    “It was huge – at least 5-by-5, 6-by-6 – in the main house, at the bottom of the stairs in the basement near the laundry,” the contractor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the network. “We would talk about how creepy it was, this strange painting with nothing else around it. From the minute you got there, you felt the uneasy vibe.”
  • Bill’s Ex-Lover Claims He Liked Wearing Nightgowns While Playing Saxophone

    08/16/2019 4:05:00 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 61 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 16, 2019 | Shane Trejo
    “One of Bill Clinton’s ex-lovers, former Miss Arkansas Sally Miller, claimed that he would regularly jump into her frilly black nightgown and dance around while playing the sax as they were having their illicit affair...the painting of Clinton uncovered on the late Epstein’s property adds a new air of credibility to Miller’s allegations...If Miller’s stories of Clinton’s cross-dressing are true, Clinton may conceivably have posed in that dress while that painting was being rendered...”
  • Petrina Ryan-Kleid Paintings Seen At NY Academy Of Art 2012 Tribeca Ball

    08/14/2019 9:48:59 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 6 replies
    Guest Of A Guest ^ | August 14, 2019 | Daniel Reynolds
    “...This year's (2012) celebration honored Robert De Niro for his longtime support of the arts, and attracted such notable guests as...The Academy is considered the premier institution for studying the human figure, so naturally, its students' artwork focused on the body. Nudes were a common sight -- and not just on the canvas. In one room, a naked model held a pose while well-dressed patrons, seemingly unaware, munched on miniature hamburgers...”
  • More and more people loathe Renoir. Is it time for a revival?

    06/26/2019 6:05:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2019 | Sebastian Smee
    Do you despise Renoir? You must know you are not alone. Renoir-loathing is a default position in today’s art world and seems to gather more adherents in the wider population each year. Expressions of it crop up in the strangest places. In 2015, provocateur Max Geller organized a “Renoir Sucks at Painting” protest outside Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. “Activists” brandished signs calling Renoir an “aesthetic terrorist” and saying: “Other art is worth your while! Renoir paints a steaming pile!” and “God hates Renoir.” (When I called Geller’s protests “sophomoric” in the Boston Globe he challenged me to a duel...
  • 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...
  • Painting from Haystacks series sets auction record for Monet

    05/15/2019 3:32:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | May 15, 2019 | Staff
    A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated "Meules" (Haystacks) series fetched $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master. The sale at Sotheby's -- the first time the work had come to auction since 1986 -- fetched one of the 10 highest prices ever seen at auction. The total, which includes fees and the commission, was more than 44 times the previous record for the work.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Paint-by-numbers inventor dies at 93

    04/09/2019 1:19:45 PM PDT · by csvset · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 april 2019 | BBC
    Dan Robbins, the artist behind the paint-by-numbers craze that swept America, has died in Sylvania, Ohio, at the age of 93, his son told the AP news agency. He was working at a paint products firm in the 1940s when he invented the kits. By the 1950s millions were being sold across the US every year. His inspiration for the idea came from Leonardo da Vinci, who used a similar method when teaching his apprentices how to paint. Mr Robbins first joined Palmer Paint, a company selling children's paint sets, after serving in World War Two.Dan Robbins with a paint-by-numbers...
  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt (awesome painting with St Joseph)

    03/18/2019 9:04:11 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 31 replies
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston ^ | 2018 | MFA Staff
    Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1879 Luc Olivier Merson (French, 1846–1920) DIMENSIONS 71.8 x 128.3 cm (28 1/4 x 50 1/2 in.) ON VIEW Frances Vrachos Gallery (Gallery 144) Fleeing persecution at the hands of Roman authorities, the Holy Family takes refuge in Egypt. Joseph dozes beside a dying campfire while his donkey grazes on sparse desert grass. At left sleep the Virgin Mary and infant Christ, crowned with a halo of light. They lie in the arms of a sphinx, its eyes turned to the heavens, where the first stars begin to appear. A successful Academic artist, Merson...
  • David Hockney masterpiece sells for $90M with the British painter, 81, smashing the record [tr]

    11/16/2018 3:08:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2018 | Staff
    An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3million at Christie's on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist. With Christie's commission, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), surpassed the auction house's pre-sale estimate of about $80million, following a bidding war between two determined would-be buyers once the work hit $70million. The previous record for a work by a living artist was held by Jeff Koons' sculpture Balloon Dog, which sold for $58.4million in 2013. Hockney's previous auction record was $28.4million.
  • New Jon McNaughton Painting: "Blexit" (Black exit from the Democrat Party) - Vanity

    10/30/2018 10:51:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    Oct. 30, 2018 | Vanity
    This is my “Blexit” painting. (Black exit from the Democrat Party) It is called “The Runaway Slave” and features Rev. CL Bryant. Be free of slavery!
  • Painting of Jesus survives 7-alarm fire that burned Massachusetts church to the ground

    10/29/2018 7:39:59 PM PDT · by b4me · 47 replies
    aol ^ | 10/26/18 | Alex Lasker
    A seven-alarm fire that tore through a 150-year-old church in Massachusetts miraculously spared a painting of Jesus Christ, WFXT reports. The piece of artwork, which hung near the front doors of First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Mass., somehow survived the massive blaze — which was likely caused by a lightning strike — completely unscathed.
  • Painting of Trump, Lincoln, other GOP presidents seen hanging in White House

    10/15/2018 4:35:10 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | oct. 15, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A painting depicting Donald Trump sitting with former presidents – including Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt – while drinking a Diet Coke is hanging in the White House. The painting was spotted during Trump’s long-ranging interview with “60 Minutes," which aired Sunday night. Called “The Republican Club,” the painting was done by Andy Thomas from southwestern Missouri.
  • That Painting of Trump Having a Diet Coke With Abraham Lincoln Is Now Hanging in the White House

    10/15/2018 3:34:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 84 replies
    MSM ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    President Donald Trump liked a painting of him having drinks with Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon and Teddy Roosevelt so much that he called the artist on the phone and then put a print of it in the White House. Called “The Republican Club,” the print of 10 Republican presidents sitting around a table could be seen briefly in the background of Trump’s interview with “60 Minutes” Sunday, and an image of that moment went viral on social media.
  • David Hockney painting expected to break auction records

    09/13/2018 8:50:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | September 13, 2018 | Joceyln Noveck
    One of David Hockney's famous "pool paintings" is coming to auction and is expected to sell in the $80 million range, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. The British artist's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)," to be auctioned at Christie's in November, is considered one of his premier works. Christie's has estimated the work at about $80 million, but says it expects it to sell for more. The previous record for a work by a living artist was set by Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog," which sold for $58.4 million...
  • Painting of Trump team 'Crossing the Swamp' touches off social media frenzy

    07/31/2018 1:35:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-31-2018 | Brooke Singman
    Maybe it's John Bolton clutching a gun. Maybe it's Mike Pompeo setting down his binoculars to stare into the distance. Maybe it's the gators. But a newly unveiled painting meant to depict President Trump and his team navigating the Washington "swamp" has something for everyone. Utah-based artist Jon McNaughton touched off a social media frenzy as he shared his painting, “Crossing the Swamp,” Tuesday on Twitter. The painting is a riff on the classic “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” only it replaces George Washington's crew with members of the Trump administration.
  • Trump Painting Takes a Shot At Social Justice Warriors – Take a Closer Look (new Jon McNaughton)

    05/16/2018 9:55:48 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 44 replies
    Political Insider ^ | April 27, 2018 10: | Rusty
    An incredible new portrait of President Trump contains a subtle message for social justice warriors and college snowflakes about leaving their liberal mindset behind and learning to succeed in the real world on their own. The painting, titled Teach a Man to Fish, shows a young man sitting on a bench alongside President Trump, accompanied by a tackle box. The President is holding a fishing pole, offering it to the young man. The message is from an old proverb which helps explain the mindset that divides Republicans who are pro-work and reward and Democrats who like handing out free...
  • New Jon McNaughton Painting: "Expose the Truth"

    05/14/2018 10:50:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    Vanity | May 14, 2018 | Vanity
    New Painting "Expose the Truth" "There comes a time when you have to take a stand and expose the truth."
  • 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.