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  • Judge Rules on Battle Over Student's Trump Portrait

    10/11/2020 3:59:20 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/11/2020 | Newser
    Want a painting of President Trump in your parking space? So be it. That's what a federal judge ruled Friday after a Louisiana teen's portrait of Trump sparked a brouhaha at his school, the Times-Picayune reports. "The painting of President Trump cannot reasonably be described as obscene or plainly offensive on its face, nor can it be construed as school-sponsored speech," US District Judge Eldon Fallon wrote, calling the Trump portrait a type of "pure political speech" the school can't prevent. The student, Ned Thomas, had the portrait commissioned after Pine Junior-Senior High School near Franklinton offered seniors the chance...
  • Massachusetts Police Search for Drivers Suspected of Defacing Black Lives Matter Mural

    10/09/2020 8:49:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/7/20
    Police have asked the public for help identifying multiple drivers suspected of intentionally defacing a Black Lives Matter street mural in Springfield, Massachusetts, in September. The Springfield Police Department shared several videos of drivers doing burnouts and leaving tire tracks on the words, which are painted near the Springfield City Hall. Police said they have been investigating one incident from September 14 and two from September 20. The Springfield Police Department said it requested a criminal complaint, with felony charges of defacement of real or personal property, for a suspect involved in the September 14 incident. Police said they were...
  • NYC artist says he’s being targeted over thin blue line painting on street

    07/30/2020 2:02:09 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 29, 2020 | 8:27pm | Tamar Lapin
    An outspoken Staten Island artist says he’s being targeted by the city over his pro-cop views — and his less-than-flattering banner of Mayor Bill de Blasio holding up Lady Liberty’s severed head. “The mayor knows me as not being his biggest supporter,” Scott LoBaido told The Post on Wednesday. The NYC Department of Transportation last week sent LoBaido a cease and desist letter regarding a blue line he painted on a Hylan Boulevard median outside the 122nd NYPD precinct in New Dorp. The thin blue line, which Lobaido painted as a show of support to law enforcement, is in violation...
  • 'White Lives Matter' written on Martinez street 3 days after Black Lives Matter mural vandalized

    07/09/2020 6:10:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | July 9, 2020 | J.R. Stone
    More racial tension is coming out of the East Bay City of Martinez where the words, "White Lives Matter" were painted on a roadway.
  • This newly restored 15th-century lamb is worrying art lovers

    01/22/2020 8:19:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 22nd January 2020 | Rob Picheta
    "There are no words to express the result" was the beaming reaction of Belgium's Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, after a 15th-century masterpiece -- painted over shortly after completion -- was restored to its former glory. And they were right -- commentators have been left speechless by one particular aspect of the newly revealed painting. The latest panel of the "Ghent Altarpiece," a large work by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, was unveiled in December as part of an ongoing project to restore the painting to its original design. The painting -- also known as "The Adoration of the Mystic...
  • Normal Is Boring

    12/27/2019 5:58:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-27-19 | MOTUS
    There was a brief discussion yesterday about this paining by John F. Carlson (1874-1945) that pbird posted with the comment “not great, but nice” adding that “oddly, it feels a little off kilter to me.”Forest Silence Although I quite like it, it does seem “a bit off kilter.” There is something not quite right and as I am a sometime painter, and ostensibly a left-brained one at that, my brain immediately wants to solve the “problem.” For me painting requires skill, inspiration, intuition and…yes, problem solving. While some true artists can do the latter exclusively with intuition those of us...
  • 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.