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  • 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 · 33 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.
  • Did Artist Give Obama an Extra Finger to Go with His Freakishly Large Hands?

    02/13/2018 8:42:38 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 107 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2-12-2018 | Paula Bolyard
    The newly released portrait of former President Barack Obama is raising some troubling questions, not the least of which is "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?" The portrait was unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
  • Obama's New Official Portrait Appears To Feature Sperm...

    02/13/2018 7:43:36 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 158 replies
    newsmediawatchdog ^ | 2-13-2018 | Unknown
    Users on an anonymous image board discovered there appears to be a sperm cell drawn onto Barack Obama's forehead in his official presidential portrait, which now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. Some may simply discount it as a vein, but oddly enough the artist who painted this portrait, Kehinde Wiley, has a history of adding semen into his art: [See examples in the article]
  • Michelle Obama Unveiled Her Official Portrait – The Audience Reaction Says It All

    02/12/2018 8:41:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 176 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2018 | Benny Johnson
    An official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Monday morning. The painting was done by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style.
  • Art works

    11/28/2017 1:12:04 PM PST · by chinaboy · 81 replies
    Oil painting 20x40
  • That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

    11/16/2017 6:08:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 15, 2017 | Jason Fargo
    You can’t put a price on beauty; you can put a price on a name. When the National Gallery in London exhibited a painting of Christ in 2011 as a heretofore lost work by Leonardo da Vinci, the surprise in art historical circles was exceeded only by the salivating of dealers and auctioneers. The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” is the only Leonardo in private hands, and was brought to market by the family trust of Dmitry E. Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire entangled in an epic multinational lawsuit with his former dealer, Yves Bouvier. On Wednesday night, at Christie’s postwar and contemporary...
  • Leonardo da Vinci painting 'Salvator Mundi' sold for record $450.3 million

    11/15/2017 7:17:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Staff
    A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night. The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands. The buyer was not immediately identified. The highest price ever paid for a work of art at auction had been $179.4 million, for Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" in May 2015....
  • Why are new bridge abutments on I-66 getting a special paint treatment?

    08/22/2017 1:09:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2017 | John Kelly
    Christiana Briganti-Dunn is a civil engineer who oversees design-build projects for the Virginia Department of Transportation, but two years ago, she found herself holding a set of paint swatches up against a wall like a homeowner planning a kitchen renovation. The wall was at Chapman Mill, a five-story stone gristmill built in the 18th century near Broad Run, Va. Christiana’s job was to pick colors that would be painted on a set of bridge abutments on nearby Interstate 66. Everyone wanted the bridges to look pretty. “When we were meeting with the communities of Haymarket and western Prince William County,...
  • New Jon McNaughton Painting of President Trump

    08/21/2017 6:22:00 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Jon McNaughton ^ | 8/21/2017 | Jon McNaughton
    President Trump captured with a classic "Trump" look. Nice prints. Very well done.