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  • Hi everyone, please follow and like my Facebook page

    07/18/2017 10:31:54 AM PDT · by chinaboy · 141 replies
    I am an architect, but I love art, I have just made a Facebook page to share my paintings, if you interested art, please like and follow my, thank you so much! Please visit my Facebook page to see my art work. Facebook.com/HanHuangArt :)
  • My new oil painting

    05/29/2017 5:39:57 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 116 replies
    [URL=http://s95.photobucket.com/user/fido110/media/image_zpsvvrnfzca.jpg.html][IMG]http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l148/fido110/image_zpsvvrnfzca.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  • Hi, Chat with me

    04/01/2017 4:10:03 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 120 replies
    I have been here for 6 months, I try to find a job as an architect, but it is difficult! And now I start to paint now, hope it will be a new beginning!
  • Hitler Painting on Show for First Time at Italy Museum

    03/12/2017 4:01:25 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-10-2017 | Staff
    The exhibition's curator sees little artistic merit in the undated painting. "It's a piece of crap," says curator Vittorio Sgarbi. "It's a painting by a hopeless man, it could have been done by Kafka, it says a lot about his psyche: here you do not see greatness, you see misery." Hitler famously applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the 1900s but was rejected twice. Despite being considered a mediocre artist, his work has fetched considerable sums at auction in recent years.
  • Shocker: Francis-appointed Vatican archbishop featured in...

    03/05/2017 3:03:21 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    "Shocker: Francis-appointed Vatican archbishop featured in massive homoerotic painting he commissioned" The archbishop now at the helm of the Pontifical Academy for Life paid a homosexual artist to paint a blasphemous homoerotic mural in his cathedral church in 2007. The mural includes an image of the archbishop himself. The archbishop, Vincenzo Paglia, was also recently appointed by Pope Francis as president of the Pontifical Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. The massive mural still covers the opposite side of the facade of the cathedral church of the Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia. It depicts Jesus carrying nets...
  • Rep. Clay Attempts To File Charges Over Removal Of Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs

    01/10/2017 7:23:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay wants to file a theft charge with Capitol Hill Police against Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing a painting in the capitol that depicts police officers as pigs. Clay told reporters Monday night that police spoke to his chief of staff earlier in the day and have not been helpful to the congressman in his quest to file charges against Hunter. "I think he was way out of bounds and he broke the law. It's called theft," Clay said. "I don't think anyone up here is qualified to be an art critic. I'm...
  • GOP congressman takes down colleague's sponsored 'art' depicting police as pigs

    01/06/2017 9:34:21 AM PST · by mom4melody · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/6/2017 | Judson Berger, Malia Zimmerman
    A Republican congressman took matters into his own hands Friday and personally removed a painting depicting police officers as pigs that a colleague had allowed to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex. “I was angry,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told FoxNews.com. “I’ve seen the press [reporting] on this for about a week or so. … I’m in the Marine Corps. If you want it done, just call us.”
  • This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

    12/04/2016 10:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Craig Gilmore
    Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw. Unsure if these gentlemen were indeed who they claimed to be, I didn’t invite them in. But I knew exactly what they were seeking: My partner, David, and I had purchased this very portrait — ostensibly the work of a different artist — a decade earlier from a major auction house in...
  • Monet’s ‘Grainstack’ Sets Record With $81.4 Million at Auction

    11/17/2016 7:19:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 16, 2016 | Scott Reyburn and Robin Pogrebin
    After a 14-minute battle involving five bidders — four on the phone and one in the room — a new auction high was set for the French Impressionist Claude Monet on Wednesday evening when the artist’s radiant 1891 canvas “Meule,” or “Grainstack,” fetched $81.4 million with fees at Christie’s in Manhattan. “The Impressionist market is alive and well,” said Brooke Lampley, head of the Impressionist and Modern Art department at the auction house.
  • Rare painting of the Saginaw River

    10/13/2015 2:38:31 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 49 replies
    www.askart.com | Staff
    Robert Clunie was born June 29, 1895 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He began painting outdoors in his native Scotland at the age of 13 and was accepted to the Royal Scottish Academy. However, he cancelled his enrollment choosing instead to go to America. In 1911, he and his older brother William boarded the S.S. California for New York. Upon their arrival to the United States, they joined relatives in Saginaw, Michigan. In January 1918, wanting to escape the dark cold Michigan winters, Clunie boarded a train to Pasadena, California. It was on this return train trip back to Saginaw that he...
  • I don’t normally go for custom painted cars, but…

    08/08/2015 11:07:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm DEFINITELY making an exception for this one...
  • Famous Elephant Dung Painting of Virgin Mary Could Fetch $2.3 Million at Auction

    06/02/2015 10:33:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    kabc ^ | 6-2-2015
    One of the most controversial art works of the 1990s is going up for auction, and it could be yours – elephant dung and all – for around $2.3 million. “The Holy Virgin Mary,” a 1996 painting by British artist Chris Ofili, created a firestorm of controversy when it was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1999. The painting depicts a black Madonna figure baring one breast, which is made from lacquered elephant dung and surrounded by butterfly-like formations of female genitalia (a play on the term putti, a type of cherub depicted in religious art). Many Catholics...
  • Woman in Gold

    04/10/2015 10:10:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    IMBD ^ | 4-10-15
    Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. We saw this movie tonight and just loved it. The Austrian interiors were sumptuous, and Helen Mirren was outstanding -- approaching her role with tenacity and good humor. We give it 4 thumbs up and 5 stars. It's the best movie we've seen this year. Comments?
  • Hitler flower painting to be auctioned for $30,000

    03/23/2015 9:51:39 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 77 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4:33PM GMT 23 Mar 2015 | Kat Brown
    The still-life watercolour was painted when Adolf Hitler was in his mid-twenties, and sold by his Jewish art dealer Samuel Morgenstern, who was later sent to the Lodz Ghetto... ...The Telegraph's art critic Alastair Smart says of the piece, "The work is of no intrinsic, artistic worth whatsoever. The only vague point of interest might be that, unlike the iffy watercolours of Vienna city we associate with Hitler the painter, this rarity is an iffy watercolour of a pitcher of azalias."... ...Hitler moved to Munich in 1913, having been unable to make a living as a painter. The Nazis later...
  • Churchill painting sells for record £1.8m: 'Extremely personal' Goldfish Pool work among collection

    12/18/2014 7:40:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 17, 2014 | Emily Kent Smith
    A painting by Sir Winston Churchill sold for £1.8million last night – a record price for a work of art by the former Prime Minister. The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell, labelled 'extremely personal' by auctioneers, had been estimated to be worth between £400,000 and £600,000. Of the 11 pieces of artwork sold at Sotheby's in London last night, at least five went to American buyers. Two were bought by UK buyers and a further four remained anonymous. A Sotheby's spokesman said: 'Churchill's exceptional ability as a painter was celebrated.'
  • Watercolorist Russell Black makes it Look Easy

    12/03/2014 2:43:25 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 7 replies
    Thunderbird Foundation | 12/03/2014 | Russell Black
    Here is a copy of the original line sketch on the watercolor paper. The starting point was in the lower left side, and this is one continuous line ending up with my signature in the lower right corner. You can also see "pause" points where I stopped (but never lifted the pencil off of the paper), to check spacing and dimension as I was moving over the subject. At no time was the pencil ever lifted off of the paper. Here is the finished product About Russell Black
  • Portrait bought for $670 could now be auctioned off for as much as $839,000 Read more:

    06/11/2014 7:41:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6-11-14 | Melanie Greenwood
    Father Jamie MacLeod unknowingly bought the work of Anthony Van Dyck 12 years ago at an antique shop for $670. But after being authenticated by the TV program ‘Antiques Roadshow,’ the portrait could now sell for as much as $839,000 at auction. MacLeod plans to use the money to buy church bells to commemorate the end of WWI. A British priest who picked up a painting for $670 is likely to see it sold at auction for as much as $839,000. The BBC reported that Father Jamie MacLeod found Anthony Van Dyck’s Flemish Baroque work 12 years ago in a...
  • The Portrait Art of George W. Bush: Ignore the media. The former president has talent.

    04/15/2014 5:26:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/15/2014 | J R Compton, Art Critic
    Critics have blasted George W. Bush’s portraits as “amateur, very literal-minded” and “like a freshman art student attempting alla prima,” but it is not clear how much of this opinion free-for-all draws on in-person experience of the artworks at the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas and how much is based on mediocre photos and rampant ignorance. Certainly, some of the former president’s freshman efforts are not notable, but more are remarkable, and a few outstanding. Bush’s portrait of Vladimir Putin is stunning, fierce and deeply revealing. It exposes its subject’s realities, as successful portraits do. Other paintings show person...
  • Art Lovers and Artists: Your Attention Please!

    03/08/2014 12:56:22 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 23 replies
    The Master Secrets Summit ^ | 03-08-14 | Auntie Mame
    A painter friend of mine is putting on a web convention of famous contemporary artists. It includes interviews with Marvin Mattelson, Albert Handell, Fernando Freitas, and many other Masters in the art world. I apologize for not posting this sooner, as it's been going on for a week now and is only available until March 26, 2014. There have been six interviews released with a new one every day. If you are an artist or art-lover, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain information and inspiration to help transform your own art or hear from the masters. This is really...
  • Antiques Roadshow star spots that £400 painting is really a Van Dyck worth [$660,000]

    12/30/2013 1:01:16 AM PST · by deks · 3 replies
    Mail Online ^ | December 28, 2013 | Martin Beckford
    It was bought for £400 by Father MacLeod – mainly because he liked its golden frame. It hung in the hallway of a retreat he runs for the clergy in Derbyshire. At at one stage, the painting fell off its hook on the wall and landed on a CD player, smashing the device. After art expert Philip Mould inspected it, it underwent a thorough restoration and was officially verified as a genuine Van Dyck by Dr Christopher Brown, who is a world authority on the artist. The artwork will now be sold by Fr. MacLeod to pay for the restoration...