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  • Pompeii's stunning secret is uncovered after 2,000 years: Archaeologists are amazed to discover a 'high quality' fresco depicting Helen of Troy during excavations at the ancient Roman city

    04/12/2024 8:38:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 11th 2024 | unattributed
    Nearly 2,000 years since it was buried by volcanic rubble, the lost city of Pompeii is yielding even more astonishing discoveries.Archeologists have uncovered remarkably preserved 'fresco' paintings on a wall at a former private residence along Via di Nola, one of Pompeii's longest streets.One of the stunning artworks depicts Helen of Troy, a beautiful woman in Greek mythology, meeting Paris, prince of Troy, for the first time...The frescos have been discovered in the 'black room', an 'imposing' banquet hall with elegant black walls at a former private residence along Via di Nola.It's being called the black room because it was...
  • Remembrance Mural Vandalised with Spray Paint for Second Time

    04/10/2024 1:18:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/10 | Shivani Chaudhari
    A remembrance mural has become the target of "mindless vandalism" for a second time. Spray paint was used between Monday and Tuesday last week to deface the artwork situated on Witham's river walk. The initial incident was reported to Essex Police, but silver spray paint was then used at the weekend to create further damage. A spokesperson from Witham Town Council said it was "just mindless vandalism". Police have been contacted for comment.
  • Kamala Harris' heavily tattooed stepdaughter Ella Emhoff sells $5,000 knitted art at exhibition in cannabis store in NYC

    04/05/2024 6:33:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-5-24 | DOLORES CHANG
    Kamala Harris' heavily tattooed stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, is selling her knitted art pieces for more than $5,000 each at her exhibition in a New York City cannabis store. Emhoff, 24, debuted her textile exhibition this week at Gotham NYC, a 'woman-owned legal cannabis concept store' on the city's Lower East Side. The vice president's daughter is asking $5,500 for a textile of her self-portrait, featuring her bright red nose and freckles on her forehead. Another piece, featuring two light-blue Gucci hair clips with a backdrop of red, comes with an eye-watering $4,500 price tag. 'This new art form kind of...
  • White House Bans Religious Easter Eggs From Art Contest

    03/29/2024 5:48:25 PM PDT · by Robwin · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2024 | JULIANNA FRIEMAN
    The Biden administration banned children from submitting Easter eggs with religious themes for its 2024 “Celebrating National Guard Families” art contest.The competition, which is part of the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll, explicitly stipulated that egg designs not feature any “religious symbols” on the Christian holiday.“The Submission must not include any questionable content, religious symbols, overtly religious themes,” a flyer with instructions from the White House stated.The Easter contest asks children of National Guard families to decorate an egg template with “a snapshot of their life – a favorite activity, scenery in your state, your military family, a day-in-your...
  • California Legislators Push Bill That Would Ease Process of Recovering Nazi-Looted Art

    03/29/2024 4:20:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ARTnews ^ | March 29, 2024 | Tessa Solomon
    California legislators have introduced a bill intended to give Holocaust survivors and their heirs a greater chance of recovering artworks stolen, or sold under duress, during periods of political oppression. Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino), co-chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, who has led the legislative effort, told the Los Angeles Times that it was inspired by a ruling this January that determined that Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum could keep a Camille Pissarro painting taken from its Jewish owner by the Nazi party. Related Articles A man holding an iPhone looks at a painting of a city street with carriages moving...
  • Museum warns that paintings of the British countryside can evoke 'dark nationalist' feelings

    03/19/2024 1:05:44 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 18, 2024 | Joseph Mackinnon
    A British museum owned by the University of Cambridge recently tried to shake things up, moving around its displays and providing new signage. In an apparent spasm of self-awareness, the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum denied that his new "inclusive and representative galleries" were "woke." This denial, of course, prompted greater scrutiny. It turns out the university's 208-year-old collection has been reshuffled and augmented in the service of a leftist agenda — one that seeks to repurpose art as propaganda and takes issue with too great a historical appreciation for the country that was England. Luke Syson, the director of...
  • Banksy’s real name may be forced to reveal his name in new lawsuit over ‘Monkey Queen’ print authentication

    03/09/2024 9:00:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2024 | Social Links forAlyssa Guzman
    Banksy, the ever-elusive artist well-known for his hidden identity, may be forced to reveal his name after art collectors sued him for refusing to authenticate a print. Nicky Katz and Ray Howse sued Banksy’s company, Pest Control, for what they say is a refusal to authenticate their print of “Monkey Queen,” which they acquired for around $38,500. If the lawsuit makes it to court, the artist — who’s only revealed his first name, Robbie — might have to give up his full identity. The print, which features a Queen Elizabeth lookalike as a monkey with a crown and jewels, only...
  • Protestor Spray Paints, Slashes Cambridge Portrait of Lord Balfour, Who Established UK Support for Israel

    03/08/2024 6:35:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ARTnews ^ | March 8, 2024 | Tessa Solomon
    A painting of Lord Balfour, whose eponymous doctrine is considered the catalyst for the 1948 establishment of Israel and the subsequent Nakba, the Palestinian term referring to the displacement of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes, was defaced in England on Friday. The activist group Palestine Action shared a video on X of an unidentified protestor dousing Balfour’s portrait, a 1914 work by Philip Alexius de László, in red spray paint and then slashing the canvas nearly almost entirely to pieces. The work is housed at Trinity College, a school that is part of the University of Cambridge. Related Articles Protestor...
  • Pro-Palestine Activists Slash Portrait of British PM Associated With Nakba

    03/08/2024 12:30:12 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    https://hyperallergic.com ^ | March 8 2024 | Maya Pontone
    The painting depicts Arthur Balfour, author of the 1917 declaration that established Britain’s aim to create a Jewish state in Palestine. Members of the activist group Palestine Action spray-painted and slashed a portrait of British former Prime Minister Arthur James Balfour on view at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. The protest action was documented in a video posted to Instagram today, March 8, by the organizing group along with other pro-Palestine accounts. In the video, a brown-haired individual wearing a dark blue puffer jacket sprays what appears to be red aerosol paint on the work, a 1914 painting by Anglo-Hungarian...
  • Beloved swine artist Pigcasso dead at age 8: ‘An inspiring figure’

    03/08/2024 5:28:36 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 30 replies
    NY Post via MSN ^ | 3/7/24 | Asia Grace
    She sow had a nose for art. Pigcasso, the wildly talented pig who sold over $1 million of her paintings and was hailed “the most successful non-human artist in world history,” has died at age 8. Joanne Lefson, the creative critter’s owner, recently announced the 450-pound visionary’s death due chronic Rheumatoid arthritis. Prior to her passing, the pig’s illness rendered both of her back legs lame, owing to calcification of her lower spine.
  • Frida Kahlo Corporation Files Lawsuits against Amazon Sellers over Trademark Infringement

    03/07/2024 2:37:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    ARTnews ^ | TESSA SOLOMON Plus Icon March 7, 2024 | TESSA SOLOMON Plus Icon March 7, 2024
    The Frida Kahlo Corporation filed two lawsuits on March 4 against online merchants in a bid to end the unauthorized reproduction of Kahlo’s likeness and art. The company, which owns the trademark, has demanded that Amazon vendors either relinquish all profits allegedly made from her counterfeit image, or $2 million “for each and every counterfeit use of the asserted trademarks,” Courthouse News reports. “Defendants’ images, artwork and derivative works are virtually identical to and/or substantially similar to the Frida Kahlo works,” the company wrote in its primary complaint. “Such conduct infringes and continues to infringe the Frida Kahlo works in...
  • Climate activists again target art, this time Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’

    02/15/2024 11:36:38 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 34 replies
    PBS ^ | 2/14/24 | World
    Two climate activists on Tuesday targeted Botticelli’s masterpiece “The Birth of Venus” hanging at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, attaching images of recent flood damage in the Tuscany region on the protective glass
  • Italy Donates Replica of Bull of Nimrud Destroyed by Isis to Iraq

    02/10/2024 6:33:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    THE ART NEWSPAPER ^ | 9 February 2024 | James Imam
    The 3D-printed reproduction of the Assyrian statue was previously displayed at the Colosseum in Rome and the Unesco headquarters in ParisItaly has donated a reconstructed Assyrian statue to Iraq in what has been described as a “miracle of Italian cultural diplomacy”. Constructed in the ninth century BC, the 5m-tall Bull of Nimrud was destroyed by Isis fighters in 2015, before Italian artisans made a copy of the monument using 3D-printing technology. The replica, which was previously displayed at the Colosseum in Rome and the Unesco headquarters in Paris, has now been permanently relocated outside the entrance to the Basrah Museum....
  • Art world angst as a dozen galleries soaked with ‘blood’ and ‘intifada’ graffiti dubbed ‘antisemitic’

    02/03/2024 6:14:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/02/24 | Oli Coleman, Mara Siegler
    A slew of art galleries across New York City have been hit with anti-Israel graffiti and daubed with red paint - yet some gallery owners have controversially chosen to keep the attacks secret. Insiders are divided on whether to dismiss the perpetrators as a nuisance and ignore them, or decry what they see as rank antisemitism. Some gallery owners say that they don’t want to lend credibility to the vandals by publicizing the attacks, and still others say that as artists, it would be hypocritical to repress expression. The galleries range from small hipster operations on the Lower East Side...
  • The Bible In Paintings >>> 𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙏 𝙄𝙉 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙏𝙀𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 ✝️ Jesus, the Fourth Man in the Fire ✝️

    02/02/2024 7:03:03 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 14 replies
    The Bible In Paintings ~ Encouragement for Applying and Appreciating God's Word ~ •Drawings•Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Statues•Tapestries•Windows• CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Before Bethlehem, Jesus intervened often in this world. This series presents some of those occasions, along with “types” of Christ: people and objects who represent Him and His qualities.JESUS, THE FOURTH MAN IN THE FIRE DANIEL 3 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold. Nebuchadnezzar said to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, “Is it true that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? If you do not worship it, you will be...
  • The Bible In Paintings >>> 𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙏 𝙄𝙉 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙏𝙀𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 ✝️ 22nd Psalm: Predicting Jesus’ Crucifixion in Detail ✝️

    02/01/2024 6:37:56 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 16 replies
    The Bible In Paintings ~ Encouragement for Applying and Appreciating God's Word ~ •Drawings•Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Statues•Tapestries•Windows• CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Before Bethlehem, Jesus intervened often in this world. This series presents some of those occasions, along with “types” of Christ: people and objects who represent Him and His qualities.22nd PSALM: PREDICTING JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION IN DETAIL PSALM 22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 1 2 by JAMES TISSOT "Eloi Eloi Lama Sabacthani" I am scorned by men and despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads: “He trusts in...
  • The Bible In Paintings >>> 𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙏 𝙄𝙉 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙏𝙀𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 ✝️ Jesus the Creator Challenges Job ✝️

    01/31/2024 6:56:42 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 14 replies
    The Bible In Paintings ~ Encouragement for Applying and Appreciating God's Word ~ •Drawings•Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Statues•Tapestries•Windows• CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Before Bethlehem, Jesus intervened often in this world. This series presents some of those occasions, along with “types” of Christ: people and objects who represent Him and His qualities.JESUS THE CREATOR CHALLENGES JOB JOB 38-42 Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. 1 WILLIAM BLAKE "The Lord Answering Job out of the Whirlwind" He said: “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall...
  • The Bible In Paintings >>> 𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙏 𝙄𝙉 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙏𝙀𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 ✝️ Moses Lifts the Bronze Snake, Just as Jesus Was to Be Lifted ✝️

    01/30/2024 7:05:33 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 16 replies
    The Bible In Paintings ~ Encouragement for Applying and Appreciating God's Word ~ •Drawings•Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Statues•Tapestries•Windows• CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Before Bethlehem, Jesus intervened often in this world. This series presents some of those occasions, along with “types” of Christ: people and objects who represent Him and His qualities.MOSES LIFTS THE BRONZE SNAKE, JUST AS JESUS WAS TO BE LIFTED NUMBERS 21 The people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water!...
  • The Bible In Paintings >>> 𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙏 𝙄𝙉 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙊𝙇𝘿 𝙏𝙀𝙎𝙏𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙉𝙏 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 ✝️ Moses Meets Jesus at the Burning Bush ✝️

    01/29/2024 6:52:18 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 31 replies
    The Bible In Paintings ~ Encouragement for Applying and Appreciating God's Word ~ •Drawings•Engravings•Facades•Frescoes•Illuminations•Miniatures•Mosaics•Photographs•Reliefs•Statues•Tapestries•Windows• CHRIST IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Before Bethlehem, Jesus intervened often in this world. This series presents some of those occasions, along with “types” of Christ: people and objects who represent Him and His qualities.MOSES MEETS JESUS AT THE BURNING BUSH EXODUS 3-4 Now Moses came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought,...
  • Climate Activists Throw Soup at Glass Protecting Mona Lisa in Paris as Farmers' Protests Continue

    01/28/2024 10:49:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    French farmers are using their tractors to set up road blockades and slow traffic across France to seek better remuneration for their produce, less red tape and protection against cheap importsTwo climate activists hurled soup Sunday at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum in Paris and shouted slogans advocating for a sustainable food system. This came amid protests by French farmers against several issues, including low wages. In a video posted on social media, two women with the words “FOOD RIPOSTE” written on their t-shirts could be seen passing under a security barrier to get closer...