Posts Tagged ‘painting’

Van Gogh’s Ugliest Masterpiece

September 9, 2019

Evan Puschak at The Nerdwriter explores what Vincent van Gogh called “one of the ugliest pictures I have done,” The Night Café.

More:

“Van Gogh’s The Night Café Was Among His ‘Ugliest Pictures,’” Jason Kottke, Kottke.org

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The Fore-Edge Painter

February 19, 2019

Martin Frost of Worthington, England may be the last professional fore-edge painter in the world, delicately painting scenes on the side of books, hidden beneath the gilded page edges.

Martin Frost website

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Happy Birthday Jackson Pollack

January 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Jackson Pollack

Yesterday, January 28th, was the birthday of  abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollack (1912-1956).

You can celebrate, too. Go to Be Jackson Pollack (be sure to move and click).

Mr. Pollack had a readily identifiable (and readily copied) style. If you need help identifying authentic works by the artist, a computer program might help.

More:

“Abstract Expressionism,” Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Teenage Mona Lisa?

September 28, 2012

Teenage Mona Lisa?

A picture went on view in Geneva Thursday that is said to be by da Vinci, a portrait of young Lisa Gherardini. Leonardo painted her after her marriage to merchant Francesco del Giocondo, and that painting is known as La Gioconda, and also as the Mona Lisa.

The newly-revealed painting of the teen beauty is called the Isleworth Mona Lisa. Is it by Leonardo da Vinci? Is it an early painting of a young Lisa Gherardini? Opinions differ:

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Washington Re-Crossing the Delaware

December 26, 2011

Washington Re-Crossing the Delaware

Artist Mort Künstler unveils a new painting of “Washington crossing the Delaware” today at the New-York Historical Society. The new version is more historically accurate than the iconic 1851 work by Emanuel Leutze that hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The new painting shows the American rebel raiders crossing the river at a narrower location on a stormy night in a flat-bottomed ferry barge with the correct flag. We do not know if there will be a postage stamp or T-shirts.

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Spectrum of DC Art

August 13, 2010

Spectrum of DC Art

See the variety of DC’s visual art at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center today through Wednesday, August 25, 2010. The free exhibit features work by Washington artists applying for DC Arts Commission fellowships. This is a chance to see the latest painting, prints, photos and drawings by some of our favorites (Rex Weil, Rik Freeman, Roderick Turner, Elaine Langerman, Alec Simpson) as well as emerging artists. Sample works are on view here.

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