Art

A Dutch Teenage Painter’s Multi-Million-Dollar Masterpiece Was Hidden in Plain Sight | Smart News

[ad_1] The restored still life was painted by a 17-year-old artist known for his careful renderings of everyday objects. Courtesy of National Trust of Australia (NSW) A painting depicting a half-eaten pie and nuts gathered dust in an Australian school for around 150 years. Today, researchers have discovered that it may be worth millions. Painted …

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Christie’s Offers Huge Richter Painting Once Owned by Eric Clapton for $35 Million

[ad_1] Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild Courtesy of Christie’s Text size Christie’s will offer a monumental Abstraktes Bild painting by Gerhard Richter for more than US$35 million, just a bit more than the painting fetched when it was sold in 2012 by musician Eric Clapton at Christie’s in London. Christie’s will offer a monumental Abstraktes Bild …

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What Secrets Lie Beneath the Surface of Picasso’s Blue Period Paintings? | Smart News

[ad_1] Jane Recker Daily Correspondent Over the past two decades, researchers have discovered hidden underpaintings in multiple works from Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period. Most famously, examinations at the turn of the millennium uncovered a woman’s face under The Old Guitarist (1903–1904). More recently, conservation has revealed painted-over elements in The Blue Room (1901), Crouching Beggarwoman …

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Indigenous artist Barry Johnny fights back after stroke to start painting again

[ad_1] In the remote Aboriginal community of Doomadgee, in north-west Queensland, you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist as well respected as Barry Johnny. Just three years ago, Mr Johnny was enjoying a successful career with hundreds of his vibrant landscape and animal paintings exhibited and sold around the country. But that all changed overnight …

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Ordinary New Mexico couple pulled off $150 million art heist

[ad_1] Jerry and Rita Alter were viewed by friends and family as harmless eccentrics. Known for loving exotic travel, they celebrated their journeys with self-indulgent slide shows. Jerry was a jazz musician, a commercially unsuccessful artist, an unpublished author and a retired New York City public school teacher. Rita made a career as a speech …

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Painting the town Gruene: Artists take to streets to capture scenes | Community Alert

[ad_1] Dressed in a denim blue apron, Sherry Wooley stands across the street from The Pomegranate store front in the historic district of Gruene. She studies the lines in its rusty red-brown colored tin roof as the afternoon sun begins to creep up the building. She’s slowly losing the shadows that the light had cast …

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This book showcases art from India’s last surviving school of miniature painting

[ad_1] The Nathdwara school of painting, though a melting pot of most schools of Rajasthan, emerged with a distinct style and character of its own. This distinction is because the artists painted not only as aesthetes but also as devotees, to fulfill their emotional need to please Shrinathji. Their creations were imbued with feelings: no …

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Eri Wakiyama’s surreal, manga-inspired paintings reflect her inner world

[ad_1] Eri Wakiyama’s New York bedroom is covered in stickers. There are those left behind by her friends who work in fashion, repping various cool brands and downtown labels, random adhesive souvenirs she’s collected over the years, and 90s throwbacks to Lisa Frank and Hello Kitty. Her latest solo-exhibition, which is currently on view at …

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PAINT OUT SAVANNAH! | Visual Arts | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music

[ad_1] Painting en plein air is the practice of painting landscapes or cityscapes out-of-doors, in a loose, faster style than can be accomplished in the studio. Pronounced like the “plen” in “splendid”, plein airs are more impressionistic, vibrant, and immediate—capturing the sunlight and shadows at a particular moment in time. In the 1880’s, Monet, undoubtedly …

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