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“Freedom from Want” or “The Thanksgiving Picture” is one of Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” paintings, inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union Address, known as “Four Freedoms.” “Freedom from Want “was published in the March 6, 1943, issue of “The Saturday Evening Post” and later was included as the cover image of the 1946 book “Norman Rockwell, Illustrator,” written when Rockwell was at the height of his fame as America’s most popular illustrator.
This piece includes a number of color photographs, a music video and a documentary short.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/thanksgiving-norman-rockwells-freedom-from-want/“Freedom from Want” or “The Thanksgiving Picture” is one of... more
The National Gallery in London has acquired three of Titian’s paintings based on Ovid’s myth of Diana and Actaeon: “Diana and Actaeon,” “Diana and Callisto” and “The Death of Actaeon.” As recounted by Ovid in “Metamorphoses,” the hunter Actaeon, chancing upon the chaste Diana bathing naked with her nymphs, is transformed by the vengeful moon goddess into a stag, who is then killed by his own hounds.
One of the works commissioned to celebrate this exhibition, “Metamorphosis: Titian 2012,” is a beautiful and mystical short film that provides a contemporary retelling of Titian’s “Diana and Actaeon.” “Metamorphosis” was directed by the talented writer-director duo, Tell No One, also known as Luke White and Remi Weekes. Instead of the bath scene that Titian depicts, the story unfolds at a countryside estate. The film does a tremendous interpretation of the original myth and painting; at times the film’s visual effects are so stunning they could be paintings themselves.
This piece includes color photographs and the short film, “Metamorphosis.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/metamorphosis-a-deliciously-tasty-vengeful-feast/The National Gallery in London has acquired three of Titian’s paintings based on... more
An iconic portrait of Elvis Presley by pop artist Andy Warhol went for $37 Million when it hit the auction block tonight at Sotheby’s. The life-size 1963 painting, “Double Elvis (Ferus Type),” epitomizes Warhol’s obsessions with fame, stardom and the public image, according to Sotheby’s. Previously estimated to sell for $30 million to $50 million, it was included in the auction house’s May 9th sale of post-war and contemporary art.
Art auctions have turned into freak-show casinos, spectacles where the uber-rich can act out as much in public as possible, trying to buy immortality, become a part of art history, make headlines and create big profits. They are despicable for what they do to art, for the bad magic of making mysteriously powerful things turn into numbers.
This piece includes a number of vintage photographs, two videos and a documentary about Warhol's art and life.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/another-freak-show-big-money-art-auction-warhols-double-elvis-brings-33-million/An iconic portrait of Elvis Presley by pop artist Andy Warhol went for $37 Million... more
An iconic portrait of Elvis Presley by pop artist Andy Warhol is poised to go for as much as $50 million when it hits the auction block in May at Sotheby’s. The life-size 1963 painting, “Double Elvis (Ferus Type),” epitomizes Warhol’s obsessions with fame, stardom and the public image, according to Sotheby’s. Estimated to sell for $30 million to $50 million, it will be included in the auction house’s May 9th sale of post-war and contemporary art.
The silver background of “Double Elvis (Ferus Type),” along with the subtle variations in tone give the serial imagery a sense of rhythmic variation that recalls the artist’s masterpiece, “200 One Dollar Bills,” completed the previous year. That work soared to nearly $44 million or four times its estimate in 2009 and achieved the highest price of any work at the fall auctions. But it was a work from Warhol’s “Death and Disaster “series that set the artist’s record, which still stands. “Green Car Crash (Green Car Burning),” also from 1963, more than doubled its estimate and sold for $71.7 million in 2007, at the height of the art market boom.
In the “Double Elvis” work, Presley is dressed as a cowboy, shooting a gun. Sotheby’s describes him in the work as “a Hollywood icon of the sixties rather than the rebellious singer who shook the world of music in the sixties.” The double in the title refers to a shadowy image of Presley in the same pose that appears next to him in the work.
This piece includes a number of vintage photographs, a video about the Elvis portrait and a documentary about Warhol's life.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/andy-warhols-cowboy-double-elvis-could-bring-50-million-at-auction/An iconic portrait of Elvis Presley by pop artist Andy Warhol is poised to go for as... more
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http://www.whatishowto.net/2011/12/26/reduce-stress-connect-creativity/How painting outdoors can relieve stress and inspire your creativity. Learn More... more
“Freedom from Want” or “The Thanksgiving Picture” is one of Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” paintings, inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union Address, known as “Four Freedoms.” “Freedom from Want” was published in the March 6, 1943, issue of “The Saturday Evening Post” and later was included as the cover image of the 1946 book “Norman Rockwell, Illustrator,” written when Rockwell was at the height of his fame as America’s most popular illustrator.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution photographs, a Thanksgiving music video and a delightful documentary short film, “Casey Neistat and His Son Make Thanksgiving Dinner.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/thanksgiving-the-freedom-from-want/“Freedom from Want” or “The Thanksgiving Picture” is one of... more
“Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review” is an exhibition of over 80 original illustrations presently on view at New York City's Museum of American Illustration. If landing on the cover of “Rolling Stone” is a perennial dream for rock musicians, a close second would be getting their likenesses on the front page of the review section, where for decades the lead review has been accompanied by a distinctive illustration of the artist.
The art featured in this exhibition spans four decades, representing music legends such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Tyler, Whitney Houston, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and many others. It has from the very beginning been a belief at “Rolling Stone” that art is the best way to present new and legendary albums and their reviews to the world. These are artists who continue to highlight the history of the music industry.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution color illustrations from the exhibition, as well as a gallery of additional illustrations.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/an-artistic-history-of-music-rolling-stone-and-the-art-of-the-record-review/“Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review” is an exhibition of over... more
Lake Namtso, one of two holy lakes in Tibet, forms the centre of the valley floor and is surrounded by the Nyanchen Tanglha mountain range. In 1986, Robert Hefner, President of the Bradshaw Foundation, found himself standing here on top of the world (or what felt like it) a little while before he made a remarkable discovery. This is how he described it: "The deep blue Tibetan sky encompassed barren, craggy, rocky peaks, full of spectacular geological structures typical of the Tibetan plateau. Beside the road was a pile of carved religious rocks and a pole with many fluttering prayer flags. Only 300 metres below was a sapphire lake enclosed by snowy peaks: the great valley of Lake Namtso." http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/section-blog/42989-a-note-on-the-rock-art-of-lake-namtso-tibetLake Namtso, one of two holy lakes in Tibet, forms the centre of the valley floor and... more
Cy Twombly (1928-2011), whose spare, delicate scratching and scribbling, odd marks, raw smudges, and gorgeous visceral color with intimations of myth, narrative and poetic engagement with antiquity left him often ignored by the movements of postwar American art, even as he eventually became one of the era’s most significant painters, died on Tuesday in Rome. He was 83.
His artistic career roguishly subverted Abstract Expressionism, dipped briefly into Minimalism, barely acknowledged Pop art, but anticipated some of the concerns of Conceptualism, Mr. Twombly was a polarizing figure in the art world almost from the beginning. His work has been described by one important art curator as “influential among artists, discomfiting to many critics and truculently difficult not just for a broad public, but for sophisticated initiates of postwar art as well.”
Twombly left New York City and moved permanently to southern Italy in 1957 and paid little heed to his many critics, who constantly questioned whether his work really deserved a place at the forefront of 20th century abstraction. The low point for Twombly probably came after a widely panned 1964 exhibition in New York, which one critic described as a blatant fiasco. However, he lived long enough to see his work receive new-found attention and a degree of critical favor he had never enjoyed before. By the 1990s, he had become highly sought after not only by European museums and collectors, who had appreciated his work early on, but also by those back in the United States who had not known what to make of him two decades before.
During the final decade of his life, Twombly surpassed his earlier body of work, making tremendous late abstract works telling tales of ancient armies, otherworldly invasions of burning suns and radiating chrysanthemums. His works from this later period invoked twelfth-century dynasties, exoduses, love, loss and longing. He had launched upon a creative journey to some artistic place where the deepest of feelings, experiences, expectations, dreams, and love become one.
This piece includes a number of colorful pictures, a gallery and two documentary short films.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/cy-twombly-scratching-and-scribbling-to-the-heights-of-abstract-expressionism/Cy Twombly (1928-2011), whose spare, delicate scratching and scribbling, odd marks,... more
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s death (July 21, 1899-July 2, 1961). Hemingway achieved world-wide fame and influence as a writer by a combination of great emotional power and a highly individual style, which could be parodied but never successfully imitated. His best single work is quite possibly “The Old Man and the Sea,” which had the essence of the uncluttered force that drove his other stories.
In 1952, the 53 year-old Hemingway shrugged off the decay of his own weary, abused body, an increasingly scarred mind, and the pulsating aches of his five tools of anguished expression to compose his tale of an old Cuban who battles his own decay, a crippled left hand, and a giant marlin. The novel received the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 and was specifically cited when he was awarded the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature.
In 1997, 40 year-old Alexander Petrov of Prechistoe, Russia, struggled against a strange environment (Canada), a new and intimidating technology (IMAX), and with the use of his finger tips, transformed Hemingway’s ode to masculinity from splashes of oil paint into a vibrant, coherent, fresco in motion. Petrov’s 22-minute paint-on-glass interpretation of “The Old Man and the Sea” won many awards, including the 1999 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
This piece includes a number of colorful pictures, as well as the award-winning animated short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/ernest-hemingway-the-old-man-and-the-sea/This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s death (July 21,... more
“Oakridge Road” is a series of paintings by Jessica Rohrer, which is currently on exhibition at New York City’s PPOW Gallery. The paintings are meticulous, stylized portraits of her home’s interiors and domestic commodities, which have the visual lure of advertising, but they’re not selling anything, merely asking you to look.
A highly organized closet filled with clothes, a collection of every brand of cleaning product you can imagine, a totally antiseptic kitchen, the cornucopia of processed foods in the refrigerator, the dining room and its empty furniture, views out windows of the perfect neighborhood: all this and much more Ms. Rohrer paints with an almost eerie objectivity. In this vacuum-sealed artificial paradise, utopia turns into dystopia, the American Dream becomes a consumerist nightmare.
This piece includes a number of colorful high-resolution pictures, as well as a gallery.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/a-home-full-of-art-a-consumerist-nightmare/“Oakridge Road” is a series of paintings by Jessica Rohrer, which is... more
Unbelievable the Art of Dapacu
What do you see in this Masterpiece?
When you pause the video and observe the paintings with one eye only, changes.
Can you see as things will come out of the surface?
Unbelievable the art of Dapacu, how does he paint like that?
Welcome to the Multidimensional Art of Dapacu, Masterpieces videos
The Incredible techniques in Oils, to create illusions and thoughts appears as forms and images, towns and places, faces and bodies and in reality, all you can imagine.Unbelievable the Art of Dapacu What do you see in this Masterpiece? When you... more
Join an 18-month intensive artistic endeavor based on the incredible people of the Burning Man Community. This project consists of a a series of paintings, a blog, a short documentary video and a book. Burners immortalized as art as they are photographed on the Playa, then oil paintings are created from the photographs. The entire process will be chronicled on the project website. Go to the Kickstarter site or the project website to read more and see a short video.
Kickstarter page: http://kck.st/htFqDA
Project website: www.aburningmanportraitproject.com
Artist website: www.vlasicstudio.comJoin an 18-month intensive artistic endeavor based on the incredible people of the... more
DAPACU MULTIDIMENSIONAL ART
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Now we want to exhibit to you, the Masterpieces of this incredible art and with a simple view to one of Dapacu Masterpieces Videos, you will realize this art is like no other. No one ever has painted like this in history or anywhere in the world. A one of a kind type of Art and, one of a kind Artist. Dapacu, Daniel Pavon Cuellar.
Artist, Muralist, Photographer and perhaps a very interesting story at DanielPavonCuellar.com of the life of this artist and his art.
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http://unveils.tv/Dapacu_Masterpieces_of_Multidimensional_Art_unveiled_BY_VIDEOS.htmlDAPACU MULTIDIMENSIONAL ART And the name is fully correct. Now we want to... more
One great way to take a break from the business of life is to check out websites which offer images of classic art paintings, pieces, and more.
Link : http://www.internetserviceproviders.org/blog/2011/7-places-online-to-view-classic-art/One great way to take a break from the business of life is to check out websites which... more
Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) became known as one of the most famous illustrators of his generation through his narrative paintings done in a readily recognizable naturalistic style, which appeared in national magazines reaching millions of readers. Born in 1894 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he left high school to study at the National Academy of Design and later the Art Students League of New York. By the age of eighteen he was already a published artist specializing in children’s illustration and had become a regular contributor to magazines such as “Boys’ Life,” the Boy Scouts of America monthly magazine, where he was soon named art director. In 1916 he painted his first cover for “The Saturday Evening Post,” beginning a forty-seven-year relationship that resulted in 323 covers and was the centerpiece of his career.
To create many of his iconic, quintessentially American paintings, most of which served as magazine covers, Norman Rockwell worked from carefully staged reference photographs that are now on view for the first time, alongside his paintings in “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera.” The exhibition, which will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from November 19, 2010, through April 10, 2011.
In his early career, Rockwell saw photographs as “a dishonorable crutch for lazy draftsmen,” but once he surrendered to the camera’s charms, photography transformed his art. Beginning in the late 1930s, Rockwell adopted photography as a tool to bring his illustration ideas to life in studio sessions. Rockwell relied on others to operate the camera; he focussed on posing his models. He created numerous photographs for each new subject, sometimes capturing complete compositions and, at other times, combining separate pictures of individual elements. Over the forty years that he used photographs as his guide, he worked with many skilled photographers, particularly Gene Pelham, Bill Scovill, and Louis Lamone.
This piece includes a number of photographs and color illustrations, a slide show and a documentary short film on Norman Rockwell's art.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/norman-rockwell-behind-the-camera/Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) became known as one of the most famous illustrators... more
Amazing hyper realistic watercolor paintings by artist Steve Hanks