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Rhik Samadder tries … mindful painting: ‘It dawns on me that I’m a very talented artist’

Keen to unlock your inner creativity? De-stress and unwind? Or merely improve the quality of the gifts you make for friends? Step right this wayHave you ever forgotten to buy a loved one a birthday present? Here’s a tip. Get a card, then draw a picture inside of you giving them the gift you intend to buy them later. It’s a charming IOU, impossible to resent. I’m not the best at hands or faces, so the result often resembles demons in hell, spearing each other, which isn’t what everyone wants to s...
Tags: Art, Painting, Life and style, Art and design, Hobbies, Tom, Rhik Samadder, MasterPeace Studios


Basque country hails ‘forgotten’ retelling of Picasso’s Guernica

Agustín Ibarrola’s 1977 version was painted as part of campaign to get the original returned from New YorkThe grief-snapped mother is still there, cradling her dead child 84 years on, as is the fallen soldier with his stigmata and the horse with its silent screams.However, the Guernica now on its way to a museum in the Basque country is not Pablo Picasso’s monochrome howl of anti-fascist fury but a retelling of the work intended to help bring the original to the market town whose agonies beneath...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Guernica, Agustín Ibarrola


Basque museum snaps up ‘forgotten’ retelling of Picasso’s Guernica

Agustín Ibarrola’s 1977 version was painted as part of campaign to get the original returned from New YorkThe grief-snapped mother is still there, cradling her dead child 84 years on, as is the fallen soldier with his stigmata and the horse with its silent screams.However, the Guernica now on its way to a museum in the Basque country is not Pablo Picasso’s monochrome howl of anti-fascist fury but a retelling of the work intended to help bring the original to the market town whose agonies beneath...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Guernica, Agustín Ibarrola


Art gallery owner selling Hunter Biden's paintings estimates they'll go for $75,000 to $500,000 each

Hunter Biden Kris Connor/WireImage A gallery owner selling Hunter Biden's paintings estimates they could go from $75,000 to $500,000 each. The gallery owner will sell Hunter's artwork without disclosing who buys them, even to Biden. The arrangement puts the White House in an ethical gray area, experts told The Washington Post. See more stories on Insider's business page. A gallery owner who struck an arrangement to sell Hunter Biden's paintings says the individual pieces o...
Tags: Art, Post, Politics, Washington Post, White House, Painting, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Trump, Hunter


Damien Hirst on painting cherry blossom: ‘It’s taken me until I’m 55 to please my mum’

The former hell-raising, hard-partying YBA known for slicing animals in half is now painting trees in bloom. Has he lost his edge? And why is his hair blue?The first thing that hits me when I see Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossoms isn’t the scale (monumental) or the palette (psychedelic) but the paint itself. It’s thick, sticky and a little bit nasty. Creamy-white and dusty-pink daubs swirl from the surface like meringue kisses, fragile and sugary sweet. Others are more chewy, like dried gum. Then t...
Tags: Art, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Turner, Damien Hirst, Hirst, YBA


‘You are the one spark in my life’: Laurie Lee’s loving letters to secret daughter

Newly discovered exchanges between the Cider with Rosie author and painter Yasmin David show their joy at finding one anotherAdoring, hidden letters exchanged between the Cider With Rosie author Laurie Lee and the painter Yasmin David, his secret daughter from an illicit affair with a prominent member of the Bloomsbury group, have been unearthed in lockdown.The emotional correspondence, found concealed in an old chest in the David family home in Devon, is full of the pair’s delight at finding ea...
Tags: Art, Books, Painting, UK News, David, Devon, Lucian Freud, Laurie Lee, Rosie, Yasmin David


Magnificent new paintings from Korin Faught

I've posted many times about one of my favorite living oil painters of the human figure, Korin Faught. One of her remarkable large paintings of "twins," titled "Adele Twice," has been a centerpiece of my family's homes for more than a dozen years and brings us so much joy. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, Painting, Artists, Korin Faught


Picasso and Mondrian paintings found as builder arrested over Athens gallery theft

Works by 20th-century masters recovered nearly a decade after audacious burglaryA Picasso gifted to the Greek people by the artist in honour of their resistance to Nazi rule has been found in a gorge after a builder admitted to stealing the masterpiece and two other artworks in an audacious theft from the National Gallery in Athens nearly a decade ago.For nine years, Head of a Woman had lain hidden in the home of the self-described art lover alongside Stammer Windmill, a work by the Dutch painte...
Tags: Art, Europe, Greece, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Athens, Pablo Picasso, National Gallery, Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Mondrian


AI helps return Rembrandt’s The Night Watch to original size

Rijksmuseum reproduces Dutch master’s work in all its glory, 300 years after it was cut to fit between doorsThe Night Watch by Rembrandt has enraptured millions visiting Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and its previous homes over the centuries, dazzling with its scale and fine detail.But it is only from today, thanks to the use of artificial intelligence to recapture some of the Dutch master’s genius, including the sweep of his brush strokes and perspective of his eye, that it can for the first time in ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Rembrandt


German police appeal for information after 17th century paintings found in skip

An art expert believes the paintings are by Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten and Italian Pietro BellottiGerman police have appealed for information from the public after two 17th century paintings were discovered in a skip at a highway rest stop.Police said a 64-year-old man found the oil paintings at the rest stop near Ohrenbach in central Germany last month. He later handed them in to police in the western city of Cologne. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Germany, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Cologne Continue, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Pietro BellottiGerman, Ohrenbach


How did a £120 painting become a £320m Leonardo … then vanish?

A film about the disputed Salvator Mundi blames the National Gallery for its role in giving credibility to the claim that it was the artist’s lost workThe National Gallery is facing controversy over its role in the tangled story of how the world’s most expensive painting emerged from obscurity before being sold for a staggering £320m, only to vanish again from the public eye.The gallery exhibited the Salvator Mundi in its Leonardo da Vinci exhibition a decade ago when it was an unknown work with...
Tags: Art, Film, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, National Gallery, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, Documentary films


How a ghostly outline revealed the secret of Modigliani’s lost lover

The Italian artist may have wanted to brush Beatrice Hastings out of his life, but artifical intelligence has thwarted him by enabling a re-creation of the workNo one wants to be reminded of a failed relationship by having the ex’s portrait hanging around. After Amedeo Modigliani and his lover, Beatrice Hastings, broke up, the Italian artist is thought to have obliterated her memory by painting another woman’s likeness over his portrait of her.So he might not be too happy to learn that science h...
Tags: Art, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Tate Britain, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, Beatrice Hastings


Afrofuturism and the sex life of coral – inside the wild mind of Ellen Gallagher

The artist’s latest work is the product of ‘hard physical labour’. She reveals her inspirations – from marine ecosystems and Flemish commodity painters to Black AtlantisTalking to Ellen Gallagher about her paintings is a multi-dimensional slalom ride: we swerve from the social lives of pictures to the sex life of coral and the transportation of slaves across oceans and centuries. Right now her latest works are all finished and singing to each other across a gallery floor before going their separ...
Tags: Art, London, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Slavery, Ellen Gallagher, Hauser Wirth


Is that a surrealist masterpiece by the draining board? Inside Leonora Carrington’s sculpture-filled home

The great British artist’s home in Mexico has been turned into a wonderful museum, full of her sculptures, books, diaries and unsmoked cigarettes. Our writer, Carrington’s cousin, takes an emotional tourIn October 2010, a few months before her death, I said my last goodbye to my cousin Leonora Carrington. As I left her home in Mexico City, she stood waving on the doorstep. Today, I’m back for the first time – to see Leonora’s house recreated as a visitor attraction. It feels surreal, but the sur...
Tags: Art, New York, Mexico, Painting, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Paris, Mexico City, Moma, Carrington, Leonora, Max Ernst


Tintin heirs lose legal battle over artist’s Edward Hopper mashups

French artist Xavier Marabout wins case and €10,000 in damages after Moulinsart contacted galleries displaying his artThe French artist who was sued by the Tintin creator Hergé’s heirs over his paintings that place the boy adventurer in romantic encounters has won his case after a court deemed them parodies.Xavier Marabout’s dreamy artworks imagine Tintin into the landscapes of Edward Hopper, including a take on Queensborough Bridge, 1913, or talking with a less-clothed version of Hopper’s Chop ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, France, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Comics and graphic novels, Hopper, Tintin, Edward Hopper, Hergé, Queensborough Bridge, Moulinsart, Xavier Marabout


Google invents a new tool that can make you hear color

Have you ever heard colors? As part of a new exhibition, the worlds of culture and technology collide, bringing sound to the colors of abstract art pioneer Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky had synesthesia, where looking at colors and shapes causes some with the condition to hear associated sounds. With the help of machine learning, virtual visitors to the Sounds Like Kandinsky exhibition, a partnership project by Centre Pompidou in Paris and Google Arts & Culture, can have an aural experience of ...
Tags: Google, Art, Technology, Painting, Brain, Paris, Innovation, Centre Pompidou, Kandinsky, Neil Harbisson, Wassily Kandinsky Kandinsky, Guillaume Piolle Wikimedia


The Lady in the Portrait review – painterly pageantry in a Chinese royal court

Fan Bingbing stars as an emperor’s wife having her portrait painted in this artful yet inert period dramaThis French-Chinese co-production about an earlier French-Chinese collaboration offers handsome pageantry amid its lavish recreation of 18th-century imperial court life, but it isn’t quite enough to compensate for a puttering narrative motor. Longtime Apichatpong Weerasethakul producer Charles de Meaux has turned director with a far eastern equivalent of Girl With a Pearl Earring – another de...
Tags: Art, Europe, Film, France, China, Painting, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, World cinema, Pearl Earring, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Bingbing, Fan Bingbing, Melvil Poupaud, Charles de Meaux


David Hockney on joy, longing and spring light: ‘I’m teaching the French how to paint Normandy!’

While enjoying an idyllic lockdown in France, the 83-year-old artist has created perhaps his most important exhibition ever – offering hope to an injured world ‘I think it looks terrific,” says David Hockney. “It’s all on one theme, isn’t it? And there’s not many exhibitions like that, really, a show all about the spring.” The 83-year-old artist is taking a look around his new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London for the first time. He seems happy with it – and rightly so, for it is hypnoti...
Tags: Ipad, Art, Apps, Technology, London, France, Environment, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Normandy, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Spring, David Hockney, Gardens


Family of late Samsung chair offload Picassos and Dalís to cut inheritance tax bill

Relatives of Lee Kun-hee to donate 23,000 artworks to South Korean national museumsThe family of the late Samsung Electronics chair Lee Kun-hee have said they will pay more than 12tn won (£7.8bn) in inheritance tax and donate his collection of more than 23,000 artworks – including pieces by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat and one of Claude Monet’s water lilies paintings – to South Korean national museums.Lee, who is credited with transforming Samsung into the world’s largest s...
Tags: Art, South Korea, Business, Technology, Money, Samsung, Painting, Tax, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Museums, Computing, Inheritance Tax, Samsung Electronics


The Great British Art Tour: the birthplace of a future prime minister

With public art collections closed we are bringing the art to you, exploring highlights from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: David Lloyd George’s Birthplace, Manchester in the Lowry, SalfordAn image that could have been made at the height of lockdown, this deserted street corner by Laurence Stephen Lowry is a surprise from an artist better known for his crowded city landscapes. Lowry often recorded the ebb and flow of people’s daily lives; the striking absence of any...
Tags: Art, UK, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, House Of Commons, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Salford, Lowry, LS Lowry, David Lloyd George, Birthplace Manchester, Laurence Stephen Lowry


Did art peak 30,000 years ago? How cave paintings became my lockdown obsession

Portraiture, perspective, impressionism, movement, mythology: cave artists could do the lot. And I have spent the past year on a virtual odyssey of their primordial wondersI was recently awoken in the night by lions, their eyes glaring in the dark from blunt rectangular faces as they stalked bison through an ancient, arid grassland. As I came to, however, I realised I was not about to be eaten alive. This was simply one of the perils of spending too much time looking at images of cave art on the...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, Painting, History, Culture, Art and design, Anthropology, Archaeology, Dordogne, Lascaux, Chauvet, Gombrich


The Great British Art Tour: how a French artist gave us plenty to see in Barnard Castle

With public art collections closed we are bringing the art to you, exploring highlights and hidden gems from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: Joséphine Bowes’s Château du Barry in the Bowes museumBowes Museum in Barnard Castle wouldn’t exist without the painter of this work. Joséphine Bowes was a French actor with Théâtre des Variétés in Paris who captured the heart of the English landowner John Bowes. She was also a talented artist, whose work was chosen to be exhibi...
Tags: Art, Europe, UK, France, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, John, Barry, Josephine, Barnard Castle, Paris Salon, John Bowes, Josephine Bowes


Mystery over origins of Howard Hodgkin’s Indian art collection could see it lost to UK

Ashmolean in Oxford turned down chance to buy exquisite paintings and drawings, which may now go to New YorkIndian paintings and drawings had been his lifelong passion and, before his death in 2017, the artist Sir Howard Hodgkin hoped that his collection would be acquired by the Ashmolean in Oxford – only for the museum to reject his offer amid concerns that some of the works should never have left India.Now Britain’s loss could be America’s gain. Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Ne...
Tags: Art, UK, New York, America, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Howard Hodgkin, Oxford, Colonialism, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, India Now Britain


The horror safari: why was Francis Bacon so triggered by dead elephants?

When the great painter died, 200 macabre photographs of elephant carcasses were found in his studio. They were by Peter Beard – and they propelled the artist into the heart of darknessIf you look into the eyes of a portrait, especially a self-portrait, by Rembrandt, you seem to see a “soul”. Such religious ideas and readings have shaped the story of art from its very beginnings and continue to seduce us today. But Francis Bacon was the first artist to paint people as animals. His subjects are re...
Tags: Art, Photography, London, Animals, Africa, Environment, Painting, Culture, Wildlife, Art and design, Kenya, Exhibitions, Francis Bacon, Bacon, Rembrandt, Peter Beard


Dutch police arrest man over £18m theft of Van Gogh and Hals paintings

Search continues for Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring and Two Laughing Boys, stolen last yearDutch police have arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of stealing paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals with an estimated value of £18m during night-time raids on museums in the Netherlands last year.The unnamed man was arrested on Tuesday morning at his home in the central town of Baarn over the thefts of Van Gogh’s The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring and Hals’s Two Laughing Boys. Co...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Netherlands, Art Theft, Van Gogh, Vincent Van Gogh, Hals, Baarn, Frans Hals, Nuenen, Parsonage Garden


Dutch police arrest man over theft of Van Gogh and Hals paintings

Search continues for multimillion-pound Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring and Two Laughing BoysDutch police have arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of stealing two paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals from museums in the Netherlands last year.The man was held at his home in the central town of Baarn over the thefts of Van Gogh’s The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring and Hals’s Two Laughing Boys. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Netherlands, Art Theft, Van Gogh, Vincent Van Gogh, Hals, Baarn, Frans Hals, Nuenen, Parsonage Garden


Sold for just £2,500, is this lost Gainsborough actually worth £1m?

Previously unknown portrait depicting a little-known composer surfaced in France last yearA completely unknown portrait by Thomas Gainsborough has been discovered, to the excitement of scholars of art and music as it is thought to depict an unjustly forgotten musician who was well known in 18th-century Britain.A painting of a man holding a scroll of manuscript music was described only as “British School” when it surfaced in France in December, selling in a Paris auction for around £2,500. Contin...
Tags: Art, France, Painting, UK News, Culture, Britain, Paris, Thomas Gainsborough, Gainsborough


Reimagining Rasta, the father of Art Comedy

In theorising his oeuvre, it seems that the ‘people’s painter’ is most likely working in a new mode The post Reimagining Rasta, the father of Art Comedy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Painting, Humour, Friday, Happy Birthday, Rasta, Art Criticism, Dadaism, Art Comedy, by Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Jerzy Koniński, Lebani Sirenje, Nicole Pesce, Samuel Ravengai


'I don't want to fake the funk' – Henry Taylor, the painter of black American life

Adored by Rihanna and Jay-Z, he finds his subjects in supermarket queues – and on the streets of LA’s toughest neighbourhoods. How has the artist found lockdown in a tiny Somerset village?“Other people look; Taylor sees.” That was Zadie Smith’s assessment of the American artist Henry Taylor. Thirty seconds into my Zoom call with him, I begin to understand what she meant, as he joyfully dissects the decor in my room. “Oh, you got a guitar back there?” he says. “What are you going to do, play me a...
Tags: Art, Rihanna, Jay Z, La, Los Angeles, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Miles Davis, Taylor, Somerset, Zadie Smith, Henry Taylor


Yinka Shonibare: ‘You don’t want the next generation to be full of hate'

The artist on fostering hope, why he doesn’t want a retrospective, and making work inspired by Picasso’s African art collection The British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare makes work – often in sculpture, painting and tapestry – that looks unflinchingly at race, class and colonialism. The 58-year-old, who is partly paralysed after contracting a virus of the spine in his late teens, was one of the original YBAs and was shortlisted for the Turner prize in 2004. His 2010 sculpture Nelson’s Ship in ...
Tags: Art, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Howard Hodgkin, Whitechapel Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Nelson, Picasso, Yinka Shonibare, Rachel Whiteread, Maritime Museum in Greenwich Shonibare



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