Monthly Archives: October 2013

8 Classic Pieces of Art … Made Better By Cats!

In the ancient mists of time known as 2012, word of a site featuring paintings by famous artists – with a fat orange cat Photoshopped in — took the world by storm. The Famous Paintings Improved By Cats gallery is … Continue reading

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Paula Modersohn-Becker: Modern Painting’s Missing Piece

That an artist of such gifts was a virtual unknown in North America seemed the more amazing given the dramatic details of her short, tragic life. As a marketing-minded gallery owner of today might put it, she had quite a … Continue reading

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Turner: Steering art toward Impressionism

One of the most impressive paintings at the “Turner from the Tate” exhibition now on at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is “Spithead: Two Captured Danish Ships Entering Portsmouth Harbour” (1808). In some ways it is a run-of-the-mill, realist sea … Continue reading

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Painting Against the Grain

In the decades after World War II, artists argued the relative merits of abstract and figurative painting over drinks at the Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village. The history books have muted that once lively debate, dubbing Abstract Expressionism an art … Continue reading

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Warner to receive Capote Award at Nov. 14 ceremony

Marina Warner will receive the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin in a public event at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol on the University of Iowa campus. … Continue reading

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Local artist enjoys painting the town-literally – Lewistown News

” Hey Mr. Grensten, how about painting up these old dilapidated buildings in town? You could paint a Wal Mart front on the old Reid building. You talk about attention, you would be rich overnight for sure. “ Article source: … Continue reading

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Joss Whedon: why are his strong women characters still so unusual?

You may love Joss Whedon for creating the vampire-slaying kick-ass female hero Buffy, or maybe for his film Marvel Avengers Assemble just last year, but I became one of the screenwriter, director and producer’s biggest fans when I first heard … Continue reading

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Behind Mansudae: Art from the Biggest Studio in North Korea

Art from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a trademark for contemporary socialist realism. You can actually purchase DPRK art online—everything from propaganda posters to lucid landscapes, flower bouquets, and even family portraits. Sure, the propaganda posters sell best … Continue reading

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Joe Jonas Can Only Handle One Breakup In His Life! Still Going Strong With GF …

90 minutes was all Justin Bieber needed to blow through more than $10,000 during his recent night out at a Texas strip club! Would you just look at those stacks?! (above) They say everything’s bigger in TX and Biebs found … Continue reading

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The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s ‘Art Among Friends’ Impressionist …

by Madison V. Fisler Oct. 29, 2013. This is the last week to view 80 impressionist and realist paintings and one bronze sculpture that have graced the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum since May. The exhibit finds its final … Continue reading

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