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Sep 26, 2014
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The Art Forger Who Became a National Hero

By the mid-1920s, Han van Meegeren had established himself in the Netherlands art scene, but critics soon noted his limitations, penning him as nothing more than an “imitator” of Golden Age artists. “He is a gifted technician who has made a sort of composite facsimile of the Renaissance school,” wrote one pundit. “He has every virtue except originality.”

The highly-sensitive van Meegeren took offense to these comments and published a series of defensive, hostile tirades against the modern art community in a self-published journal. In doing so, he fell out of favor with critics.

With the resounding declaration by critics that he was limited, van Meegeren set out on a mission to prove that he could “not only copy the style of the Dutch masters in his paintings, but produce a work of art so magnificent that it would rival the works of master painters.” He moved to the South of France, holed up in a small studio, and devoted himself to improving his craft.

Emphasis mine. Fantastic story. See also: Peter Schjeldahl’s 2008 piece on van Meegeren in The New Yorker

Filed under: forgery

Aug 31, 2014
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David Lynch painting in his studio

From a nice NYTimes profile, “David Lynch, Who Began as a Visual Artist, Gets a Museum Show.”

Aug 29, 2014
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Paintings by Joan Mitchell

May 08, 2014
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May 06, 2014
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Wayne White’s Instagram might be the ultimate Show Your Work! example. So great.

Apr 20, 2014
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Beautifully intricate Romanian Easter eggs

jkottke:

The small village of Ciocanesti in Romania produces the most beautiful hand-painted Easter eggs I’ve ever seen. This video is a wonderful look at the process and tradition.

First, the (duck, goose, chicken, or even ostrich) egg is drained, through a tiny hole. Then, using a method akin to batik, it is dipped in dye and painted one color at a time, with the painter applying beeswax to those areas she wants to protect from the next round of dying. The painting implement, called a kishitze, is a stick with an iron tip. (Previously, egg-painters would have used thorns or pig bristles.)

And then the wax is melted and wiped off the egg, revealing the colors underneath. So cool. (via @colossal)

This is so wonderful. Must get to the motherland one day.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Jan 20, 2014
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thinkprocessnotproduct:

Studio Visits: Wayne White

“Catch things that have been falling for a thousand years.”

thinkprocessnotproduct:

Studio Visits: Wayne White

“Catch things that have been falling for a thousand years.”

Sep 10, 2013
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Jul 27, 2013
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Baltimore: my very good friend Curtis Miller has a painting show at the John Fonda Gallery. Details here.

Baltimore: my very good friend Curtis Miller has a painting show at the John Fonda Gallery. Details here.

Apr 15, 2013
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The paintings of Jonathan Winters

comicsreporter:


holy crap these are pretty great: the late jonathan winters painted


RIP another Ohio boy made good: Winters was born in Dayton and studied art at Kenyon College and the Dayton Art Institute.

The paintings of Jonathan Winters

comicsreporter:

holy crap these are pretty great: the late jonathan winters painted

RIP another Ohio boy made good: Winters was born in Dayton and studied art at Kenyon College and the Dayton Art Institute.

(via reliablecomics)

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