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Edward Munch Museum offers a "digital experience" for those who can't travel: https://www.munchmuseet.no/en.

With photos.

https://i.imgur.com/DgG0csE.jpg
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Before he painted "The Scream" he made his living painting penises on the beach.
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↑ Nice. Ink + watercolor has a long tradition. :)
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This guy does pareidolia art.

https://www.reddit.com/user/MrBrabbel/

One example:

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Fitting for an election year
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:29 am This guy does pareidolia art.
Reminded me of Leonardo:
“Look at walls splashed with a number of stains, or stones of various mixed colours. If you have to invent some scene, you can see there resemblances to a number of landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, great plains, valleys and hills, in various ways. Also you can see various battles, and lively postures of strange figures, expressions on faces, costumes and an infinite number of things, which you can reduce to good integrated form. This happens on such walls and varicoloured stones, (which act) like the sound of bells, in whose peeling you can find every name and word that you can imagine.
Do not despise my opinion, when I remind you that it should not hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stains of walls, or the ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or like places, in which, if you consider them well, you may find really marvelous ideas. The mind of the painter is stimulated to new discoveries, the composition of battles of animals and men, various compositions of landscapes and monstrous things, such as devils and similar things, which may bring you honor, because by indistinct things the mind is stimulated to new inventions.”

― Leonardo da Vinci
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I may have posted this before, but it popped up elsewhere and I'm rather fond of it. Should suit sparks, too..

https://i.imgur.com/vaWX7bs.jpg
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https://imgur.com/laO5iEM

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Kintsugi

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi

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Painting Deemed Fake, Consigned to Storage May Be Genuine Rembrandt

New analysis confirms the famed Dutch painter’s studio—and perhaps even the artist himself—created “Head of a Bearded Man”

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Since the 1980s, a postcard-sized painting has sat out of sight in the storeroom of the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. Titled Head of a Bearded Man, the portrait was donated to the museum in 1951 and displayed as an original work by revered Dutch master Rembrandt. But after a group of investigators deemed the painting inauthentic in 1981, curators decided to move it into storage.

“[N]o one wanted to talk about [it] because it was this fake Rembrandt,” curator An Van Camp tells the Guardian’s Mark Brown.

Now, Bearded Man is set to return to public view under decidedly more auspicious circumstances: As the museum announced in a statement, new research has all but confirmed that the painting was created in Rembrandt’s workshop—and perhaps even by the Old Master himself. (Bearded Man will go on display later this week as part of the museum’s “Young Rembrandt” exhibition, which surveys the artist’s first decade of work.)

Van Camp says she had long suspected that the painting might be authentic. When the Ashmolean began to prepare for “Young Rembrandt,” curators and conservators brought Bearded Man to Peter Klein, a dendrochronologist who specializes in dating wooden objects by examining the growth rings of trees.

Klein found that the wood panel on which the work is painted came from an oak tree felled in the Baltic region between 1618 and 1628. According to Martin Bailey of the Art Newspaper, that same exact wood was used in two other works: Rembrandt’s Andromeda Chained to the Rocks (circa 1630) and Rembrandt collaborator Jan Lievens’ Portrait of Rembrandt’s Mother (circa 1630).

“Allowing a minimum of two years for the seasoning of the wood, we can firmly date the portrait to 1620-30,” says Klein in the statement.

Taken together, the evidence constitutes a compelling argument for Bearded Man’s attribution to Rembrandt’s studio. But researchers will need to conduct further study to assess whether the artist personally crafted the work.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180975691/
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Rediscovered painting by Leonardo da Vinci's 'little devil' lover and collaborator sells for record €1.7m in France

Penitent Magdalene by Salaì, who entered Leonardo's workshop at the age of ten, was estimated at €100,000 to €150,000 and is one of only a handful of known works by the artist

https://i.imgur.com/I12KTw5.jpg

A painting of Mary Magdalene recently attributed to Leonardo da Vinci's collaborator and lover Gian Giacomo Caprotti, known as Salaì, sold at the Paris auction house Artcurial yesterday for €1.7m ($2m, with fees), a new record for the artist. The oil on panel, dating from around 1515 to 1520 and previously thought to be by Giampietrino, was estimated at €100,000 to €150,000. Against fierce phone bidding during the auction (closed due to Covid-19 precautions), it sold to an American collector.

Salaì was a poor boy from a working-class background and, as recorded in the older artist's diaries, entered da Vinci's workshop aged just ten on 22 July 1490, when da Vinci was in his late 30s.

Despite this age difference he became one of da Vinci's "lovers", a problematic term today given the age difference and Salaì's extreme youth when he first joined the older artist's workshop. The handsome, curly-haired Salaì appeared to infuriate Leonardo as much as he captivated him and he wrote in one of his journals that the young artist was a "thief, liar, obstinate, glutton." Hence his nickname, meaning little devil.

But da Vinci forgave him his petty crimes and Salaì stayed with him for more than 25 years, until da Vinci's death in 1519, serving as a financial manager, model, agent and lover and accompanying him on all his travels. He carried on painting, too, and became a teacher at the workshop in 1515. Leonardo left the Mona Lisa to Salaì upon his death.
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/re ... or-eur1-7m


The initial estimate corresponding roughly to the price of this immortal artwork:
Early Snoopy Appearance in Peanuts Original Strip Hits Record $192,000

Charles Schulz's Peanuts syndicated comic strip began its 17897 strip, 50-year run on October 2, 1950. Snoopy first appeared just two days later on October 4, 1950. An earliest-days Peanuts comic strip from November 17, 1950 has just hammered at Heritage Auctions for $192,000 — a record price for a Peanuts daily comic strip. The November 17 strip is the 40th Peanuts daily to appear and features Snoopy along with another Peanuts character named Shermy.

https://i.imgur.com/djjG88M.jpg
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/early-s ... rd-192000/

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Here's a blatant plug for my beautiful niece, Ellie. She's bloody good at what she does, (grade one honour degree in illustration), and could use some trade.

Linky.

https://i.imgur.com/g0GjPPI.jpg
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↑ I like that! A tad too much color for my shriveled taste, but OK.
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Matisse, like Van Gogh, started from very classical / boring / 19th c. stuff:

https://i.imgur.com/615ex1G.jpg
1895

to get to much bolder interpretations (while still using a restricted palette), e. g.:

https://i.imgur.com/kYccOqr.jpg
1920 - 21


While we all start young and bold, ending old and tired. :mrgreen:
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Looks like he got lazy
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Digital-only artwork fetches nearly $70 million at Christie's

LONDON (Reuters) - A digital artwork sold for nearly $70 million at Christie’s on Thursday, in the first ever sale by a major auction house of a piece of art that does not exist in physical form.

“Everydays - The First 5000 Days” is a digital work by American artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple. It is a collage of 5,000 individual images, which were made one-per-day over more than thirteen years.

The sale of the work for $69,346,250 put Beeple in the top three most valuable living artists, Christie’s said in a tweet.

The work is in the form of a new type of digital asset - a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) - meaning it is authenticated by blockchain, which certifies its originality and ownership.

The market for NFTs has soared in recent months as enthusiasts and investors use spare savings to buy up items that exist online. Last month, a 10-second video clip featuring an image of a fallen Donald Trump, also by Beeple, sold for $6.6 million on an NFT marketplace called Nifty Gateway.

“Without the NFTs, there just legitimately was no way to collect digital art,” said Beeple, who makes irreverent digital art on themes such as technology, wealth and American politics.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-auct ... SKBN2B3275 (slideshow)
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Yeah, gonna quit my job and become a rich fuckin' artiste!
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Frida Kahlo in the back seat, I presume.
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↑ Yup. :)
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Single pixel of digital-only art sold for more than $1.7 million at Sotheby's

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An online sale of a single pixel, as a part of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by the digital artist Pak, sold for $US1.36 million ($1.76 million) at auction house Sotheby's.

A non-fungible token is a form of blockchain-based digital asset that has exploded in popularity in 2021, with prices soaring as collectors and enthusiasts rush to buy the items, which only exist in digital form.

An NFT called The Pixel — an image of a single pixel — was also up for auction, fetching $US1,355,555 million ($1.76 million) after a 90-minute bidding battle.

The artist is known only as Pak, with the Twitter handle @muratpak.

The pixel was a part of a total of $US16.8 million ($21.8 million) digital art sale, the auction house said on Wednesday (local time).

The NFTs in the collection are represented by animated images designed by Pak.

They are three-dimensional white and grey shapes on a black background, apart from the pixel, which is just a grey square.

The Sotheby's sale, called The Fungible Collection, had a complex structure, including a series of digital cubes that collectors could buy for $US500 to $US1,500 ($648 to $1,943) each, receiving a number of NFTs based on how many cubes they own.

The sale also included four limited edition NFTs that were awarded to the winners of specific tasks, including paying the highest amount for a Pak artwork on the secondary market and posting the hashtag #PakWasHere to the biggest social media audience.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-15/ ... /100070810
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Fucking idiots.
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Want to know if the Rembrandt hanging in your study was looted? Head to the lost art database (mostly German, but the artist's name is enough): https://www.lostart.de/Webs/EN/Datenban ... 1D25687.m0
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Tiny Leonardo da Vinci bear sketch could fetch over $16M

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A tiny sketch of a bear by Leonardo da Vinci is expected to sell for over $16 million at auction.
The item is one of only eight Leonardo drawings left in private hands, according Christie's, the auction house organizing the sale.
Measuring less than 8 square inches, the drawing was made on pale pink-beige paper using silverpoint -- a technique, taught to Leonardo by his master Andrea del Verrocchio, that involves marking chemically treated paper with silver rods or wire.
The sketch has changed hands several times over the centuries -- in fact, it was once sold by Christie's for just £2.50 (about £312, or $439, in today's money) in 1860. Titled "Head of a Bear," it has since been displayed at major institutions including the National Gallery in London, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Saint Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum.
The $450 million question: Where is Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi'?
In a press release, the chairman of Old Master paintings at Christie's New York, Ben Hall, called the sketch "one of the most important works from the Renaissance still in private hands," adding that it had "been owned by some of the most distinguished collectors in the field of Old Masters across many centuries." Notable previous owners include painter Sir Thomas Lawrence and art collector Captain Norman Robert Colville.
The drawing, which includes the artist's signature, will go on display in Hong Kong later this month. It will then move on to London, where it is expected to fetch between £8 million and £12 million ($11.21 million to $16.82 million) at a July sale.
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/l ... index.html
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But what about the NFT?
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‘Like a contest entry from a toddler’: David Hockney design for London Underground savaged by public

Simplistic design was shared on social media by London mayor Sadiq Khan
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 46196.html

Author's site: https://www.hockney.com/home
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17th century European paintings found in roadside dumpster

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Police are appealing for information on how two original paintings from 17th century European artists, ended up in a roadside dumpster in southeast Germany.
The framed oil paintings were found by a 64-year-old man at a highway service station in the Bavaria region last month. The man later handed the paintings to police in the western city of Cologne, the police department said.
Officers have launched an appeal for the owner of the paintings. An initial assessment from an art expert concluded the paintings were likely original works, police said.

One of the paintings is a smiling self-portrait of Italian artist Pietro Bellotti, dating back to 1665.

Bellotti is best known for painting portraits. According to the Galleria Canesso in Switzerland, the artist "worked for highly prominent families in Venice and beyond" including patrons such as Cardinal Ottoboni and the Governor of Milan.

https://i.imgur.com/NiAvB9F.jpg

The other painting is of a grinning boy in a red cap, date unknown, by the Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten.
Hoogstraten was a painter and writer who trained under Rembrandt in Amsterdam, according to the Leiden Collection, one of the world's largest private collections of works from the Dutch Golden Age.
In the later part of the 17th century, the elite of Hague "lined up to sit" for Hoogstraten's portraits, said the Collection.

The artist also wrote an "Introduction to the High School of the Art of Painting," which was published the year he died, in 1678.
It includes reminiscences of his stay in Rembrandt's studio, and is what the UK's National Gallery called "a valuable source of information about Rembrandt's views on painting."
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/19/euro ... index.html
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An Italian museum is using flesh-eating bacteria to clean Michelangelo's statues — because they're full of corpses

Nearly 500 years ago, Duke Alessandro de Medici was lured with the promise of spending the night with a beautiful widow, but instead met the end of a knife from an assassin — hired by his cousin — who stabbed him to death. The ruler of Florence's body was placed in his father's tomb.

Now? He's leaking.

Italian art historians and restorers noticed in 2019 that the marble statues in the Medici Chapel, which was commissioned entirely by Michelangelo, were starting to appear dirtier than usual. Staining had been recorded as early as 1595, but the tools to remove it didn't exist then.


An Italian museum is using flesh-eating bacteria to clean Michelangelo's statues — because they're full of corpses

By Alexandra Larkin

June 22, 2021 / 5:42 PM / CBS News

Nearly 500 years ago, Duke Alessandro de Medici was lured with the promise of spending the night with a beautiful widow, but instead met the end of a knife from an assassin — hired by his cousin — who stabbed him to death. The ruler of Florence's body was placed in his father's tomb.

Now? He's leaking.

Italian art historians and restorers noticed in 2019 that the marble statues in the Medici Chapel, which was commissioned entirely by Michelangelo, were starting to appear dirtier than usual. Staining had been recorded as early as 1595, but the tools to remove it didn't exist then.

In November 2019, Italy's National Research Council figured out what was behind the grime: Bodily fluids leaking from the improperly embalmed corpse of Alessandro de Medici, along with other compounds accumulated over time from glue and plaster. Alessandro's fluids had seeped into the statues of Dusk and Dawn that adorned his father's tomb.

Anna Rosa Sprocati, a biologist at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, hand-picked from her catalog of more than 1,000 bacteria to test against the stains. They had successes and failures, with some of the bacteria eating not just the human remains, but the delicate Carrera marble, too. But the chapel's museum believed that bacteria would be more effective than harsh chemicals or abrasives.

Sprocati's all-female team picked the eight most promising bacteria and tested them on a gridded section behind the altar of the church. The ones that worked were then put on the tomb of Giuliano di Lorenzo, specifically the statues of Night and Day. The bacteria successfully cleaned Night's hair and eyes of accumulated residue.

https://i.imgur.com/Q6dUIvr.jpg
One of the statues stained by Alessandro de Medici's improperly embalmed corpse, before its bacterial bath.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/italy-medi ... -bacteria/