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Where has this Amazing Comic Book Art Been all My Life?
By MessyNessy
June 30, 2016
François Schuiten, like the creator of Tintin, is Belgian, and he’s best known for his drawing in the series Les Cités Obscures, a collaboration with his childhood friend, Benoît Peeters. They first worked together at the age of 12 on a school magazine; Benoît wrote the fictional stories, Fançois made the imaginative drawings, and pretty soon the faculty tried to stop them from publishing it, preferring Latin translations and moralizing anecdotes as more appropriate subject matters.
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I don't get a lot of support because of my background in art history, so this makes me really happy:
Art History Will Make Your World More Rich, Beautiful, and Satisfying
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Reminds me of Dorothea Tanning, and a nice version of Odd Nerdrum:

thanks to MK for putting the link up on f/b
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The joy of knowing about the bloody take down of Holofernes cannot be underestimated:

Oh, and I take joy in a note from the post:
Lately art history majors have become something of a pop culture punching bag. Not only has the phrase become short-hand for “unemployable in today’s economy," they’ve also been ridiculed by the President of the United States on national television.
2 things: "Lately art history majors have become something of a pop culture punching bag"? Lately? Makes me feel culturally alert.

Oh, but then there's this: the President of the US made fun of us? blppt. Although maybe I can torment my dad with that. Wouldn't that be funny!
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These humorous takes on these paintings make this entire genre of Art History almost worth going through the first time (I think these are Rococo paintings, but I don't know - no, one painting has an Ingres in the background, and that's early 19th century while Rococo is more late 18th century):
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By the team of Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett:

Fun stuff.
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And that's the point:
A Museum in England Is Hiding a Forgery Among Its Masterpieces:
A South London gallery is asking its patrons to identify the fake in order to spark discussion about how and why we appreciate the art
... “It’s not just a ‘Hey, spot the fake’ stunt,” Fishbone told the Guardian. “It raises serious issues of how we view, appreciate and value art. Hanging it at Dulwich gives our picture some provenance, and it’s interesting to see if that changes its value.”
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“Sleeping Lady with Black Vase,” an avant-garde work by Hungarian painter Robert Bereny, was last seen in public in 1928 -- until it was used as a prop in the 1999 movie, "Stuart Little."

There’s a mouse in the house — along with a long-lost 20th-century masterpiece.

An art historian was watching the movie “Stuart Little” with his daughter — and spotted in the background a painting long believed lost, it was reported Friday.
I love it when art historians kick ass. Heee!

And the story from my friend, Terry, about a near or almost-find of more art pieces:
[O]ne thing about [the Hitchcock movie] Rope struck me quite forcibly. In fact, it astonished me. About ten minutes or so into the first reel, Hitchcock’s wandering camera came to rest in front of a painting hanging in the dining room of the elaborate breakaway set on which Rope was filmed. As Dall and Farley Granger chatted away, I said to myself, “By God, that’s a Milton Avery.” To be exact, it appears to be a portrait of March Avery, the artist’s daughter, painted some time in the mid-to-late Forties. What’s more, it looks like the real thing, not a reproduction. Rope dates from 1948, the same year that Avery made March at a Table, a copy of which hangs in the Teachout Museum. Hence it’s well within the realm of possibility that I saw exactly what I thought I saw.

Why was I surprised? Because one rarely if ever runs across important modern American paintings in Hollywood movies. When a painting is seen in some millionaire’s living room, it’s almost always a fairly obvious copy of a French Impressionist or post-impressionist canvas. To be sure, I’ve spotted mock-Rothkos once or twice, nor is it uncommon to encounter Andy Warhol-type eye candy, but the only bonafide example of high American modernism that I can recall off the top of my head is the Morris Louis that hangs in Walter Matthau’s apartment in Elaine May’s A New Leaf.

So what’s the story? Beats me, but given the fact that Hitchcock is known to have owned an Avery, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t that one.

Would that I could tell you more, including what happened to the painting in question, but for now it must remain (appropriately enough) a mystery.
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immemor has talked to me about him, and I know barely nothing (I feel like such a bad art historian). So this was helpful:
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It's beautiful.
Brazilian sculptor Nele Azevedo arranged 5,000 little ice figurines on the step of Chamberlain Square in Birmingham, U.K., to remember the men and women lost during WWI, including the civilians. The melting, ghostly figures, placed by volunteers, created a truly haunting image, and they were crowned by a red figure that seemed to drip a trail of blood down the steps.
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"Enci often carries lights or other objects which lend a sense of choreography to each video, and at times the exposure eliminates him from the scene or makes him appear shadowlike in the background...."
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Inspired in part by the 8-bit graphics of old Atari and Nintendo video games from his youth, artist Adam Lister paints quirky watercolor interpretations of pop culture icons, art world happenings, and famous paintings. Trying to describe his style can be difficult as it’s not quite digital and it’s not quite Cubism (though maybe it’s a tad Etch A Sketch?). While all of Lister’s works are distinctly humorous, many are also strangely nostalgic, recalling moments from the recent past including comic book characters, Star Wars references, and even numerous interpretations of iconic TV painter Bob Ross.


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