I dumped a substantial portion of matzoh ball soup on a canvas. After it dries I'm going to glue the larger chunks down, and then I need to varnish/shellac/something the canvas. What would work best? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp
on Apr 22, 2009 -
My grandmother just gave me an old framed print of a 1903 painting
entitled "Summer-Girl" by a James Arthur. I haven't had any luck finding out who Mr. Arthur was, but he seems to have been a capable artist and popular enough to have prints made of his work. There's a torn look to the top of the print, as though it were ripped from a book of prints, but I can't find any info about that book or where the image comes from. If anyone knows more about James Arthur, this picture or his other work, I would be most grateful. Thanks!
posted by ktoad
on Apr 11, 2009 -
I live in Madison WI and am looking to move to a larger city, under the impression that being in a larger city will provide me with more exposure and greater opportunities. I was thinking of moving to the outskirts of Chicago because it's close to my family in Madison and I love it there. I also miss Denver CO where I was born, but am unsure what kind of an art community it has. Does anyone know what cities are best for making a living as an artist? I have a degree in illustration but am also trying to get into gallery shows as well if that helps. Thank you very much for any advice.
posted by RaceTheDream
on Mar 31, 2009 -
I'm trying to remember a famous painting or graphic in which the artist presents a word such as "blue" painted in red. Or vice-versa. Or some other color combination.
posted by Jeff Howard
on Mar 29, 2009 -
What is the name of a contemporary American figurative painter, in his 40’ies, lives on the East Coast, possibly Philadelphia, who paints very realistic, elongated female nudes? [more inside]
posted by ssimon82
on Mar 20, 2009 -
I want to paint the miniatures in a Transformers boardgame as a gift for a friend. Can people please point me to reference images for the models in this pic
? The more, the merrier. TIA.
posted by krisjohn
on Mar 4, 2009 -
Art Lovers: Help me track down the identity of a painting I saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy
on Feb 20, 2009 -
How do I find out who owns this painting?
I would like to use Thomas Gotch's "The Child Enthroned"
to illustrate an article in a scholarly publication. I need to get a good b/w reproduction of it and permission to publish worldwide in print and online. The trouble is, I can't work out where it is, and so don't know who to write to for permission etc.
I've tried ARTSTOR and google, but am not getting anything - how do art historians go about sourcing material like this?
Given that it's on wikimedia commons, do I even need to?
posted by melisande
on Feb 16, 2009 -
Where in NYC can I see works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt on display right now? [more inside]
posted by D.Billy
on Feb 14, 2009 -
Google fu is failing: Who is the artist who painted the image of the little girl walking the bear that the main character owns in Amelie
posted by Astro Zombie
on Feb 5, 2009 -
I'd thought it was a Goya, but the (self?) portrait I'm looking for isn't turning up amongst his collected works. The striking feature of the Renaissance-y painting is the joyous, somewhat impish expression of the subject. [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Feb 4, 2009 -
Having read a little about Vincent Van Gogh's life, I have a feeling there must be hundreds of technically proficient painters around with an interesting (and joyful) view on the world who will never be discovered because their personal story is not compelling enough. Where might I start looking for them and their work?
posted by zaebiz
on Jan 7, 2009 -
I once owned a t-shirt that had a painting of a dog walking through a neighborhood at night. Help me identify the painting. [more inside]
posted by IvyMike
on Jan 2, 2009 -
I seem to remember reading somewhere, or possibly listening to a story on NPR, which talked about Norman Rockwell being a subversive artist. The tone was of a researcher having talked to his contemporaries and concluding that Rockwell was in a way being ironic or sarcastic in his paintings. I also vaguely remember hearing/reading that there were small clues in some of his paintings indicating this. Any help finding more information on this? [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Dec 25, 2008 -
I'm building my friend a diorama (for lack of a better word) for Christmas, and I need suggestions on models.
I've picked out this pretty bad assed dwarf
(please don't buy out the remaining stock, I need to order it tonight still). Now I need to find something suitably awesome for it to be fighting.
Any suggestions you have would be awesome.
I also need to find a kick butt female dwarf, but all the minis I've found so far are either 90% breast, or awfully bad looking. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Dec 8, 2008 -
Does anyone have any recommended interior painters in the GTA? Specifically, not that expensive, fairly quick but do a decent job (standard fare I'd imagine). [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Dec 2, 2008 -
Artfilter: I've decided to take up oil/canvas painting. I have good artistic sensibilities, but no formal training and no supplies. What do I need to know/own? [more inside]
posted by charmston
on Nov 16, 2008 -
Could you tell me what's written on the back of my painting? The canvas is stretched and stapled onto wood, and there are some characters on it which I can't read. It's partially pen and partially marker. pen marker whole back
posted by iconomy
on Sep 14, 2008 -
How much does it usually cost to paint a three-story fire-escape-style metal staircase? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Aug 31, 2008 -
Why on Earth did 17th Century Dutch painter Emanuel de Witte repeatedly depict dogs pissing on columns inside of churches? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Aug 21, 2008 -
HomeImprovementFilter: Looking for the most pet and human friendly way to strip paint off of various surfaces in our home, one of which is a pine banister that's over 100 years old. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead
on Aug 11, 2008 -
My roommates and I would like to get a oil painting (pretty big, 4 feet by 3 feet or so) done of us. We'd like to get our faces painted onto soldiers on horses going into battle (something like this
, although I'm having trouble finding examples. Questions inside [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv
on Jul 24, 2008 -
Art museum painting framing question.
A common style of framing in art museums --- especially with abstract paintings such as Cy Twombly and Mark Rothko's works --- involves a thin strip of wood around the edge of a painting, perhaps with a few-millimeter gap between the edge of the canvas and the inner edge of the wood. The strip of wood is usually flush with the face of the painting. That's all there is to it. I would like to replicate this effect with some paintings I have. [more inside]
posted by jayder
on Jul 21, 2008 -
Do you remember this mid- to late-80s Nickelodeon made-for-tv movie? "Give me back my button!" [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex
on Jul 21, 2008 -
When I was in college theatre, our sets were never finished until our company technical director walked the set, paint brush in hand, adding texture to the platforms with what seemed to be a very ordered splatter pattern. He'd do this alone, the night before we opened. The textures didn't take away from the set, but added depth. So what was he doing? I've seen the phrase "splatter wash," but can see no details on the method, the mix for the paint, anything. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand
on Jun 16, 2008 -
Where can I find (in a book or online) an image of Okada Saburosuke's painting "The Westering Sun"? I haven't been able to locate so much as a reference to it since seeing it in the Tokyo National Museum. Is there a more common English rendering of the title?
posted by Cucurbit
on Jun 14, 2008 -
About a year ago there was a thread bouncing around the net about a Russian painting that some psychiatrist claimed contained clues to the painter's psychological condition(s). Anyone recall this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on May 8, 2008 -