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Where do I buy (inexpensive) art in Manhattan?

Where can I buy inexpensive canvas paintings or glicee prints in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by bzn on Jan 9, 2010 - 2 answers

What is this style of African art called?

Is there a formal name for the style of African art displayed at the beginning of the film 'Pray The Devil Back to Hell'? [more inside]
posted by guiltpop on Jan 6, 2010 - 3 answers

The Purple Painting

Can you help me remember the name of a painting? [more inside]
posted by 3FLryan on Jan 2, 2010 - 3 answers

NYC Artist in NYC during 9/11 - Looking for a name

I am looking for the name of an artist that had a studio in NYC during 9/11. Their paintings were huge (7 to 10 feet high min) with a planet or part of a planet with great surface detail and high contrast - black or very dark background. The works were stunning. [more inside]
posted by inquisitrix on Dec 28, 2009 - 2 answers

Who painted this, and what did they write?

I need help identifying the artist and writing for this ink painting (Japanese). I'll describe more details as well as I can within. [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Dec 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Looking for devolving office image

Looking for an image that circulated the web last year. Office workers devolving into tribal primitives. [more inside]
posted by chaff on Dec 1, 2009 - 4 answers

What can I do about this wood paneling?

Our spare room/hopefully future nursery has ugly wood paneling on the walls. What can I do to make it better? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Nov 22, 2009 - 26 answers

Name that American folk painter

This is driving me insane. What is the name of the 19th century American folk painter, called something like Franz Vogl, Kogl, Vogel, Fogel - something Austrian sounding - who drew very distinctive landscapes featuring buildings with mildly distorted perspectives and a lot of horizontal lines, usually titled below with calligraphic captions like "Miss Joanna Cunningham's House." [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Nov 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Painting dolls from drawing?

I had an idea for my sisters Christmas present, help me make it... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find Scatman's naked lady

Looking for a painting/image from Kubrick's "The Shining". [more inside]
posted by loquax on Oct 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find this artist

For a friend: Who is the artist who painted this picture, and how can I get a copy?
posted by aheckler on Oct 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Visualizing home colors

So, it's time to paint my 100 year old house in Portland. How to choose colors? Are there any good online resources, in particular image galleries of homes painted specific colors? (i.e., "this 1925 craftsman is painted Benjamin Moore 741 Eggplant, with trim colors 219 Cream Soda and 987 Driftwood Sand") [more inside]
posted by dacoit on Oct 3, 2009 - 16 answers

We'll talk in present tenses.

(Asking for a friend) Is there a place on ye olde interwebbes where I can see a gallery of all the artwork currently on display at the Chelsea Hotel? ALTERNATELY can anyone help me identify this painting? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Sep 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Seeking a Painting

My grandmother had a painting hanging in her bedroom for many years, and I'd like to find a print of it. Hoping that someone here can identify it for me. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Sep 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Who painted the cover to Royal Trux' Accelerator album?

Who painted the cover to Royal Trux' Accelerator album, and do they have any other work I can look at?
posted by mediareport on Aug 23, 2009 - 2 answers

What's your favorite place to buy artists' canvas in NYC?

What's your favorite place to buy artists' canvas in NYC? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Aug 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Next time, label DO NOT CRUSH

How do I smooth out creases in a fairly fresh oil painting? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Aug 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Would like to learn something about this painting

Can you help me identify at least the painter of this impressionist painting? [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Aug 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Book ID: Painters trap their subjects in paintings by using bodily fluids.

IDThisBookFilter: I'm looking for a fantasy book by several authors which features a family of painters who can trap people in a painting if they mix their bodily fluids in with the paint. [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Aug 5, 2009 - 3 answers

What painting am I thinking of?

What painting am I thinking of? [more inside]
posted by ekroh on Jul 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Busytown After Dark

Does anyone have any information about this adorable, satanic image? [more inside]
posted by maryh on Jul 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for three people/one boat paintings

Help me find three men (or women, or whatever) in a boat, please. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Jul 5, 2009 - 15 answers

Find a painting by subject matter?

Help to find a print of a painting for my MIL. Difficulty:only have a description of the subject matter, not the title nor artist. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jun 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Show me paint the &$^# kitchen!

What your tips, "cheats" and hacks for painting the interior of a house? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 14, 2009 - 36 answers

That colour has got to go, need advise on repainting wicker chairs.

Painting Filter: I am purchasing some second hand wicker chairs for my porch. What's the best way to repaint them? [more inside]
posted by Weaslegirl on Jun 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Should this be a do-it-yourself job?

I'm moving out of my apartment, and my walls need to return to thermostat. [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Jun 5, 2009 - 17 answers

Looking at fine art without visiting the gallery

What is the best way to view fine art without visiting the gallery? [more inside]
posted by vespr1610 on May 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Does this painting sound familiar?

Help me identify a painting I saw, loved, and forgot... A group of "bohemians" are eating/drinking/sitting under a bridge... there may or may not be a bonfire... it may or may not be night... I use the word "bohemian" because it has stuck in my mind... I don't know whether that's part of the title, whether the painting is German, or whether it just struck me as abstractly "bohemian" - I had just become an artist :> - I saw it in a museum, most likely in NY, San Francisco, or London - sorry for the slight reeds of info - anything sound familiar to anyone?
posted by LittlePumpkin on May 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Futuristic American illustrator from the 1940s/50s

I'm looking for an American illustrator from the 1940s/50s who painted detailed, photorealistic, optimistic visions of the future, often with scientific explanations of how and why things would pan out this way. [more inside]
posted by gentle on May 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Scraping paint.

How will I know when I'm done scraping the paint off of this window molding? What are the final steps before painting? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on May 7, 2009 - 9 answers

I invite you to name this painting

Name this painting! Here's a link to one of the best portraits ever. But who is it? Who painted it? When?
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Apr 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Painting wood furniture for an even, durable finish.

I'm going to be making this Parsons side table of poplar and MDF soon (Popular Mechanics link). How can I get the painted finish like the one in the picture? [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Apr 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me shellac my matzoh balls

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 - 9 answers

Fishing for answers

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 - 4 answers

Like a French Impressionist version of the LA Riots

ArtFilter: Please help me identify this French impressionist painting, perhaps the most violent I've seen. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Apr 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Degas? Or nah?

Can anyone identify this painting? [more inside]
posted by applemeat on Apr 1, 2009 - 8 answers

What U.S. cities are best for artists to make a living?

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 - 8 answers

Art history identification

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 - 17 answers

Painting ID

Painting ID question with hilariously scant details. [more inside]
posted by saladin on Mar 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Trying to remember the name of a contemporary American Painter

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 - 4 answers

Who painted it?

Can you help me find a painting? [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Mar 19, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me identify this painting.

Help me identify this painting. [more inside]
posted by unidyne7 on Mar 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Transformers reference pics wanted, thanks.

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 - 10 answers

need help identifying painter ...

who painted the painting on the cover of this audiobook? Thanks!
posted by redheadeb on Feb 27, 2009 - 5 answers

What was that painting I saw at the Met?

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 - 8 answers

What do you wish you had done to your new house before you moved in?

What do you wish you had done to your new house before you moved in? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Feb 18, 2009 - 52 answers

Identify this Japanese magazine

What Japanese art magazine is this? [more inside]
posted by pengale on Feb 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Who owns this painting?

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 - 8 answers

Art filter: Klimt & Schiele in NYC?

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 - 6 answers

Artists, what brand of easel would you recommend?

I'm feeling arty. Help me choose an easel. [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Feb 9, 2009 - 6 answers

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