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 -
Help me remember this painting! The subject is three people in a cafe or club. One (a soldier I think) is checking out a woman across the room. She in turn is checking out another man who happens to be checking out the first. If I recall correctly, a green light is shining down on at least one of the subjects, the gay man. This was possibly painted in Weimar Germany, but I could be wrong. The style certainly fits into that time period. Thank you metafilter.
posted by munchingzombie
on Apr 27, 2008 -
Can you identify the painting (or artist) that hangs over the mantle in Cate Blanchett's character's house in Notes On a Scandal? [more inside]
posted by lndl
on Apr 26, 2008 -
Are there any classical paintings that show a woman with stretch marks? Forgive me if classical is the wrong term - I'm trying to emphasize I'm not interested in modern works.
posted by agregoli
on Apr 14, 2008 -
Is it okay to paint over sandy stucco-like exterior house wall? Is there another method or preparation to refinish an exterior wall make of this substance? [more inside]
posted by omidius
on Apr 9, 2008 -
What are the best MFA programs in painting, both national and international, and resources and techniques for further researching them?
posted by CaptMcalister
on Apr 9, 2008 -
Looking for various sources of inspiration for painting/decorating a new apartment. [more inside]
posted by Meagan
on Apr 4, 2008 -
My wife paints with oils. We're buying a house with a septic system. Will cleaning brushes in the sink be a problem? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Mar 25, 2008 -
I gave a collector Right of First Refusal on a painting. How long should I give him to decide? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr
on Mar 24, 2008 -
Does anyone know where I can find a high res image of Lucas Cranach's The Fall of Man
? Or, alternatively, a high res version of another classic painting of the Adam/Eve/Apple/Garden of Eden/Devil image?
posted by crossoverman
on Mar 18, 2008 -
Does it become legal to use a person's image without their consent or knowledge, as long as you put a black bar over their eyes and don't use their real name? I cannot afford to talk to a lawyer about this. [more inside]
posted by interrobang
on Mar 8, 2008 -
Any good general contractors/painters in the Austin/Round Rock, TX area, or a good "contractor review" web site that can point me to one? [more inside]
posted by cebailey
on Feb 12, 2008 -
One of my favorite paintings is by Paul Klee; can anyone help me figure out what it is called? [more inside]
posted by tfilter
on Feb 6, 2008 -
Name-That-Artist-Filter: Posted to the blue a couple years ago. Male painter. Possibly lived in California. Somewhat well known. Pictures of Victorian-era girls and teddy bears and other animals, some with slightly oversized heads and eyes, all with a vaguely weirdish feel to them. Sorry, that's all I can remember. Thanks in advance for hoping me.
posted by Work to Live
on Feb 5, 2008 -
Recommendations for a good interior painter in NYC? And what do I look for in a painter? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23
on Jan 26, 2008 -
Does anyone remember kids drawing/painting show from the early 80's hosted by a stereotypical type New England fisherman/sea captain? I remember it being on CBS early on Saturday mornings, 6am or so.
posted by Captain_Science
on Nov 7, 2007 -
Can you identify this painting
(164KB, flickr) for a friend? She's had it as wallpaper for awhile but doesn't know where she got it from. It looks Picasso-esque to me but I don't think it is him, not that I've got a great knowledge of his work.
posted by 6550
on Oct 30, 2007 -
Posting for a friend: I am looking for a geometric painting by Auguste Herbin. The title that I think is correct is "Eight 1", but I can't seem to find anything online with that title. Help. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Oct 23, 2007 -
What are some examples of boundary breaking art in the 20th and 21st centuries? Has there been any art that caused riots, made huge headlines, caused masses to reevaluate their lives and societies? For the purposes of this question I would like to define art in the broadest possible way.
posted by arcticwoman
on Oct 4, 2007 -