I'm moving out of my apartment, and my walls need to return to thermostat. [more inside]
What is the best way to view fine art without visiting the gallery? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Name this painting! Here's a link to one of the best portraits ever. But who is it? Who painted it? When?
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]
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]
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!
ArtFilter: Please help me identify this French impressionist painting, perhaps the most violent I've seen. [more inside]
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.
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.
Painting ID question with hilariously scant details. [more inside]
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]
Can you help me find a painting? [more inside]
Help me identify this painting. [more inside]
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.
who painted the painting on the cover of this audiobook? Thanks!
Art Lovers: Help me track down the identity of a painting I saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). [more inside]
What do you wish you had done to your new house before you moved in? [more inside]
What Japanese art magazine is this? [more inside]
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?
Where in NYC can I see works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt on display right now? [more inside]
I'm feeling arty. Help me choose an easel. [more inside]
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?
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]
Translation filter: Can you help me ID this artist signature? [more inside]
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?
Looking for traditional glass painting [more inside]
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]
Can anyone identify the painting used on this cover of A Moveable Feast?
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]
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]
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]
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]
What is this style of art called? [more inside]
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
How much does it usually cost to paint a three-story fire-escape-style metal staircase? [more inside]
Tell me, how the hell do a paint a sign in a font? Examples inside. [more inside]
Help me find a particular version of "The Annunciation". [more inside]
Why on Earth did 17th Century Dutch painter Emanuel de Witte repeatedly depict dogs pissing on columns inside of churches?
Why on Earth did 17th Century Dutch painter Emanuel de Witte repeatedly depict dogs pissing on columns inside of churches? [more inside]
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]
This (early 19th century, mississippi river?) oil on canvas painting (large size, 612 Kb) has been in my family for generations. Who painted it, when, where? [more inside]
What is this interior painting trend I see before me? [more inside]
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]
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]
Do you remember this mid- to late-80s Nickelodeon made-for-tv movie? "Give me back my button!" [more inside]
SetPaintingFilter. 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]