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What's up with the crazy Russian painter?

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 - 4 answers

Mystery Panting

Can anyone give me any insight into this mystery painting? All thoughts welcomed. [more inside]
posted by hydatius on May 8, 2008 - 6 answers

All my creativity goes into the painting, so. Help Me Clean Brushes.

how do I clean my paintbrushes? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Apr 29, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me identify an artist with nothing to go on but my hazy memories.

Have you had a Harper's subscription since 1995? Have you been saving the back issues? Because.... [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on Apr 29, 2008 - 11 answers

What is the name of this love triangle painting?

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 - 5 answers

trying to identify a painting seen in a movie

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 - 2 answers

Name That Painting

Who painted this and what is it called? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Apr 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Are there any classical paintings that show a woman with stretch marks?

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 - 6 answers

Painting Stucco Walls

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 - 2 answers

MFA Painting Programs?

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 - 3 answers

Inspiration for painting and decorating rooms

Looking for various sources of inspiration for painting/decorating a new apartment. [more inside]
posted by Meagan on Apr 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Our outflow will run with many colors.

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 - 8 answers

Two buyers, one painting

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 - 7 answers

Forbidden Fruit pics

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 - 4 answers

A Question about Libel & Privacy Laws

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 - 16 answers

HomeDecorFilter: How can I dye some curtains to very closely match my new walls?

HomeDecorFilter: How can I dye some curtains to very closely match my new walls? [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Feb 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Contractor/Painting in Austin/Round Rock

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 - 6 answers

What is the name of this Klee painting?

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 - 3 answers

That artist. You know the one.

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 - 3 answers

What to charge for a portrait?

What to charge for art? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Jan 29, 2008 - 18 answers

What is this Zen Board made out of?

My daughter is in love with my old Zen Board (also called a Buddha board). What kind of paper is this thing made of? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Paintin' purty...recommendations for painters in NYC

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 - 1 answer

who painted this?

who painted this? appreciate the help, thanks!
posted by mordecai on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Name that kids drawing show hosted by a sea captain?

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 - 8 answers

Tips for commissioning a painting?

Tips for commissioning a painting? [more inside]
posted by jmstephan on Nov 6, 2007 - 6 answers

identify this painting?

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 - 27 answers

Unknown painting of woman with water jug

Can anyone identify this painting of a woman holding a water jug on her shoulder? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Things are beautiful if you love them

Please help me ID some art. [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Oct 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Can you identify a Herbin painting only by a (possibly incorrect) title?

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 - 4 answers

Help me paint even horizontal lines on a cotton shirt.

Help me paint even horizontal lines on a cotton shirt. [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Oct 19, 2007 - 7 answers

He makes it look so easy.

I could paint that. Couldn't I? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Oct 17, 2007 - 40 answers

Girl in black scarf on red background - painting ID

Can you identify this painting? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Oct 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Painting a guitar case

How should I paint a hard-shell guitar case? [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Oct 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Controversial art

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 - 45 answers

Costs and quality of art reproduction?

What's the next best thing to having an original Van Gogh? What's the third best thing etc? Are there reproductions that look almost identical in every respect? Or to put the question another way, what's the best I could get for under $2000 if I wanted a Starry Night (or any other priceless painting) hanging on my wall?
posted by vizsla on Sep 25, 2007 - 18 answers

How to paint a moving water effect on wall?

I want to paint one of the walls in my bedroom so that it gives the impression of flowing or moving water. The idea is to give a kind of mountain stream effect by: *putting river rocks along the edge of the wall by the floor *by making a small floor indoor water fountain with the same rocks for the middle of the wall. How can I get this effect on the wall? [more inside]
posted by riverjack on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

how can i paint my laminate top guitar?

how can i paint my laminate top guitar? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Sep 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Wall painting effect

How would one paint a wall with this effect. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 26, 2007 - 7 answers

What was that painting?

I am trying to identify a painting. It was by a 20th century American painter whose name escapes me. It was of a suburban landscape and slightly Hopperish. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Aug 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Should I try to re-restore my painting?

I recently had a painting restored and one of the details has been significantly changed. Do I leave the restoration alone or do I try to repair the repair? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I successfully make a floor cloth out of marine vinyl fabric?

I'm making a floor cloth for our kitchen. The instructions I've found online called for canvas. I bought marine vinyl fabric instead of duck cloth canvas since it seemed sturdier. Now I'm wondering if I need to prime it. What will Kilz do to marine vinyl fabric? Do I need to paint the back of it? Anyone ever make a floor cloth? Any tips and hints are much appreciated.
posted by orangemiles on Jul 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Should I paint my bricks white?

Should I paint my red bricks white? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jul 22, 2007 - 22 answers

How can I paint over my lead paint?

I want to do some re-painting in my apartment. Unfortunately I'll be painting over several coats of chipping lead paint. Is there a way to pull this off without making it look awful or killing my brain cells? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jul 6, 2007 - 19 answers

Suggest ideas to help me paint my MacBookPro case.

Speck (clear) case for my MacBookPro (15"). I want to do something really cool - paint it. What should I paint it (and how best to accomplish such?) [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Jul 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Bed floating in a river art?

Is anyone familiar with a surreal painting that shows a man and a woman lying in a bed that is floating down a river? [more inside]
posted by kuujjuarapik on Jun 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Hand-painted art - tacky or good value?

Your experience with and-painted art - tacky or good value? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Jun 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Where in Chicago can a beginner artist begin?

Where in Chicago can a beginner artist begin? [more inside]
posted by stance on Jun 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me find this painting!

I desperately need to find a copy of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes's "The Prodigal Son." [more inside]
posted by Lisa S on May 21, 2007 - 4 answers

what painting hangs in the Pitrelli House?

What is the yellow painting of a table and chairs on the wall of the Pitrelli house in episode 19 of Heroes? It's not one of the prediction paintings. (spoilers) [more inside]
posted by subtle_squid on May 12, 2007 - 2 answers

Help me fake trompe-l'oeil in my bathroom.

I have a vision for decorating my bathroom. It sort of involves an amateurish take on trompe-l'oeil -- I know I've seen it before, but I can't think of where. I'm hoping the Hive can put me on the right path to creativity. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

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