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Looking for paintings of movie characters

I'm looking for a specific series of paintings (watercolors?) depicting characters from a hodgepodge of recent popular movies - Juno, Pacific Rim, Fargo, Hot Fuzz, Monsters University, Casino Royale, among others. Low detail, no background - mainly just characters on a beige/brown background. [more inside]
posted by hot soup on Apr 21, 2014 - 2 answers

How to price and market art work?

I've decided to try selling some of my art work, however I have no idea how to go about valuing my art work. I'm also not sure of the best place to sell it or how to market it. [more inside]
posted by Ranting Prophet of DOOM! on Sep 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Storing info about images of paintings?

What's a good way to keep track of information about images of paintings I've downloaded (artist, title, year, museum, and so on)? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Aug 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Searching for a series of paintings.

I've been searching for a series of recent paintings (I think they're paintings, but I can't be sure) to no avail. Here's what I remember: they're of well-dressed women who are peeling back their skin to reveal viscera. I recall that they're by a Spanish artist and they're fairly recent. Please help me hivemind, all my google searches are coming up empty.
posted by ob on Aug 19, 2013 - 3 answers

Who is this painting by?

Hi yall! I got this painting about 12 years ago in Baltimore as a gift. Who painted it? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Want to sell my paintings - what to do?

I would like to begin to sell my paintings at local art fairs and online sites such as Etsy, $25-100.00 price range. Do I really need to set up an LLC or sole proprietorship, get a tax number and whatever else just to sell a painting or two (if I'm lucky?) Thanks. P.S. I live in Illinois.
posted by Tullyogallaghan on Nov 22, 2012 - 8 answers

What art have you seen that addresses illness, healing, or fertility?

What great art have you seen that addresses illness/healing/fertility loss? [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Tips on setting up an art studio

Need tips on setting up my art studio [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Help identifying 'big sky' paintings

Ten or twelve years ago I saw a series of paintings I really liked at the Denver Art Museum. The paintings featured idyllic farm-like scenery under bright blue skies with white clouds. Distinctly the sky made up 80% of the image, so the ground and barns, etc. appeared to be quite small and the sky seemed huge. There were at least 3-5 of paintings in this series, and the canvases were very large. Can anyone identify the paintings or artist?
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Terrifying Paintings at the Vatican?

Is there a secret gallery at The Vatican of terrifying images of Christian idols? [more inside]
posted by dargerpartridge on Jun 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Is it possible to commission an artist?

My wife keeps a list of all the words our 1 year old has learned to say. As a present I thought it might be nice to commission an artist to make a collage of them that we could put on the wall. I'm in London, England. I have no idea how one would do this, or if it would be affordable (I'd be prepared to spend up to around a thousand pounds). Can you commission an artist - and if so, how would you find one?
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Anyone know the name of this painting at the Louvre?

Anyone know the name of this painting at the Louvre? It's an eighteenth-century work of two aristocratic ladies, young and not terribly attractive, standing side by side and wearing nothing at all but their jewels and sly smiles. One of them has her finger plugged casually--one might almost say absentmindedly--into the other's butt. I just told my fiance about it, and she refuses to believe that so august an institution as the Louvre would display such a painting, much less that it even exists. If I can prove I'm not making it up, I won't have to dishes for a week. Thanks
posted by BadgerDoctor on Jun 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Where in Montmartre (Paris) did Maurice Utrillo stand when he painted this view of the "Maquis"?

My late grandfather painted an interpretation of one of Maurice Utrillo's depictions of the "Maquis" of Montmartre, in Utrillo's time a very poor area of the well-known Paris neighbourhood. Which Utrillo work did my granddad use as a blueprint, and where exactly was Utrillo's vantage point? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Dino-sized dino pics

Where can I find large, high-resolution dinosaur illustrations in the style of Zdeněk Burian or Charles Knight? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah on Dec 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Cutting out reproductions from artbooks and framing them?

Cutting out reproductions from artbooks and framing them? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 8, 2011 - 18 answers

Show me the Awesome!

I'm looking for images, most likely illustrations but photos might do, that depict the most absurd, over-the-top awesomeness. Imagine someone sat down and said "I'm going to draw the silliest, most awesome thing ever." [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Nov 4, 2011 - 36 answers

Two paintings, separated by a common canvas

After discovering a second painting on the back of a treasured watercolor, how can I display them both? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jul 23, 2011 - 3 answers

Help us find a good home for our treasures!

Appraisal experts, please help! My family has several paintings done by a now-deceased uncle, and we would like to get them appraised. [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on Apr 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Identify the white stockinged girl

I'm wondering if anyone can identify a painting on the wall of a friend of mine from a brief description. It's a painting of a woman in her early-mid 20's, who looks vaguely like Bo Derek. [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Mar 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Edward Hopper

I 'm learning English.And I am looking for some paintings of Edward Hopper ... that Gregory Orr describes in his essay, "Return to Hayneville" I don't think it is from Nighthawks. Could you recall some of Hopper paintings from his description?_And there is something completely new in town,the only new thing as far as I can see :a BP cnvenience store,where I stop for gas.The station is shiny and all lit up, its blue -green signs glowing intensely in the dark like those roadside stores in Edwards Hopeer paintings, gleaming forlornly against the primeval dark of rural Anywhere, America.
posted by mizukko on Jan 4, 2011 - 5 answers

What are the most contested paintings out there?

Based on authenticity, what are the most contested paintings in museums today? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Nov 11, 2010 - 6 answers

Affordable Art in Sydney?

[SydneysiderFilter] Where can one buy affordable art for home decoration in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Oct 27, 2010 - 6 answers

"Art"

What art do people cite to make fun of art? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Oct 26, 2010 - 50 answers

Turn a Picture into a Painting

I live in Los Angeles. I have a girlfriend. I have a favorite picture of her. She has a birthday coming up. I'd like somebody to take that picture and use it as inspiration for a painting that I can give to her. Does anybody do that? [more inside]
posted by tallthinone on Sep 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Please keep me from slowly destroying all my good stuff.

I have a bunch of pieces of art that I'm not displaying, but I'm not sure how I should be storing them. What's the best way to protect and preserve them (preferably without spending a zillion dollars)? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me identify this RPG set in a museum world?

Help me identify this old RPG please. [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Jul 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Websites for original art

What websites sell original art directly from the artist? [more inside]
posted by nineRED on Jun 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me get some art.

I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Edgy or pop-culture art galleries in Boston?

Are there any edgier or pop-culture themed art galleries in Boston, similar to LA's Gallery 1988? [more inside]
posted by serathen on Jun 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Color me textured!

Looking for beautiful paintings for a presentation. [more inside]
posted by howiamdifferent on Jun 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Trees and churches...they used to coexist!

Romantic-era-art-filter: help me find the most beautiful painting that I've only seen once? [more inside]
posted by deep thought sunstar on May 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Desperately seeking desperate art.

I'm looking for paintings on desperation. [more inside]
posted by howiamdifferent on Feb 9, 2010 - 22 answers

help me class up the joint

$500 to spend on original art; where do I do that? I want to buy art for my home; specifically oil or watercolor paintings. I do not want to buy prints. I want to see the brush strokes. I would rather purchase in person. I am in the Phoenix AZ area. Feel free to list websites also.
posted by phritosan on Jan 22, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me modernize this old space

How can I introduce some color in my very brown apartment - AND - can you recommend some cheap sources for cool/hip furnishings & paintings? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Calling all art fans!

I need ideas for a piece of artwork to write about. [more inside]
posted by smeater44 on Oct 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me class up the joint.

Help me find affordable art that doesn't suck! [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Sep 7, 2009 - 19 answers

Whats the best way to send painting across the country?

Whats an inexpensive way to send 2 paintings from Boston to San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by askmeacct on Jun 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Selling paintings online

I have some paintings left to me by a deceased relative. We've identified the artists and have some rough idea of their value, maybe a few hundred or more per per piece. What's the best way to sell them? [more inside]
posted by diode on Apr 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Help Me Identify My Artwork

Can you help me identify my artwork, most of which I received as a gift. I put it all up here. [more inside]
posted by FeldBum on Mar 1, 2009 - 8 answers

SELL SELL SELL

I'm a painter looking to show my work in a cafe or restaurant. Help me make this a happy experience for both of us [more inside]
posted by LC on Jan 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Can anyone help me identify this artist?

A while back someone showed me a rather graphic collection of paintings. Many included depictions of Hitler alongside piles of bodies, erect penises, and cartoonish figures gleefully engaging in coprophagy. Anyone have any idea who the artist might have been?
posted by null14 on Jan 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Who painted the paintings in Synecdoche, New York?

Who painted the actual paintings (nudes, mostly) credited to the character Adele Lack in the movie Synecdoche, New York?
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Jan 15, 2009 - 3 answers

How to get a print of this painting?

Laying hands on a print of a major, but not famous, painting... [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Jan 8, 2009 - 3 answers

Chiaroscuro to the extreme.

What are some great examples of paintings that make dramatic use of light and shadow? [more inside]
posted by Neilopolis on Nov 2, 2008 - 25 answers

What's The Story?

Arabic Script ID / Translate: I have two painted pages from what appear to be old Arabic script books (though I am not sure the language). I bought these in Syria in 1992. Can anyone help ID the story from the images, and help with translation of the text? One picture would just appear to have an artist's name, while the other looks to be part of a story. I don't think the two are necessarily from the same book. What isn't clear to me is whether the images were just painted on old pages, or if the story might be related to the image.
posted by sagwalla on Sep 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Where can I find wall art where the majority of the photograph is black and white, but the crucial element is in color? Example inside

Where can I find wall art where the majority of the photograph is black and white, but the crucial element is in color? Example inside [more inside]
posted by jeffderek on Jun 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me find this painting...

I am looking for a painting that I saw in the St. Louis Art Museum years ago. In my memory, it is of an African-American family on the roof of their house as flood waters circle around them. The father's hands are outstretched in a plea to heaven. I originally thought the artist was Earnie Barnes but I can't find it on his site or anywhere else on the Internets. I am convinced that the painting is in the "Ernie Barnes style" if that helps. Help me please!
posted by delosic on Jun 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Jazz Lair

I want to transform my room into a jazz lair! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Dec 18, 2007 - 18 answers

Help me find a childrens book

Please help me find the title of a hazy remembered childrens book with animals and a helicopter. [more inside]
posted by Glow Bucket on Nov 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me release a beautiful image into the public domain.

I need to make a simple contract in which I photograph something and the resulting images end up in the public domain. [more inside]
posted by fake on Nov 7, 2007 - 9 answers

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