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?
Who painted the actual paintings (nudes, mostly) credited to the character Adele Lack in the movie Synecdoche, New York?
Laying hands on a print of a major, but not famous, painting... [more inside]
What are some great examples of paintings that make dramatic use of light and shadow? [more inside]
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.
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]
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!
I want to transform my room into a jazz lair! [more inside]
Please help me find the title of a hazy remembered childrens book with animals and a helicopter. [more inside]
I need to make a simple contract in which I photograph something and the resulting images end up in the public domain. [more inside]
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?
Help me identify this series of paintings [more inside]
Do you recognize this painting ? If not, can you tell me how to clean the soot off of it? [more inside]
I have several large paintings (5 x 5 or so) and am moving into a new apartment. I know from experience at my current apartment that I like to move stuff around and that I don't like holes in the walls. What's involved in hanging paintings from the ceiling like galleries often do?
Let's say I wanted to have some fine art (paintings) shipped professionally. That's museum-style professionalism I'm looking for. Going to NYC, coming from various parts of the country/world. Where they're coming from isn't important - this is entirely made-up, a small part of a budget as part of a hypothetical project. Can you give me any sort of ballpark figures, considering various sizes and various points of origin?
Please, help me once again find the most lovely painting I've ever seen. [more inside]
Why are Jackson Pollock's painting considered to be art? [more inside]
Is there a diagram that outlines the identities of the apostles in da Vinci's "Last Supper"? I've Googled this and checked the Wiki to no avail.
My mom and sister were going through an old trunk of my grandparent's and came across a curious antique which had a story told through pictures on a scroll. Help us find out what it is? [more inside]
So, last night I showed art in public for the very first time since showing some photoshop prints in 1997, and sold a painting. [Kinda crazy feeling, like i'm selling a child.] So i'm wondering, do i need a written contract to retain rights to the work? And what other cautions or words of advice as I prepare to sell some others?
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