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    ANGELINA Jolie and Ellen Pompeo enjoyed a girls night out on Wednesday in Beverly Hills, California. The unexpected pals were spotted having a nice dinner, along with some of their kids, at E Baldi, an upscale Italian restaurant. 4Credit: TheImageDirect.com For their night out on the town, Angelina, 45, dressed up in a white, long-sleeved robe-style wrap dress with nude heels. Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen, 51, opted for the opposite and chose an all-black ensemble. Both of the actresses wore their hair down, just past their shoulders, and had on face masks as they walked toward the restaurant and as they were inside and made their way to their tables. Angelina, who shares six kids with her ex-husband Brad Pitt, and Ellen, who has three children with her husband Chris Ivery, brought along some of their kids for the dinner trip. 4Credit: TheImageDirect.com 4Credit: TheImageDirect.com Of the unlikely duo, a...
    Meghan Markle's friends have rushed to her defence amid the Buckingham Palace 'bullying' row - with one claiming the dramatic fallout has been fuelled by racism. Omid Scobie, author of the Finding Freedom biography of the Sussexes, quoted a series of Meghan's friends standing up for her in a report for Harper's Bazaar. One friend said Meghan was another example of a 'woman of colour in a senior position… accused of being too angry, too scary, too whatever in the workplace'. The author was also told Meghan and her husband Prince Harry have found the claims 'distressing and upsetting', and that she is always 'kind and considerate'. Mr Scobie, the royal editor of Harper's Bazaar, regularly stands up for Meghan on social media and last night retweeted a series of positive messages backing her. Omid Scobie, royal editor at large for Harper's Bazaar and author of the Finding Freedom...
    A new imaging technique has allowed scientists to uncover a once-hidden figure in a 2,500-year-old tomb painting in Italy that was built by the ancient Etruscan, which flourished in Central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century.  The funeral painting is located in the Tomb of the Monkey in Tuscany, first uncovered in 1847, but the artwork had degraded so much that it looked like a red blob.  But by taking dozens of images with visible, ultraviolet and infrared bands of light, researchers have revealed a once-lost image of a person holding an object.  Researchers hope to use the technique to reveal lost details from other ancient artwork,  obscured because their colors are fading at different rates.   Scroll down for video Researchers took dozens of images using visible, ultraviolet and infrared bands of light to pull out hidden details in an Etruscan tomb fresco in Chiusi, Italy. What was once...
    PARIS -- A rare painting by Dutch impressionist master Vincent van Gogh of a street scene in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre will be publicly displayed for the first time before its auction next month.Sotheby's auction house said the work, painted in 1887, has remained in the same family collection for more than 100 years - out of the public eye.It will be exhibited next month in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Paris ahead of an auction scheduled on March 25 in the French capital.RELATED: Immersive Van Gogh opens in Chicago, extends exhibition into September to accomodate high demandEMBED More News Videos Chicago will be the first American stop for the highly acclaimed Immersive Van Gogh art installation. "It's an important painting in the oeuvre of Vincent van Gogh because it dates from the period in which he's living in Paris with his brother, Theo," Etienne Hellman, senior director of Impressionist...
    New York : The famous Montmartre district of Paris was still semi-rural when Van Gogh painted it. Photo: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / . / . A Vincent Van Gogh painting of a Parisian street scene is first exposed to the public after spending more than 100 years behind closed doors. “Street scene in Montmartre” was part of the private collection of a French family since it was painted in 1887. A detail of these two figures reveals the artist’s post-impressionist style. (Photo: .) The auction house Sotheby’s estimates that it will reach 8 million euros ($ 9.73 million) when it sells at auction next month. Lucy Williamson, the BBC’s Paris correspondent, suggested it would be “a bargain” if it sold for that price. The painting shows the Moulin à Poivre or Moulin Dubray, a Montmartre windmill destroyed in 1911. (Photo: .) “It could have been...
    A stunning fresco in the garden of Pompeii's Casa dei Ceii (House of the Ceii) has been painstakingly laser-cleaned and touched up with new paint by expert restorers. The artwork — of hunting scenes — was painted in the so-called 'Third' or 'Ornate' Pompeii style, which was popular around 20–10 BC and featured vibrant colours. In 79 AD, however, the house and the rest of the Pompeii was submerged beneath pyroclastic flows of searing gas and volcanic matter from the eruption of Vesuvius. Poor maintenance since the house was dug up in 1913–14 saw the hunting fresco and others deteriorate, particularly at the bottom, which is more vulnerable to humidity. The main section of the fresco depicts a lion pursuing a bull, a leopard pouncing on sheep and a wild boar charging towards some deer.  Scroll down for videos  A stunning fresco in the garden of Pompeii's Casa dei Ceii...
    New York : The famous work, executed in 1893, will be exhibited in the National Museum of Norway from 2022. Photo: Spencer Platt / . For years, an almost imperceptible sentence in one of the most famous paintings in art history caused a lot of conjecture. In the upper left corner of “The Scream”, by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, could be read an enigmatic message written in pencil: “It could only have been painted by a mad man.” Now, with the help of infrared scanners, ehe National Museum of Norway has been able to confirm that the sentence was written precisely by Munch. Guesses for years The original painting, first exhibited at Munch’s home in Oslo in 1893, has become a radical and timeless expression of human anxiety. Its influence is such that it inspired horror movies in Hollywood in the 90s and...
    A life-size drawing of a kangaroo in Australia is over 17,000 years old, according to a new study, meaning it could be one of the oldest rock paintings on the continent.  Experts from the University of Melbourne have been working to confirm how old a number of ancient artworks are in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia. The two metre long painting of a kangaroo is painted on the sloping ceiling of a rock shelter on the Unghango clan estate in Balanggarra country, the team said.   Using radiocarbon dating of mud wasp nests from over or under 16 similar paintings in the region, the team confirmed the kangaroo was 17,100 to 17,500 years old. This makes it the oldest confirmed in-situ painting in Australia, according to study author Dr Damien Finch, who pioneered the new wasp-based dating technique.  Traditional Owner Ian Waina inspecting a Naturalistic painting of a kangaroo,...
    COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A monthslong project to clean and paint the Brent Spence Bridge is set to begin in March, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The span connecting northern Kentucky and southern Ohio will remain open, but the project will require some lane and ramp closures, officials said in a statement. It is slated to begin on March 1 and be completed by Nov. 15. The bridge carries Interstates 71 and 75 over the Ohio River and was last painted in 1991. In addition to cleaning and painting, crews will do some routine maintenance including drainage work and sign repairs. The traffic pattern will shift as work is completed, but some ramps to the bridge will remain closed for the duration of the project. Motorists will not be able to access the southbound lanes of Interstate 71 from downtown Cincinnati, officials said. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and...
    Edvard Munch’s "The Scream" is one of the world's most enduring paintings. Its androgynous muse appears to be in some kind of agony and bold waves of color overwhelm the spectator. But what appears on the upper left corner of the masterpiece has intrigued the art world for decades. It reads, "Could only have been painted by a madman." There has been speculation that a vandal somehow inscribed the words on the 1893 painting, but the New York Times reported that curators at Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design determined that the words were written by Munch himself. Mai Britt Guleng, one of the curators, told the Times that he had been examining the inscription "letter by letter" and determined that it is "identical in every way to Munch’s handwriting." THE LOUVRE ACCUSED OF DAMAGING MASSIVE PAINTING BY AMERICAN ARTIST "So there is no more doubt," he said. The BBC reported that...
    Erik Eduardo Saldana Tampico / 02.20.2021 23:35:19 A group of urban artists in Tampico are part of the collective Graffiti on Sundays; the young people paint murals and fences with grafiti, an artistic activity that they carry out during the weekends. Wore, is a graffiti artist with 19 years of experience in the world of urban art, in an interview for Millennium Tamaulipas, tells us about his experience during his almost two decades as a painter. « Since high school I had the vibe of drawing, my taste in drawing was since I was a child, but in high school I met people who did graffiti and that was when I started in this world » The artist from Tamaulipas mentions that in recent years he has sought a way to take his graffiti to another level; Living off art is difficult in small cities like Tampico. ...
    LOOSE Women hinted Stacey Solomon IS Sausage on The Masked Singer – leaving her horrified on the ITV show today. Fans thought they saw a HUGE clue that Stacey, 30, is the celebrity behind the hilarious costume after they spotted a banger in a piece of artwork during the daytime show. 3Loose Women dropped a major clue that Stacey Solomon is The Masked Singer's Sausage It has been rumoured for weeks that Joe Swash's fiance has been moonlighting as a Masked Singer contestant but she has repeatedly denied her involvement. Yet today, she was left flustered when the Loose Women panel took part in a challenge to test their painting skills after Kim Kardashian's daughter North, seven, went viral for her recent incredible painting of a river and a mountain. The Loose Women panel set to work on their own creations, with Kaye Adams drawing her impression of Stacey....
    KATIE Price's boyfriend Carl Woods has a huge picture of her on the wall in his house - alongside a portrait of the Godfather. The 31-year-old star clearly can't get enough of the star that he's got custom-made artwork of the model. 5Katie Price moved into boyfriend Carl Woods home in SeptemberCredit: Instagram The former glamour star, 42, moved into the car dealer's Essex home in September and she's already put her stamp on it. Carl gave fans a glimpse of his abode boasting of a huge flat screen TV, fireplace and plush sofas. But the enormous painting could not be missed, hanging in front of the dining table. It appears to be the ideal position, meaning the family can enjoy dinner while admiring the stunning portrait. 5There is a huge picture of Katie hanging in the living roomCredit: Instagram Katie quit her 'mucky mansion' after her home...
    The FBI has used a viral image of a man with a colossal penis in a doctored photo from the Capitol siege submitted as evidence in an arrest warrant.  Brian P. McCreary was detained in Massachusetts last night after the FBI filed a criminal complaint which featured a lewd meme known as 'Wood Sitting on a Bed.' The 33-year-old Domino's Pizza employee is pictured inside the Capitol alongside the horn-headed QAnon Shaman on January 6. But behind the MAGA mob, hanging on the wall where a 19th century painting of a Kentucky Senator should be, is a fully nude man well known across the internet. The meme is often sent to unsuspecting recipients who are directed to open a link where they are greeted by the sight of the man sitting on the edge of a bed with his penis hanging down.  It's not clear how it ended up pasted over...
    ANGELINA Jolie is auctioning off a Winston Churchill painting gifted by her ex-husband Brad Pitt, which is expected to bring in millions for the actress. The late Prime Minister painted the piece in 1943 for Franklin D. Roosevelt. 9Angelina is auctioning off Winston Churchill's originalCredit: AP:Associated Press Earlier this week, Christie's Auction house revealed that the painting would be auctioned off by the Academy Award-winning actress. A source later disclosed to Page Six that the classic artwork was gifted to Angelina, 45, by her ex-husband Brad Pitt, 57. The painting, called “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque,” was the only piece that Churchill created during World War II. The famed historical figure produced the work in January of that year, in Marrakech after the Casablanca Conference. 9The actress was reportedly gifted the piece by her ex-husband Brad PittCredit: Getty Images 9She has not revealed the reasoning behind the saleCredit: Getty Images...
    A Lord has rued the fact his grandfather did not realise a painting which hung in the servants' quarters and was sold 'for a few shillings' was actually a Botticelli masterpiece worth £67million.   Last week the Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel went under the hammer at Sotheby's auction in New York, and after an opening bid of $80m it was eventually sold via Lilija Sitnika, Sotheby's liaison official with Russian clients for $92million. Now Lord Newborough has revealed the painting, which was once owned by his family, was sold as part of a job lot in the 1940s when the family moved out of the Plas Glynllifon estate in Wales. 'No-one knew what it was worth and it was sold for a few shillings as part of a job lot,' he said.  The final knockdown figure of £67million was by far the highest paid for a Botticelli at...
    A small painting by Sandro Botticelli sold at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday for $92.2 million, an auction record for the Renaissance master. The work, “Young Man Holding a Roundel,” from about 1475, depicts a young nobleman holding a round painting of a saint. It is one of just three portraits in private hands by the artist best known for “The Birth of Venus” and “Primavera.” “This is not only an exceptional painting, it is also the epitome of beauty, and of a moment when so much of our Western civilization began,” said Christopher Apostle, head of Sotheby’s Old Masters Painting department in New York. “Today’s result is a fitting tribute, both to the painting itself and all that it represents.”
    More On: painting Here’s the official inaugural painting presented to Joe Biden Police find stolen copy of priceless Leonardo da Vinci painting Hedge funder says gallery tricked him into bad deal over George Washington painting Van Gogh’s delirium caused by alcohol withdrawal, not syphilis, study says Something like this only happens once in a blue moon. The first new blue pigment to be discovered in the last 200 years is now for sale — but it’ll cost you a pretty penny. The shade — dubbed YInMn Blue after its components — was created accidentally by chemists at Oregon State University back in 2009. Eleven years later, the Environmental Protection Agency in May officially approved the vivid hue for commercial use. It is now available in paint form at select stores across the country — though a 1.3-ounce tube can go for as much as $179.40. Here’s what you...
    The painting « Girl with a Pearl Earring » rests in the museum in The Hague in the Netherlands. The « Girl with a pearl earring« , painting which is located in the museum of Hague in the Low Countries, is one of the most representative in the world. It was created by Johannes Vermeer between the years 1665 and 1667, approximately. Because it is around 356 years old, when it is to be appreciated, a considerable distance has to be kept. Likewise, it is protected by a glass that obliges to respect the separation. Slash Gear review that a group called Hirox Europe managed to capture some 91 thousand photos of the painting. He did so with the intention of scanning and seeing the image expanded by approximately 10 billion megapixels. The material on which it was made is extremely resistant and there is no doubt about that. However, the true cracks...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — On February 15, 2015, Baltimore resident Ron Greene was in an accident. A semi-truck smashed into him during a snowstorm, totaling his car with him inside. “My arm was split open, my head was lacerated with 17 staples, I had a severe concussion,” Greene said. “I was going to Johns Hopkins for a lot of tests, MRI’s.” Eventually, life went back to normal until Greene noticed something he hadn’t noticed before. “I don’t know, color started to affect me,” he said. Greene picked up some paint and tried something new. “I decided, why not just try to paint, create a painting,” Greene said. The colors were both joyful and painful to him. “It’s an emotional thing that, when I see color, it just gets me,” Greene said. Drawing inspiration from abstract expressionism, Greene now works out of his studio in Hampden, devoting hours to his creations. “They’re...
    The microscope was programmed to automatically focus on the painting and capture the images, then stitch everything together. Certain regions of the painting were captured in even higher detail using the 3D capabilities of the microscope. For those, each pixel was equivalent to 1.1 microns, with multiple images of each region captured to create a topography map, allowing experts to see the differences in paint height and other details. “The Hirox software is automatically moving the lens up and down with very high precision, capturing a series of images at different focus [points] and combining them in one fully-focused image,” said Leonhardt. “The motorized X/Y stage is then moving to the next position, creating a high-resolution panorama.” In one area of the left eye, you can zoom in to see the pupil and then zoom in much further to see the light source reflected in that pupil as...
    Police in Italy recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting of Jesus Christ after it was stolen in 2020 from a basilica museum in Naples without the priests realizing the painting was missing, numerous sources reported. The 16th century copy was discovered while Naples police were searching an apartment less than 5 miles from the Museum of San Domenico Maggiore while on a bigger operation, the Art Newspaper reported. The owner of the property was taken into custody under suspicion of receiving stolen goods, and reportedly gave police a “less than credible” explanation about how he bought the painting, according to the Associated Press. VIDEO: Italian police have found a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in a Naples flat and returned it to a church that had no idea it had been stolen https://t.co/mgsKmBOjh7 pic.twitter.com/ct1VWdcO23 — AFP News Agency (@AFP) January 19, 2021...
    A copy of the world-famous Salvator Mundi oil painting stolen from a basilica in Naples two years ago has been found in a flat in the southern Italian city. Italian news agency AGI reported that the 15th-century artwork, widely attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, had been stolen from the Muscettola Chapel in the Basilica di San Domenico Maggiore in Naples two years ago. Police found the painting in a room in a flat in Strada Provinciale delle Brecce in Naples. The owner of the flat, a 36-year-old, was tracked down near the property and arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen goods. Agents of the Crimes Against the Heritage Section of the Naples Flying Squad show the 'Salvator Mundi', painting from the Leonardo school dating back to the 15th century The agents found the painting hidden in an apartment in via Strada Provinciale delle Brecce Salvator Mundi, a depiction of Christ as...
    John Lurie—saxophonist, singer, actor, director, and painter—is a true jack-of-all trades, best known for founding and leading the Lounge Lizards jazz ensemble, his performances in Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise and Down by Law (as well as his work on HBO’s Oz), and his sterling IFC/Bravo TV series Fishing with John, in which he took various famous friends (Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe, and Dennis Hopper) on fishing trips around the world. Few artists have had a career as eclectic and surprising as Lurie, and thus his disappearance from the national stage over the past two decades due to battles with chronic Lyme disease and cancer has been a significant loss to the worlds of music, television, and the movies. That all changes, however, on Jan. 22, when Lurie makes his grand return to the spotlight with HBO’s Painting With John, a spiritual successor to Fishing with John...
    A painting bought for $1 at a clearance sale in 1973 is likely the work of the great Australian artist Tom Roberts (pictured)  A dirty old canvas bought for $1 at a clearance sale in 1973 is likely the work of the great Australian artist Tom Roberts and could be worth $50,000. The painting, known as Portrait of a Woman, sat abandoned in a shed in the New South Wales Hunter Valley for perhaps 45 years and until recently its sitter remained a mystery. Now a retired lawyer from Newcastle believes she has identified the woman in the portrait, as well as dispelling any doubts it was Roberts who painted her in the 1890s. Roberts is regarded as one of Australia's foremost artists, famed for his landscapes and responsible for iconic works including Bailed Up, Shearing the Rams and The Golden Fleece.   He was also a noted portraitist and...
    EFE Latam Videos World’s oldest figurative cave painting discovered in Indonesia Sydney (Australia), Jan 14 (EFE) .- The oldest figurative cave painting in the world is the image of a warty pig painted 45,500 years ago in a cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and discovered by a group of Australian and Indonesian archaeologists , as reported on Thursday by scientific sources. “As far as we know, the painting of the Sulawesi pig that we found in the limestone cave of Leang Tedongnge is currently the oldest figurative art work in the world,” Adam Brumm, one of the leaders of the scientific team of the world, said in a statement. Griffith University and the Indonesian archaeological research center ARKENAS. The image replaces as the world’s oldest figurative cave painting another discovered in 2020 on the same island by Brumm’s team that depicted an abstract hunting scene from 43,900 years...
    A team of archaeologists has discovered the oldest cave painting of animals in the world of which there is knowledge. It was found in Leang Tedongnge Cave, in a remote valley on the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia. The image represents a wild pig what is believed to be drawn 45,500 years ago. It is painted with life-size dark red ocher pigment and appears to be part of a much larger narrative scene. Their discovery provides the oldest evidence that there was human settlements in the region. “The people who made it were completely modern, they were just like us, they had the ability and the tools to paint whatever paint they wanted,” explained Maxime Aubert, co-author of the report published in the journal Science Advances. As a dating specialist, Aubert identified a calcite deposit formed on top of the painting and used the isotope dating system with...
    New York : A team of archaeologists has discovered the oldest cave painting of animals in the world of which there is knowledge. It was found in Leang Tedongnge Cave, in a remote valley on the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia. The image represents a wild pig what is believed to be drawn 45,500 years ago. It is painted with life-size dark red ocher pigment and appears to be part of a much larger narrative scene. Their discovery provides the oldest evidence that there was human settlements in the region. “The people who made it were completely modern, they were just like us, they had the ability and the tools to paint whatever paint they wanted,” explained Maxime Aubert, co-author of the report published in the journal Science Advances. As a dating specialist, Aubert identified a calcite deposit formed on top of the painting and used the isotope dating...
    This week the oldest cave painting in history, made about 45,500 years ago, was discovered in Indonesia. Celebes Islands, Indonesia. A group of archaeologists discover the oldest cave painting in history. It’s a babirusa … A what..? A babirusa is a native pig from the islands, whose scientific name is Babyrousa babyrussa. Its name comes from Malay, and it means “deer pig”. 45,500 years ago, a person decided to paint this type of pig in a cave in South Sulawesi. It is a limestone cave in the town of Lean Tedongnge. The oldest cave painting was 43,900 years old, according to scientists. How was the discovery of the oldest cave painting in history? Archaeologists of the Griffith University made the find, during a field investigation with an Indonesian archeology center. The description made is as follows: « It is a pig with a short crest of erect hairs...
    DJ Ku (R) at Tangra Nightclub in Ybor City, Florida.DJKU/Instagram At the start of the pandemic, Tampa’s DJ Ku was quick to say that he would do his part to stay home—and sadly watch his money dry up—to try and help keep the community safe. Nearly a year later, Ku has re-started gigs a few residencies like his Mischief Monday weekly at The Ritz (early this month, a City of Tampa spokesperson said the Ybor City club scene staple was issued a citation for violating mask and dance floor ordinances on a Friday, Jan. 1). Mischief Monday: DJ KuMondays, 10 p.m. Free for hospitality w/valid pay stub.The Ritz, 1503 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.theritzybor.com But Ku, who stays masked at his gigs, hasn’t stopped speaking up. On Sunday, he took to Twitter—and addressed fellow DJs and folks who work at clubs hit hard by coronavirus restrictions—to explain that he had...
    In painter Don Perlis’ re-creation of the killing of George Floyd, an officer kneels on Floyd’s neck and two other officers further pin him down, as another officer in the background looks away from the scene. Floyd’s eyes, frozen in anguish, gaze out toward the viewer. The oil painting, alongside a quote from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” — is amplified on a 16-by-48-foot billboard on La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive, near the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The billboard, which went up Monday, is from a group called the George Floyd Justice Billboard Committee. Its goal is to keep Floyd’s death front and center amid a seemingly never-ending news cycle, which most recently included a shockingly different police response to Trump supporters who violently broke into the nation’s Capitol. In late October, the group ran a similar billboard...
    A Trump supporter who brandished a flag at the top of the stairs inside the Capitol on Wednesday was standing in front of a painting depicting a battle from the last time the Capitol was breached. The bearded man in a black hoodie and red MAGA baseball cap stood before the giant painting, waving a red flag which read: 'Trump is my president'. Behind him was the 26 feet by 16 feet image entitled Battle of Lake Erie. The painting, by American artist William Henry Powell shows the September 10, 1813 battle, and was commissioned by Congress in 1865 — during another tumultuous period, that of the Civil War. Powell finished it in 1873 and died six years later, aged 56. The Battle of Lake Erie was a crucial point in the War of 1812 between the British and the U.S. forces, which ran from 1812 to February 1815. During...
    In northern Virginia, a secretive Army storage facility that holds hundreds of seized Nazi artworks has drawn comparisons to the warehouse from the Indiana Jones film Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Since the end of World War Two, 456 pieces of Nazi art and propaganda have remained under lock and key at the Army's Museum Support Center at Fort Belvoir, a sprawling base in Fairfax County. The collection, which includes four watercolors painted by Adolf Hitler himself, has rarely been loaned out to museums or seen by the public, for fear they could inspire followers of the Nazis' sick and dangerous ideals. 'The rationale in 1945 was that we take possession of these works to keep them out of dangerous hands,' Sarah Forgey, the Army's chief art curator, told the New Yorker in an interview published on Monday.  Curators pull out Wilhelm Sauter's 'Soldiers on the West Front,' a...
    Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur, on the last day of 2020, has reminded fans that this was the year we lost Irrfan Khan. Nimrat shared several photographs of different places in Mumbai on her verified Instagram account on Thursday. Among those is a photograph of a mural of the late Irrfan, her co-actor in the internationally acclaimed film The Lunchbox. Anil Kapoor Shares His Stunning Monochrome Pics to Bid 2020 Goodbye, Says ‘Grateful to Be Alive’ Irrfan Khan breathed his last on April 29, and in his memory, a mural was created on a wall of an old house in Bandra’s Waroda Road neighbourhood by artists Vikas Bansal and Ranjit Dahiya. Interestingly, the artwork stands close to the house where Saajan Fernandes, Irrfan’s character in The Lunchbox is shown to be living in the film. Sunny Leone Wants to Wash Away 2020 With This Beach Picture as She Rings in 2021 ...
    GEORGETOWN (CBS) – When Ellie Sinkewicz retired, she took up painting, developed a network of friends and remained physically active. But then the pandemic hit. “I was going to the gym. I was doing a lot of water aerobics,” she said. “I can’t do that anymore; it’s hard.” Feeling trapped in her Georgetown home, Ellie was looking for a way to get back into painting and connect with people. She found Your Teachable Moment, an adult education company that offers live, interactive classes via Zoom. She signed up for a watercolor painting class taught by Lisa Walker of Weymouth. Walker, who also teaches on Outschool, an online learning platform for kids, told us she was thrilled to have an opportunity to work with adults. Her class had about seven students logged in, following along with her techniques as she demonstrated them using two screens, one showing her face and the...
    Presidents have long inspired art both mocking and worshipping them. In the former camp, who could forget President Donald Trump photoshopped so that his eye is Homer Simpson’s mouth? Featured Video Hide
    A mother whose father died when she was seven months pregnant broke down in tears after receiving a surprise Christmas gift in memory of her late dad.   Vanessa Paschal, 22, from Chicago, moved social media media users with a moving video as she unwrapped a portrait of her late father gifted from her boyfriend, Greg Taylor.  In the video, the mother-of-one tears up after opening a hand-painted portrait of her daughter Gia, one, being held by her father, James - who died in September 2019, before he got a chance to meet his granddaughter. Her reaction to the present has touched hearts on social media, with the clip racking up nearly half a million likes and over 31,100 retweets on Twitter so far. Vanessa Paschal, 22, from Chicago, (pictured) broke down in tears after receiving a surprise Christmas gift in memory of her late father James Vanessa's one-year-old daughter...
    From smartphones to kettles, every generation has seen new inventions designed to make life easier. While these quirky creations from around the world are less technologically advanced, many are genius in their own right.   Shareably has rounded up a selection of amusing snaps showcasing strange life hacks that have gone viral on social media, including using a toilet seat as a tray and a laptop charger to heat a sausage roll. Another photo showed a man who painted his toe nails to disguise holes in his socks.  Elsewhere is an old keyboard and USB cable being repurposed for a hanger.  Shareably rounded up a selection of amusing life hacks, including using the heat from a laptop charger to warm up a sausage roll  Severe social distancing! One image shows an individual who boarded a train wearing a jacket covered in spikes to make fellow passengers keep away RELATED...
    Fugetaboutit! Andrew Yang needs to find a better pizza place if he hopes to get elected mayor. Yang, who signaled his intention to run last week, is over the moon for the pies of an Iowa-based chain called Pizza Ranch. The Midwestern pretenders, who have 207 locations in 14 states but none in the Big Apple, sell a taco pizza, a mac-and-cheese pizza and a “BLT,” which comes with iceberg lettuce on top. Is he freaking kidding? “One of my favorite things about Iowa: Pizza Ranch. Unlimited pizza buffet known for their fried chicken. How has this not swept the nation?” Yang said in a May 2019 tweet. “Our boys are on their way to Iowa! I bet they like Pizza Ranch as much as their Dad.” he added in January. Yang has lauded the chain’s “dessert pizza” — and even filmed himself on location singing the...
    More On: art Banksy street art depicting sneezing woman appears on English home C is for confusing: Man pays for bizarre Cookie Monster mural on building he doesn’t own A fourth monolith has been found NYC must downsize its government and other commentary One person’s trash is another’s treasure. A surrealist painting worth $340,000 was recovered from a paper-recycling dumpster in Germany, police say. The valuable artwork, by French painter Yves Tanguyart, was accidentally left behind by a businessman at Duesseldorf’s airport. The flier had forgotten the painting, which was packaged in cardboard, at an airport check-in counter before he boarded a flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, on Nov. 27. By the time the man landed in Israel, realized what he’d done and contacted police, the 16×24 inch masterpiece had disappeared. The mystery was solved only after the businessman’s nephew traveled to the airport from Belgium and talked with...
     Nicolas Cage and Netflix are teaming up to teach people where all their favorite curses came from. The actor is set to host History of Swear Words, a six-episode series that will explore the origins of the words “fuck,” “shit,” “bitch,” “dick,” “pussy” and “damn.” Each 20-minute episode will feature Cage sitting down with historians and experts in etymology to discuss the usage and cultural impact of specific expletives. The series, produced by Funny or Die, will also feature celebrity guests such as Sarah Silverman, Nick Offerman, Jim Jeffries, Nikki Glaser and Isiah Whitlock Jr.  Netflix announced the series with a teaser trailer that opens with Cage passionately painting on a canvas concealed from the camera. “It has the power to stir our souls and intoxicate our minds,” he says. “To truly explore its essence, we must plunge unafraid deeply into its enchanted garden.” Cage goes on to describe...
    More On: texas Hospitals in several states being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients 26 people found in human smuggling operation at Houston home, cops say ‘Please don’t drop me’: Woman arrested for allegedly dangling child over balcony Mayor makes shaky claim about stay-put plea from Mexico A Texas high school senior said he was given an in-school suspension for showing up with painted fingernails in violation of a district dress code that only lets girls wear makeup and nail polish. Trevor Wilkinson, 17, who is openly gay, revealed the discriminatory policy last Monday, in a tweet that railed against the Clyde Consolidated Independent School District. “Imagine your school not allowing boys to paint their nails and giving boys iss for it,” wrote Wilkinson, who attends Clyde High School. “And the whole administration being okay with it, homophobic and sexist? Welcome to west [T]exas.” The district’s current student handbook states men...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Jose teen who painted portraits of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris now has another reason to be proud. The teen's artwork is now on display in Los Angeles at the Beverly Center.At just 14 years old, Tyler Gordon is the youngest artist featured in the "Heirs to the Throne" exhibit presented by The Lost Warhols Museum in partnership with the Beverly Center in LA.RELATED: Bay Area teen paints portrait of President-elect Joe Biden after Harris painting goes viralEMBED More News Videos A teenager from San Jose who went viral last week after posting a video of him painting a portrait of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, has now made one of President-elect Joe Biden. Gordon's work is being featured along with some of the most prolific artists of past and present."I'm really shocked still to be able to walk in and literally see my...
    UFC octagon girl Brittney Palmer gave her Instagram followers a glimpse into her life as an artist in a recent post, and she revealed she fully immersed herself in her craft. In the shot, Brittney painted Quan Yin, whom she described as the goddess of mercy and compassion. She kneeled on the floor atop a colorful rug. Behind her sat a shelf filled with various colors of paint and other items for creating artwork. Beside her was a rectangle artist’s pallet and a paintbrush, which she wasn’t holding at the time. The painting featured a yellow background with a woman etched in black. Brittney used white to accent areas of color on the goddess’s clothing. Brittney wore a pair of black pants and a long-sleeve black scoop-neck t-shirt in the shot. A bit of her matching bra strap showed over one shoulder. She accessorized with two gold necklaces, and one...
    Playboy TV alum and model Melissa Riso continues to establish herself as one of Instagram’s more alluring personalities. With her post on Sunday night, the former MMA ring girl and actress proved once again that she has the ability to entrance her 1.2 million followers without relying on her pretty face. Riso capped off the weekend by updating her timeline with a stunning, rear-view snap of herself in a lacy, blue lingerie set that left little to the imagination. And while her curly, raven-colored hair obscured much of her upper body, her famously pert derrière was prominently displayed near the lower edge of the frame. All the while, the thong that graced it acted as little more than a flourish in the shot. The 33-year-old captioned her sexy share by claiming that she was simply there to admire the painting that hung on the wall she faced. She also utilized...
    Native Californians gathered in a cave — underneath a painting of a hallucinogenic plant — to get high some five centuries ago, a study has concluded. Researchers from the UK and the US found that a spiral artform daubed on a wall of a cave south of Bakersfield resembled the intoxicating flower known as 'sacred datura'. Furthermore, they found remains of the flower's fibres that had been chewed up and embedded into the ceiling of the cave. The finding challenges a long-debated theory — the 'altered states of consciousness' model — that the makers of rock art may have in a trance state while painting. Instead of being an attempt to capture in painting the visual phenomena observed while under the plant's influence, the art represented the flower itself, the team said. This image of the plant may thus have served to convey knowledge about the plant in preparation for communal...
    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — An aircraft painting company based in New Iberia has laid off 48 workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs at Aviation Exteriors Louisiana went into effect on Nov. 6, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, The Daily Advertiser reports. The company’s president, Raymond Bernard Jr., said in a letter to the commission that layoffs were necessary because a large customer was pulling its business because of the pandemic. Layoffs were comprised of positions including safety observers, painters and aviation maintenance technicians, according to a notice filed with the commission. Aviation Exteriors Louisiana is based at the Acadiana Regional Airport. They’re the third company in New Iberia to announce layoffs during the pandemic, the newspaper reports. Bristow U.S., a helicopter transportation, search and rescue and support services company, said in September that 89 employees are being laid off Dec. 1. ASRC Energy Services Omega, a service...
    ENCINO (CBSLA) – A fire broke out in a motel room in Encino early Tuesday morning which contained painting supplies. The blaze was reported at 1:30 a.m. at the Rodeway Inn on 17448 Ventura Blvd. Nov. 17, 2020. (CBSLA) Los Angeles Fire Department crews responded to find smoke coming from the second-floor of the two-story garden style motel, with a fire burning in one of the rooms. It took crews about 20 minutes to put out the fire. The damage was contained to one motel room. Meanwhile, a man with serious burn injuries was found standing outside the motel and was taken to a hospital. It’s unclear if he was hurt during the fire. The motel manager told CBSLA that painting supplies were found inside the room which appeared to belong to a woman who was staying there. The cause is under investigation.
    Here’s a “Really Big Gesture” for RBG. A three-story tall mural celebrating the life of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going up in the East Village. The New York-based street-artist behind the work, who goes by the name “Elle,” told The Post it was a “huge honor” to have been commissioned to memorialize the beloved jurist in her hometown. “She was such a modest woman…,” Elle said. “It’s such a huge honor to be painting this portrait of her in New York.” A crowd of about a dozen people gathered on the corner of 11th Street and 1st Avenue on Tuesday to watch the artist paint, with some people on bicycles stopping in their tracks to take snaps. “I absolutely love RBG, she’s a true New Yorker and should be appreciated that way,” said one of the onlookers, 31-year-old local Vanessa Szajnberg. “The mural, being in the...
    Miami Democrats have blamed Biden's Florida defeat on backlash from Hispanic and Latino voters over the Black Lives Matter movement and their 'extreme' efforts to defund the police. Florida was among the key battleground states in this year's presidential race and a must-win for Trump, whose 2016 victory in the state played a major factor in his win. The president managed to secure the state once again on Election Night thanks to his improved numbers with Latinos, whose turnout in counties with large populations was bigger than it was four years ago.  But Democrats say Trump's win is also proof that Biden failed to get through to the demographic, an issue Democratic Latino activists had been flagging for months ahead of the election. Democrats have blamed their Florida loss on their failure to secure the Latino vote in Florida, where Trump managed to win over the community for a second...
    Several Black Lives Matter murals in downtown Riverside were defaced Monday, increasing concerns of political tensions on an already tense election day. The murals appeared to have been marked with large lines of black spray paint, according to footage obtained by OnScene TV. One mural portrayed Black civil rights icons such as Harriet Tubman, Marsha P. Johnson and James Baldwin, while another showed a Black woman posing as Rosie the Riveter. A separate tribute to John Lewis, who died in July, also appeared marred by the paint, as did likenesses of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, and a colorful depiction of protesters under the words “Black Lives Matter.” The defacement occurred as many Riverside businesses were boarding up windows in anticipation of potential unrest spurred by what has been deemed one of the most consequential elections in American history. “It’s just unfortunate that people do things like...
    TIMES SQUARE (WABC) -- A billboard depicting the death of George Floyd was installed in Times Square on Thursday afternoon.The artwork is based on FLOYD, an original painting by artist Donald Perlis, will be illuminated at night and is scheduled to remain up for three weeks.It also includes a quote from the Dalai Lama: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."RELATED | 6 charged in pair of Kennedy Airport cargo heists that netted $6 million in designer goodsPerlis described the painting as a tribute to Floyd and a "strong reminder that this crime is repeated every day across the USA and needs to be stopped."Floyd's death sparked protests across the globe and opened the door for more discussion about human rights."This painting conveys the entire tragedy in an instant," said Corinne Basabe with The George Floyd Justice Billboard Campaign Committee. "It is a plea to look inward at injustice...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A long-lost painting by the late acclaimed artist Jacob Lawrence is now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Missing for 60 years, it was hiding in plain sight. Renowned artist Faith Ringgold’s face lit up as she talked about her idol Jacob Lawrence and the first time they met. “I said, ‘Oh, I love your work,'” Ringgold said. “And he said, ‘And I love yours,’ and I almost fainted. ‘You know my work?'” The American painter who captured African-American history as a Black artist inspired the now 90-year-old woman decades ago. “I found in him the image of what I thought an artist could and should be doing, especially at that time,” Ringgold told CBS2’s Cory James. RELATED STORY: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Portrait On Display At Metropolitan Museum So when Ringgold learned a missing piece of Lawrence’s “Struggle: From the History of the...
    A long-lost painting from famed American modern artist Jacob Lawrence is going on display in the New York Metropolitan Museum this week after it was discovered hanging in an apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side. According to the New York Times, a recent visitor to the museum's exhibition 'Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle' believed that the painting hanging in her neighbor's apartment may have been one of the missing five panels from the work's original series of thirty. She contacted the owner of the painting who had picked it up at an art auction to raise funds for a music school some 60 years ago. It was confirmed to be one of missing paintings, last seen in the 1960s, and was hung alongside the rest of the work in the Met on Wednesday.  One of the five missing panels from Jacob Lawrence's series 'Struggle: From the History of the American...
    PRINCE Andrew faces allegations he received oral sex from Jeffrey Epstein sex slave Virginia Roberts in front of a 6ft oil painting depicting her in a lesbian clinch. A bombshell book claims Ghislaine Maxwell watched over the teenager as she allegedly gave the royal a rub down followed by the sex act in Epstein's massage room decorated with seedy art. 7Prince Andrew pictured with Virginia Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell Credit: Rex Features 7Prince Andrew has denied any wrongdoingCredit: Jon Bond - The Sun The allegations are made in The Spider by Barry Levine - billed as an in-depth investigation into Epstein, Maxwell and those caught up in their "web". Prince Andrew has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and maintains he had no sexual contact with Virginia.  Last night a source close the royal said Levine's fresh allegations are an "unsubstantiated and lurid" cash-in to sell books. The Sun obtained an...
    A painting looted by the Nazis in 1933 from a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany, was returned to the family’s heirs, represented by the Mosse Foundation, on October 15, 2020, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Rudolf Mosse was a prominent publisher and philanthropist in the early twentieth century in Berlin, Germany.  He and his family published newspapers including the Berliner Tageblatt, which criticized the Nazi party.  When the Nazis came to power in 1933, the Mosse family, who were Jewish, became subject to Aryanization measures, which sought to remove them from the German economy. When the Mosses fled Germany, the Nazis seized their assets, including an extensive art collection. The Mosse art collection included a painting known as...
    By SCOTT GILLESPIE, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — What began as a safe space for area residents who are in recovery from mental health or substance abuse is also home to several budding artists. “People who are in our recovery programs are often very talented. It’s just a matter of expressing their thoughts creatively,” said Rochelle Satterfield, program coordinator of Friendship Fairmont. “When people are engaging in art, their mind kind of escapes all their troubles in the world.” Since Oct. 1, the center has been hosting a paint-on-canvas art contest using the theme “What Does Recovery Mean to You?” The contest will conclude Nov. 5 during the center’s art group meeting. “The art we’re seeing is completely abstract because it’s about each participant’s individual journey. There’s no pathway that clearly defines what recovery is to someone,” said Satterfield. “We define recovery as any positive change to what...
    A new mural graces the side of Higher Grade’s dispensary at Elati Street and 13th Avenue in Denver, replacing a former painting honoring the Denver Broncos Super Bowl championship in 2016. The new painting, completed by Denver artists TukeOne and Chad Bolsinger October 7, features a fantasy landscape with tropical trees set in front of snow-capped mountains, distant pine forests and neat rows of agricultural fields. Higher Grade moved into the building after two cannabis dispensaries, Advanced Medical Alternatives and Damian Marley's Stony Hill, served as previous tenants at 1269 Elati Street. By the time Higher Grade called the building home, a not-so-flattering portrait of Super Bowl XVI MVP Von Miller had been there for several years, according to Higher Grade brand manager Brittany Brewer.Related Stories Tony Ortega's Día de los Muertos Art Now Featured on Weed Edibles Dispensary Enlists Denver Tattoo Parlor to Create Marijuana Strain Motifs Struggling Boulder Music Venues Receive...
    Workers found a mostly unscathed 18th century painting of the Virgin Mary buried beneath the rubble of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the 249-year-old church that burned down in July, officials from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said in a statement, Thursday, Oct. 15. They discovered it on Sept. 15 — a day known to some Catholics as the Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows. It’s a Cathollic holy day dedicated to the Virgin Mary when she’s often depicted with a sad or anguished mien — a common representation known as Mater Dolorosa, Latin for “Mother of Sorrows.” “La Dolorosa” is the Spanish version of this phrase. Out of all the depictions of the Virgin Mary, that’s the one workers found buried under the rubble. It was the only work of art left in the church to survive the fire, the statement said. The mission’s communications director, Terri Huerta,...
    ALBANY, N.Y. – A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years. The painting “Winter” by American artist Gari Melchers was part of a cache of more than 1,000 pieces of art and artifacts seized from the Mosse family, prominent and well-off Jewish residents of Berlin who became early targets of the Nazi Party. Heirs have been tenaciously seeking to recover the lost pieces for the past decade. “The Mosse family lost nearly everything because they were Jews. But they did not lose hope,” acting U.S Attorney for the Northern District of New York Antoinette Bacon said at a repatriation ceremony at the Albany FBI office. “While this certainly does not take away the pain the that the Mosses endured, I hope it provides...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years. The painting “Winter” by American artist Gari Melchers was part of a cache of more than 1,000 pieces of art and artifacts seized from the Mosse family, prominent and well-off Jewish residents of Berlin who became early targets of the Nazi Party. Heirs have been tenaciously seeking to recover the lost pieces for the past decade. “The Mosse family lost nearly everything because they were Jews. But they did not lose hope,” acting U.S Attorney for the Northern District of New York Antoinette Bacon said at a repatriation ceremony at the Albany FBI office. “While this certainly does not take away the pain the that the Mosses endured, I hope it...
    By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years. The painting “Winter” by American artist Gari Melchers was part of a cache of more than 1,000 pieces of art and artifacts seized from the Mosse family, prominent and well-off Jewish residents of Berlin who became early targets of the Nazi Party. Heirs have been tenaciously seeking to recover the lost pieces for the past decade. “The Mosse family lost nearly everything because they were Jews. But they did not lose hope,” acting U.S Attorney for the Northern District of New York Antoinette Bacon said at a repatriation ceremony at the Albany FBI office. “While this certainly does not take away the pain the that the...
    SAN GABRIEL (CBSLA) — An intact “La Dolorosa” painting was found recently in the rubble of the San Gabriel Mission’s main sanctuary, which was destroyed in a fire in July. (credit: Daniel Macias/Angelus News) The painting of Our Lady Of Sorrows was found on her Feast Day on Sept. 15, according to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Angelus News. It had been found under a burnt crossbeam. The 249-year-old San Gabriel Mission caught fire and burned most of the roof and interior. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) The Archdiocese of Los Angeles says most of the valuable artwork inside the mission had been removed months before the July 11 fire. The mission was being renovated in preparation for its 250th anniversary in September 2021. The “La Dolorosa” painting had hung above the sanctuary’s baptistry, and was left with some holes and blistering, according to Angelus News. An insurance...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years. The painting “Winter” by American artist Gari Melchers was part of a cache of more than 1,000 pieces of art and artifacts seized from the Mosse family, prominent and well-off Jewish residents of Berlin who became early targets of the Nazi Party. Heirs have been tenaciously seeking to recover the lost pieces for the past decade. “The Mosse family lost nearly everything because they were Jews. But they did not lose hope,” acting U.S Attorney for the Northern District of New York Antoinette Bacon said at a repatriation ceremony at the Albany FBI office. “While this certainly does not take away the pain the that the Mosses endured, I hope it...
    Two weeks ago, Fox News star Tucker Carlson acknowledged on air that Trumpworld’s attempts to portray Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as “senile” were off the mark after the former vice president performed well at the first presidential debate. It was a “mistake to spend so much time focusing on Joe Biden’s mental decline,” Carlson said. Apparently, Sean Hannity didn’t get that message, as he devoted much of his Monday night Fox News broadcast to hammering Biden for his supposed cognitive decline. The night after the first debate, Carlson—who like other Fox News opinion hosts had devoted ample coverage to painting the 77-year-old Biden as suffering from dementia—acknowledged that the strategy was not working. “As a political matter, the main thing we learned last night is that it was a mistake to spend so much time focusing on Joe Biden’s mental decline,” Carlson said on Sept. 30. “Yes, it’s real....
    KHLOE Kardashian looks unrecognizable during a family Halloween arts and crafts day with daughter True Thompson and the 2-year-old’s cousins. Fans continue to comment on the 36-year-old reality star’s “changing face” with every new video and photo she posts. 9Khloe Kardashian threw a Halloween arts and crafts party for daughter True and her cousinsCredit: Instagram On Saturday, Khloe shared fun footage from an event she held for a bunch of the kids in the Kardashian family to get ready for Halloween. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted on her Instagram Story about having a “cousins Halloween arts and crafts morning” before showing off exactly what that entailed. Using a filter called “Ariel,” Khloe looked completely unlike herself as she said: “We are doing a kids Halloween station today. All the cousins are coming over.” She added, while showing off the table of crafts behind her: “See how cute....
    The parents of ISIS victim Kayla Mueller have unveiled a painting in her honor showing the U.S. military raid that killed terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Mueller was abducted by ISIS in Syria where she was held for 18 months before her captors announced she had died in February 2015.  Her parents joined Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Senator Martha McSally and Army National Guard members on stage at the Goldwater Air National Guard Base where they unveiled the painting on Thursday. The event comes nearly a year after the terrorist leader al-Baghdadi - who raped Mueller while she was held captive by ISIS - was killed in a special forces raid in Syria on October 27, 2019.  'Into the Breach' depicts the U.S. special forces raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019, and was unveiled at a ceremony on Thursday The parents of...
    By ZEN SOO, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — A 700-year-old Chinese painted scroll from the Yuan Dynasty fetched 306.6 million Hong Kong dollars ($41.8 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The 6.6-feet scroll, titled “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” is by Ren Renfa, a renowned Chinese artist and government official. The painting depicts the princes riding horses, together with four attendants. One of the princes is Li Longji, who later became the longest-reigning Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty. The scroll has been documented in imperial collections and bears a collection of seals, including those of several emperors. In 1922, the “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” scroll was transported out of the Forbidden City by Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, after the fall of Qing dynasty. The artwork was initially estimated to sell between about $10 million and $15.5 million. Many of Ren’s...
    HONG KONG – A 700-year-old Chinese painted scroll from the Yuan Dynasty fetched 306.6 million Hong Kong dollars ($41.8 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The 6.6-feet scroll, titled “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” is by Ren Renfa, a renowned Chinese artist and government official. The painting depicts the princes riding horses, together with four attendants. One of the princes is Li Longji, who later became the longest-reigning Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty. The scroll has been documented in imperial collections and bears a collection of seals, including those of several emperors. In 1922, the “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” scroll was transported out of the Forbidden City by Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, after the fall of Qing dynasty. The artwork was initially estimated to sell between about $10 million and $15.5 million. Many of Ren’s 21 paintings are held in...
    Khloe Kardashian treated her fans to a sultry new Instagram share on Friday. The reality star stared a collection of photos and Boomerangs in which she rocked a strapless top featuring a painting of a woman, as well as a pair of black latex pants. Her skintight ensemble did nothing but favors for her killer curves. The post showed Khloe standing against a white wall beside what looked to be a stone pillar. A bright light washed over her tan skin and gave her a radiant glow. Khloe’s look included a corset-style shirt with a black trim. The sweetheart neckline dipped low on her chest and squeezed her ample cleavage out. Meanwhile, the fabric wrinkled below her bust and clung to her curvy figure. The painting on the front drew attention to her flat tummy. The shirt was tucked into a pair of sexy latex pants that came up higher...
    Years ago, I decided that the greatest need in our country was art… We were a very young country and had very few opportunities of seeing beautiful things, works of art… So, I determined to make it my life’s work. --Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) It’s amazing to realize that most of the priceless Italian Renaissance masterpieces in American museum collections result from the efforts of just a handful of individuals. Starting in the mid-1800s, American art enthusiasts began to seek out Italian paintings for their own collections. Like European collectors of the time, they had a taste—sometimes a passion—for Italian Renaissance paintings. It seemed that a work by Leonardo, Raphael, or Titian might never go out of fashion. This hunger for paintings of the Italian Renaissance continued through the post-World War II era. Over the course of 150 years, a small handful of American collectors wielded tremendous influence over the...
    Many of us dream of landing an unexpected jackpot one day from something that's been gathering dust in the attic. And these items, discovered from France to Virginia, prove that forgotten treasures - often thought to be worthless - can end up being worth thousands, if not millions, of dollars.  One man bought a painting in Philadelphia for $4 and found a copy of the Declaration of Independence estimated to be valued at $2.42million.  In France, a woman who had her belongings appraised before moving houses discovered a small painting in her kitchen dated back to the 13th century and was signed by Italian artist Cimabue. It was worth between $4million and $6.6million. Here, FEMAIL reveals a selection of the most amazing finds, gathered in an online gallery by Bored Panda... The Edmore meteorite, pictured. This amazing meteorite was used as a doorstop by a man in Michigan after it came with a...
    An investigation by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Dallas (ICE) recovered a 19th century painting that was stolen from the Abbey of Santa María in Sylvis, located in the city of Sesto al Reghena , Italy, in May 2002. The painting called “The Assumption of the Virgin Mary” was created by the Italian artist Giuseppe Pappini in August 1851. Thanks to a clue received during the investigation in Rome in 2019, they managed to locate the painting. HSI in Dallas traced the painting to a private art collector in the Dallas area. According to Homeland Security Investigations, the collector had purchased the painting in 2015 from a dealer who did not know it had been stolen. The private collector voluntarily agreed to hand over the artwork to HSI after learning the origins of the painting so that it could be returned to...
    The Black Lives Mural painted over the weekend has been vandalized. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, who participated in painting the mural on Saturday, Sept. 12, said he is “disheartened” by the desecration of the mural on Court Street. The mural - tall yellow letters that spell out Black Lives Matters in all capitals - was defaced by apparent “burn out” from tires, Sarno said. Police are reviewing video footage taken in the area and investigating the vandalism. “We will find out who did this and the individual(s) will be held responsible,” Sarno said. The mural will be repaired by city public works employees. “Unfortunately, there are still some in our community that looks to divide use - my goal will always be to unite us,” Sarno said. “There will be zero tolerance with regards to the desecration of any monument in our city.”
    Vice President Mike Pence had a simple message for supporters when he stopped at a campaign office in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. “The road to victory goes straight through Pennsylvania,” he said. He could have been more specific. It runs through towns such as Murrysville in Westmoreland County, outside Pittsburgh, where, in 2016, voters plumped for candidate Trump by a margin of almost 2 to 1. This time around, President Trump, his family, and his vice president are peppering the area with appearances in an effort to maintain enthusiasm and ensure the sort of turnout that could help them hold on to Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral college votes. Last week, Trump addressed hundreds of supporters in a hangar at a nearby airport. He returns on Friday to neighboring Somerset County to mark the anniversary of 9/11 at the national memorial to Flight 93 at Shanksville. But Democrats sense an opportunity...
    NEW YORK (AP) — An apple reflected on a lamp. A clock where time seemed to have frozen. Nurses dressed more like astronauts on Mars. Irene Pressner keeps “flashes” of her experience after contracting the coronavirus. The conceptual artist and photographer from Venezuela was close to death in New York City. After suffering severe pain and fainting a few times, she was finally admitted to a hospital. A few days after her hospitalization, her husband was also admitted. Only she survived. Now in recovery and mourning, the artist continues experimenting to see how the virus changes her art. But in her case she knows it won’t be dark: “My works have light, but now will also have the burden of what I lived.” Affected by the pandemic, many visual artists are taking refuge in their work in search of sense and solace. Some have suffered the horror, the sickness and...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division have recovered one of four high-value paintings stolen from a Los Angeles art gallery 25 years ago, authorities announced Thursday. Recovered painting, “Canal”, by Robert Spencer (1879-1931) The painting “Canal” by Robert Spencer, painted sometime between 1879 and 1931, was stolen in January 1995, the LAPD reported. The name of the gallery was not immediately available. On November 9, LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division received information that a citizen reported the painting was being exhibited at a museum in Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania. Detectives identified the person in possession of the stolen painting in New Jersey and contacted the local authorities. CCD detectives and Pennsylvania agents met with the person and determined he or she didn’t know the painting was stolen and voluntarily released it, according to the LAPD. At this time there are no leads to the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division have recovered one of four high-value paintings stolen from a Los Angeles art gallery 25 years ago, authorities announced Thursday. Recovered painting, “Canal”, by Robert Spencer (1879-1931) The painting “Canal” by Robert Spencer, painted sometime between 1879 and 1931, was stolen in January 1995, the LAPD reported. The name of the gallery was not immediately available. On November 9, LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division received information that a citizen reported the painting was being exhibited at a museum in Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania. Detectives identified the person in possession of the stolen painting in New Jersey and contacted the local authorities. CCD detectives and Pennsylvania agents met with the person and determined he or she didn’t know the painting was stolen and voluntarily released it, according to the LAPD. At this time there are no leads to the...
    Left-wing Hollywood actor Jim Carrey published his latest political painting, as the Republican Nation Convention kicked off, this one depicting President Abraham Lincoln sticking the barrel of a rifle into his mouth. “If Lincoln had seen the lineup of liars, thieves, religious hypocrites and racist ne’er-do-wells that would appear at the RNC in 2020…” Jim Carrey captioned his tweet above the image of Lincoln appearing to gear up to commit suicide. If Lincoln had seen the lineup of liars, thieves, religious hypocrites and racist ne’er-do-wells that would appear at the RNC in 2020… pic.twitter.com/TZN20qjpEU — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) August 24, 2020 It’s the second hackneyed political painting the Ace Ventura star has shared in as many days with his 18 million Twitter followers. On Sunday, Carrey posted a grotesque painting depicting a tearful man breathing from a ventilator and wearing a red hat with the words “MAKE AMERICA DIE FOR HIM” on it. “180,000...
    Lovecraft Country episode 2 featured a painting based on Genesis 2:19 in the Bible. We breakdown what this painting’s all about. In last week’s premiere, “Sundown,” Lovecraft Country used James Baldwin’s speech from 1965 to question a fixed reality where everyone shares the same perspective on how the world is, should be, and is ordered. “Whitey’s on the Moon” continues this conversation with Josef Tannhauser’s semi-fictional painting of Genesis 2:19 in which Adam named each living thing and by doing so created the first natural hierarchy known to creation. “Whitey’s on the Moon” brings us back to desires and dreams, and how they’re achieved at the expense of someone else. Baldwin argued the American dream comes at the expense of the Black American. Samuel was willing to sacrifice Tic to achieve immortality. Christina, presumably, was willing to jeopardize the lives of Montrose, Leti, George, and Tic to achieve freedom or at...
    Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 21, the 234th day of 2020. There are 132 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 21, 1831, Nat Turner launched a violent slave rebellion in Virginia resulting in the deaths of at least 55 whites. (Turner was later executed.) On this date: In 1609, Galileo Galilei demonstrated his new telescope to a group of officials atop the Campanile (kahm-pah-NEE’-lay) in Venice. In 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. (The painting was recovered two years later in Italy.) In 1945, President Harry S. Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had shipped some $50 billion in aid supplies to America’s allies during World War II. In 1961, country singer Patsy Cline recorded the Willie Nelson song “Crazy” in Nashville for Decca Records. (The recording was released...
    Several dozen suspected Antifa members vandalized an Apple store and a Whole Foods supermarket in the trendy Williamsburg section of Brooklyn late on Saturday while spray painting anti-police graffiti and messages like ‘Murder Bezos’. Video shows several people wearing hooded shirts shattering the glass facade of the Apple location in Williamsburg using an object thrown against the window. At least one individual was seen inside the store, according to footage posted by the site LiveLeak. Vandals spray painted the letters ‘FTP’ - or ‘f*** the police’ - on the wall. Vandals do damage to the windows of an Apple store in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on Saturday night At least two were seen walking inside the store after vandals threw objects at the glass window The NYPD is seeking the public's help in identifying the vandals from Saturday night At least one person was seen...
    City officials in Laredo, Texas, allowed a street to be painted with a “Defund the Wall” mural over the weekend. Protesters painted the 30-foot tall lettering on a street in front of the U.S. courthouse. Laredo City Council members voted unanimously to allow “street art” depicting a message to “Defund the Wall” in late July, the Laredo Morning Times reported at the time. On Saturday, painters took to the street and began painting the anti-border security lettering. The City Council allowed the painting of the protest message despite the fact the city has no permitting process in place to allow such activity, the local newspaper reported. Following the unanimous vote to allow the message, other groups came forward demanding the right to express other messages on public streets. At least one council member, Nelly Vielma, admitted she voted in favor of the painting project she agreed with the coalition’s message....
    A construction crew paved over the phrase “Defund The Police” on Tuesday that had been previously painted onto Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C. Democratic D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a massive street painting along the newly-named BLM Plaza in front of the White House on June 5 that said “Black Lives Matter.” DC Mayor Muriel Bowser had “Black Lives Matter” painted onto 16th St. just down from the White House. Last night protesters added “Defund The Police” pic.twitter.com/1GElXtYiSD — Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) June 7, 2020 One day later, activists painted over the D.C. flag portion of Bowser’s statement and added their own message: “= Defund The Police.” While the Department of Public Works re-painted the equal sign to its original D.C. flag, the “Defund The Police” statement was allowed to remain – until Tuesday, when a construction crew was seen by a Daily Caller employee re-paving the...
    ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- Prominent voices in the Black Lives Matter movement were in New Jersey on Saturday for the painting of a new mural.The brother of George Floyd and Eric Garner's mother attended a ceremony in Elizabeth.A local artist led the effort to paint a Black Lives Matter Mural on Martin Luther King Boulevard across from City Hall.Terence Floyd says the outpouring of support has been of great comfort to their family."It's given us strength and it's given us hope and change, seeing everybody showering us with love and their condolences and their prayers," Floyd said.The event drew demonstrators, asking if black lives matter, then defund the police.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New Jersey news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    People gather for a Juneteenth rally in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, June 19, 2020. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Tulsa City Council decided to remove the Black Lives Matter painting located in the Greenwood District after the mural was not granted city approval. Tulsa World reported that the painter and organizer of the mural, Ryan Rhoades, did not get city approval for the street painting. "Never heard from the city. Never for permission, and never for after the fact, nothing," said Ryan Rhoades, Tulsa World reported. "I was like, with us having Black Wall Street here and Juneteenth and Trump coming to town, we just seem like the most likely city to do this next." KJRH-TV reported...
    Months-long sheltering in place has resulted in loneliness and isolation for senior citizens, stress for parents and boredom and restlessness among youngsters. Artists affiliated with Silicon Valley Open Studios have arrived at a possible solution to this angst. Sunnyvale resident Christine Oliver, whose specialty is watercolors, is among those who have stepped into the breach. An art major in college, she worked in advertising and communications and upon retirement has devoted her time to sharing her skills; her favorite subjects are landscapes, wildlife, seascapes and still life. Active in the local art scene, she has exhibited at the Saratoga Rotary Art Show, among others, and won first place at the AVA Art Fest. Pre-pandemic, Oliver taught at community centers where her students include the elderly as well as youth. With the disruption caused by COVID-19, she now teaches art virtually through Zoom. Bronwen Thomas, one of her senior students, acknowledged...
    The mystery surrounding a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece was cleared by a postcard. But now art experts recognized the similarities between the painting and a postcard dating from 1900 to 1910. The site is 150 meters from the Auberge Ravoux, the village inn, where Van Gogh stayed for about 70 days before killing himself in 1890. “The similarities were very clear to me,” said Van der Veen, who noticed the resemblance at his home in Strasbourg, France, during the covid-19 pandemic quarantine. Wouter van der Veen noted the similarities between the postcard (on the left) and the painting. Plus Van der Veen presented his findings to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, where researchers conducted a comparative study of the painting, the postcard, and the hillside. “In our opinion, the location identified by Van der Veen is very likely correct and a remarkable discovery,” Meedendorp said. “On closer inspection, the...
    The landmark which Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh depicted in his final masterpiece 'Tree Roots' is thought to have been discovered - with the help of a postcard. Experts believe that Tree Roots was painted on Van Gogh's final day before he killed himself in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris. The tortured Dutch artist had been working on the painting, a jumble of brightly-coloured tree trunks, roots and stumps on a hot July day in 1890 when he staggered back wounded to the village inn. The trunks and roots depicted in Van Gogh's painting were first spotted in the postcard by Wouter van der Veen, the scientific director of the Van Gogh Institute. Pictured: 'Tree Roots', by Vincent van Gogh (1880). The roots depicted in the master painter's final paiting before his death are believed to have been discovered in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris The Institute looks...
    The Queen attended the unveiling of a new portrait of herself in a virtual Zoom call and was said to have reacted 'very positively' to the new artwork.  Miriam Escofet painted the portrait, which was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as a 'lasting tribute to Her Majesty's service' to diplomacy. But the Queen proved her own attention to detail during the grand unveiling, as she joked that a tea cup featured in the painting had no tea in it. The Queen saw the painting for the first time on her computer screen, before she spoke to members of FCO staff about their work around the world during the coronavirus crisis.  The portrait was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) as a 'lasting tribute to Her Majesty's service' to diplomacy Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under-secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs and head of...
    Like most artists, Nell McKay has a steady hand, an eye for detail and plenty of patience. But to create the miniature masterpieces photographed here, she also needs a x20 magnification microscope, paint brushes the diameter of a pin . . . and lots of eye drops. The mother-of-two from the village of Cropton, North Yorkshire, began painting tiny replicas of famous paintings last year. Some are the size of a large postage stamp, others no bigger than a mobile phone. Nell McKay from  Cropton, North Yorkshire, holds up one of her finished miniature masterpieces Nell looks through her x20 microscope to help her complete another of her tiny artworks Nell adds tiny details using her microscope to another classic ’Ear’s a favourite: The powerful colours of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers with even a hint of that famous thick brushwork So far Nell, 55, has produced versions...
    SOUTH HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) — Here’s proof that paying it forward is an approach that’s helping many of our neighbors. Students from the Peters Creek Baptist Church Youth Ministry are doing some handiwork at the South Hills Interfaith Movement in Bethel Park. The students would usually be out of town or out of state doing service projects, but the coronavirus pandemic has kept them closer to home this year. “Right now, our students are painting the picnic tables here at SHIM. They just got done painting the deck and this long black railing,” said Pastor Dave Barr of Peters Creek Baptist Church. The 21 middle-schoolers and 27 high-schoolers know all about service. They’re now focusing on neighbors right next door. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “Exemplifying the idea of paying it forward,” said Jim Guffey, SHIM executive director. “We’re all called to help our neighbors in need, and SHIM does that on...
    MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- A crowd of peaceful demonstrators was on the move Sunday through downtown Martinez. #HappeningNow People are gathering in downtown #Martinez for today’s #BlackLivesMatter march. So far, several hundred are braving extreme heat. pic.twitter.com/GsJO6lOi9m— Cornell Barnard (@CornellBarnard) July 12, 2020The Black Lives Matter march was sparked by an incident last weekend when two Martinez residents were caught painting over a the city-approved mural on Court street. Both are now facing hate crime charges. Days later, someone spray painted "White lives matter' on a road.WATCH: Video shows confrontation between artists, pair painting over BLM muralEMBED More News VideosA Black Lives Matter mural was defaced in Martinez Saturday and now police are investigating.This video shows a confrontation between the artists and the pair painting over the mural Valerie Jones was disturbed by recent incidents."I think people still don't understand what Black Lives Matter means, we're not saying white lives...
    Two women were arrested after spray-painting a treasured East Bay rock formation in Sunol Regional Wilderness, police reported Sunday. Authorities with East Bay Regional Parks Police said the women, both 22, painted rocks at Little Yosemite, one of the East Bay’s popular haunts for hikers and sightseers. A park police spokesman refused to identify the women on Sunday. A police release said that officers located the women with the help of a visitor to the “fragile ecosystem and sensitive watershed” after the recent incident was reported. The women appeared to be using red or orange paint on the bluish-white rocks to paint a memorial in a photo park police posted on their Facebook page. Sunol Regional Wilderness is a scenic 6,858-acre park of blond, rolling hills covered in oak woodlands typical of the Diablo Range. It lies north of Calaveras Reservoir in southern Alameda County. Related Articles San...
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