Gingerbread Decorating Day 2nd Saturday in December

(PCM) Gingerbread!  The very thought of it brings to mind the scents of cinnamon, cloves, allspice and let’s not forget ginger.  Gingerbread is part of our culture.  We, of course use it as food, but it plays a part in stories such as The Ginger Bread Man and Hansel and Gretel.  We see it in […]

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‘The Hands Resist Him By Bill Stoneham: Haunted Painting Or Urban Legend?

(PCM) Many individuals feel that the 1972 painting “The Hands Resist Him” by artist Bill Stoneham carries a curse. Many strange occurrences are rumored to have taken place by those who have viewed the painting and even more so for those who have actually had the painting in their possession. Some say that these occurrences could […]

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The Longer You Stare At This Image The Creepier It Becomes!

Photo credit: Jeff Lee Johnson (PCM) An artist by the name of Jeff Lee Johnson was recently commissioned to illustrate a rule book for a Fantasy Flight card game and one of his pieces titled “Blue Plate Special” is going viral due to all of it’s subtle nods to outright gore. Seriously … the more you […]

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Artist Creates ‘Euthanasia Roller Coaster’ Designed To Kill It’s Riders

(PCM) An artist by the name of  Julijonas Urbonas has created what is arguably one of the most controversial inventions. His project is called the “Euthanasia Coaster”, which is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its’ riders. According to his website, Urbonas says his coaster design is “a hypothetic roller coaster, engineered to […]

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Frederick Wiseman’s Documentary ‘National Gallery’ Opens in NY Theaters 11/5

NationalGallery(PCM) Frederick Wiseman’s documentary, National Gallery, debuts at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 5 and opens in New York City November 5, 2015.

National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting.

Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as they use magnifying glasses, tiny eye-droppers, scalpels, and Q-tips to repair an infinitesimal chip.

He attends administrative meetings in which senior executives do (polite) battle with younger ones who want the museum to become less stodgy and Read more

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Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou

Salvador Dalí is credited as co-creator of Salvador Dalí ‘s surrealist film Un Chien Andalou (1929), a 17-minute French art film that is widely remembered for its graphic opening scene simulating the slashing of a human eyeball with a razor. Warning! It Is Graphic! By 1939, the Surrealists had determoned that … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol’s Elizabeth Taylor

Andy Warhol painted Elizabeth Taylor several times in 1962-1964. Andy said “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes” in the program for a 1968 exhibition of his work at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. The Artists Rights Society is the U.S. copyright representative for the Andy … Continue reading

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Copy Of ‘Plagiarized’ Chris Foss Painting Sells For $5.7 Million

(PCM) You may be curious to learn just how a “plagiarized” copy of a painting could ever net for 5.7 million dollars! That appears to be the case that we see here in which an incredibly similar copy of a …

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Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich

Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich Wanderer above the Sea of Fog; also known as Wanderer Above the Mist (Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer) One of the most influential paintings of all time. (see why below) In 2008, the painting was used as inspiration for the … Continue reading

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Sugar Shack by Ernie Barnes

Sugar Shack by Ernie Barnes
Ernest “Ernie” Eugene Barnes, Jr.
(July 15, 1938 – April 27, 2009) was an African-American painter, well known for his unique style of elongation and movement. He was also a professional football player, actor and author.

In addition to being the primary cover art for Marvin Gaye’s I Want You album, Ernie Barnes’ Sugar Shack was also used for the TV show Good Times* (1974-1979, CBS)
*For copyright reasons it is often taken off youtube, but some variations of the picture with the Evans family can be seen at the end of the opening and closing credits in later seasons.

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