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message 1: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Sad way to start the month....

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/07/living/...
Rothko painting defaced in London


http://hyperallergic.com/58273/26-yea...

26-Year-Old Vladmir Umanets Arrested For Defacing Tate Rothko


message 2: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5306 comments No kidding


message 3: by Dvora (new)

Dvora It's always easier to destroy than to create. Doesn't take much intelligence or talent or even effort to destroy something. That's why it's so common.


message 4: by Ed (last edited Oct 12, 2012 04:30PM) (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments October 10: birthday of notorious forger Henricus Antonius ("Han") van Meegeren.

"van Meegeren achieved immortality, not through his original works but because of his brilliant forgeries. His life of artistic crime began after his work was demeaned by art critics. ... his "Vermeers" were accepted as genuine..."

http://arthistory.about.com/cs/namesv...

And let's not forget Jonathan's
The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren
The Man Who Made Vermeers Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren by Jonathan Lopez


message 5: by Dvora (new)

Dvora That's a special kind of talent too!


message 6: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Dvora wrote: "That's a special kind of talent too!"

I've heard of famous forgers (after they are found out) signing the work (with their real names).


message 7: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments In Santa Cruz, where I live, October is the time for the Open Studios Art Tour. It's a free (a calendar and map is available for a $20 donation), self directed art tour of 300 local studios in Santa Cruz county. Needless to say I've been going to quite a few.


http://openstudiosarttour.org/


message 8: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5306 comments Wish I could go!


message 9: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5306 comments Just out of curiosity, and I hope most of our members at least read these posts, but how many of you live in Utah, USA? If any of you would be able to help me discover where I can find some good art/galleries here?


message 10: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments Heather wrote: "Just out of curiosity, and I hope most of our members at least read these posts, but how many of you live in Utah, USA? If any of you would be able to help me discover where I can find some good ar..."

Gee I wish I could help. The only gallery I know of is the one I told you about that was showing Ursula O'Farrell's work. (I think that was about 120 miles out of your way.) One suggestion is to check into colleges and universities (if any are nearby and have an art department): they often have galleries, although the quality will vary.


message 11: by Carol (new)

Carol (goodreadscomcarolann) | 1211 comments I just got back from Utah and Park City is loaded with art galleries.
http://www.visitparkcity.com/things-t...


message 12: by Amalie (last edited Oct 15, 2012 06:25AM) (new)

Amalie  | 140 comments I saw some of Vincent Castiglia's paintings on television by chance. Don't know what to think of him, obviously he is very talented but the fact that he uses his own blood as his medium is scary. Unique, yes, but scary. Then the topics are really dark. Just wanted to see what you guys think of his work. I don't know what to think.

I hope I'm not repeating this topic. Here's a link for someone who doesn't know: http://metagallery.com/exhibitions/15...


message 13: by Heather, Moderator (new)

Heather | 5306 comments I did check out the Utah Museum of Fine Arts up on the UofU campus, and was not impressed.

I've seen many of the galleries in Park City. Yes, there are a lot! Personally, I felt like the genre was sort of universal across the board meaning, there wasn't much variety in the works. There was a lot of landscape, wild life, still life, etc. That can definitely be good art, but not really my style. I did see a few great sculptures, though. (you know that's my thing!)

But, just today after I had written that post, I saw that there is a place, a museum or gallery maybe? I'll have to check it out The Leonardo and there is a Leonardo da Vinci exhibit going on right now.

http://www.theleonardo.org/

I'm excited, I'm going to try to go this weekend!


message 14: by Ed (new)

Ed Smiley | 869 comments I heard that this is the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Sistine Chapel

http://www.vatican.va/various/cappell...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10...

If they wanted to have restrictions on numbers, they could alternate between open access and days you had to make a reservation....


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