Painting - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Painting Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, JFK items being auctioned NEW YORK (AP) — A watercolor painting by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former first lady's Cartier watch, and a hand-annotated speech by John F. Kennedy that he later incorporated into his "Profiles in Courage" are being auctioned. The then-first lady, who painted as a hobby, created the 6½-inch by 8-inch artwork in 1963 as a gift for her brother-in law... Thu, 11 May 2017 16:48:00 GMT 2017-05-11T16:48:00Z Museum gets big early 20th century Woodstock art collection ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Museum is getting a large collection of artwork from the Woodstock Art Colony of the early 20th century. Officials at the downtown Albany museum announced Tuesday that 1,500 paintings, sculptures and archival material were donated by collector Arthur Anderson, who lives in the Woodstock area. A yea... Tue, 09 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT 2017-05-09T13:30:00Z State: California Confederate flag ban excludes individuals SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's ban on displaying the Confederate flag doesn't apply to individuals even if they are on government property, state officials said this week in settling a free speech lawsuit. Fresno artist Timothy Desmond sued after his painting depicting the flag was barred from the 2015 Big Fresno Fair. His painting shows Confedera... Wed, 03 May 2017 02:55:00 GMT 2017-05-03T02:55:00Z Man tied to $500M art heist pleads guilty in unrelated case HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history pleaded guilty Thursday to unrelated weapons charges. Robert Gentile, 80, appeared in federal court in Hartford in a case stemming from federal agents' seizure of firearms and ammunition from his Manche... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:28:00 GMT 2017-04-06T20:28:00Z Artist James Rosenquist, a key pop art figure, dies at 83 NEW YORK (AP) — Artist James Rosenquist, a key figure in the pop art movement, has died. He was 83. Rosenquist's wife, Mimi Thompson, told The New York Times ( ) that he died Friday in New York City after a long illness. Rosenquist started by painting signs and billboard advertisements in Times Square and other pub... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 22:55:00 GMT 2017-04-01T22:55:00Z Artist Julian Stanczak dies at 88 SEVEN HILLS, Ohio (AP) — Julian Stanczak, an artist known worldwide for his brightly colored, geometric Op art, has died. He was 88. Stanczak died March 25 at his home in the Cleveland suburb of Seven Hills, Ohio, said Diane Rosenstein, whose Los Angeles-based gallery represents Stanczak. She said he died after a brief illness. The Poli... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:02:00 GMT 2017-04-01T04:02:00Z Correction: Whitney Biennial-Emmett Till Protest story NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 23 about a protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Associated Press erroneously reported the length of the demonstration. Artist Parker Bright spent two days standing in front of a painting of lynching victim Emmett Till, not several days over a week. The story also used the wrong personal pronoun to refer to mu... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:50:00 GMT 2017-03-24T19:50:00Z Sao Paulo street art debate over what makes cities livable SAO PAULO (AP) — When completed in 2015, the mayor's office hailed the graffiti panels along Avenida 23 de Maio as Latin America's largest open-air mural — 70 works of street art stretching for more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) along a boulevard connecting a well-to-do district with the city center. Then this January, they were painted over. It wasn't done... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:41:00 GMT 2017-03-24T17:41:00Z Maine in Manhattan: Marsden Hartley landscapes at Met Breuer NEW YORK (AP) — A little bit of Maine has come to a Manhattan museum with the opening of "Marsden Hartley's Maine." And for travelers who want to see the places depicted in the paintings, there's a companion itinerary for visiting Maine. The exhibition at The Met Breuer museum includes 90 paintings and sketches, among them Hartley's depictions of Mount Ka... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:27:00 GMT 2017-03-21T19:27:00Z Diego Rivera to headline Sotheby's Latin American art sale NEW YORK (AP) — A painting that Sotheby's hails as one of the most important pieces by Diego Rivera to go to auction in recent years will headline its Latin American art sale in May, the auction house said. "Portrait of Senorita Matilde Palou" (1951) depicts Matilde Palou, a Chilean actress and singer who gained fame in Mexican cinema. The oil on canvas w... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:14:00 GMT 2017-03-21T16:14:00Z Guardian of Rockefeller fortune, philanthropy dies at 101 NEW YORK (AP) — David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as children, he and his siblings had to set aside portions of their allowances for charitable giving. That lesson lasted throughout his life; to mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller gav... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:52:00 GMT 2017-03-20T20:52:00Z Bush promotes new book, reflects on painting and the press NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says he didn't intend to criticize President Donald Trump when he said recently that a free press is essential to democracy Speaking by telephone Tuesday with The Associated Press, Bush said he was simply responding to a reporter's question about the role of journalism. Trump has referred to the press as the "enemy of the peopl... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:20:00Z 'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint. But after a New York watercolor exhibit in 1866, a small group of artists was inspired to elevate watercolorists and give... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:54:00 GMT 2017-02-26T20:54:00Z Fans in Japan rush to get Murakami book with esoteric title TOKYO (AP) — Fans of Haruki Murakami rushed to Japanese bookstores Friday to get his latest work with an esoteric title. "Kishidancho Goroshi," or "Killing Commendatore," is a two-part story about a 36-year-old portrait painter and what happens after his wife divorces him and he moves into an old house on a mountainside west of Tokyo. The mysterious events include meeting a ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:06:00 GMT 2017-02-24T10:06:00Z NY's Met Museum offers exercise amid world-class art NEW YORK (AP) — World-class art, meet sweaty aerobics. New York City's cavernous Metropolitan Museum of Art has been holding lively morning workout sessions this winter amid its prized masterpieces. The 45-minute "Museum Workout" sends people in exercise attire chugging through 35 galleries, past paintings, sculptures, armor and other treasures, before the venerable Fifth Av... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:24:00 GMT 2017-02-18T16:24:00Z Greek expressionist painter Dimitris Mytaras dies at 83 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dimitris Mytaras, one of the leading Greek painters of his generation, has died in Athens at 83. Mytaras worked in an expressionist style, often influenced by the art of Greece's classical antiquity, using bold colors for subjects ranging from female profile portraits to dogs and motorcycles. He studied art in Athens and Paris, and taught for years at t... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:41:00 GMT 2017-02-17T15:41:00Z Chicago's surgery museum plans sex reassignment exhibit CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago museum chronicling the history of surgery through medical artifacts, paintings and sculptures is planning to open an exhibit later this year on sex-reassignment procedures. Curators at the International Museum of Surgical Science said the issue has become more prominent in social, cultural and political conversations and the museum hopes to contribut... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:31:00 GMT 2017-02-13T17:31:00Z Cops: Trio foils smash-and-grab of Picasso, Rembrandt pieces BOSTON (AP) — Police say three witnesses helped nab a man who they say tried to steal five paintings from a Boston art gallery, including etchings by Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt. Boston University student Mackenzie Thompson says she and two other students were walking near the Galerie D'Orsay after the Super Bowl last week when they heard glass breaking. ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:21:00 GMT 2017-02-13T05:21:00Z Colossal Civil War painting gets a new home in Atlanta ATLANTA (AP) — An enormous panoramic painting depicting the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta was relocated to a modern exhibit hall Friday after workers loaded it onto a flatbed truck for the 9-mile trip to its new home. Historians hailed the painstaking move as a milestone for the 6-ton Cyclorama — one of the world's largest paintings — which was moved to t... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:01:00 GMT 2017-02-11T03:01:00Z How do you move a 6-ton Civil War battle painting? Slowly ATLANTA (AP) — A colossal panoramic painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the Civil War will be lifted by cranes from the building where it has been for nearly a century and then trucked to its new location. Moving the 6-ton Cyclorama — one of the world's largest paintings — from Grant Park to the Atlanta History Center across town marks a major m... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:03:00 GMT 2017-02-09T20:03:00Z Art dealer's cooperation earns leniency in 15-year fraud NEW YORK (AP) — A New York art dealer who scammed the art world for 15 years with fake paintings in the name of famous artists will not go back to prison for the $80 million fraud, a judge said Tuesday, crediting her for cooperating with the government. U.S. District Judge Katherine Failla told Glafira Rosales, who spend three months in prison after her 2... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:45:00 GMT 2017-02-01T00:45:00Z Downtown LA's brilliant, Anthony Quinn mural gets a makeover LOS ANGELES (AP) — He was a good-natured Greek, an angry Bedouin and numerous other unforgettable characters in a legendary film career, and now Anthony Quinn is once again the splendorous "Pope of Broadway, his colorful image welcoming visitors to downtown Los Angeles. Eloy Torrez's brilliant, 70-foot-tall acrylic mural, showing the actor sharply dressed... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:58:00 GMT 2017-01-24T22:58:00Z The Latest: Fla. lawmaker being evaluated by doctors WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 10 p.m. An aide to a Florida congressman who was wheeled out of the Capitol on a stretcher Wednesday says he "did not suffer a heart attack, but he continues to be evaluated by doctors." Kelly Simpson, Rep. John Rutherford's chief of staff, says h... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:21:00 GMT 2017-01-12T03:21:00Z Lawmaker removes Capitol Hill art with pig in police uniform WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker removed a high school student's painting from a Capitol Hill display Friday because it shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at African-American protesters. The image was inspired by the shooting and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California unscrewed the painting from a hallway display... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:05:00 GMT 2017-01-06T23:05:00Z Plot twists, suspense mark George Lucas' plans for museum SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — George Lucas is no stranger to epic struggles on the big screen, but he didn't expect one off-camera when it came to his art collection. For nearly a decade, the filmmaker has tried to build a museum to house an extensive personal collection that includes 40,000 paintings, illustrations and film-related items. But legal entanglements and other complicati... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 23:49:00 GMT 2017-01-03T23:49:00Z Adam West to sell Batman-themed paintings he's created KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — The actor who portrayed the tights-clad Batman in the 1960s TV series is selling paintings he has created of villains from the show at an art gallery in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum near where he now lives. The opening night of "Criminals on Canvas" is Wednesday at the Gilman Contemporary art gallery, and West is schedule... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 01:22:00 GMT 2016-12-20T01:22:00Z Oakland artists fear crackdown after Ghost Ship fire OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are holding emergency meetings behind locked metal doors. Oakland has long been hospitable to an underground art scene that flourished in its abandoned industrial warehouses and helped put this gritty cit... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:32:00 GMT 2016-12-09T09:32:00Z In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's acquires forensic lab NEW YORK (AP) — In bid to fight art fraud, Sotheby's announced Monday that it had purchased a forensics firm whose founder once helped the auction house belatedly identify a $10 million painting as a fake. Sotheby's said that Orion Analytical, based in Williamstown, Massachusetts, will be folded into the company and its founder, the artist, conservator an... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:58:00 GMT 2016-12-06T01:58:00Z Art Basel Miami Beach festivities continue despite Zika MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami's art world does not stop for Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Poolside parties, outdoor red carpets and blocks upon blocks of art fairs are continuing as planned this week for Art Basel Miami Beach. "The parties are happening. Everyone's here," said Ocean Drive magazine's editor in chief Jared Shapiro, who hosted a lavish party Tu... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:30:00 GMT 2016-12-01T22:30:00Z Southern photographer William Christenberry dies at 80 WASHINGTON (AP) — William Christenberry, an artist renowned for photographs of crumbling buildings and rusty cars that captured the decay of the rural South, has died. He was 80. Christenberry (CHRIS-en-bear-ee) died Nov. 28 at a nursing home in Washington of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his daughter, Kate Christenberry, told The Associated Press. ... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:19:00 GMT 2016-11-30T23:19:00Z