Archive for September, 2010
Experts said, A recently discovered collection of paintings by Adolf Hitler could obtain more than £150,000 when they are to sold at sale later this month. The collections of watercolours were all painted around 1908 when the future leader of Nazi Germany was simply known as a struggling artist. The paintings portray views across vast areas of farmland with a distant church spire on the road, village scenes and rows of factories.
Experts believe they could obtain more than £150,000 when they go under the hammer later this month. The paintings have come to light after they were found within a large estate in Austria’s north by an nameless lawyer who bought the property. Richard Westwood-Brookes, of Mullocks Auctions, said the Fuhrer would paint night landscapes for tourists to try and earn a living. “His daily movement was to go out and paint – he was penniless,” he said.
He said that due to many large well-known auction houses being Jewish owned, officials refuse to deal with any art involving Hitler.
“Across many countries in Europe such as France and Austria you can’t sell them by law as they consider it’s glorifying Nazis. “Ebay in specified countries won’t accept anything to do with him, so they have to be sold outside the countries.”
Also at the sale will be photographs of Margery Booth, one of many beautiful and brilliant opera singers chosen to perform before Hitler as part of the dictator’s efforts to demonstrate the cultural superiority of the German nation. The public sale will take place at Ludlow Racecourse, Shrops, later this month on September 30.
Painting still life can be complicated at the best of times for a novice artist, but try painting a bowl of fruit with a paintbrush clenched between your teeth, and it borders on absurd. Not so for gifted Cloverdale artist Cody Tresierra, who on Tuesday put the finishing touches on his 500th painting, all collected using only his mouth to manoeuvre a brush on canvas.
To mark the incident, Tresierra, who is paralyzed and in a wheelchair, gave half a dozen reporters a chance to try their mouth at painting at the Raw Canvas gallery in Yale town.
He demonstrated how he spins the paintbrush in his mouth, and moves it from side to side to get the right viewpoint to paint. His wife of eight years, Elvie, helps him by placing pea-sized dollops of acrylic paint on a palette close to his easel, which sits on a platform on his lap.
His teeth grip the brush, which he has shaped with a chopstick, to make it more sturdy, and a rubber end for comfort. Then, he dabs white paint on the canvas to make lighter the sky on his painting, a realistic composition of boats in the Steveston harbour at dusk, inspired by a recent trip to the oceanside village to buy salmon. He makes it look so easy.
“If I don’t paint it feels like the day has been exhausted,” he said. “Even if I’m out doing everyday jobs I’ll take my camera in case I see something that would make a good picture.” An art trainer taught him the basics, and he soon found he had a real talent for painting. In 1986, he joined the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of Canada.
He gave the exhibition Tuesday to educate people about the process and said he wants the public to know that anyone can learn how to paint.
LEBANON — It all in progress with acrylic paint, a canvas and some compress condiment bottles from the Dollar Tree.
Shawn Maureane said, “I had an idea come to me about trying to paint an abstract of a field-burning skyline”. “I experimented with how much water to add to get the paint to the thickness I required so it would flow across the canvas.”
Wells dropped circles of yellow paint across the bottom of the canvas and then pulled out up the canvas and tilted it away from her. “When I had the effect I wanted, I put the canvas down flat and let that paint dry,” she said. “I kept doing that until I was satisfied with my abstract rendition of a field-burning skyline.”
The first painting was 5½ years ago. Today Wells has completed over 80 paintings and still loves watching her artwork disclose. Wells, 55, lives in Lebanon and is a reserve teacher for the Greater Albany School District, primarily at Lafayette Elementary.
She had the idea of a field-burning skyline in her mind for few years before she got the courage to try it. She walked into the Frame House in Albany and asked an connect what kind of paint would give the effect she wanted.
Watercolors were too slight and flowed too fast for her liking, so it was suggested that she try acrylics. She has used barbeque brushes, straws and toothbrushes to paint with as well.
This year Wells was a finalist for the 2010 Artists Magazine in the abstract experimental category for her painting titled, “Fly Fishing.” “I always have ideas swirling roughly in my head. Sometimes it’s years before I try them.”
Wells said, she wouldn’t have been able to get as far as she has without help from family and friends such as Al Steve and Teresa at the Frame House; Nicholas Ignelzi, her art expert. Matt and Janel Bennett, who permitted her to display her artwork at Boccherini’s; and Peter and Sindy Richard at the Lebanon Coffee House and Eatery, who demonstrate her work and spread the word about her.
Artists across the Burnham-On-Sea area will be opening their studios to this month for the annual Somerset Arts Weeks. The occasion runs from September 18th to October 3rd and will see over a dozen local artists displaying their work, ranging from paintings to sculptures. Susan and Clive Hammond-Lovatt and Margaret Micklewright will be viewing colourful paintings and sculptures at 112 Berrow Road in Burnham from 11am-6pm daily.
Three contemporary artists, Anglea Uren, Anna Nicolaides and Mary Stradling, will also be displaying their work at Redlynch Studio at 19 Rectory Road in Burnham. On show will be paintings, prints, cards, mixed media art, handmade bags and textiles from 11am-6pm each day. Artistry in wood will be the focus of Burnham woodturner George Brennan Foweraker, whose work will be on show at 7 residence Drive in Burnham from 11am-6pm.
Water colors, oils and pastels will form part of the present by Timothy Smith, whose work will be on show at 47 Rosewood Avenue on Sundays and Wednesdays from 2-6pm and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-6pm. Dawn Eadie and Andrew Eadie are showing their watercolours, stimulated by the Somerset countryside, at Duffield Cottage Studio in Vicarage Lane, Mark from 11am-6pm daily.
And Still life paintings from Malin Basil and sculptures from Anne Woolley will be on exhibit at The Old Manor Gallery at 164 Brent Street, Brent Knoll, TA9 4BE from 11am-6pm daily.
A total of 285 artists and makers will be taking part across Somerset this year at 210 venues.
A massive collage of 1,000 paintings by children from Hanoi allowed ‘Thousands of Pictures, Thousands of Wishes’ will be on exhibit on September 22.
The 1,000m long collage depicts Hanoi’s traditional customs and the country’s splendour as well as the pupils’ thoughts for the Party, President Ho Chi Minh and their teachers.
Addressing the service to announce the collage’s debut on September 9, the Deputy Head of Hanoi’s Department of Education and Training, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Bich, said that the work is a gift to party the capital city’s 1,000th millennium anniversary.
she said, “This offers an occasion for chief pupils to explore history and Thang Long-Hanoi’s culture while encouraging talented young kid’s to paint”.
The collage will have paintings of other primary school pupils from others areas additional to it in the future, she said.
The exhibit marks the start of a campaign to raise funds for the ‘Vietnamese Children’s Dream Fund’ to support disadvantaged children. (VNA)
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IT is a portrait of one of the most iconic people in the North East’s history, painted by an nameless artist who fell in love with her.
The figure of Grace Darling hangs in the museum that bears her name at Bamburgh, Northumberland, and captures her for posterity.
Now the Victorian heroine is being brought back to life from the canvas in a musical about her exploits. But rather than Grace herself, it was the artist who shaped the iconic painting that caught Dennis’ eye. He determined to write a musical about her but found there was not much on which to base it apart from her heroic act in 1838 when she helped save the group of the SS Forfarshire.
He decided to use the wounding as the basis for a love story, and four years later has written a two and a half hour performance. Dennis said:
“I went back to the museum and looked at the lots of paintings of her. Virtually every Victorian household had a picture of her – even on tea sets and postcards. There was one exacting one – a beautiful painting, by an unknown artist.” Dennis is now looking for people to bring the presentation to Newcastle audiences. The story features Joseph Swan and opens with him and Grace playing as children on the beach. Later, Joe plants for Newcastle and a tour of the world to learn his trade as an artist. He needs Grace to go with him but she loves her life in Northumberland.
Later, he proceeds again to ask her, but again she says no. The third time he proceeds is after she becomes famous for her heroic act, and he paints her portrait.
She decides to marry Joe but her new-found concentration is too much and she dies.
Dennis, 73, from Longbenton, Newcastle, retired from his job as a copier at Westgate Stationery in Newcastle and began writing in earnest.