Subj: Blind Man Paints (S955d)
Artist: John Bramblitt
From: Cathy Lavezzo-Freitas on Facebook
Patrick Commecy Murals (S1031d)
From: Sam Perkins on Facebook on 10/6/20165
Nicolas Cage Art Party (S899d)
Created by Ezra Croft
Video posted by moviemiscellany
The Nicolas Cage Art Party (alternately
called the Nicolas
Cage Art Show and Musical Shenanigans) is the brainchild of
Ezra Croft. About 90 pieces in total, representing a vast
range of styles, will be on display at Saturday's show.
'It didn't start out as a joke,' Croft says, before adding
||with a laugh: 'But it
didn't start out not as
a joke, either.'
This web page shows five of the paintings
TEDx: The Power Of X - Kaleidoscope
Made by: TED Blog Video (S949d)
From: Marge Pearson on Facebook
(Also see 'Larytta, Animal Kaleid' in Birds-Sp
...and see 'SWF Kaleidoscope'
.......and 'Kaleidoscope' in Artist-Supp)
3Doodler 3D Pen (S949d)
Made by 3Doodler
From: Guy Arrostuto on Facebook
The 3Doodler is a pen that draws
in 3D plastic. Meaning,
you're not limited to drawing on paper - you can also
draw in the air. Click 'HERE' to see this amazing pen.
Subj: Man And His Son Collected Art (DU)
From: pac_navigator on 98-12-11
Years ago, there was a very wealthy
man who, with his devoted
young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together
they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art
treasures to their collection. Price-less works by Picasso,
Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the
The widowed elder man looked
on with satisfaction as his only
child became an experienced art collector. The son's trained
eye and sharp business mind caused his father to beam with
pride as they dealt with art collectors around the world. As
winter approached, war engulfed the nation, and the young man
left to serve his country.
After only a few short weeks,
his father received a telegram.
His beloved son was missing in action. The art collector
anxiously awaited more news, fearing he would never see his
son again. Within days, his fears were confirmed. The young
man had died while rushing a fellow soldier to a medic.
Distraught and lonely, the old man faced the upcoming Christmas
holidays with anguish and sadness. The joy of the season-a
season that he and his son had so looked forward to-would visit
his house no longer.
On Christmas morning, a knock
on the door awakened the
depressed old man. As he walked to the door, the masterpieces
of art on the walls only reminded him that his son was not
coming home. As he opened the door, he was greeted by a
soldier with a large package in his hand. He introduced
himself to the man by saying, "I was a friend of your son.
I was the one he was rescuing when he died. May I come in
for a few moments? I have something to show you." As the
two began to talk, the solider told of how the man's son had
told everyone of his father's love of fine art. "I'm an
artist," said the soldier, "and I want to give you this."
As the old man unwrapped the package, the paper gave way to
reveal a portrait of the man's son. Though the world would
never consider it the work of a genius, the painting featured
the young man's face in striking detail.
Overcome with emotion, the man
thanked the soldier, promising
to hang the picture above the fireplace. A few hours later,
after the soldier had departed, the old man set about his
task. True to his word, the painting went above the fireplace,
pushing aside thousands of dollars of paintings. The man sat
in his chair and spent Christmas gazing at the gift he had
been given. During the days and weeks that followed, the man
realized that even though his son was no longer with him, the
boy's life would live on because of those he had touched. He
would soon learn that his son had rescued dozens of wounded
soldiers before a bullet stilled his caring heart. As the
stories of his son's gallantry continued to reach him, fatherly
pride and satisfaction began to ease the grief. The painting
of his son soon became his most prized possession, far
eclipsing any interest in the pieces for which museums around
the world clamored. He told his neighbors it was the greatest
gift he had ever received.
The following spring, the old
man became ill and passed away.
The art world was in anticipation. With the collector's
passing, and his only son dead, those paintings would be sold
at an auction. According to the will of the old man, all of
the art works would be auctioned on Christmas day, the day he
had received his greatest gift. The day soon arrived and art
collectors from around the world gathered to bid on some of
the world's most spectacular paintings. Dreams would be
fulfilled this day; greatness would be achieved as many would
claim "I have the greatest collection."
The auction began with a painting
that was not on any museum's
list. It was the painting of the man's son. The auctioneer
asked for an opening bid. The room was silent. "Who will
open the bidding with $100?" he asked. Minutes passed. No
one spoke. From the back of the room came, "Who cares about
that painting? It's just a picture of his son. Let's forget
it and go on to the good stuff." More voices echoed in
"No, we have to sell this one
first," replied the auctioneer.
"Now, who will take the son?" Finally, a friend of the old
man spoke. "Will you take ten dollars for the painting? That
is all I have. I knew the boy, so I'd like to have it." "I
have ten dollars. Will anyone go higher?" called the auctioneer.
After more silence, the auctioneer
said, "Going once, going
twice. Gone." The gavel fell. Cheers filled the room and
someone exclaimed, "Now we can get on with it and we can bid
on these treasures!"
The auctioneer looked at the
audience and announced the auction
was over. Stunned disbelief quieted the room. Someone spoke
up and asked, "What do you mean it's over? We didn't come here
for a picture of some old guy's son. What about all of these
paintings? There are millions of dollars of art here! I
demand that you explain what's going on here!."
The auctioneer replied, "It's
very simple. According to the
will of the father, whoever takes the son...gets it all."
Puts things into perspective,
doesn't it? Just as those art
collectors discovered on that Christmas day, the message is
still the same - the love of a Father - a Father whose
greatest joy came from his son who went away and gave his
life rescuing others. And because of that Father's love...
whoever takes the Son gets it all.
Subj: The Incredible Work (S945d)
From: Casey Lewis on Facebook
.......Click 'HERE' to see this Super Origami video.
'Living The Dream' - Wire Sculpture
Created By Fantasywire (S914d)
From: Chris Fallon on Facebook
This very beautiful wire sculpture
by Fantasywire rotates
in the wind. Click 'HERE' to see this exquisite, rotating
Subj: The Painters: (S83, DU)
From: RFSlick on 98-08-31
Back in the fifteenth century,
in a tiny village near Nuremberg,
lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order
merely to keep food on the table for this mob, the father and
head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost
eighteen hours a day at his trade and any other paying chore he
could find in the neighborhood.
Despite their seemingly hopeless
condition, two of Albrecht
Durer the Elder's children had a dream. They both wanted to
pursue their talent for art, but they knew full well that their
father would never be financially able to send either of them
to Nuremberg to study at the Academy.
After many long discussions at
night in their crowded bed, the
two boys finally worked out a pact. They would toss a coin.
The loser would go down into the nearby mines and, with his
earnings, support his brother while he attended the academy.
When that brother who won the toss completed his studies, in
four years, he would support the other brother at the academy,
either with sales of his artwork or, if necessary, also by
laboring in the mines.
They tossed a coin on a Sunday
morning after church. Albrecht
Durer won the toss and went off to Nuremberg.
Albert went down into the dangerous
mines and, for the next
four years, financed his brother, whose work at the academy
was almost an immediate sensation. Albrecht's etchings, his
woodcuts, and his oils were far better than those of most of
his professors, and by the time he graduated, he was beginning
to earn considerable fees for his commissioned works.
When the young artist returned
to his village, the Durer
family held a festive dinner on their lawn to celebrate
Albrecht's triumphant homecoming. After a long and memorable
meal, punctuated with music and laughter, Albrecht rose from
his honored position at the head of the table. His words
were, "And now, Albert, blessed brother of mine, now it is
your turn. Now you can go to Nuremberg to pursue your dream,
and I will take care of you." All heads turned in eager
expectation to the far end of the table where Albert sat,
tears streaming down his pale face, shaking his lowered head
from side to side while he sobbed and repeated, over and over,
"No ...no ...no ...no."
Finally, Albert rose and wiped
the tears from his cheeks. He
glanced down the long table at the faces he loved, and then,
holding his hands close to his right cheek, he said softly,
"No, brother. I cannot go to Nuremberg. It is too late for
me. Look ... look what four years in the mines have done to
my hands! The bones in every finger have been smashed at
least once, and lately I have been suffering from arthritis
so badly in my right hand that I cannot even hold a glass to
return your toast, much less make delicate lines on parchment
or canvas with a pen or a brush. No, brother ... for me it is
More than 450 years have passed.
By now, Albrecht Durer's
hundreds of masterful portraits, pen and silver-point sketches,
watercolors, charcoals, woodcuts, and copper engravings hang
in every great museum in the world, but the odds are great that
you, like most people, are familiar with only one of Albrecht
Durer's works. More than merely being familiar with it, you
very well may have a reproduction hanging in your home or office.
One day, to pay homage to Albert
for all that he had sacrificed,
Albrecht Durer painstakingly drew his brother's abused hands
with palms together and thin fingers stretched skyward. He
called his powerful drawing simply "Hands," but the entire world
almost immediately opened their hearts to his great masterpiece
and renamed his tribute of love "The Praying Hands."
The next time you see a copy
of that touching creation, take a
second look. Let it be your reminder, if you still need one,
that no one - no one - - ever makes it alone!
Subj: Yarn Bowl (S957)
From: Julie Hellquist Dinsdale on Facebook
Miniature Art on the Tip of Pencil (S832d)
Made by Dalton Ghetti
From: lubin100 on 12/16/2012
The weekend of September 11-12
marked the official opening
of this impressive exhibit featuring the work of artist
Dalton Ghetti, who carves miniature sculptures into pencil lead.
All of his sculptures have been
created using a sewing needle,
a razor blade and sculpting knife, without the use of a magnifying
glass but under a strong light source. Pieces can take anywhere
from a couple of months to several years to complete. Ghetti fell
in love with this hobby 25 years ago and he has been featured in
various newspapers and magazines. He can carve a sculpture into
many things but he chooses pencils because the smaller the
material the more challenging he finds it.
Click 'HERE' to see carvings by this amazing artist.
Subj: Kinetic Wind Mobile Sculpture (S938)
From: P. Allen Smith on Facebook
..................Click 'HERE' to watch this mobile.
Texas Country Reporter - The Tiki Man
Video made by Texas Country Reporter (S845d)
..........on 3/23/2013..............Photo from Youtube.com
In this Texas Country Reporter
with Bob Phillips, we meet
Kevin Kavanagh, 'The Tiki Man.' Kevin lives on an island
named Crystal Beach, TX. He spend their days turning wood
into Tikis for every crazy purpose a buyer can imagine.
Crystal Beach, TX
Click 'HERE' to see the story of a man who's living his dream.
Water Drawing (S687d)
From: Wimp.com on 3/17/2010
Photo from YouTube.com
Click 'HERE' to see these beautiful paintings made in water.
Subj: When The Stairs Become Art (S975d)
From: kgilmour2000 on 9/18/2015
...........Click 'HERE' to see these 20, amazing stairs.
Bioshock Chainsaw Sculpture (S687b,d)
From: Wimp.com on 3/7/2010
Photo from YouTube.com...
to watch this impressive, Japanese, chainsaw
carving be created.
Loving Vincent - Trailer 2016 (S998d)
Published by Loving Vincent
From: Marge Pearson on Facebook on 2/27/2016
Reverse Perspective Art (S1044d)
Created by Patrick Hughes
From: Jim Simonsen on 1/12/17
to see Patrick Hughes' 3D art
at the Birmingham Art Gallery.
Zach King's Museum Prank (S1038)
From: Charlotte Feck on 12/3/2016
Subj: Mona Lisa - Animated GIF (S984)
From: Mary E Wieling on Facebook on 11/22/2015
Subj: Le'gogh - Oil Painting (S898d)
Painted by nismo4banger, Martin McNally
From: George Takei on 4/3/2014