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Packing advice

Borrowed from Rick Steves. For artists a second bag might be necessary for supplies and palette knives must be checked on airplanes. Another option is to order your supplies before you leave and have them shipped to your destination.   … Continue reading

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Looted Art Part 2

Listen Listen to the programme 23:00 Download the mp3   Part Two BBC legend Charles Wheeler follows the trail of World War II’s looted art – and unwittingly begin a strange odyssey into bad politics, big lies and priceless masterpieces. With … Continue reading

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Looted Art: BBC legend Charles Wheeler follows the trail of World War II’s looted art – and unwittingly begin a strange odyssey into bad politics, big lies and priceless masterpieces.

Looted Art Listen Listen to the programme 23:00 Download mp3   Part One From 1933 to the wars end, Nazi Germany systematically looted millions of works of art from individuals and the nations they went on to conquer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2008/01/080109_looted_art_one.shtml   The largest act of … Continue reading

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A quest to see The Keys “Christ of the Deep”.

An interesting story from the Miami Herald. http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/29/v-fullstory/3423273/adiveinto-the-past.html  

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Gardner Heist

It seems after all of these years the FBI has leads on the stolen artwork from the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston.   Rembrandt, Self Portrait http://www.forbes.com/sites/calebmelby/2013/03/18/fbi-we-know-who-stole-the-isabella-gardner-paintings/    

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What makes you itch

This has been passed around Facebook for several weeks. It is still a great lecture from the philosopher Alan Watts.

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Subaru Outback commercial: Nature Painting

This guy is my inspiration.

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The benefits of travel.

What are the benefits of travel? Other than to fulfill our urge to see famous sites, what can we gain? Many desire to travel and some include art as part of their travels as a workshop or Plein air painting … Continue reading

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Monuments Men

I have finally started The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. It chronicles the mission of the MFAA section of the allied forces during World War Two. Their were charged with protecting and recovering the cultural and artistic heritage of Western Europe. Here … Continue reading

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Vermeer coming to Atlanta

Vermeer’s painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring will be at the High this summer! It opens June 23.   https://www.high.org/Art/Exhibitions/Mauritshuis-Collection.aspx Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665 Canvas, 44.5 x 39 cm, inv. no. 670   Location: Wieland … Continue reading

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