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      • 100. Re: Art I like.
        Kath-H Community Member
        Yep.
        • 101. Re: Art I like.
          Fr. Watson Community Member
          Wow! We have a famous person in our midst! ;) I feel embiggened! :)
          • 102. Re: Art I like.
            StevieJV Community Member
            He's a frickin genius.
            • 103. Re: Art I like.
              Community Member
              I'll second that! :D
              • 104. Re: Art I like.
                john findley Community Member
                I take a few days away and people start makin' up stuff about me (I googled "genius" and came up with a whole lotta nuthin').
                • 105. Re: Art I like.
                  StevieJV Community Member
                  There ya go then, Led Zep should write a song about you .;)
                  • 106. Re: Art I like.
                    john findley Community Member
                    i You've
                    gotta be a genius! I'm wrestling with trying to do a job with Painter, 500+MB 8000x 6000 pixels. Now I see why you need that G5. Paintstroke, watch the rainbow wheel, repeat.
                    • 107. Re: Art I like.
                      StevieJV Community Member
                      Painter 9.5 has sped up all brushes by a huge margin.
                      • 108. Re: Art I like.
                        <shep> Community Member
                        &gt;Art I like. <br /> <br />All things looney. <br />XD <br /> <br />I thought the second one was particularly poignant after Mel Blanc passed away. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1fJW9UXIKjDJYRT9NpvleHYfZENHw0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1fJW9UXIKjDJYRT9NpvleHYfZENHw0_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1p40LdvD4KqpjEGwqck40uw2Tg0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1p40LdvD4KqpjEGwqck40uw2Tg0_thumb.gif" border="0" />
                        • 109. Re: Art I like.
                          StevieJV Community Member
                          Believe it or not, I designed and painted the biggest selling Looney Tunes poster ever.
                          • 110. Re: Art I like.
                            dave milbut Community Member
                            but did you get PAID like the biggest selling looney toons poster EVAH?!!

                            (effing cool either way dude.) :)
                            • 111. Re: Art I like.
                              StevieJV Community Member
                              I got about four days pay, as long as it took me to do it, and that was dragging it out.
                              • 112. Re: Art I like.
                                <shep> Community Member
                                >Believe it or not, I designed and painted the biggest selling Looney Tunes poster ever.

                                I believe it, Steve.
                                • 113. Re: Art I like.
                                  Kath-H Community Member
                                  Love the black velvet (g, d, r) :)
                                  • 114. Re: Art I like.
                                    StevieJV Community Member
                                    LOL... why you little....
                                    • 115. Re: Art I like.
                                      StevieJV Community Member
                                      Hey, Todie might like it too, I live for his approval.<br /><br /><dear lord, the sarcasm meter is going off the dial> Professor Frink.
                                      • 116. Re: Art I like.
                                        dave milbut Community Member
                                        Nnnnya HEY nnnGlavin! That's not funny!
                                        • 117. Re: Art I like.
                                          Community Member
                                          For insight into the successful presentation of art classics to the public, here's an interesting article on one avenue of approach today:

                                          http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20061006/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_louvre_high_museum
                                          • 118. Re: Art I like.
                                            Community Member
                                            I like to collect art in a small sort of way (I'm a 'small c' collector) &amp; I thought I'd post a few thumbs of some of the stuff I've accumulated. <br /> <br />I got this at a gamer's convention (where I had a table selling magazines) a number of years back. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=13X08mfPqde2cwNzQszEcXAQBsrEaJ0" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/13X08mfPqde2cwNzQszEcXAQBsrEaJ0_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />Ain't it the purtiest unicorn you ever did see? It's probably my favourite unicorn picture for reasons you can imagine. ;) <br /> <br />Here's another off-beat unicorn (no, I don't especially collect unicorn stuff). <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=12ovUo6fUMr8zwOb1AgqgUkcmcPU41" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/12ovUo6fUMr8zwOb1AgqgUkcmcPU41_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />It's a sculpture - an inkwell, actually - made, I think from found objects. The plume is a pen; there is an inkwell underneath the 'little horn' on top. The sculpture looks different from the other side... <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1hX2fZ33lgGKtPVmuGGbVsNB7gcxq7" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1hX2fZ33lgGKtPVmuGGbVsNB7gcxq7_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />I hope the 'grinning skull' is clear enough. There is a letter opener (in front) which sticks through the neck of the unicorn, or rather, which CAN stick through the neck. While the morbid humour of the artist appeals to me, I still prefer to leave the letter opener out. <br /> <br />Totally different. I have a number of 'Mughal Style' miniature paintings I got from an Indian gifts store locally. They may be quite old; it is more difficult than I thought it would be to determine their age. This picture (a co-worker told me) is from the Kama Sutra; it is of Krishna &amp; Rani. The style is not fully realistic, but the detail is esquisite &amp; the colours gorgeous. The picture (not counting border) is about 3 by 4 inches &amp; looks to be a gouache painting. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1X40rKUrrkF6rPxYWJDON2nrkH0ET" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1X40rKUrrkF6rPxYWJDON2nrkH0ET_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />Even if it was painted last week instead of two hundred years ago, at $45.00, a steal at 10 times the price! :) <br /> <br />Here is a detail with more res: <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1TtxfqYwTInWKdNNe8FvVh7l6N1" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1TtxfqYwTInWKdNNe8FvVh7l6N1_thumb.jpg" border="0" /> <br /> <br />(Incidentally, when I first became aware of the possible age of these paintings, I made strenuous attempts to convince the store owners not to sell them. My GUESS is that, perhaps, they came from old books which had been in their family's possession. It would be like taking the illuminated pages out of a family Bible &amp; selling them (assuming any of us posessed such a thing as a family Bible with illuminated pages!) I feel. In any case, both my attempts to convince the owners not to sell the paintings, and to ascertain the age of the paintings failed. Paper is rare in India (or has been, historically); the paper could be old (some of the ones I have have worm-holes in them), but the paintings new. Even if the pigments were found to be ones used in the 1800's, it could be because they are STILL being used. And there weren't exactly an abundance of Western scholars with knowledge of Far Eastern art for me to consult either.... Anyway.... I bought the best ones I could afford.)
                                            • 119. Re: Art I like.
                                              John Joslin Community Member
                                              Kami's stuff reminded me of a little hand-painted Russian pill box on my mantelpiece.

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                                              • 120. Re: Art I like.
                                                Community Member
                                                &gt; Kami's stuff reminded me of a little hand-painted Russian pill box on my mantelpiece. <br /> <br />Pretty! :) <br /> <br />I have a number of painted items from Russia (or which I suspect are from Russia; since I usually buy second-hand there is often no indication as to the origin). I think this painted metal plate is Russian: <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1OdKwar7mVQIwMYtwQhktD0CJ3YRDw1" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1OdKwar7mVQIwMYtwQhktD0CJ3YRDw1_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                                                • 121. Re: Art I like.
                                                  John Joslin Community Member
                                                  Took some pictures down on the quayside of the high tide and full moon the other night. As usual there were some which needed discarding. This one had excessive noise; camera shake, and wrong exposure. But a little tweak with the filter gallery produced a nice effect. It's almost as if i was trying for it!

                                                  • 122. Re: Art I like.
                                                    Community Member
                                                    &gt; As usual there were some which needed discarding. <br /> <br />(I love how the digital camera makes this so painless, even if the image quality is not QUITE as good (IMO) as with a regular camera.) <br /> <br />&gt; But a little tweak with the filter gallery produced a nice effect. It's almost as if i was trying for it! <br /> <br />Serendipity can be a good thing: The result is lovely! :) (I might be tempted, though, to crop out/modify/remove the orangeish &amp; yellow(sp?) stuff near the name of the ship: the colours are fairly bright &amp; I think they distract attention from the full moon and front of the ship, which are the focal point of the picture for me.) <br /> <br />I've taken a couple hundred photos recently of a nice spot by a little river 10 minutes walk away from me. I'm just a noob at Photoshop, but I kind of like this result: <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1HBpHgU8icNz2zcdGvPHBvMYPgO0cr" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1HBpHgU8icNz2zcdGvPHBvMYPgO0cr_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                                                    • 123. Re: Art I like.
                                                      <shep> Community Member
                                                      >This one had excessive noise; camera shake, and wrong exposure.

                                                      That's one of the cool things about photography---"accidental surprises" for lack of a better term. Was/is even moreso with film.

                                                      That is a neat shot John. Except I'd go even further with it and make it more "painterly". It has a great moody feel (ghost ship) to it, but it's too in-between for me. ie., Not quite a photo. Not quite a painting. I'd manipulate it away from being a photo altogether.

                                                      Perhaps brush strokes and stuff.
                                                      • 124. Re: Art I like.
                                                        Community Member
                                                        It is cool.

                                                        I agree with shep, take it another step.
                                                        • 125. Re: Art I like.
                                                          john findley Community Member
                                                          I've been messing around with this one (gilding the lily):&gt; <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=12TPY3vR4pGZnJllxiDBGZ825NWe1" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/12TPY3vR4pGZnJllxiDBGZ825NWe1_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                                                          • 126. Re: Art I like.
                                                            Magill_Lil Community Member
                                                            Very cool, John. <br /> <br />I have been do stuff like that for a while, I got brave and brought some of my work down to a fall sale. I don't think it was the right place to take the stuff but at least I took the step and got it out there. <br /> <br />I had this one output on stretched canvas for our neighbor. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1xELiBkT5klRJHSvCIy8Y22IwDOdWX" /></a> <img alt="Picture hosted by Pixentral" src="http://www.pixentral.com/hosted/1xELiBkT5klRJHSvCIy8Y22IwDOdWX_thumb.jpg" border="0" />
                                                            • 127. Re: Art I like.
                                                              john findley Community Member
                                                              Yeah! I like that!
                                                              • 128. Re: Art I like.
                                                                Magill_Lil Community Member
                                                                Thank you. :-)
                                                                • 129. Re: Art I like.
                                                                  Community Member
                                                                  • 130. Re: Art I like.
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                                                                    U.S. casino magnate gives Picasso's dream the elbow

                                                                    Wed Oct 18, 9:43 AM ET

                                                                    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Picasso's famed "Dream" painting turned into a nightmare for Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn when he accidentally gave the multimillion dollar canvas an elbow.

                                                                    Wynn had just finalized a $139 million sale to another collector of his painting, called "Le Reve" (The Dream), when he poked a finger-sized hole in the artwork while showing it to friends at his Las Vegas office a couple of weeks ago.

                                                                    Director and screenwriter Nora Ephron, who witnessed and related the incident in her blog on the Huffington Post Web site (www.huffingtonpost.com), said Wynn had raised his hand to show the group something about Picasso's 1932 portrait of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter.

                                                                    "At that moment, his elbow crashed backward right through the canvas. There was a terrible noise," Ephron wrote, noting that Wynn has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that damages peripheral vision.

                                                                    "Smack in the middle ... was a black hole the size of a silver dollar. 'Oh s---,' he said. 'Look what I've done. Thank goodness it was me.'"

                                                                    Wynn's office on Tuesday confirmed the story, an account of which also appeared in this week's The New Yorker. Both accounts said Wynn had decided to release the buyer from the sale agreement and to repair and keep the painting himself.

                                                                    Wynn, a millionaire casino developer and art collector, developed The Mirage and Bellagio resorts in Las Vegas in the 1990s, which spearheaded a profusion of luxury hotels and casinos on the once-seedy Las Vegas Strip.
                                                                    • 131. Re: Art I like.
                                                                      Fr. Watson Community Member
                                                                      > There was a terrible noise," Ephron wrote, noting that Wynn has retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that damages peripheral vision.

                                                                      Until I read that, I was saying to myself "How stupid can you get?"

                                                                      A co-worker of mine has this condition, I believe. He's 90% blind and a graphic artist. :(
                                                                      • 132. Re: Art I like.
                                                                        Community Member
                                                                        "He's 90% blind and a graphic artist."

                                                                        Remember Beethoven, penning symphonies after he was stone deaf.
                                                                        • 133. Re: Art I like.
                                                                          Community Member
                                                                          2 names:

                                                                          M.C. Escher

                                                                          Rene Magritte
                                                                          • 134. Re: Art I like.
                                                                            StevieJV Community Member
                                                                            Does anyone remember MC 900ft Jesus?
                                                                            • 135. Re: Art I like.
                                                                              TheedarkOverLord Community Member
                                                                              > Believe it or not, I designed and painted the biggest selling Looney Tunes poster ever

                                                                              Thats something for a toad to stick in his pipe and smoke.
                                                                              • 136. Re: Art I like.
                                                                                Community Member
                                                                                >Does anyone remember MC 900ft Jesus?

                                                                                Yes, and Vera Lynn.
                                                                                • 137. Re: Art I like.
                                                                                  Community Member
                                                                                  I remember remembering Vera Lynn.
                                                                                  • 138. Re: Art I like.
                                                                                    StevieJV Community Member
                                                                                    Does anyone remember laughter.

                                                                                    Dave... Bueller, somebody....
                                                                                    • 139. Re: Art I like.
                                                                                      john findley Community Member
                                                                                      I remember Buster. I like his art.
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