Art Works

Artist Teams up With Dog to Recreate Famous Paintings

Recreating “St. Veronica” by Jacques Blanchard (1633 – 1634)

In the spring of 2020, a creative challenge began to take over the internet. Known as the Getty Museum Challenge, it encouraged people from across the globe to recreate works of art using what they had on hand in their homes. (It came at a time when much of the world was in lockdown due to COVID-19.) Artist Eliza Reinhardt took part in the challenge with the help of her pup Finn… and they never stopped. For nearly a year, the duo has been recreating famous artworks each day and the results are magnificent.

Every morning, Reinhardt will decide on the painting that she and Finn will pay a unique homage to that day. She then goes through her ever-growing collection of props and arranges and assembles them so that they capture the essence of the chosen work. Finn plays an

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secret paintings from ‘trailblazing’ artist heading to Sydney

An exhibition that broke all attendance records at New York’s Guggenheim Museum two years ago will make its way to Australia in June.

a man standing in front of a mirror: Photograph: Dpa Picture Alliance/Alamy Stock Photo

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Photograph: Dpa Picture Alliance/Alamy Stock Photo

Art Gallery of New South Wales director Michael Brand announced Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings on Thursday, describing the large-scale exhibition as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the extraordinary artistic achievements of this trailblazing artist who stood for too long outside the accepted story of European modernism”.

a man standing in front of a building: Works by Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) hanging in the 2018 exhibition Paintings for the Future at New York’s Guggenheim Museum.

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Works by Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) hanging in the 2018 exhibition Paintings for the Future at New York’s Guggenheim Museum.

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More than 100 af Klint works will travel to Sydney, including her acclaimed The Ten Largest (1907), 10 expansive and brilliantly coloured canvases exploring the human life

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$5 thrift-store find is work of artist Raul Coronel: Today’s Collectibles

Our collectibles this month serve to illustrate the importance of artistic works that can be attributed to well-known and respected makers. Both Raul Coronel and René Rickabaugh meet those criteria. Our other pieces, while somewhat unusual, were made for a mass market and do not have the high quality or artistic merit that would make them desirable for today’s collectors.


This ceramic plaque is by Raul Angulo.Courtesy of the collector

Raul Coronel ceramic plaque

Q. I purchased this ceramic piece at an assisted living thrift store some time ago for $5. There are a few hairline cracks but hard to pinpoint. It measures 25 inches high and 32 inches wide. Can you give me an idea of its value?

N.B., Southeast Portland

A. Your plaque is by Raul Angulo Coronel. He was born in Mexicali, Mexico, in 1926 and immigrated to the U.S. when he was 14. He joined

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Gritty poses nude, finally gets recognized for being a work of art

“Paint me like one of your French jawns.”

Gritty— that mad, familiar Flyers mascot—stripped down to his own nitty-gritty on Wednesday in order to pose for an oil painting. The orange whatever-he-is used the above caption for one of his many tweets accompanying the occasion, promptly causing Twitter to explode in a way that would make even a Kardashian envious.

Despite the nudity, Gritty remained tasteful (as always) in both poise and looks. In the first Twitter video, one sees Gritty striding in, magnificent, before gloriously shedding his Joe Namath coat in order to saucily pose for the artist who, like the rest of us, was in awe.

And although the artist and Gritty remained in close proximity to each other during this session (jealous), worry not, Gritty fans—despite having no clothes on, Gritty remained cognizant of the proper COVID-19 safety protocols, keeping his protective visor on for the

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