Showing posts with label painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label painting. Show all posts

Saturday, November 12, 2016

George W. Bush set to release 98 new paintings of wounded veterans of (his) war

by Jack Brummet, National Affairs Ed.

On Veterans Day, George W. Bush posted a photo of himself painting a portrait of a wounded veteran who served the U.S. during his time in office.

The former President wrote:
"Over the past several months, I’ve painted the portraits of 98 wounded warriors I’ve gotten to know – remarkable men and women who were injured carrying out my orders. I think about them on #VeteransDay and every day. Their paintings and stories will be featured in PORTRAITS OF COURAGE – a book and special exhibit – next spring, and I am donating all my proceeds to @thebushcenter and our Military Service Initiative’s work to honor and support them."

Other articles on ATIT about the President's hobby:


Thursday, April 02, 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Friday, June 13, 2014

Van Gogh's Ear

By Jack Brummet, Painting Ed.

December 30, 1888: "'Last Sunday night at half past eleven a painter named Vincent Van Gogh, appeared at the maison de tolérance No 1, asked for a girl called Rachel, and handed her ... his ear with these words: 'Keep this object like a treasure.' Then he disappeared. The police, informed of these events, which could only be the work of an unfortunate madman, looked the next morning for this individual, whom they found in bed with scarcely a sign of life. The poor man was taken to hospital without delay."


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cenacolo di Foligno (The last supper a/k/a sleeping at the last supper) by Pietro Perugino

The Last Supper Fresco by Pietro Perugino (b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia)

According to The Wikipedia, Cenacolo di Foligno, pained in 1493-96 is located in the ex-convent of the Tertiary Franciscans of Foligno, transformed into the "Conservatory of poor and honest girls" in 1980 after the transfer of the nuns. The fresco was rediscovered in 1845 and attributed at first to Raphael, but recent critics have unanimously agreed it was the work of Perugino, dating it between 1493-96. The idea has also been advanced that it was painted over another fresco of the same theme by Neri di Bicci (1419-1491).

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Poem: The Painting

By Jack Brummet

The figure you brushed in,
Stuck under static skies,
Wants off the canvas.
He will not be your Man With Blue Banjo anymore.
He wants to be what he will be,
Not sailing scumbled seas
Under impasto thunderheads.

He is tired of the dark sun.
He wants to lie down and rest.

No news comes from a far country.
The real estate around him —
A confabulation of blue and red stone —
Chills in an un-harbored sea.

The black sun was pushed, fell, or jumped,
To shine back upon itself.

He knows the sun will never set.
He cannot open his mouth to scream.
The oars will never move.

The island of color
Will always be eight inches away
And the boat
Will always be sinking.

The tattered sails hang in the wind.
The next day refuses to begin.
He clutches that blue banjo
As his ship tilts toward heaven.

Started 1997, finished 2013