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Video: ‘Crows’ — a short film by Akira Kurosawa starring Martin Scorsese | Vox Populi

This ten-minute clip is taken from Dreams, a feature-length series of eight sketches by Akira Kurosawa released in 1990. Martin Scorsese, sporting a red beard and an unmistakable New York accent,…

Source: Video: ‘Crows’ — a short film by Akira Kurosawa starring Martin Scorsese | Vox Populi

for Jo ~

William H. Gass & Michael Eastman: Abstractions Arrives

Agnes Martin | Tate

Agnes Martin
Friendship 1963

incised gold leaf and gesso on canvas

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Agnes Martin | Tate.

Caspar David Friedrich, Moonrise over the Sea (detail) | Conversations with the Light

Caspar David Friedrich, Moonrise over the Sea (detail), 1822

Conversations with the Light.

Review: Paris Is Reborn in ‘Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye’ – The New York Times

The Floor Scrapers” (1875). Credit

Musée d’Orsay

Review: Paris Is Reborn in ‘Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye’ – The New York Times.

Ofili’s Madonna Sets Record at Christie’s $150.3 Million Sale – Bloomberg Business

“The Holy Virgin Mary” by Chris Ofili. Source: Christie’s via Bloomberg

pure love
Ofili’s elephant dung
with Madonna

 

© Donna Fleischer

from rhythm | Fiere Lingue

 

*artist Chris Ofili, lived and worked with elephants in Thailand where he grew to know and love them. 

i feel that he integrated their dung into his paintings in much the same way iconographers embellished objects of devotion with gold leaf.

Ofili’s Madonna Sets Record at Christie’s $150.3 Million Sale – Bloomberg Business.

Masterpiece by Lucian Freud highlights the Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s

Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Benefits Supervisor Resting. Oil on canvas, Painted in 1994. Estimate: $30-50 million. Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2015.

The task of the artist,” Freud once declared, “is to make the human being uncomfortable, and yet we are drawn to a great work of art by involuntary chemistry, like a hound getting a scent; the dog isn’t free, it can’t do otherwise, it gets the scent and instinct does the rest.” – Lucien Freud

Masterpiece by Lucian Freud highlights the Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s.