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Authentic and False Images of Jesus in Artworks

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Jesus would likely be horrified by the image of him displaying a crucifix. The only crucifix he ever held was the one he was nailed to in the brutal process of his crucifixion.

In the Yellowstone Valley, a Beet Farmer With an Artist's Soul

Carrie La Seur | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Carrie La Seur

It has microbreweries, artists, a cowboy hat-fixing genius, solar-powered lofts, and huge summer street events, along with homeless people, addicts, and the occasional break-in or fatal stabbing in an alley.

Response to Bill O'Reilly: Jesus Didn't Start a New Religion

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Bill O'Reilly disputed the two main points of my recent blog on The O'Reilly Factor broadcast: My affirmation of Jesus' lifelong dedication to Judaism (meaning he did not start a new religion) and the assertion that Renaissance art representations of Jesus omit his Jewish identity and thus falsify biblical history.

The Best Paint Colors for Every Type of Kitchen

Porch.com | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Porch.com

Painting your kitchen walls is one of the quickest, and easiest ways to re-do a kitchen. Before you rush out and buy gallons of paint, think carefully about what your dream kitchen looks like.

Does Conspiracy Account for the Absence of Jesus' Jewish Identity in Renaissance Art?

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Try to locate even a hint of Jesus' Jewish identity and heritage in Renaissance paintings and you will find yourself on a fruitless quest. Some respondents bristled at what they perceived as the suggestion of a conspiracy to suppress Jesus Jewish identity. But the falsification of biblical history in artworks was not a conspiracy.

Jewish Jesus in Renaissance Art and the Roots of Anti-Semitism

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Isn't it time to celebrate the common heritage of Judaism and Christianity, despite the differences between the two faiths? Isn't it time to endorse Pope Francis's bold statement: "A Christian cannot be anti-Semitic; his roots are Jewish"?

New in Provence: The Van Gogh Foundation

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Arles is best known for its Roman monuments, part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with its nearly intact amphitheater, cloister, and obelisk. But Arles is also a beloved cradle of classic painters, who liked the light, the colors, and the rich and vibrant culture of its inhabitants.

The Art Bug

Chef Rossi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Chef Rossi

I was sitting in my first grade class when the art bug first bit me. I had just learned about death. It may have been a pet goldfish, but somehow the infuriating knowledge that we all simply end had been thrust upon me.

If You Ain't a Reflection, You're a Wave: Interview With Matthew Fisher

Ridley Howard | Posted 05.14.2014 | Arts
Ridley Howard

"There is a practical side to these images, a bewilderment of nature. Waves have been crashing and clouds floating for as long as time itself. Nature always does its thing; we're just in the way."

The Cut That Divided Jews and Christians -- and the Mystery of the Missing Circumcision in Artworks

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Art historians, curators, and critics offer extensive commentary on the minutest details and nuances of artworks but ignore the glaring and obvious falsification of biblical history.

Big Doings in Van Gogh's Beloved Brabant

Christian Josi | Posted 03.22.2014 | Arts
Christian Josi

It is a happy problem for enthusiasts like me that there are so many possibilities to walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh today, nearly 125 years after the artists' death.

Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family and close followers while omitting their Jewish identities. This phenomenon contributed significantly to the historic rift between Christianity and Judaism by picturing Jesus and Jews as separate.

Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus: Putting Judaism Back in the Picture

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

The artworks of Medieval and Renaissance painters will stand forever as masterpieces. But there are omissions and misrepresentations of biblical history in the depictions and content, which enormously impact the Christianity and Judaism divide.

Happy Birthday, Marc Chagall!

Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts

In honor of Marc Chagall's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today marks the b...

Artist Fuel (The Powerhouse of New York City)

Collette Brown | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Collette Brown

When people look back on this imploding city, what title will they give us? Will we be documented as a purely economic driven society, lead by trends and social status, or is it possible to give a voice to the true powerhouse of this city, the artist?

Studio View: Painter David Humphrey

Hilary Harkness | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

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The Fine Art of Publicizing and Marketing Your Fine Art, Part One

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

To exhibit demands a bold and exhaustive effort, far away from the security of the studio. An artist must work harder, more aggressively and creatively than the gallery to market and publicize properly. At the end of the exhibition, it is your show and yours alone.

A Photographer, A Painter, and The Big Apple

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.04.2012 | Arts
Sanjay Sanghoee

I decided to pick Bennet Cobliner's brain about the evolution of the "medium" used to convey images and how that and other factors have impacted the image-maker's techniques as well as the pictures themselves. These were my takeaways from that discussion.

Happy Birthday Marc Chagall!

Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of one of the art world's most beloved Marcs, Marc Chagall. The painter reached the hearts and imaginations of people worldwi...

Short Takes: Paint in Motion (VIDEO)

Jane Chafin | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

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The Deadliest Striptease or The Four-Part Inspiration for a Series of Paintings

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

A one-off painting might come from any old idea; many of their origins would be dull to describe. But a series of paintings, as in the case of the Blue Leahs, often has an interesting genesis.

Painters' Table -- Top 10 Best Posts: April 2012

Brett Baker | Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

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Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts

Happy Birthday to one of our favorite surrealists, Max Ernst. Ernst's attitude towards authority was affected early on by his strict, religious father...

Rock and Roll

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Many artists display rock and roll, but for reasons I'll explain, it's tough to see if you don't study the work in person -- and I've had the good fortune to study the work of all three of these painters in person.

Not Dead Yet: 10 Questions for Painters -- This Week -- Ali Smith

Tracey Harnish | Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

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