Is Sylvester Stallone a better painter than actor?
Judge for yourself! The Rocky star has just unveiled an exhibit of his work in Russia, and … it’s not bad: natpo.st/1dJ22NF
The Russian artist who painted Putin and Medvedev in women’s underwear has fled the country
Konstantin Altunin is planning to request asylum in France after Russian authorities shut down an exhibition of his work in St. Petersburg. MORE HERE: natpo.st/17hfiWY
Alex Colville, Canada’s ‘painter laureate,’ dead at age 92
Celebrated painter Alex Colville, whose meticulously crafted scenes of everyday life established him as one of Canada’s most well-known modern artists, has died at the age of 92.
His son, Graham„ said his father passed away Tuesday at his home in Wolfville, N.S.
A painter, engraver, sketch artist and muralist, Colville earned a reputation for crafting tranquil compositions that focused on routine moments of family life and featured landscapes, animals and the sea.
Edward Gorey, eerie illustrator, master of morbid humour, gets a posthumous Google birthday gift
Edward Gorey did not make it his business to be cheerful, despite the fact that a number of his titles are popular with children. “If you’re doing nonsense it has to be rather awful, because there’d be no point,” Gorey said of his work. “I’m trying to think if there’s sunny nonsense. Sunny, funny nonsense for children — oh, how boring, boring, boring. As Schubert said, there is no happy music. And that’s true, there really isn’t. And there’s probably no happy nonsense, either”
The macabre author and illustrator, who would have turned 88 today, was a fan of nonsense — his books and short stories are largely surreal, often completely without text, and are for their black humour popular among gothic subcultures. His illustration style was decidedly eerie: Gorey drew in black and white, mostly, anrd relied heavily on crosshatching method — his particular style, whimsical as it is chilling, significantly inspired filmmaker Tim Burton. (Tom Herde/Boston Globe Photo files; Google)