Painting ‘outside’ the lines: Local artists take their hobby outdoors – The Advocate-Messenger

Many artists paint in a studio, and Donna Forgacs is no different. But what she really enjoys is stepping outside and creating works of art through a style known as en plein air, or “in the open air.”

Forgacs, who lives in Danville, paints with her husband, Joe. She has always had an interest in art, even from her childhood.

She has been retired for about 10 years now from her career as a Boyle County extension agent, and she finds herself painting more frequently, which was a goal as retirement approached.

“I got my studio ready while I was

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Chinese artist duo TaMen uses NFT to authenticate US$23,000 dogecoin painting, in new frontier for blockchain ledger technology

Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang, who are behind the Hunan artistic duo TaMen, have taken Chinese contemporary art to a new frontier by tapping blockchain technology to show how non-fungible tokens (NFTs) can be used to bust fakes and safeguard artists’ copyrights.

TaMen, which means “they” in Mandarin, are known for their surrealistic paintings that often depict the contradictory nature of societal progression and corruption. The duo tokenised one of their physical paintings and sold an NFT together with the artwork to a Hong Kong-based buyer for HK$180,000 (US$23,168) worth of bitcoin through art brokerage Macey & Sons this month.

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Painting stolen in 1972 recovered in Dallas to be returned to family in Hawaii

“If you stick with something and try really hard to make it right, sometimes it works out,” said Aviva Lehmann of Heritage Auctions.

DALLAS — A valuable painting stolen from a dentist’s office in Honolulu nearly 50 years ago sits under lock and key now in an auction house near DFW Airport. It will soon be on its way home to the then 7-year-old girl whose likeness was used to create it.

“So this is a good news day. You know, we don’t get many of those,” said art recovery specialist and former FBI special agent Robert Wittman while standing

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A Margaret Keane ‘Big Eyes’ painting stolen in 1972 has been returned to the family that owned it

David Williams and Justin Lear, CNN

A stolen painting by famed American artist Margaret Keane is back home with its original owners — including one of the women depicted in the portrait — almost 50 years after someone swiped it from a Honolulu dentist’s office.

The owners had been searching for the painting, known as “Eyes Upon You” since it was taken in 1972, according to Heritage Auctions, which returned the artwork at a news conference on Wednesday.

The Dallas-based auction house said it sold the painting for $35,000 at a sale in December on consignment for a family that

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Painting stolen from Honolulu dentist’s office nearly 50 years ago returned to original owners

Jul. 22—A painting by iconic artist Margaret Keane that was stolen from a Honolulu dental clinic nearly 50 years ago was turned over today to a representative of the original owners, one of whom is a woman depicted in the painting when she was a child.

Officials of Heritage Auctions, the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the U.S., turned over the artwork, “Eyes Upon You, ” to family representative Robert Wittman during a news conference held at the auction house’s headquarters in Dallas.

The painting was stolen from the dental clinic in November 1972.

The oil

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Examining weather patterns in art: It’s not just about painting pretty clouds

The experience of art is largely a matter of noticing, discovering and connecting details into a sense of wholeness. In a well-made work of art, nothing is beyond suspicion of significance, which is why no one art lover can fully uncover a work’s entire web of meaning. Seeing art with other people, who bring to it different experiences, education and temperaments, almost inevitably expands your noticing power. The same might be said of artists: As they have expanded their understanding of the world, including scientific phenomenon, they have seen more of it, in greater detail, and can express it with

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