Friday, May 07, 2004

This coming Sunday is the Bethesda Artist Market and I will be there along with 30-35 area artists selling artwork. Goes from 10-5:30 PM at Bethesda Plaza.

More info here.

Not often that a new masterpiece is "discovered."

A small but anatomically correct wood carving statute of Christ on the cross is set to "cause a stir in the art world this weekend as it appears in Florence for the first time, billed as a hitherto unknown masterpiece by the city's most famous artist, Michelangelo Buonarroti."

Regular DCARTNEWS reader Darin Boville makes a good point about my posting below and that we shouldn't snicker at Shreveport's awful sculptures when we have atrocious sculptures like the unfortunate Korean War Memorial - a magnificent design by the way - but awfully executed by sculptor Frank Gaylord.

Some of the figures are way out of any human proportion that I know of... also some of the hardware is as if the sculptor had taked toy guns and made molds from them....

In fact, the more I think about it, the more I convince myself that our Korean War sculptures are worse than the MLK memorial statutes in Shreveport!

This is so funny! DCARTNEWS reader and area artist James W. Bailey sent me this great link announcing that the city of Shreveport had won "bad art poll" and not only that, but it also received over 40% of the vote!