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Mona Lisa Has Left the Painting

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Sophie Matisse is a New York artist who has been reproducing masterpieces by great painters like Vermeer, da Vinci, Velasquez, and even by her great grandfather Henry Matisse. But her reproductions leave out the crucial people and objects that are supposed to be the focus of our attention. Studio 360's ...

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Lisa Fittipaldi

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Lisa Fittipaldi was an accountant before she went blind in the early 90s. After she lost her sight, she also lost her job and became depressed. In an act of desperation, her husband bought her a paint set. Fittipaldi began painting, working out the shapes through touch and ...

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Pigment Hunter

Saturday, June 18, 2005

In the 1980s, painter Art Guerra discovered that his older murals were beginning to fade. He set out to find the perfect outdoor paints to fix them, and that quest led him to an obsession with pigments, the colorants in paint. Guerra now collects pigments and scours the ...

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Commentary: Art Appreciation

Saturday, June 18, 2005

A gallery can arbitrarily put a price tag on a painting, but Kurt Andersen wonders, what's the real value of a work of art?

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The Passion of the Painter

Saturday, April 23, 2005

When Mel Gibson was making The Passion of the Christ, he modeled the Crucifixion scene on paintings by Caravaggio. Caravaggio, the Baroque master, made the sufferings of Jesus and the saints vividly believable. But Caravaggio didn't live like a saint — or even like Mel Gibson. Peter Crimmins learned how ...

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All By Myself

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Bob Paul is a graphic designer and painter who's been working up in the attic since he quit his very first job. He doesn't need anybody else, because he doesn't care what other people think. His son, producer Richard Paul, thinks that solitude like his dad's is almost addictive: ...

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Does Size Matter?

Saturday, March 26, 2005

In the middle of the last century, almost all the important painters were working big. Canvasses grew too big for even some of the rich patrons’ walls. Matt Holzman of KCRW tried to find out why, and how, modern painters went monumental.

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Future Tense

Saturday, December 18, 2004

The painter Alexis Rockman gets worked up by news from the scientific world. He wants his paintings to help people visualize — and get a little freaked out by — big phenomena like genetic engineering and global warming. He doesn’t have a science background, but Rockman consults with so many ...

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Contemporary Christian Art

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Roman Catholicism inspired centuries of great Christian painting by artists like Giotto and Michelangelo. But after the Reformation, many Protestants were content to let the visual tradition wither. Trey Kay spoke to one contemporary Christian artist who is trying to help evangelicals embrace pictures again.

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Aha Moment

Saturday, November 27, 2004

A few weeks ago we asked listeners to tell us about a work of art that changed their life. We received many amazing stories, and will be broadcasting some of them over the next few months. In the first of our new series, Aha Moments, listener Don Stewart ...

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War of the Californias

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Where were you when Los Angeles attacked San Francisco? Did you serve on the U.S.S. Castro? Did you fight in the battle of Van Nuys? Painter Sandow Birk spent five years documenting his imaginary civil war between Northern and Southern California, creating epic battle paintings, spot-on propaganda posters and a ...

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Caio Fonseca

Friday, October 29, 2004

This month, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC opened an exhibit of the abstract paintings of Caio Fonseca. In his work, Fonseca combines layers of rich, sensuous color, rhythmic geometric shapes and textured lines. The result is old-school but refreshing at the same time; a painterly ...

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LeRoy Neiman

Saturday, October 02, 2004

The flashy colors and energetic brushstrokes of LeRoy Neiman’s paintings depict the glitzy worlds of Vegas and Monte Carlo. Early in his career, Neiman shared a gallery with Andy Warhol and later worked as the house artists for Playboy Magazine, traveling the world to capture the jet-set lifestyle of the ...

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Makita Man

Saturday, September 25, 2004

At first glance New York artist John Mahoney’s paintings look like traditional Japanese imagery with their chrysanthemum patterns and flocks of cranes. Look a little closer and you find hidden in the art are the distinctive shapes and designs of Makita brand power tools. Produced by Ilya Maritz.

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Does Size Matter?

Saturday, June 26, 2004

At some point in the middle of the last century, almost all the important painters were working big. Canvasses grew too big for even some of the rich patrons’ walls. Matt Holzman of KCRW tried to find out why, and how, modern painters went monumental.

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Watching Arnold Mesches

Saturday, May 01, 2004

When the painter Arnold Mesches began making political artwork in the 1950s — including one painting series on the Rosenberg trials — someone else began surveillance of the painter’s life. Produced by Karen Michel.

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Scent of a Painting

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Keith Miller is a painter in Brooklyn. He says it's quite easy for artists to get wrapped up in the romance of how their materials smell, from the buttery oil paint to the sting of turpentine. Produced by Michele Siegel.

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damali ayo

Saturday, March 27, 2004

"Nude" isn't just the state of nakedness, it's the name of a color — you've seen it on the side of the pinkish "flesh" crayon and on packages of women's hosiery. The artist and writer damali ayo decided to create a series of paintings based on a different tone of ...

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Special Guest: Chuck Close

Saturday, March 20, 2004

In the 1970's painter Chuck Close helped spur a renaissance of portraiture. His huge photorealist canvasses of family and friends were created with the help of — the grid. Close's recent paintings explode with pixelated blobs of color. His work has been the subject of major retrospective exhibitions ...

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Makita Man

Saturday, March 13, 2004

At first glance New York artist John Mahoney’s paintings look like traditional Japanese imagery with their chrysanthemum patterns and flocks of cranes. Look a little closer and you find hidden in the art are the distinctive shapes and designs of Makita brand power tools. Produced by Ilya Maritz.

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