Robert Snow, now retired, was Captain of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, who in his career was in charge of the department of the Homicide and Robbery and the department of Organized Crime. He has written numerous articles and books on police work, and considered himself a skeptic of supposedly supernatural occurrences
. But on a dare, he visited a past life regression therapist, and what he experiences made him doubt his beliefs. In an hour-long session, he seemed to recall memories of a cave dweller, an altar girl in Greece, but it was his views of the life of a 19th century painter were the most vivid. In that experience, Snow recalled a number of specific memories or events
, but was certain they were fabricated memories from things he had seen or heard in his life in the 20th century. In an attempt to debunk his experiences, he ended up validating his past life memories
of being James Carroll Beckwith
, a painter most commonly remembered not for his art, but his friendship
to more renown painters like John Singer Sargent
. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on May 24, 2012 -
Flash Fun Friuesday! In The Painter
, you have to shoot paint around an empty world in order to find your exit.
Note: there is a slight loading problem. If it doesn't load the first time, refresh the page and it should be just fine.
posted by phunniemee
on Sep 13, 2011 -
is a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer. His recent project, Pencil vs. Camera
, is an amalgam of illustration and photography, creating something similar in a single image showing two different actions. His Flickr Photostream
posted by netbros
on May 2, 2010 -
was a futurist painter
, experimental composer
, and instrument builder
. In his 1913 manifesto "The Art of Noises
" he declaimed the death of traditional Western music and foresaw the dawning of a new music based on the grinding, screeching, moaning, crackling and buzzing of mechanical instruments. He and his assistant Ugo Piatti built the Intonarumori
to bring these new sounds - "the palpitation of valves, the coming and going of pistons, the howl of mechanical saws, the jolting of a tram on its rails, the cracking of whips, the flapping of curtains and flags"
- to life. Listen to them, then
posted by fire&wings
on Oct 28, 2009 -
The Art & Life of Annie Truxell
[via mefi projects
]: Annie Truxell is a well known painter who has lived a long and fascinating life. Her adventures have been legendary, encompassing Greenwich Village in the 50s, London in the 60s and India in the 70s. She was friends with Franz Klein, Bill de Kooning, Truman Capote, Terry Southern, Mati Klarwein & many other wild & woolly people.
posted by The Whelk
on Jul 12, 2009 -
of the painter Tamara de Lempicka; Born Maria Gorska 1898 in Poland. Lempicka lived a Life of Deco and Decadence
. Her portraits are known
for mixing “lighting by Caravaggio, tubism by Fernand Léger and lipstick by Chanel”. Her Complete works
are viewable as a slideshow
. Criticised as portraying the dubious glamour
and discipline of fascism; she became the most talked about Art Deco painter of her time; her erotic portraits
are testaments of the glittering 1920's
. Here is a reassessment (pdf
). She died in 1980 and her ashes were scattered over the volcano Popocatepetl . (wiki) (some links nsfw)
posted by adamvasco
on Apr 27, 2009 -
They're dogs... and they're playing POKER!!
They've been hailed as some of the most important works of American art ever painted, they've been featured on television from The Simpsons to ESPN commercials to Cheers, but how much do we really know about the works of Cassius Marcellus Coolidge
? For everyone that ever looked at the dogs playing poker and wanted to know more, here is the ultimate resource, including, of course, a gallery
. Please excuse the cornea damagingly horrific site design.
posted by jonson
on Mar 13, 2003 -