Martin Finnin

95 Added | 2 Magazines | 43 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @MartinFinnin | artist, abstract painter, reluctant sculptor |                              diehard rag & bone man | waiting for flying cars |    represented by John Martin Gallery, London

These biological illustrations are as profound today as they were in the 19th century

Ernst Haeckel never really cared much for medicine. His practice was open only for an hour, from 5 to 6 a.m., so he could devote himself to his true …

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Ushio Shinohara, an 80 year old Japanese artist. On September 29, 2012 he visited SUNY New Paltz to display his unique and colorful art for everyone. Follow @URBANSPOON

Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages

Quick, what do you know about Leonardo da Vinci? He painted the <i>Mona Lisa</i>! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Doctor hue: the paint guru

After years as a special forces soldier, Patrick Baty became a leading expert on historical paint. Ed Cumming meets him<p>When Patrick Baty took over his family’s paint shop, Papers and Paints, in 1981, he noticed customers had lots of questions about historic paint. What colours would their homes …

In the Rocky Mountains, an Artist Residency Is Launching Careers

Rocky Mountains

Animator Transforms Famous Artworks Into Hilarious GIFs For The Modern Age

Composite image by DesignTAXI, screenshots via Kiszkiloszki and featured with permission<p><b>Amsterdam-based Kajetan Obarski,</b> also known as Kiszkiloszki, …

Hear the Brilliant Guitar Work of Charlie Christian, Inventor of the Electric Guitar Solo (1939)

On a recent visit to Seattle’s Museum of Popular Culture (formerly EMP), I found myself transfixed for well over an hour by the Guitar Gallery, a …

Guitar

"Stunning" car park will be demolished to make way for Eric Parry-designed hotel

The demolition of a brutalist-era car park behind London's Oxford Street has been approved to make way for a hotel designed by Eric Parry …

Stay in a Modern Tin Cottage on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

On the northwestern tip of Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a vacation rental that's inspired by the region’s traditional “crofter style” cottages, but covered with a skin of tin.<p>Smith and Dickson constructed the house using corrugated metal sheeting, which is commonly used for agricultural sheds or …

Scotland

British poet and artist William Blake died #onthisday in 1827. He forged a unique style of colourfully illustrated ‘illuminated’ poems https://t.co/f4kUSk0kon

Watch Rock Pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe Wow Audiences With Her Gospel Guitar

The “British Invasion” as a historical phenomenon, has achieved a status almost like that of Paul Revere’s ride, a watershed moment condensed to a …

Guitar

How Atomic Blonde’s Brutal 7-Minute Staircase Fight Was Shot

• LOG IN<br>• REGISTER<p>Social Account<p>Facebook<p>or<p>Sign up with a social account:<p>Facebook<p>Don’t worry. We will <i>never</i> post to your social media account without your …

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Drawings found in London antiques shop accredited to Giacometti

Presumed lost, sketches hidden among dusty paintings in Kensington shop of late dealer Eila Grahame<p>Presumed lost drawings buried under piles of dusty antiques, paintings and papers have been confirmed as the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists, Alberto Giacometti.<p>The drawings were …

Jerry Saltz: My Life As a Failed Artist

It pains me to say it, but I am a failed artist. “Pains me” because nothing in my life has given me the boundless psychic bliss of making art for …

Oscar Wilde

When Is an Artist’s Mental Health Your Business?

What does an understanding of an artist’s life story bring to bear on their work? It’s an old question, and of course, one that doesn’t have an easy …

Art

One of Knoedler’s Rothkos Is Heading to a Museum—for a Forgery Exhibition

On View<p>The painting is on loan from a lawyer who worked on the case.<p>,<p>An artifact from one of the most notorious art forgery cases in recent years is …

14 Self-Portraits by Pablo Picasso Show the Evolution of His Style: See Self-Portraits Moving from Ages 15 to 90

<b>15 years old (1896)</b><p>It’s possible to look at Pablo Picasso’s many formal experiments and periodic shifts of style as a kind of self-portraiture, an …

Art History

Discover the Jacobean Traveling Library: The 17th Century Precursor to the Kindle

<i>Image courtesy of the University at Leeds</i><p>In the striking image above, you can see an early experiment in making books portable--a 17th century …

One from the series of herringbone canvases I stretched when I got to Italy. This was yesterday's incarnation. Now I wish I left it like that but I changed them all late last night. #roundfourteen

The 8 Most Prolific Forgers in Art History (That We Know Of)

The Color Factory Pop-Up in San Francisco Has Us Head Over Heels in Love

Between the Museum of Ice Cream and Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room at the Broad, it seemed that Los Angeles was dominating the West Coast in selfie-centric destinations. But today San Francisco opens its own social media draw, Color Factory, a building near Union Square that has been …