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- Selena Gomez has been teasing her upcoming music video by posting a series of photos with lyrics on Instagram.
- Many have pointed out that the photos bear a striking resemblance to the characteristic style of an artist who is popular on Instagram, Sarah Bahbah.
- Bahbah posted on her Instagram story that "well over 2,000" people have sent Gomez's photos to her and suggested that the singer was inspired by Bahbah's artwork.
- It's unclear whether Gomez has ever seen Bahbah's work.
- Selena Gomez recently released a music video for her newest single, "Back To You."
- Gomez was previously accused of "ripping off" an artist's characteristic photography style when she teased the video with photos on Instagram.
- Fans are now pointing out striking similarities between the video itself and a 1965 French film, "Pierrot le Fou."
- Some think Gomez is paying homage to the film, while others think it's a shallow recreation.
- 06/07/18--13:09: You can view this flip-book six different ways — here's how it works
- Anthony Bourdain has died aged 61.
- CNN reports that the cause of death was suicide.
- Just a week before his death, Bourdain bought a work of art by US artist John Lurie.
- It was titled: "The sky is falling, I am learning to live with it."
- Lurie expressed his heartbreak on Twitter.
- Andy Warhol's painting '14 Small Electric Chairs' is to be sold in a partial exchange for cryptocurrencies on June 20.
- London-based art gallery Dadiani Fine Art, which has dealt in cryptocurrencies in the past, will oversee the deal.
- Glassblowing artist Grant Garmezy has been creating glass sculptures for 13 years.
- Grant and his team use reference pictures of animals to create spectacular designs.
- Some of his work includes Tigers, Gorillas, and Swans.
- 06/13/18--10:01: There is now a blockchain-based religion. No, this is not a joke.
- Former Augur CEO Matt Liston has founded a blockchain religion called "0xΩ." Liston pronounces this as "Zero Ex Omega."
- He describes the project as a way to "incentivize mindshare."
- Despite founding a blockchain-based religion, Liston maintains that he is not a"Cryptprophet."
- 06/14/18--08:45: An New York artist uses science to create ceramic sculptures
- A panel of "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," a famed early Renaissance painting, was stolen in 1934.
- People have been trying to solve one of the art world's biggest mysteries for decades.
- The authors of a new book now claim to know where the masterpiece is hidden — underneath a square just outside the cathedral it was taken from.
- The mayor of Ghent is urging treasure hunters not to dig up Kalandeberg square themselves looking for the artwork.
- A 5-year-old in Kansas playing at a community center knocked over a one-of-a-kind statue.
- The unprotected work of art turned out to be valued at a whopping $132,000.
- The child's parents say that they cannot pay for damages, but the city could take legal action.
- Jim Carrey tweeted a drawing of President Trump about to eat an immigrant baby on Twitter on Tuesday.
- The drawing mocks Trump's book "The Art of the Deal," calling it "The Art of the Meal."
- It is a harsh rebuke of Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy that separates children from their parents who are attempting to cross the border.
- Jim Carrey takes aim at Democrats with a drawing of Adam Schiff with his pants down
- Jim Carrey continues to attack Mark Zuckerberg with a drawing of him as an alien
- Jim Carrey goes after Sean Hannity with a drawing of him as a WWE wrestler
- Jim Carrey has taken his criticism of Trump to a new level with a sexually explicit drawing of the president
- Pamela Tellez Coria creates intricate makeup art on her face.
- Much of her work is either recreating or inspired by classic artwork.
- Several of her creations have gone viral.
- She started getting interested in makeup when she was 14, Coria told INSIDER.
- Grafomap is a website that lets you design custom map posters of any place in the world.
- You can make one of your hometown, your college town, your favorite travel destination, or the place where you got engaged or married — you're only limited by your imagination.
- I made a poster of my favorite vacation spot, and the finished product is undeniably cool.
- The design process was super straightforward... and a lot of fun.
- Custom map posters start at just $49.
The North Carolina-based graphic designer, illustrator, and web designer reimagined Jasmine and other Disney princesses as modern women with careers based on their characters.
"The Disney princesses have grown to be more than just characters in a movie. They have become icons in modern culture and to many people, they are a source of inspiration," Burt told INSIDER.
"I wanted to create something that others might look up to," he continued. "It's important to show the princesses as strong women because of that influential role they have in society. Everyone should have something that inspires them — especially girls who may want to pursue a career in a traditionally male-dominated field."
Keep reading to see what your favorite Disney princess would be doing today, along with Burt's explanations for their career paths.
Snow White — leading psychologist
"Snow White has always been known for being caring, thoughtful, and someone willing to lend a hand to those in need. Using these strengths paired with hard work, she earned her doctorate in psychology and is one of the leaders in the field of mental health. She presents her research at conferences throughout the year but always takes time to provide the best care to her clients... whether they're feeling happy, bashful, grumpy, or anything else. It's her mission to not only help her clients but also support other mental health professionals so they can offer their clients top-notch care."
Rapunzel — neurologist
"Since birth, Rapunzel has always had the power to heal. After saving her future husband, Eugene Fitzherbert, and reuniting with her royal family, Rapunzel went to medical school and earned her doctorate. She specialized in neurology and has become a leading expert in the country. It's now her dream to help as many patients as she can and provide exceptional medical care."
Anna and Elsa — climate change scientists
"Elsa, Anna, and the citizens of Arendelle know a few things about the effects of climate change. While their companion Olaf may love summer, the sun, and all things hot, Anna and Elsa recognize what a rising global temperature might mean. They have dedicated their careers to studying climate change and presenting accurate, well-sourced information."
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INSIDER spoke to Worden about this punny project, which took five years to complete and comprises about 300 sets of homophone illustrations.
Read on to see examples of his work and learn more about his artistic background.
"While I think spell-check software is amazing, anyone who relies on it as their sole means of catching mistakes leaves themselves vulnerable to homophone typos," Worden said.
A self-professed grammar nerd, Worden said that he noticed more and more of these typos appearing in professionally published writing. He envisioned "Homophones, Weakly" as a simple, flashcard-like resource.
Worden, who studied scientific illustration at the University of Michigan, has been drawing his whole life.
"I always strived for realism, and going to art school really gave me a chance to hone those artistic skills and focus on becoming a scientific illustrator," said Worden, who creates illustrations for the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
For Worden, the best part of scientific illustration isn't the realism — it's how the artwork helps tell a story and explains complex concepts in a clear way.
He began to apply the same philosophy to his personal work.
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Selena Gomez's music video for "Back To You"will drop tomorrow, but fans already have a pretty good idea of its aesthetic and tone. Gomez has been teasing the video with photos posted to her social media accounts, which feature the song's lyrics as captions layered on top of the images.
But while many fans are eagerly anticipating her newest visual endeavor, others have pointed out a striking similarity between the photos Gomez has posted and the characteristic style of another artist.
the concept is stolen from sarah bahbah but wbk selena’s only one talent is stealing— wade wilson (@motleicrue) June 2, 2018
Though Bahbah's artwork has been displayed in major galleries from Los Angeles to New York City, she often posts her photos on Instagram, where she has garnered almost 550,000 followers — including celebrities like Katy Perry and Bella Thorne.
"Umm @selenagomez have you seen @sarahbahbah 's works? This is very very similar," reads a top comment with almost 5,000 likes on one of Gomez's posts.
"Like it's so clear...The style, the editing and even the captions. All of it just makes you think @sarahbahbah the second you look at these posts if you've been accustomed to Sarah's art for some time," wrote a critic on another post.
"This saddens me beyond relief. Why can't an artist support another artist instead of ripping off their craft? My head hurts for you @sarahbahbah," wrote another.
Hundreds of other comments strike a similar tone: "Why am I screaming @sarahbahbah at the top of my lungs 😂😂😂 at least say you were inspired by her fam. C'mooonnn;""kinda ripping off an artist where credit is due @sarahbahbah;""this is such a blatant ripoff of Sarah Bahbah it isn't even funny;""You literally could've just hired @sarahbahbah to do this lol."
While Bahbah has not explicitly agreed with these fans' allegations, she did post a photo to her Instagram story that acknowledged them. Bahbah wrote that "well over 2,000" people have sent her Gomez's photos.
It is not clear whether Gomez, who is the most followed person on Instagram, has ever seen Bahbah's work.
It may be worth noting, however, that Bahbah has collaborated with Gucci, while one of Gomez's best friends and favorite artists is noted Gucci ambassador Petra Collins, who directed Gomez's "Bad Liar" music video. Both women have also worked with Dylan Sprouse.
Naturally, Gomez's loyal fanbase has leaped to her defense. Some fans even took it upon themselves to reply individually to critics who commented.
Many have pointed out that it's difficult to claim that Gomez is "copying" or "ripping off" Bahbah, since the photographer does not have a monopoly on subtitles.
"I'm so sick of all you little s---- saying she copied that nobody Sarah bla bla that arrogant s--- didn't invent text on an picture she can't claim that's hers when it's been done so many times before and will be done many times after," one person commented on Instagram.
tumblr accs have been putting lyrics on pics since 2010 but go off I guess!— rosie ✨☁️👼🏼 (@tiredestangel) June 3, 2018
For adding subtitles? How old are yall LMAO— 🌿 (@heartbreakIena) June 3, 2018
Another top comment on a Gomez post prompted a discussion about what aspects of the photos are reminiscent of Bahbah's art.
"This is a rip off of @sarahbahbah 's work. She works incredibly hard and pours all of her heart and soul into her art and it is not fair for you to just make things that are exactly like hers but with not nearly as much effort," wrote user @cherry.grrl.
In response, user @melyssarueda pointed out that the "style has been done before" and Bahbah is not the "creator" of captions.
"I am well aware that the caption style has been created before, but that is not the only aspect of her art, it's the color schemes, the poses, facial expressions, the writing itself is hers," @cherry.grrl replied.
"It's not just captions," another commenter agreed. "The entire composition, coloring, lighting, and theme is blatantly taken from a much smaller artist to make a living. Obviously, people take inspiration from one another, but sarah bahbah should receive credit for creating and refining the style that 'influenced' these photos."
Neither Bahbah nor representatives for Gomez immediately responded to INSIDER's request for comment.
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Selena Gomez has had her fair share of controversies — especially when it comes to her visual works. She has been criticized for working with Woody Allen, accused of cultural appropriation, and is now being scrutinized for unoriginality.
To promote her newest music video for the single "Back To You," Gomez posted a series of photos on Instagram that some thought were suspiciously similar to another artist's characteristic photography style. The cinematic shots, featuring the song's lyrics as subtitles, were reminiscent of a photography series by 26-year-old Palestinian artist Sarah Bahbah.
Now that the "Back To You" visual has officially been released, it appears that Gomez actually drew inspiration from another source. The music video contains multiple direct parallels to Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 French film, "Pierrot le Fou"— though some have disagreed on whether it's paying homage or creating a shallow imitation.
The theatrical, dramatic tone of Gomez's teasers on Instagram bleeds into the video itself. The plot — which follows Gomez and a boyish love interest as they ditch a boring party, steal a car, and ostensibly try to escape reality — is both bizarre and dreamlike. The dialogue is communicated through yellow captions that pop up at the bottom of the screen.
As they prance around in a sunny field, reality catches up with the couple when they discover a “WANTED” poster featuring their faces. Gomez burns the evidence of their grand theft auto, the lovers squabble, they return to the party, and they decide to repeat the shenanigans all over again.
"Pierrot le Fou" is a romantic crime drama that belongs to the influential genre of the French New Wave. It follows an unhappily married man who decides to — you guessed it! — ditch a boring party, hop in a convertible, and run away with his ex-girlfriend.
The incompatible lovers get themselves into all kinds of shenanigans, though the film's ending is (no spoilers) a bit darker than I would've expected for Gomez's taste.
Nevertheless, Gomez's video, which was directed by Scott Cudmore, is saturated with Godard's quintessential filmmaking quirks: fragmented editing; characters breaking the fourth wall; melodramatic dialogue; a garish, primary color-focused palette; and cartoonish neorealism.
An Instagram account apparently belonging to Cudmore, though it's not verified, confirmed that the video is "Godard-inspired."
Cinemaphiles will immediately notice parallels, as the music video's opening visual directly mirrors the famous party scene in "Pierrot le Fou," both doused in deep, ever-changing colors.
The inane dialogue from side characters serves to highlight the shallow, bourgeois lifestyle that Pierrot wants to escape from. Gomez may be making the same statement about her experience as a celebrity.
Indeed, the characters in both appear to have similar motivations and intentions. Gomez and her romantic interest, as with Perriot and Marrianne, want to escape — but they also try to find themselves through the eyes of the other person. They commit crimes. They burn a car. They fall in and out of love.
"They are abandoned to their own devices," Godard has said of his film's protagonists. "They are inside both their adventure and themselves."
Naturally, Gomez fans are fawning over the "lovely homage."
omg Selena made a Pierrot Le Fou inspired music video.... she has taste— maria (@newromanhtics) June 5, 2018
Not much of a fan of Selena Gomez’s new music but all the Pierrot Le Fou references in her new music video is actually brilliant 😩— jasmine (@jsmnos) June 6, 2018
Others, however, are less impressed with the parallels.
"Shouldn't u credit or say something about the director that inspired you if this is supposed to be a homage?" one YouTube commenter wrote. "You can't just take artists' ideas and say u were inspired u have to acknowledge them."
"You guys are too young to get the visual/story references, the whole video is inspired by 'Pierrot le Fou,' Jean-Luc Godard's film, pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague of French Cinema. I mean, maybe lyrics are inspired by her relationship with [Justin Bieber], but c'mmon lets give credit to who deserves it," wrote another.
Impressive (adj.):— Margot Mitchell (@margotmitchelln) June 5, 2018
Selena Gomez shallowly homaging Pierrot Le Fou in her new music video and getting away with it like murder
Selena Gomez really out here tryna cop Jean-Luc Godard— ᴶᴼᴱ (@joebootywu) June 6, 2018
It's impossible to deny that Gomez pulled themes and aesthetics from New Wave cinema and Godard's artistic touch, but the fine line between inspiration and imitation will likely always be up for debate.
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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has died aged 61.
CNN reported that Bourdain was found in his hotel room on Friday morning and that suicide was the cause of death.
Just last week, Bourdain purchased a piece of artwork by John Lurie entitled, "The sky is falling, I am learning to live with it."
"The sky is falling, I am learning to live with it."— John Lurie (@lurie_john) May 30, 2018
Now in the collection of Anthony Bourdain. pic.twitter.com/AOMpxurOKI
Lurie said he was just becoming friends with Bourdain before his death.
The US artist expressed his disbelief and sadness in a string of devastated tweets on Friday morning.
oh no Anthony Bourdain— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2018
I can't believe this
We were just becoming friends. One of the few people I have been remotely interested in becoming friends with in years.— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2018
I am supposed to see him on Wednesday.
This is too fucked
fuck jesus fuck - this hurts— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2018
what are you supposed to do? I can't even breathe.— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2018
tweet about it?
fuck me man
please I dont want this to be true
Every single tweet is about Anthony Bourdain.— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2018
He was loved and respected in all directions.
My heart is twisting in my chest.
Tears are coming down my face.
And I am fucking furious with him.
Lurie added that despite his fame, Bourdain was down-to-earth and instantly likeable.
Anthony Bourdain walked into my home without a hint of ego.— John Lurie (@lurie_john) June 8, 2018
I loved him in seconds.
A truly decent man.
We needed him.
Bourdain was in France working on his CNN show "Parts Unknown" when he was discovered dead by his friend, French chef Eric Ripert.
"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said in a statement Friday morning.
"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.
A piece of Andy Warhol's artwork is among the latest items to be sold for cryptocurrencies.
The painting is Warhol's 1980 piece "14 Small Electric Chairs," and it's reportedly valued at around $5.6 million. Dadiani Fine Art, a London-based gallery headed up by art dealer and "crypto-economist" Eleesa Dadiani, plans to accept 49% of the painting's cost in exchange for bitcoin and ethereum.
Dadiani, who is known by her nickname "the Queen of Crypto," has previously overseen deals for luxury items like rare cars and fine art in exchange for cryptocurrencies. Dadiani's gallery, which began accepting cryptocurrencies last year, is among the first in the UK to accept digital currencies in exchange for art.
Dadiani has described her role in the cryptocurrency community as a "conduit between a new source of wealth and traditional dealerships."
The auction for the Andy Warhol painting will take place in a public online auction on June 20.
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Artist Grant Garmezy creates spectacular glass sculptures with amazing detail. Using reference pictures, he and his team recreate artistic designs of a variety of different animals.
Garmezy learned to blow glass while at Virginia Commonwealth University but had no intention of practising in the art initially.
Garmezy said: "Kind of before high school I was all about metal. Metalsmithing, jewellery making, sculpture. In the crafts department, I saw glassblowing, I was immediately drawn to it, just curious like, 'what was going on in this place?' I had never actually seen glassblowing before. It was just a magical dance that I just had to try".
Garmezy also sells his sculptures too, which can be found on his website.
Produced by David Ibekwe.
Matt Liston would like to publicly refute the claim that he is a "Cryptprophet." He'd also like to clarify that he is not the "Cryptsiah" or the "CryptChrist." ("I grew up Jewish," he points out.)
Despite being the originator of what may be the first blockchain-based religion, Liston is but a humble developer, and doesn't suggest to possess divine knowledge.
"It makes me uncomfortable to think about that," says Liston. "It seems inappropriate. If I'm claiming to start a religion, it's probably disingenuous if I claimed not to be a figure within the religion. But I don't like the sound of that."
Liston, who recently left his position as CEO of the blockchain project Augur amid a cloud of controversy, has spent the afternoon in Bodega Bay developing what he describes as "mechanisms for worship" for his new religious order, called 0xΩ (Liston pronounces this as "Zero Ex Omega"). The religion, which he unveiled along with artist Avery Singer at New York's New Museum last month, will present both a blockchain system for pre-established religions, and a new faith-based order of its own.
Singer has joined Liston to create the religious iconography for the project. At the New Museum, Singer presented a CGI art piece that she hopes will be used as 0xΩ's first sacred object. The circulation of this object, Singer suggested, might someday be used as "a form of prayer."
"We have this avatar I've created who is a narwhal with a doge head, a beret, tattoos, an infinity tail, an ethereum logo," Singer said at the New Museum as she muffled down laughter."There's tokens surrounding it. Anyways..."
Ask Liston what 0xΩ is about, or what this blockchain-based belief system plans to worship, and his answers range from rambling to slightly enigmatic.
"We're incentivizing mindsharing, and eventually mind upload to use consensus to form a structure of collective consciousness," he says. "And then, we'll elevate an individual interaction with a religious structure as a group participation in a collective consciousness where the structure itself is god."
Is Liston trolling us? Maybe.
"People are wondering, 'What the fuck is this?" Liston said."We're very self-aware of the how ridiculous the crypto industry is, and the fact that we've created the most out-there project possible. There's a little bit of self-referential mocking."
Singer, too, admitted that the project has invited skepticism from its potential acolytes.
"People seem to think it's a humorous project," Singer told me, her voice serious. "They're confused, and rightly so."
Liston said the similarities between religious belief and the evangelical fervor associated with cryptocurrencies inspired him to create a blockchain-based spiritual system.
"The store value of cryptocurrencies is solely dependent on how much other people believe they should have value," Liston said. "It's in this feedback loop of belief that operates like a religious system."
At the core, the project is centered on a use of the blockchain that Liston hopes will spearhead the technology's potential to enable artists. Liston envisions 0xΩ commissioning art through the blockchain similarly to the way the Catholic church has overseen ambitious artworks in the past.
"We want to bring in new types of thinking and push the boundaries for what the technologies can be used for," said Liston. "I'm obsessed and very driven by what these technologies can do, but I'm bored with it being a space that's dominated by engineers and finance people."
Straker is an Australian street artist who paints unique murals that appear to light up the streets. His pieces look just like real neon signs, but they are actually 2D and created using only spray paint and a special technique that makes them pop off the wall. We spoke with Straker about his work and watched him create one of his pieces. Following is a transcript of the video.
Straker: My name's Straker, I'm a graffiti artist from Perth, Australia. I'm best known for my neon style that replicates the look of neon signs using spray paint.
I started painting back in late '95 as a graffiti artist working mainly with lettering. I was painting a sports bar. I figured neon would be a fitting style. That kind of led to doing one kind of cheerleader piece. I liked the look of it, and then kind of kept going with it.
It always, for me, starts with like a black background. The best kind of surface for the neon style would be one that's flat. No brick mortar joints interrupting the flow.
I start by painting what becomes the reflection of the neon. Then layer that with the color, creating the glow. Then come back and do an offset outline, which becomes the kind of neon tube, so to speak. And then mist color back over the top to kind of finish it off.
Whenever I'm creating a neon piece, I'm doin' it true to how a neon sign maker would create it. You don't have an infinite length of line, you kind of have to think about if I were bending this, how would it work? So I like to, yeah, really kind of put myself in their shoe.
As far as planning a wall goes, I generally take a photo of the site that's it's gonna go, and more recently, been using the iPad where I then essentially do the same process, but just kind of like, finger painting on the tablet. It's almost like I'm spray painting, but just digitally.
This style is fast. I spend more time getting the design right than panting itself. I'm a fast painter though, you know, I grew up painting at nighttime under, you know, pressure. It takes about five to 50 minutes, I'd say, depending on colors and size.
I use a variety of materials when I'm painting, it all depends on the size of the wall. The bigger the wall, the more I'm gonna use bucket paint, rollers, anything to apply paint, you know? Getting clean lines with the spray can's a lot easier than it ever has been, due to the brands of paint made specifically for that kind of art. It really comes down to can control, how much you press that nozzle down.
I use as many fluorescent spray cans as possible to create my work. The downside to fluorescent colors is they fade really quickly, so the work has a pretty short life span when it's outdoors.
A lot of people always ask like, "Does it glow, does it glow, you know?" and I'm like, oh, no, it doesn't, but I guess that's kind of almost thinking it's real. And if you put a blacklight on these, they fully pop out and look like they're glowing. I think people are attracted to it, you know? It's designed to catch your eyes.
The mayor of a city in Belgium has had to warn people not to dig up its central square, after the authors of a book claim that part of a Renaissance masterpiece is buried underneath it.
A panel of the 15th century painting "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" disappeared from Ghent in 1934, and only a few clues were left behind. But on Friday, an engineer claimed that he had solved the riddle left behind after the disappearance.
Gino Marchal, co-author of "The Fourteenth Letter," claimed that the panel is hidden under a square in the Kalandeberg area of the city centre — where the mayor is now urging treasure hunters not to dig.
"Do not undertake anything yourself," mayor Daniel Termont told residents, according to Flemish newspaper De Standaard. "Please do not undertake anything yourself."
"That is work for the police and the public prosecutor's office."
Some have suggested that the announcement was a publicity stunt for the book, but Termont said that the public prosecutor's office "takes this theory very seriously."
"The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, is one of the most famous early Renaissance oil paintings.
It shows a host of Biblical figures, including Adam and Eve, John the Baptist, the Virgin Mary, and Jesus.
Attributed to Hubert and Jan van Eyck, the painting was finished in 1432, and spent most of its life in the St Bavo Cathedral, until the theft of two panels in 1934.
The 1934 theft was followed by a ransom demand for 1 million Belgian francs, which was never met.
During World War II, the Nazis took the remaining panels, but they were later recovered.
One of the two stolen panels was later returned as well, anonymously, but the final one has not been located.
Marchal's theory that the panel is buried nearby is based on one of 13 ransom notes found in the home of stockbroker Arsène Goedertier. The words "oiseau, arte, jean, nina, erpe and fourrure" (French for bird, art, Jean, Nina, Erpe, and fur) and the number 152 were found on the note.
Marchal claimed on Friday that he found locations related to four of these words, and that these locations were all 152 metres from a single point in Kalandeberg.
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In a surveillance video from Overland Park, Kansas, you can see a 5-year-old child trying to "hug" a work of art during a wedding reception at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. The statue quickly topples over, and luckily the child scrambles away without serious injury.
While no one was physically harmed, it turned out that the art, titled "Aphrodite di Kansas City" by the artist Bill Lyons, carried a $132,000 price tag, and the child's parents don't want to be held financially responsible.
Put an expensive fragile piece of art in a community center unprotected, then charge people $132,000 if a kid bumps it? Sounds like a set up. Threw a ball through a window? Sure, bill the parents a couple hundred. But this is a joke.https://t.co/G6wuWBboRD— 💀 (@dwntwnsean) June 17, 2018
The child's mother, Sarah Goodman (who you can see in surveillance footage sitting on a couch in the room where the incident happened), emphasized that her children were well-supervised and she should not be considered negligent under the common law in Kansas that holds parents responsible for supervision of minor children.
"It's clear accidents happen and this was an accident," Goodman told the Kansas City Star. "I don't want to diminish the value of their art. But I can't pay for that."
Those who share the parents' perspective wonder why such a hugely valuable work of art would be displayed without protective barriers around it. Unlike other pieces in the exhibition, the statue appeared to be unsecured and could have hurt the child as it fell.
All online debates aside, Overland Park, Kansas, the home of the community center, has filed an insurance claim that may compel the parents to pay up.
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Jim Carrey has taken his political drawings and criticism of President Trump to a new level.
In one of the actor and comedian's most scathing rebukes of Trump yet, Carrey tweeted a drawing on Tuesday that depicts Trump about to eat an immigrant baby. The drawing is a parody of Trump's book, "The Art of the Deal," which Carrey calls "The Art of the Meal." The drawing portrays Trump with fangs holding a baby's foot up to his mouth, about to "devour" it.
The caption reads: "'If the Democrats would just stop the Mueller investigation, build a wall, declare me a God and pass a special law allowing me to marry my hot daughter I wouldn’t have to devour these immigrant babies. It’s terrible what they’re doing. Obstructionists!'"
“If the Democrats would just stop the Mueller investigation, build a wall, declare me a God and pass a special law allowing me to marry my hot daughter I wouldn’t have to devour these immigrant babies. It’s terrible what they’re doing. Obstructionists!” pic.twitter.com/LgOejCxRTN— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 19, 2018
The drawing is a harsh commentary on the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy, which separates children from their parents who are attempting to cross the border into the US.
It's also Carrey's tenth political drawing this month, and it remains to be seen whether this one in particular will draw conservative backlash like other drawings have in the past. Carrey is regularly outspoken against Trump and Republicans, and frequently posts political drawings on Twitter that face criticism from conservatives.
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Adults aren't the only ones who have caused some serious damage to a number of famous places and landmarks.
Kids have been known to be just as destructive — whether by accident or not.
We rounded up nine incidents where children were accused of ruining everything from a piece of artwork to a famous landmark.
Keep scrolling for some stories that are sure to make you cringe, no matter if you're a parent or not.
A child was caught on camera knocking over a $132,000 statue, and his parents are being asked to pay for it.
Surveillance video captured footage of a child attempting to "hug" a piece of artwork during a wedding reception at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, in June 2018.
The statue, titled "Aphrodite di Kansas City" and created by the artist Bill Lyons, was worth $132,000 dollars. It fell to the ground after the child's attempted hug, and the community center has filed an insurance claim requiring the parents to pay for the damage.
A boy accidentally punched a hole in a $1.5 million 17th century painting after tripping in an art exhibit.
A 12-year-old boy tripped while exploring a Leonardo da Vinci-themed exhibit at the Huashan 1914 creative arts center in Taipei, in August 2015. Footage from inside the gallery shows the boy reaching out to catch himself, but instead punching his fist into a $1.5 million painting that was on display.
The painting, titled "Flowers," was created by Baroque artist Paolo Porpora and dated back to the 1600s. One of the exhibit's organizers told CNN that insurance would cover the cost of repairing the hole, meaning that the boy's family would not have to pay for the damage.
A child reportedly destroyed over $1,000 in makeup displayed in a Sephora store.
Sephora shopper and makeup artist Brittney Nelson shared a photo of an eyeshadow display that had been completely destroyed at one of the chain's locations in Augusta, Georgia, in November 2017. The display featured over $1,000 worth of Make Up For Ever eyeshadow. According to Nelson, the damage was done by a "small child."
Although she never saw the child actually wreck the display, Nelson told INSIDER that as she walked into the store, she passed a woman who was rushing her child out of the store. "The glittery footprints helped us decipher it was a tiny human," Nelson said.
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It's hard enough to get the perfect cat eye, but Pamela Tellez Coria is recreating Renaissance art with makeup on her own face.
The 20-year-old Mexican-American living in Atlanta started making makeup art after messing with her mother's makeup bag at the age of 14, she told INSIDER. She's since moved on to making eye portraits, several of which have gone viral and accrued thousands of followers on Instagram and Twitter. Earlier this month, she transitioned to working as a freelance makeup artist.
Her designs are inspired by famous paintings, artists, and photographs. Each one takes three to four hours to make.
"Growing up I dedicated a lot of my time to sketching and painting," Coria told INSIDER. "Once I graduated high school and took makeup seriously, I incorporated my talent into it."
“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” -Bob Ross I’ve been wanting to do this for the longest time! I remember learning about him and watching reruns of the joy of painting as a child. He always made painting look so effortless and fun. I could only hope to have as much patience as he does when it comes to creating masterpieces. May his sweet soul Rest In Peace. 🎨🖌💚 Lashes are Luminara by @rouge.and.rogue #bobross #art #makeupartist #atlmua
Coria said she uses inexpensive fine-detailed brushes normally intended for painting to get the details right. She's her own model.
⚜️St. Cecilia ⚜️ Here's a look I did inspired by stained glass and the patroness of musicians, Saint Cecilia. I was staring at my beautiful Saint and Sinner palette when this idea came to me! I couldn't be happier with how it came out. I missed doing makeup! Lashes: Lady Killer @rouge.and.rogue #kvdlook #katvondbeauty #stainedglass #saintandsinner
⚡️B O W I E ⚡️ This is definitely not my best work, but with all the love I got in my DMs I figured I'd share the actual work itself. I plan on recreating this on my next day off! (I did use an editing app to blend out the harsh lines I left in my foundation after going back in forth trying to fix the portrait) Details: @blackmooncosmetics lashes in Leo @katvondbeauty glimmer veil in Satellite + saint and sinner palette + alchemist palette @bhcosmetics take me back to Brazil palette
Her favorite of her own creations is her recreation of Frida Kahlo's "Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas."
"Frida has always been an inspiration to me growing up," Coria said. "She was the only artist I knew that I could relate to, being that we’re both female Mexican artists."
Autorretrato con Collar de Espinas • Frida Kahlo details 🍃 brows: @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina dipbrow pomade in Granite Frida portrait: @katvondbeauty @thekatvond lock-it concealer + shade+light contour + everlasting lip liner in Smiths + tattoo liner in Trooper + ink liner in Neruda + @blackmooncosmetics liquid lipstick in Grim cat,bird,leaves: @katvondbeauty everlasting liquid lip in witches + ink liner in Neruda + everlasting lip liner in Lemmy + metal matte palette #katvondbeauty #blackmooncosmetics #anastasiabeverlyhills #fridakahlo #art #eyeart #everlastinglipliner #crueltyfreebeauty
"He resonates with me immensely, and painting on my eye in the style that is unique to him made me feel as if I paid tribute to him in the best way possible," Coria said.
Vincent Van Gogh 🌻🎨 I hope you all enjoy this fun eye art portrait of Van Gogh. I’m doing my best to get back into posting consistently! What better way to start by finding inspiration in this remarkable artist? This was so fun to do, because there is no right or wrong way to follow his technique. And my products made me feel like I was doing an oil painting! Details💙 #katvondbeauty super brow pomade in Daffodil + Lemmy, concealer in L9 #anastasiabeverlyhills lip palette + clear brow gel #bhcosmetics take me back to Brazil palette #nyxcosmetics white liner #crvstallashes in Slayer
Despite her talent, Coria said she doesn't get much in-person recognition. Her biggest and most prominent audience, by far, is online.
"Sadly I’ve only gone to odd places like the gas station, pharmacy, and Walmart," Coria said. "I create most of my art around midnight after I get off of work! Those times I did go out in public my work left a lot of strangers impressed. Most of them saying it was the first they've seen anything like it! "
Unlike a proper canvas painting, Coria's work needs to be erased from her face at some point. But she said it's not that painful to wipe away her painstakingly created works of art.
"I know and understand that my art is not timeless," she said. "I get people telling me all the time to pick up a canvas instead of makeup, but I feel this is a more bittersweet and insane way to express myself."
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I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang in it.
We're picky about what we should hang on our walls. Neither of us wants to decorate our space with Van Gogh reproductions and movie posters. Like a lot of people, we want to decorate it with wall art and photos that mean something to us.
Recently, I stumbled across an answer to our problem in the form of a website called Grafomap that lets you design map posters of any place in the world.
You can make one of your hometown, your college town, your favorite travel destination, or the place where you got engaged or married — you're only limited by your imagination.
Once you enter your desired location, Grafomap takes you to its poster editor where you can further customize your location down the exact address or coordinates. After that, you can continue personalizing your map by adjusting, panning, and zooming the map exactly to your liking, adding or removing text, and selecting the size, frame, and orientation. Additionally, Grafomap has a variety of unique color themes to choose from (including Noir, Popart, Minimal, and Modern) that transform your map from just an ordinary map into a work of art you'll love displaying in your home.
My custom map poster of Sint Maarten took all of five minutes to create, and the finished product is undeniably cool. It's also very affordable. An 18"x24" print sets you back $49. If you want to get something a little bigger and that's ready to hang right out of the box it's shipped in, you can get a 24"x36" framed print for $168. (Full disclosure: I got to try the service for free.)
Learn more about how Grafomap's custom poster editor works below. And try it out for yourself here.
Start by selecting a location for your map poster. I chose Sint Maarten since my partner and I have been vacationing there together for years.
Once you enter your desired location, Grafomap takes you to its poster editor where you can continue personalizing your map by adjusting, panning, and zooming the map to your liking, adding or removing text, and selecting the size, frame, and orientation.
Grafomap's uses OpenStreetMap (OSM) open source geodata database to generate maps and Mapbox design filters to add a design on top of OSM data. This Mapbox service was developed for companies like AirBnB and Uber, but Grafomap is the first company to repurpose this tool for art.
I most enjoyed toggling between color themes. My favorites were Wheatpaste, Modern, and Popart.
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