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  • Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
    A fascinating and highly entertaining look at one of the most important families of the Renaissance era--the Medici.
  • Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)
    Sister Wendy - The Complete Collection (Story of Painting / Grand Tour / Odyssey / Pains of Glass)

    “Sister Wendy Beckett has transformed public appreciation of art through her astonishing knowledge, insight and passion for painting and painters.” This set includes Sister Wendy's Story of Painting, Sister Wendy's Odyssey, and Sister Wendy's Grand Tour. Simultaneously delightful and scholarly--this is a must have for anyone interested in art history.

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    When British stencil artist Banksy traveled to Los Angeles to work, he came across obscure French filmmaker Thierry Guetta and his badly organized collection of videotapes involving the activities of graffiti artists. Inspired, Banksy assembled them with new footage to create this talked-about documentary, and the result is a mind-boggling and odd film (so strange as to be thought a hoax by some) about outsider artists and the definition of art itself.
  • The Impressionists
    The Impressionists
    A dramatization of the Impressionist movement as seen through the eyes of Claude Monet. Highly entertaining and informative.
  • The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution
    A very personal and revealing look at the personalities that created Impressionism.

Entries in Murals (4)


Happy End of Summer, Everyone!

Thomas Hart Benton - “City Building” (from “America Today” - 1930-31) - Distemper, egg tempera, and oil glaze on linen - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY (click photo for larger image)What About Art? Wishes All of Our Visitors A Fun and Safe Labor Day Weekend. We’ll be back on Monday, September 12th.


Giant Barry McGee Mural in Brooklyn

Barry McGee's Brooklyn Mural from Jason Schmidt on Vimeo.

 Barry McGee - Mural - The mural features many of McGee’s signature characters and pseudonyms.

San Francisco street artist Barry McGee recently painted a “dazzling 96 by 67 foot mural on the side of the Mark Morris Dance Center, in Brooklyn, NY.


McGee is known under a number of monikers--and is known for continually surprising people with his creations.


New M-City Mural in Bologna, Italy

Mariusz Waraz, aka M-City, Mural in Balogna (click photo for larger image)It’s so good to know that the mural remains alive and well! Polish artist, Mariusz Waraz, aka M-City, has just completed a large mural in Bologna, Italy for an event titled “Frontier.” This piece is another one of the artist’s mechanical/architectural visions, consisting of an immense amount of detail and a giant crank.



Mural Locator

Marvin Plummer, Jazz Alley. This 12′x100′ mural portrays 5 contemporary Jazz musicians that have frequented Kuumbwa Jazz Center in downtown Santa Cruz. (click photo for larger image)Mural Locator is a simple to use web tool that helps people locate murals around the world. The growing database of locations, photos, and documentation on Mural Locator brings murals and mural artists to a larger audience.

Murals can easily be submitted to the site and have comments made about them. This creates a forum for artists and viewers to communicate and connect.