Art

In the Dutch town of Eindhoven, artist Daan Roosegaarde has paid homage to its most famous resident, Vincent Van Gogh, by creating a glowing bike path that relies on solar-powered LED lights and interprets his classic painting Starry Night.

Andy Bally

The San Antonio Potter’s Guild is about to hold their annual Clay Festival.  First, in case you don’t know who they are, here’s Linda Perez to explain.

“The Potter’s Guild is a group of ceramic enthusiasts who mostly are potters, or, ceramic artists in the greater San Antonio area.”

They have an event coming up — the Clay Festival.

“We do! It will be held Nov. 22, in conjunction with the San Antonio Museum of Art. Museum members, and children 12 and under, are free, and non-members will pay $5.”

Admission to the Clay Festival also gets you into the museum.

It's fall auction season in New York, and two Andy Warhol silkscreens are on the block at Christie's. One is of Elvis Presley — it's called Triple Elvis; the other is Four Marlons — as in Marlon Brando. In the late 1970s, a German casino bought both works for $185,000. This time around, they're expected to fetch more than $100 million. Andy Warhol's estate won't see any of that money: Unlike musicians or novelists, visual artists don't earn future royalties. But that may be about to change.

David Blancas

Apparently completed in just two days, a large mural at Harlandale High School is getting a lot of attention. There's a story behind the mural, and it starts with this guy.

“My name is David Blancas. I’m a local visual artist and muralist.”

The Principal of Harlandale asked him to create a mural.

“They had a really fantastic, I thought, canvas.”

The mural is in a public reception area at the school and Blancas was asked to create something specific to the history of the south side, where the high school is.

At a small exhibit at the Historical Museum of Crete, a visiting artist gazes at an early religious painting by El Greco.

"The Baptism of Christ" is a vividly colored, two-dimensional, egg tempera-on-panel work from the second half of the 16th century. But it already showed hints of the style that would later make him one of the Western world's most famous painters.

Sophia Vorontzova, a Russian artist now living in Germany, calls it his "signature in art."

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