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On one of the best twitter accounts there is, Canadian Paintings

The twitter account devoted to Canadian Paintings is one of the best twitter accounts there is. Several times a day it will tweet out a great Canadian painting from artists famous and not so famous. It covers such a range of paintings too. Some days they will have something painted recently, other days something from decades ago. There are paintings from men and women, all regions, all eras, and just about every group of people in Canada you can imagine. I just love it.

Someone finally wrote about the account, and you can find it here: Canadian Paintings tunes out the noise of social media with its contemplative feed of visual art – Winnipeg Free Press

(Image from the Free Press article).

 

 

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The Art of Emily Bickell (and where you can get it)

One of my favorite artists is Emily Bickell, largely for her paintings of water, which I think are sublime. You can get affordable print versions of them here:  Traces Art Print by emilybickell | Society6.

Better still, you can get affordable original versions of them here: Art Interiors.

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The story behind JFK’s official presidential portrait


I’ve always loved and admired¬† JFK’s Official White House Portrait. I found it intriguing, too. After reading the “Story of Aaron Shikler’s Posthumous Painting of John F. Kennedy”, I found it even more so.¬† Fans of the work or JFK will want to read that piece.

Own the beauty of Vermeer

Vermeer painting
Or at least a high resolution image of Vermeer by going here:

Download All 36 of Jan Vermeer’s Beautifully Rare Paintings (Most in Brilliant High Resolution) | Open Culture

Open Culture has lots of great links, including at the bottom of the Vermeer one, mentioned above. Open Source is good; so is Open Culture.

(Image linked to on the Open Culture page)