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Friday, May 22nd 2015

11:22 PM

From Velazquez to van Gogh,.... Amazing works of art!

Willemina van Gogh



Oil painting of Vincent van Gogh's sister Will, and with this drawing below on the backside of the canvas.

   On the back of this painting that you might call a Vincent van Gogh Drawing.

Velazquez portrait of himself and his Wife on wood panel.

You can see a partial part of the Cog painting of a large Mark Bangerter painting in my collection.

Velazquez portrait of himself and his Wife on old drapery type material. You don't believe this material is old?  Well I have proof in just words my friends. You can take some existing treads fraying from the materials edge,.. lets say about 5 inches long. fold in about 1/4 inch folds through the whole five inches doubling the tread size about 15 to 20 times int about a quarter inch long. You take this little wound up ball of string in both your thumbs and forefingers,... twist the ball into two parts, roll those two parts around in your thumbs and forefingers and it turns into a powder as it falls to the floor.

Velazquez & Wife from above.
Only a court painter such As Velazquez could or would be able to add gold flakes into his clear varnishes to create a gold flake paint back in the 17th century. He painted the same time period as Rembrandt painting in Holland.  Everything one can imagine was at the court painters disposal while painting for king Phillip forth of Spain. I could actually show you the Craqulars in the paint that actually take centuries to form unless you bake them in by a high temp oven, but I'm not going to right now.


An un-known supposed Spanish woman from a Velazquez book but I'd say she is a well reformed lady of the courtesan trade of Italian decent the same time period as Pope Innocent the X of Rome. 

Isn't It amazing how Powerful people can rewrite history?

 What marvelous journeys and trips these artists put us on, and especially Velazquez when taking his trips to paint important portrait for his King.  Women has always been the intriguers of men, all the way back to Eve.  It is like Pope Innocent the X of Rome saying about Velazquez's ways of painting,.... that he dare tell more about him than he wanted known.

I hope that you all have enjoyed this little trip that I've tried to put you on!


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Thursday, May 7th 2015

11:53 AM

Mark Bangerter painting in Oakland,... John Marin in Rio de Janeiro.

Mark my artist friend when painting in Oakland or San Fransisco Bay.

John Marin original watercolor painted in Rio de Janeiro.

I had gave this painting to Mark and he gave it back to me a couple of years before he passed away.

JMarin28,.....not Sally,... got it?

Rio de Janeiro

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Wednesday, May 6th 2015

12:51 PM

Vincent van Gogh's Drawing of the Venus De Milo

This is one of two drawings of Vincent van Gogh's pencil drawing of the Venus of Milo, and were done just as the ones which were mark with heavy crossed hatching line of a crayon scrawling through them by his drawing teacher Siberdt.

In these two drawings of the Venus of Milo Eugeen Siberdt would've been struck by the breadth of her hips and by her exaggerated belly lines of what he would probably feel was an essential characteristic in distorting her in just the same way as he did in Vincent's other copies of Millet's Sowers and Dela Croix's Good Samaritan.

When Siberdt saw these drawings of his he slashed them with strokes of his crayon in a fit of anger. It was then that Vincent could not control his own anger and flew into a rage: "so you bastards don't know what a young woman is like, God damn you! A woman's body must have hips, buttocks and pelvis's in which she can hold a child.

A lot of you should know from earlier posts what the belly, hips and buttock represents in this drawing of the Venus of Milo and if not I'll remind you

The Proud Graduate of his drawing class.


The Graduates,.... standing there so proud of himself with his hand on his hip and his elbow pointing right at you.

Vincent probably thinking,.... "Oh the teachers will surely be proud of me",... when and if they see in this drawing that I'm a proud graduate of their drawing class. I made a drawing similar in my drawing class at B.S.U. of Christ carrying his cross and while being critiqued by a young gal, she said I was trying to copy the old masters. lol



This is the other of the two drawings of Vincent's pencil drawing of the Venus of Milo, and were done just as the ones which were mark with a crossed heavy hatching lines of a crayon scrawled through them by his art drawing teacher Siberdt.

In This drawings of the Venus of Milo Eugeen Siberdt was struck again by the breadth of her hips and the exaggerated lines having her sitting on that stump or whatever holding something precious. He saw while distorting her in this way she was just the same as he had done in his other copies of Millet's, and Dela Croix's. Victor Hageman another of his art teacher had said, "this beautiful Greek Goddess had become a robust Flemish matron".

When Siberdt saw these, he again slashed them with strokes of his crayon in anger. It was then that Vincent could not control his own anger and flew into a rage: "so you don't know what a young woman is like, God damn you! This was his farewell to the academicians at the Antwerp Academy the experts say.

I'd say myself what Vincent was trying to tell these academicians in this work of art was exactly as he had told them. "A woman's body must have hips, buttocks and pelvis's in which she can hold a child". This would be very difficult for anyone of you to see without a little guidance from myself. This drawing of a woman is in fact holding her little one wrapped in a baby blanket as she is kissing the child's forehead while her own head is representing by flowers in her own bonnet or hair. What an imagination I must have?



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Saturday, May 2nd 2015

2:37 PM

Van Gogh Morphed video

Click the video below to be mortified.  Now maybe some with see what I mean. You try and do painting like that yourselves! I'm talking about you painting your works of art,... morphing them to see if your own name like Vincent van gogh's goes floating through your whole painting like his name does!

Cheers!   van Rijn van Gogh 

Oops, I mean vanrijngo


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Friday, April 24th 2015

11:38 AM

European Museum of a unknown painting

Jesus Christ,  super Star!
European Museum of a unknown painting that they wanted help from anyone who could help with authentication purposes, then refused to except it,... I can't believe it.
 CanUCJudasKissingJesus.jpg picture by vanrijngo 
Imagine to yourselves this being the red robe of Judas while he is holding Jesus by the back of his neck. You see his own betraying hand that picked up those thirty pieces of silver,.. who is now kissing Jesus on his cheek.  Just look at this top picture as being an extention of the red material just below in the bottom picture painted in 1632 I say painted by Rembrandt van Rijn.  Amazing wouldn't you agree?
 AnonMysterySubjectWarsawNationalMus.jpg picture by vanrijngo
That's him,... get him! he the one who betrayed our Lord Jesus Christ for thirty pieces of silver! He kissed Jesus upon his cheek betraying him by showing the solders who Jesus was, and was the caused of Jesus being crucified,.... get him, don't let that beastly bastard get away!
 AnonMysterySubject1632TheAscensionR.jpg picture by vanrijngo  AnonMysterySubjectportraitofRHL-2.jpg picture by vanrijngo
The experts say "NO", this doesn't say 1632,... for they see a leg on that number we know as a two.  I thought of telling them "No" that so-called leg of your 2 is the leg of the letter D in Rembrandt's name but didn't want to cause anymore confusion.
MVC-050S.jpg picture by vanrijngo
DamienHirsch.jpg image by vanrijngo  09hirst1-190.jpg image by vanrijngo  09hirst-600.jpg image by vanrijngo
6a00c22520bd7a8e1d00c22521ae2c8fdb-.gif image by vanrijngo 
Hear laughing at you,.... you bunch of Dutch formaldehyde swimming sheep!  It took a artist like Damien Hirst Art UK Britain Skull diamond to put you blind experts in your place.
In considering Damien Hirst an great artist who has helped tremendously in bring you art experts down to where you all belong,... you might as well take a trip behind these doors of Rodin' Gates of Hell,... who most you experts back then didn't think Rodin was a good artist either.
I myself will venture to say most experts of supposed artist foundation and fine art auctions houses and galleries have just about seen their own day come and go as far as I'm concerned. I say in the near future, anyone putting their total faith, trust and reliance in any of these supposed experts say-so and determinations on any supposed works by the masters is barking up a wrong tree and could very much be throwing their hard earned cash to the wind. This all depending on the reliability of the sellers. 
Basically what the experts happens to come up with on their own, without computer science scanning technology, let's say data from computer program to coincide with all the artist's own idiosencracies will confirms everything about who the artist may in fact be.  Sometimes then it more than likely will not be excepted as that high dollar work of art.  On any given day of any particular scanned pieces of art work from masterful artists not being confirmed by these methods, more than likely will have nothing confirming as far as anything proven authentic for a future sale. You may just have a piece that was considered high dollar value by  so-called art experts.
This unfortunitely is what I believe the art world of ours have came to in this 8 billion dollar a year business.  With all this supposed corruption going on, and mostly considered being caused MFA experts supposedly being duped, who I'd say are more interested in dollar signs than what they most likely are looking at.  Myself I'd say they have made many mistakes in the past by mostly excepting copies as the originals, by copiers, ones able to fool the MFA experts for their own bank account and possibly of the ones of the so-called MFA experts putting their own credentials on the line.
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Friday, April 24th 2015

10:42 AM

Regarding What?

Experiences Regarding What?

by Bob


One of RHL's signatures 1632

another signature 1632

Another signature 1632

Get that dude warring that red robe,.. rip his damned head off that betraying SOB.  Just imagine setting this picture of Christ in His supposed red robe on top of that red drapery material in the above picture. Now wouldn't that give the painting a better name?

"The Kiss of Betrayal" showing Judas in his own red robe holding the back of Jesus' neck line as he is kissing Jesus on His cheek.

Judas saying to the solders,... here take back these thirty pieces silver, I don't want them, for I've betrayed thy Lord thy God!  This is the image that is kissing Jesus in the second picture above as Judas is betraying Christ by kissing Him on his cheek to show the solders who claims to be the King and our Lord Jesus Christ.   .

Reincarnation, truth or myth? What do I think?

I think is real, it's true,.. it's not a fake like so many other thing in this MFA world of ours. Now, you take MFA artist's,... not many of them would be able to tell you this. Why? Because they do not know this for sure, they haven't any proof, or it would have been known for centuries now,... or just maybe it is known. Quite possibly in these secret societies that subsequently we are told do not exist.

Yes, I very well could have been A couple of pea-brained artists that I have come to know quite well.  I have two artist friends that sometimes have a tendency to believe me when I tell them this, but have a real hard time believing when I tell them who painted some of my collection. I don't think Vincent really knew or maybe whether or not he really cared, but he always said he knew Rembrandt quite well in all of his letters to his Brother Theo.

Let's take the book RvR 1642 and read it, read certain parts again, over and over. It will reveal secrets of the past that will astound you. Even though this book was written from a lost family diary discovered in an old sea going chest, it has always been considered a book of myths by the historian and MFA experts.

This book was written by an author with the same family name of van Loon as the diary's author. He had no idea what was really being revealed, other than his great-great grand father, ten time removed did happen to get rather involved with a Dutch artist called Rembrandt. It is rather ironic what had started this acquaintance between the good doctor and Rembrandt the artist. This little incident is partially what I myself use as my own proof that reincarnation does in fact really exist.

The truth is that the good Dr. got so rapped up in this artist Rembrandt, that the Dutch communities through out our history had and has continued to mock and to hate this Dutch artist even calling this book of Van Loons a book of myths. What these supposed experts have really done, while not really understanding or seeing what this artist had done and was capable of doing, managed over the centuries of ripping apart Rembrandt's complete oeuvre. It continues today with new experts and older ones dying off while coming to more of the same conclusions of reducing his oeuvre more so now than ever before. They the so-called MFA experts will have him down in history as just being a print maker pretty soon while having no real idea what this particular artist had been able to achieved in creating art.



"The Woman At the Well"

This painting above is of a family known quite well by Rembrandt. The working mother represented by the woman at the well in the shadows just as one of her customers is leaving. She is putting what was traded away for safe keeping,... no less right there in front of her kids.

"The Deadly Fight"

This is where the guardsman  in front of the beggerman shot this man in red with his blunder bust he is pointing at him causing him to jump about three feet in the air before falling dead.  Rembrandt was drawing this as this fight was happening. You can see him in the left hand corner of this painting as van Loon and a French Count friend of his observed this happening from a nearby tavern.  This was attributed to some other Frenchman as the painter other than the rightful painter being Rembrandt.

as yet unattributed Flemish painting in Warsaw

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Friday, April 24th 2015

10:05 AM

Art forgers have been busy with what lies beneath


Art forgers: What lies beneath

Forgers have been conning the art world for generations - but now a new detection system can spot even the best fakes, says Jimmy Lee Shreeve


Wednesday, 3 September 2008

According to European police estimates, as much as half the art in circulation on the international markets may be forged. And a fair number of fakes go under the hammer in London auction rooms too, which is why Scotland Yard now has a specialist art and antiques unit. Art forgery has become so common that hardly a year goes by without a big story breaking of how the art experts have been duped.  

Last year it was the so-called "Bolton forgers", the father, mother and son team who hit the news after conning enormous sums out of the art world and museums selling fake sculptures, artefacts and paintings. The kitchen and garden shed of their council house in Greater Manchester doubled as one of the most prolific, and successful, art forgery studios in the world. When the arts and antiques squad raided the property in March 2006, they could hardly believe their eyes. "There were blocks of stone, a furnace for melting silver on top of the fridge, half-finished sculptures, piles of art books and a bust of Thomas Jefferson in the loft," recalls DC Ian Lawson from the unit.

It is thought that the family of forgers – George Greenhalgh, 84, his wife Olive, 83, and son Shaun, 47 – made about £2m from their scams, while claiming welfare benefits. They came unstuck when they tried to sell the British Museum an ancient Assyrian relief, having become overconfident after off-loading an Egyptian sculpture for nearly £500,000 in 2003. Errors in the cuneiform script – basically spelling mistakes – alerted the already suspicious museum staff, who immediately called Scotland Yard.

In 2006, Robert Thwaites, a 54-year-old artist with no formal training and failing eyesight, was sentenced to two years in prison for selling forged oil paintings by Victorian artist John Anster Fitzgerald, famous for his macabre fairy scenes. He operated for nearly five years – between 1999 and 2004 – before police nabbed him. Thwaites sold one of his fakes for £20,000 to Rupert Maas, a gallery owner and art specialist for the BBC's Antiques Roadshow. So convincing was Thwaites' work that Maas was able to sell it on for three times the price he paid for it. Gallery owner Christopher Beetles was also taken in, paying more than £100,000 for another of Thwaite's forgeries.

New technology, however, could put a stop to art forgers' scams. Earlier this year, scientists Joris Dik and Koen Janssens used a new technique to scan Vincent van Gogh's painting Patch of Grass, which was completed in Paris in 1887. After bombarding the picture with high intensity x-rays from a particle accelerator, they revealed a hidden portrait of a peasant woman. Because he was so poor, Van Gogh often reused his canvases (experts believe roughly a third of his works hide a second painting underneath).

Art historians have used x-rays for years to authenticate paintings and see what, if anything, lies underneath the main picture. But the results were in black and white and were usually fuzzy. The new method, however, provides far more detailed images of what lies beneath old masters, which could have major implications for the detection of fraudulent artworks. As one expert points out: "Now forgers will have to paint the underneath picture on the canvas before painting the forgery."

Dik, a materials scientist from Delft University in the Netherlands, and Janssens, a chemist from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, wrote about their technique in a recent edition of the journal Analytical Chemistry. They explained that the powerful x-ray bombardment caused atoms to emit "fluorescent" x-rays of their own, which highlighted the chemicals they originated from. This allowed the researchers to produce a colour map of the concealed picture.

"We visualised in great detail the nose, the eyes, according to the chemical compositions," says Dik. The scanning of the hidden portrait took two full days to complete. A long and protracted process, but a small price to pay if it can help thwart the art forgery scammers whose collective criminal enterprises are thought to be worth billions of pounds every year.

But the jewel in the crown when it comes to identifying the fakes from the real McCoy has been developed by scientist James Z Wang and his teams at Penn State and Princeton universities. The researchers used high-resolution, grey-scale scans of 101 paintings either by Van Gogh or done in his style. Eighty-two of these paintings had consistently been shown to have been by the Dutch painter, while six were long known to have been painted by others. Experts haven't yet been able to agree on the remaining 13.

The researchers took 23 out of the 82 authenticated works because they represented different periods of Van Gogh's life, during which his style changed. These were used to "train" the image analysis software in the nuances of Van Gogh's painting technique. Small areas of the paintings were then scanned and taken for individual analysis – the idea being to identify recurrent brush stroke patterns, texture and other features to create a mathematical model of the great artist's style. The remaining 78 pictures could then be set against the model and tested for authenticity.

The system proved promising. Two known Van Goghs, The Plough and the Harrow and Wheatfield with Crows, were run through the first level of the process. Using a standard measure of brush strokes, the software revealed that, out of the other paintings, a work depicting the sea at Saintes-Maries most resembled them. But this painting was a fake commissioned or sold by German art dealer Otto Wacker. However, when the image analysis system was intensified, the greater level of detail showed that the Wacker forgery was different to the genuine Van Goghs and must have been painted by someone else.

None of this could be seen with the naked eye. But according to Princeton University's Shannon M Hughes, a PhD student of electrical engineering working on the project, the computer revealed what she calls "wobbles".

"If someone was trying to copy someone else's work, you can imagine that he or she is probably painting more slowly, more tentatively," she explains. "As the painter speeds up and slows down during a brush stroke, he might deposit varying amounts of paint, whereas Van Gogh's own works revealed no such pauses."

In other words, Van Gogh's style was natural to him – he'd spent years developing it – whereas a copyist is going to give their trail away by being more hesitant because, no matter how proficient they are with a brush or pencil, the style is not natural to them.

Despite their undoubted success, Dr Wang and his team are still working to perfect their techniques. "Computerised image-processing systems should get better at detecting forgeries the more they can learn about artists' techniques and styles," he says.

Dr Wang and his team are also using other wavelengths, including ultraviolet, to analyse more of Van Gogh's brushwork. Once their system is perfected, the multi-billion pound art forgery industry could find itself feeling the pinch. Unless, of course, the forgers find ways to dupe the authentification technology, which is always a possibility...

Artistic licence: famous fakers

*Han van Meegeren (1889-1947)

Van Meegeren was a Dutch painter who focused on faking the works of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). Van Meegeren's most famous Vermeer fake, 'The Disciples at Emmaus', for example, was proclaimed authentic by the eminent art historian Abraham Bredius in 1937, and then sold for $6m (£3.3m). Van Meegeren's activities came to light after he was arrested for selling one of his "Vermeers" to Hermann Goring. After being found guilty of forgery, he died of a heart attack before his one-year prison sentence could begin.

*Elmyr de Hory (1906-1976)

De Hory was a Hungarian-born painter who, for three decades, used his extraordinary talent to forge masterpieces from some of the world's greatest artists, including Picasso, Vlaminck, Chagall, Toulouse-Lautrec, Dufy, Derain, Matisse, Degas, Bonnard, Laurencin and Modigliani. Not only did his fakes go for the highest prices on the art markets, but he managed to elude Interpol and the FBI for most of his criminal career.

*John Myatt (1945-)

Myatt is a British artist generally considered to have been the greatest art faker of the 20th century. According to police estimates, Myatt painted about 200 forgeries (including fakes of works by Renoir, Picasso and Modigliani), delivering them to an associate who sold them to London auction houses and to dealers in Paris and New York. Scotland Yard detectives arrested him in 1995. Since his release from prison in 2000 (having served four months of a one-year sentence), Myatt has made a successful career as an artist in his own right and his paintings now sell for up to £50,000.


This is what I (vanrijngo) have to say about who they think and believe  faked 1/2 of the paintings in circulation in this international art market.  I say these works of art should including the one in museums, artist foundations, elite private collections and one lock up in bank vaults through out this whole world.  These few known art forgers who have been exposed and totaling up all their copies together would not account for 1% of the copies now considered to be fake.  It is not hard to come to these figures when you figure 50% of the works in the international market being fake. 

In quality control involving any type in all manufacturing businesses of any corporation, this percentage of being wrong or as they say being duped would constitute for a complete failure rating on their part and warrant every last one of them to be put up for dismissal. Any one of these so-called experts  who made any of these bad judgement errors as for being duped should get their full recognition. 

How in the world can some of these MFA experts with all of their own involvements with these supposed artist foundations and there expertise get it so wrong?  Well, I'll tell you, it's all about protecting and saving their own ass and their colleagues.  It's like saying that there is only one expert in this world from the RRP who could tell us if it's a Rembrandt or not. The same as the Russell museum telling everyone there only one who can authenicate a C.M. Russell and he's about ready to die.  Who the hell do these MFA people think they are kidding.

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