Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/31~

Best known for the creation of the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers”, this artist was one of the pioneers of the Underground Comix movement.

This painter was only five years old when his father died and he grew up in Florence under the care of Il Bronzino, a family friend.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/31/may-31/

Memorial Day a Day For Remembering

Envisioning The American Dream

collage Vintage 60s 2 men toasting Memorial Day Barbecue and vintage illustration WWII soldier On Memorial Day we pay homage to all the soldiers who didn’t come home. To all those we lost in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi, and Afghanistan, this Buds for you!

Memorial Day has the word “memorial” for a reason

More than a Monday spent at beaches, backyard barbecues and blockbuster movies, Memorial Day is the day we remember and honor those who died serving our country.

Unlike Veterans Day it is not a celebration; it was intended to be a day of solemn contemplation over the high cost of freedom.

Come together

In this time of divisiveness and polarization, of spectacle and mud-slinging, it is more than ever important to stop, come together, and remember those who have given their all.

Today we pay homage to all the soldiers who didn’t come home.

We Must Remember This

vintage ad wwII nash kelvinator illustration soldiers Vintage ad 1944 Illustration Fred Luderkens

During WWII the grimness of…

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May 29, 1913: Premiere of “Le sacre du printemps”

The riot turned the work into a symbol of all that modernist art was supposed to be: a break with tradition and a thumb in the eye of bourgeois taste. Yet for quite some time scholars have called into question the size, the ferocity, and the immediate effects of what definitely was a disturbance on opening night. Did old women hit bohemians with their parasols? Perhaps. Did Stravinsky leave his seat in the theater out of fear? Perhaps, but only to watch backstage. And he did manage to appear for four or five curtain calls at the evening’s end—a detail not often marked in accounts of the riot?… Did the police come at all?  It is unclear.

But the extent to which this disturbance counts as a riot really is beside the point, as is the question of what actually happened that night. What matters most is that whatever it was, it never happened again. Spring Fever~ http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/07/11/spring-fever/

A Reconstruction Of ‘The Rite Of Spring”, 2013~  http://artery.wbur.org/2013/03/15/rite-of-spring
Biographical background~ http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~tan/Stravinsky/biography.html

Vermont Studio Center

mill_square_autumnThe largest international residency program in the US, VSC hosts more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.

VSC holds three annual fellowship deadlines: February 15th, June 15th, and October 1st. They also offer occasional special fellowships at other times. Fellowship applications open approximately 6 weeks in advance of each deadline; during those periods, their current fellowship offerings will be listed on their site.

http://vermontstudiocenter.org/

 

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/29~

What photographer provided a respectful portrait of the rural culture and craftspeople of the Appalachian Mountains and the Gullahs of South Carolina?

What painter, known for her incisive self-portraits, began as an artist by taking children’s art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago at age eight?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/29/may-29/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/28~

This painter and his wife, also an artist, designed and furnished the interior of their house with their own textiles, decorations, and painted furniture; today it is one of the most visited places in Sweden.

This painter (born in Utah to Japanese parents) was arrested and sent to detention camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor, where he began to draw with pen and ink and pastels provided by the American Red Cross.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/28/may-28/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/26~

What Flemish-born Baroque painter was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, going on to become a professor and later the rector?

What contemporary ceramist is noted for his ability to work in porcelain and overglaze enamels with infinite patience and dexterity?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/26/may-26/