Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/29~

What 16th century Venetian painter had an inscription in his studio that read “Michelangelo’s design and Titian’s Color”, seeking as he did to produce the compositional methods of Michelangelo while using the coloring of Titian?

What 17th century Italian artist’s practice of painting directly from posed models violated the idealism of Renaissance theory by establishing that painting could be an extension of everyday experience?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/29/september-29/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/28~

Which French academic artist was the most popular portrait painter of his day, exhibiting at the Paris Salon for the first time in 1844 and appointed professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1864, where he taught until his death?

Which painter, who moved to New York in 1950 as he was dissatisfied with the Japanese contemporary art scene, was the first Japanese-American artist working in the abstract-expressionist style to receive international acclaim?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/28/september-28/

Halka Art Residency

halka art residency is located in a 3 floor historical Moda house with 3 private rooms, co-shared areas and a small recreational garden.

While the organization is responsible to provide a private room for each artist, the studios, the kitchen and the bathroom facilities are co-shared. Internet connection and a weekly general maintenance are also provided by the organization.

halka art project is a non-profit, independent art initiative, formed in May 2011 by  İpek Çankaya and Sezgi Abalı Attal with the participation of their friend Ayşe Kâya without depending any institutional or corporate sponsorship.

Location: istanbul, Turkey  •  No application fee  •  Deadline: Ongoing

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More information via Halka Art

Winsor McCay: Born September 26, 1867?

WinsorMcCayBiography~ http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/mccay.htmLittleNemo
Winsor McCay: His Life and Art: San Francisco Silent Film Festival~ http://www.silentfilm.org/archive/winsor-mccay-his-life-and-art
Dream of the Rarebit Fiend~ http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-century-old-comic-strip-devoted-to-cheese-fueled-nightmares
Little Nemo in Slumberland~ http://www.gocomics.com/little-nemoTime


9 Films of Winsor McCay~
http://mentalfloss.com/article/54989/beyond-gertie-9-films-winsor-mccay

Esphyr Slobodkina: Born September 22, 1908

Esphyr Slobodkina~ artist, author, and illustrator

Esphyr Slobodkina was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 1908. The youngest of five children, Slobidkina’s family left there home in 1919 and moved to Vladisvastok to avoid the Russian Revolution.

Slobodkina immigrated to New York in 1928 using a student visa and began attending the National Academy of Design…Over time, she grew to enjoy a composition class taught by muralist Arthur Sinclair Covey (1877-1960). Through his teachings, she met painter and fellow student Ilya Bolotowsky (1907-1981), whom she married in 1933…Bolotowsky encouraged Slobodkina to evolve her Impressionist style toward abstraction, which would become her primary genre…Slobodkina and her husband amicably divorced in 1938.

She had a significant career change after meeting children’s author Margaret Wise Brown. The two women became fast friends, and Slobodkina began illustrating Brown’s books, beginning with her Big and Little series and continuing until Brown’s death in 1952. In 1940, Slobodkina published her most famous children’s book, Caps for Sale, which “pioneered the use of contemporary abstract forms in children’s books”…Slobodkina [also] maintained an active painting and sculptural career.

The Slobodkina Foundation, an organization designed to promote free programs, scholarships, readings and performances of Slobodkina’s children’s books was created in 2000…Slobodkina died in 2002 in Glen Head, New York at the age of 93.
http://origin.www.sullivangoss.com/artists/esphyr-slobodkina-1908-2002

Slobodkina Foundation: Honoring the Life and Work of Esphyr Slobodkina

Esphyr Slobodkina’s books

 

Open Call: Summer School in Curatorial Studies During the Venice Biennale

corso-5June 5, 2017 – September 30, 2017
Deadline to apply: March 31, 2017

The application for the Summer Curatorial Program is now open! The deadline has been set on March 31th, 2016. We would like to remind you that our program is designed for people with some experience in any of the following areas of contemporary art: curatorial studies, theory and philosophy of art, art history, art management and art production, visual arts, fine arts, arts and new media, architecture, interior architecture, photography, interior decoration, installation, design, theater, scenic design and music, as well as university graduates in the cultural studies field and literary studies.
The program is also suitable for candidates who have acquired certain curatorial skills through practical experience.

To apply it is necessary to submit the application form together with a CV and a short resume explaining the reasons you are applying to the Course before the 31th of March 2017.
http://www.corsocuratori.com/
http://www.corsocuratori.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/application-form-1.pdf

Arthur Rackham: Born September 19, 1867

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Arthur Rackham was born September 19, 1867, in London, England. He studied at the Lambeth School of Art, was elected to membership in The Royal Watercolour Society and the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, and became Master of the Art Workers’ Guild. Books he illustrated include Rip Van Winkle (1905), Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), Alice in Wonderland (1907), and many other children’s books and classics throughout the years until his death in 1939. His last work, The Wind in the Willows, was published posthumously. He won gold medals at Milan (1906) and Barcelona (1911), and his books and original art are now collected worldwide.
The Arthur Rackham Society~ http://arthur-rackham-society.org/

arthurrackhamwithcatsBiography~ http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/rackham.htmPigAlice
The Golden Age of Illustration: Arthur Rackham~ http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/blog/the-golden-age-of-illustration-arthur-rackham/
Style, Subjects, Technique, and Technology~ https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/ResearchResources/Childrens_Material/Arthur_Rackham/Pages/Style,-Subjects,-Technique,-and-Technology.aspx

H. A. Rey: Born September 16, 1898

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ha_monkeyHans Augusto Reyersbach was born on September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany.  As a child he liked to draw and spent much of his free time at the nearby zoo…Rey also devoted many moments of class time sketching in his notebooks…By the war’s end, Hamburg’s economic state suffered and without steady employment Rey discovered he couldn’t afford to enroll in an art school…By lithographing circus posters, Rey scraped by and studied at the University of Hamburg and the University of Munich…Rey ventured across the ocean to sell bathtubs for an import business.  He didn’t like the work, and taking the advice of another Hamburg resident living in Brazil, Rey partnered together with her to make an advertising agency.Margret&Rey

The couple found they worked well as a team and soon married.  Margaret Waldstein blended her education in art, photography, and writing with Rey’s drawing ability…From Lisbon to Brazil and onto the United States, the Reys then settled in New York.  Within a month the publishers Houghton Mifflin bought four manuscripts, including the extremely successful Curious George.  In all, the Reys developed seven adventures for the monkey.  Rey also contributed to the advancement of astronomy by creating new diagrams of constellations seen by the naked eye in a suburban setting.reyReading

Rey took up teaching astronomy at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.  He didn’t publish many books after 1963 but the books the Reys did create have remained popular and in print.  On August 26, 1977, H. A. Rey passed away, after spending over thirty years of his life as an illustrator and author.
http://www.exodusbooks.com/author.aspx?id=502

george“The Great Escape: a harrowing wartime escape and journey to the United States”~
http://www.neh.gov/humanities/2011/marchapril/statement/the-great-escape
Curious George~ http://www.curiousgeorge.com/#/books
Margret and H.A. Rey Center~ http://thereycenter.org/about-us.html
“The Stars: A New Way to See Them”~ http://www.codex99.com/illustration/26.html

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Arnold Schönberg: Born September 13, 1874

arnold_schoenbergArnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
http://www.musicacademyonline.com/composer/biographies.php?bid=83
Born in Vienna on 13 September 1874, into a family that was not particularly musical, Schoenberg was largely self-taught as a musician. An amateur cellist, he demonstrated from early age a particular aptitude for composition. He received rudimentary instruction in harmony and counterpoint from Oskar Adler and studied composition briefly with Alexander Zemlinsky, his eventual brother-in-law. Early in his career, Schoenberg took jobs orchestrating operettas, but most of his life was spent teaching, both privately and at various institutions, and composing…Schoenberg fled the poisonous political atmosphere of Europe in 1933 and spent the remainder of his life primarily in the United States, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1941.gschoenberg
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/arnold-schoenberg-mn0000691043/biography
Arnold Schoenberg’s Many Faces~ http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/28/style/28iht-arn.t.html

schoenbergArnold Schönberg Center~ http://www.schoenberg.at/index.php/en/

Artistic Parallels between Arnold Schönberg’s Music & Painting~ essay written by Courtney Adams~ http://symposium.music.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2111:artistic-parallels-between-arnold-schoenbergs-music-and-painting-1908-1912&Itemid=124