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?

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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?

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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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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/26~

To achieve accuracy in his enormous Raft of the Medusa, for which Eugène Delacroix posed as one of the figures, this painter used a model of the raft and carefully studied real cadavers.

This photographer was educated as a sociologist and was past thirty when he seriously took up photography; he saw the medium as a means of studying and describing the social conditions around him.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/25~

What artist — who moved through many styles before arriving at large soft-edged areas of colour — was one of the founders of the Ten, a group of artists sympathetic to abstraction and expressionism that exhibited until 1940?

What artist, often referred to as the “first woman artist of California”, also worked extensively in tapestry, embroideries, and batiks that stylistically resembled her Fauvist paintings?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/24~

Which French artist, most famous for his work as a sculptor of animals, made his critical and public mark with pieces representing predatory violence in the wild?

Which Dutch painter and sculptor, whose aristocratic family opposed her desire to become an artist, began to study art after she left her husband in 1923?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/22~

What Expressionist painter was Howard University’s first fine arts graduate in 1921, and was also the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art?

What post-war Spanish artist, in 1965 and again in 1967, destroyed hundreds of his paintings and then in 1968 abandoned oil painting altogether for ten years and worked in other mediums?

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