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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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.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/26/september-26/

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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/25/september-25/

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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/24/september-24/

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://www.sullivangoss.com/esphyr_Slobodkina/

Slobodkina Foundation: Honoring the Life and Work of Esphyr Slobodkina
Esphyr Slobodkina’s books

 

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?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/22/september-22/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/21~

This 19th century American painter and illustrator, an accomplished artist before her marriage to a famous author, edited and published some of his notebooks after his death and then began working on her own writings.

After the outbreak of World War II, this German-French painter served in the Foreign Legion and later in the Free French; he was gravely wounded at the German Front and one of his legs was amputated.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/21/september-21/

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/
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