Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/23~

This American painter best known for her portraits of children once noted, “Although I was born in 1865 in San Francisco, it was not until sixteen years later that I started to live, for in 1881 I entered the National Academy of Design”.

In 1897 this Swedish sculptor made what he thought was a temporary stop in Paris on his way to Chile, where he was due to manage a school of gymnastics; instead, he remained in Paris, where he studied art.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/22~

What British artist of the Post-Impressionist era focused on only a few subjects—mostly three-quarter portraits of a solitary woman, stark interiors, or quiet still lifes?

What artist was one of the first to paint using an opaque projector, basing his images on photographs culled from television, newspaper and magazines?

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/21~

For decades this artist’s “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” (1896) was the only painting by an African American exhibited in the Louvre in Paris.

In the 1950s, the State Department revoked this artist’s passport because he was suspected of being a Communist; however, he sued for its reinstatement and emerged victorious in a landmark Supreme Court case.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/20~

This French-born sculptor left for Copenhagen in 1753 to execute a bronze equestrian statue of Frederick V of Denmark and stayed there for twenty years, becoming director of the Danish Academy of Art.

This artist, best known for his collages, worked in several genres and media including: Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, & what came to be known as installation art.

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7 artist-in-residence spaces where creatives can live and work for free

For centuries the city has been a source of inspiration for artists. But while its sensory stimulation might fuel the creative soul, its neon highs are sobered by rising rents and lack of affordable studio spaces.

Thankfully artist-in-residence programmes are here to help. Laid on by galleries, cultural foundations, hotels and schools, they offer spaces where creatives can live and work for free in some of the world’s most exhilarating and expensive cities.

From starchitects’ crash-pads to five-star hotels, we’ve rounded up eight of the most enviable urban residency spaces for artists and architects.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~

Which French painter associated with the Dada movement also wrote plays, poetry, manifestos and opera librettos?

Which American sculptor is best known for her abstract and figurative metal statues created after her return to the United States from France in 1940?

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Paul McCartney: Born June 18, 1942

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I was saying to someone the other day that one of the very first gigs we did – I don’t even think we were Beatlesthe Beatles, it was the Quarrymen – one the very first times I ever played with John, we did a very early gig at a thing called a Co-Op Hall, and I had a lead solo in one of the songs and I totally froze when my moment came. I really played the crappiest solo ever. I said, “That’s it. I’m never going to play lead guitar again.” It was just too nerve-wracking onstage. So for years, I just became rhythm guitar and bass player and played a bit of piano, do a bit of this, that and the other. But nowadays, I play lead guitar, and that’s the thing that draws me forward. I enjoy it. So, yeah, that means the answer to “Are you going to retire?” is “When I feel like it.” But that’s not today.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-mccartney-the-long-and-winding-q-a-20140717?page=2

At the deepest level, McCartney has little idea where all the olderpaulmelodies come from. He still hasn’t figured out how he wrote “Yesterday” in his sleep. “I don’t like to use the word ‘magic,’ unless you spell it with a ‘k’ on the end, because it sounds a bit corny. But when your biggest song – which 3,000 people and counting have recorded – was something that you dreamt, it’s very hard to resist the thought that there’s something otherworldly there.”
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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/18~

In his later years this 16th century Italian architect and sculptor was influenced by Counter-Reformation piety, repudiating his earlier nude sculptures as lustful and designing several austere buildings for the Jesuits.

This painter and illustrator was also a writer for Life and Judge, and even wrote and acted in silent films, but his most famous achievement is his painting of Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer with the caption “I Want YOU for U.S. Army”.

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/17~

This artist was the leading painter of Roman monuments and ruins during the 18th century, especially popular with English and French visitors who desired souvenirs of their travels in Rome.

This artist is renowned for his visual explorations of metamorphosis, complex architectural mazes involving perspectival games, and the representation of impossible spaces.

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