Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/24~

This painter’s career coincided with two major developments in late 19th century Paris: the birth of modern printmaking and the explosion of nightlife culture.

This Belgian sculptor and painter was linked with 2 groups who helped to shape Modernism, as a member of De Stijl and later as a member of Abstraction-Création.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/24/november-24/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/23~

What Mexican painter, along with Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, helped lead the revival of Mexican mural painting in the 1920s?

What early-20th-century Russian-born French illustrator and designer chose his pseudonym from the French pronunciation of his initials?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/23/november-23/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/22~

Which German Expressionist painter and printmaker worked through a variety of  styles before, at age 60, finding the technique in which he would work for the rest of his career?

Which French artist and photographer created an icon of the Surrealism movement when she represented the bestial nature of man with a close-up image of a baby armadillo?

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The Studios at MASS MoCA

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program Spring/Summer 2018

Artist & Writer Residencies hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program
Application for Sessions from April 4, 2018 – October 2, 2018

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018 11:59pm. No application fee. (Please note that if you are eligible to apply for a free 6-week residency — with travel assistance — for artists in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, please go to http://bit.ly/2B27wST to apply by December 18, 2017.)

MASS MoCA invites artists and writers to apply for residencies from 1 week to 8 weeks in length…We welcome applications from artists in all career stages, income levels, and disciplines (painters, writers, fiber artists, printmakers, performers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, etc.) whose practice allows them to work quietly (no power tools in the private studios, and no music out loud – headphones only). Groups/collectives may apply to work on joint projects. The studios have light-duty ventilation, so an art practice generating strong fumes cannot be accommodated.
http://massmoca.org/event/studios/

Full Cost~ $650/week
Financial Aid~ All applicants will be considered for subsidies based on artistic merit, readiness to benefit from the residency, and financial need.
Application Deadline~ January 8, 2018, 11:59pm. Click here to apply.

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/21~

What American landscape artist, member of a prominent Philadelphia family of engravers, apprenticed to his brother but by 1867 had decided to become a painter?

What Belgian Surrealist painter became a designer for a wallpaper factory and then did sketches for advertisements, before becoming a full-time painter in 1926?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/21/november-21/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/20~

This 17th century painter was celebrated for his portraits of animals, making them the focus of the picture and profoundly influencing the way animals were depicted in European art.

In 1968, this artist sought an official release from her vows as a Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and dedicated the remainder of her life to her own pursuits as an artist.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/20/november-20/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/19~

What 17th century French classical Baroque painter was one of the founders and first professors of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture?

What photographer’s insistence on precision in color transparencies resulted in prints that set the standard for elegance in the 1940s and 1950s?

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Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre: Born November 18, 1787

LJDLouis Jacques Mande Daguerre was born near Paris, France in 1787. The illusionistic painter Pierre Prevost asked him to join his team of panorama-painting artists when he was just twenty years old. Daguerre soon after became an assistant stage designer for a theater. He was a gifted illusionist in terms of his ability to design sets that dazzled his audiences. An artist who wanted his work to be as real as possible, Daguerre created amazingly life-like scenes right in the theater. These designs, which were able to simulate the passage of day into night, changes in weather, and even give viewers the feel of motion, Daguerre later coined as “dioramas,” or “dramas of light.” By 1825, Daguerre was a successful creator, proprietor, and promoter of a successful illusionistic theater in Paris that specialized in these dioramas.  https://www.fi.edu/history-daguerreotype

Daguerre had been searching since the mid-1820s for a means to capture the fleeting images he saw in his camera obscura, a draftsman’s aid consisting of a wood box with a lens at one end that threw an image onto a frosted sheet of glass at the other. In 1829, he had formed a partnership with Nicéphore Niépce, who had been working on the same problem—how to make a permanent image using light and chemistry—and who had achieved primitive but real results as early as 1826. By the time Niépce died in 1833, the partners had yet to come up with a practical, reliable process.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dagu/hd_dagu.htm

Niépce died in 1833 before practical success was achieved. But Daguerre had learned important things StillLifethrough the partnership, and by 1837 had worked out a solution to the puzzle. In brief, his method consisted of treating silver-plated copper sheets with iodine to make them sensitive to light, then exposing them in a camera and “developing” the images with warm mercury vapor. On the basis of its novelty, and difference from the pewter-and-resin based systems developed by Niépce, Daguerre claimed the invention as his own by naming it “The Daguerreotype.”
http://www.daguerre.org/?page=DagFAQ

Daguerreotype

The Diorama: 19th century entertainment~

Daguerre’s Sole Extant Diorama, Recently Restored~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/18~

This 16th century Italian artist established the local tradition of historical fresco painting through his many decorations of Genoese churches and palaces.

This Flemish artist was active in the southern Netherlands at the time when demand was high for decorative schemes embodying the tenets of the Counter-Reformation.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/18/november-18/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/17~

What 16th century Florentine painter’s unemotional yet stylish technique for portraying his subjects went on to influence a century of European court portraiture?

What modern American artist collaborated with others in a range of disciplines and schools including mass-production, e.g. designing a table for Herman Miller still being sold today?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/17/november17/