March 31~

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
art: Elias Gottlob Haussmann
Leipzig Bach Museum
bio: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Lib/Bach-Johann-Sebastian.htm
video: https://youtu.be/BOZEj8wyj-I

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
art:  John Hoppner
Royal Collection Trust

bio: http://www.famouscomposers.net/joseph-haydn
video: https://youtu.be/E6JVYrhbxWs

 

 

March 31~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Toba Khedoori (Born 1964), Australian-born American artist known for detailed renderings on wall-size sheets of wax-treated paper     https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/toba-khedoori/biography

Untitled (rooms) / 2001 / Oil and wax with graphite on two sheets of paper / 144”x144”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Walker (Born 1969)
African-American contemporary painter, silhouettist, printmaker, installation artist, and filmmaker
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kara-Walker

The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18) / 1999-2000 / Screenprint / 44”x33 15/16”

March 30~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Chakaia Booker (Born 1953)
African-American sculptor best known for her work using tires as a medium
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/chakaia-booker

Urban Butterfly / 2001 / Rubber tires / 57”x53”

 

Kiki Smith (Born 1954)
German-born American artist’s work includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, and textiles
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/kiki-smith

Lilith / 1994 / Bronze with glass eyes / 31 1/2”x27”x17 1/2”

Anna Sewell: Born March 30, 1820

sewellWhile in her fifties Sewell first devised the idea to write her own book about horses. Initially intended, as she wrote in her diary, to be an instructional work to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses little did she know it would become a best-seller. Bustling Victorian London’s society, transportation and industry was dependent on horse power, but there were also emerging vegetarian and animal anti-cruelty groups. Through the trials and tribulations of Black Beauty we see a cross-section of the working conditions and quality of life for horses.
http://www.online-literature.com/anna-sewell/

Black Beauty is widely credited with helping to change the way horses were cared for. There is little doubt that the book helped hasten the abolishment of the “bearing rein” — a strap used to pull a horse’s head in toward its chest to force the appearance of a noticeable arch of the neck. BlackBeauty(This was a highly desired look in aristocratic society, but it created great pain and difficulty for the horses. The animals could not use their neck and chest muscles to pull weigh properly or to breathe correctly. The unnatural arch weakened the horses and usually led to respiratory problems.) Black Beauty also placed a harsh spotlight on the practice of “docking” or cutting short a horses tail, largely for the sake of appearances — a practice that is still widely debated.
How ‘Black Beauty’ Changed The Way We See Horses
http://www.npr.org/2012/11/02/163971063/how-black-beauty-changed-the-way-we-see-horses

Read Black Beauty online or download the free ebook:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/271silentmovie

Free downloads of Black Beauty in Mp3 (audiobook) format.
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/125/black-beauty/

March 29~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Judy Chicago (Born 1939)
American feminist artist, art educator, and writer known for large collaborative art installations
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/chicago-judy

Female Rejection Drawing from the Rejection Quintet / 1974 / Colored pencil and graphite on paper / 40”x30”

 

Carrie Mae Weems (Born 1953)
African-American photographer, performance artist, activist, filmmaker, and videographer
http://carriemaeweems.net/bio.html

Untitled (Kitchen Table Series) / 1990 / Gelatin silver print / 27 1/4”x27”

March 28~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

Bridget Riley CH CBE (Born 1931)
British painter and designer central to the Op art movement of the 1960s
http://www.op-art.co.uk/bridget-riley/

Zephyr / 1976 / Acrylic on linen / 88”x42”

 

 

 

 

Eva Hesse (1936-1970)
German-born American sculptor who brought organic, emotional, and kinetic aspects to minimalism
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/eva-hesse

Untitled (Rope Piece) / 1969-70 / Latex, rope, string, and wire / Dimensions variable

March 27~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011),
American pivotal in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting     http://www.frankenthalerfoundation.org/helen/biography

Nature Abhors a Vacuum / 1973 / Acrylic on canvas / 103 1/2”x112 1/2”

Yayoi Kusama (Born 1929), Japanese self-described “obsessional artist” employs painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation     https://www.britannica.com/biography/Yayoi-Kusama

Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity / 2009 / Wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic paint, LED lighting system, and water / 163 1/2”x163 1/2”x113 1/4”

March 26~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), British-born Mexican Surrealist painter, artist, and writer
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leonora-Carrington

The Pomps of the Subsoil / 1947 / Oil on canvas / 23”x37”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clara Ledesma (1924-1999)
Dominican-born artist and gallery owner created paintings, watercolors, and drawings
https://dominicancult.blogspot.com/2013/07/clara-ledesma-dominican-artist.html

Mujer y pájaro rojo (Woman with the red bird) / 1982 / Oil on canvas / 18”x24″

March 25~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Agnes Martin (1912-2004)
Canadian-American artist, often described as Minimalist, considered herself an Abstract Expressionist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/agnes-martin

Happy Holiday / 1999 / Acrylic paint and graphite on canvas / 60”x60”x1.5”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Méret Oppenheim (1913-1985)
German-born Swiss artist produced sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, and assemblages
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/meret-oppenheim

Wolke auf einem Schiff (Cloud on a Boat) / 1963 / Plaster and paint / 14 9/16”x13”x4 3/4”

March 24~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)
American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet
https://www.dorotheatanning.org/dorothea-tanning

Musical Chairs / 1951 / Oil on canvas / 45 3/4”x35”

 

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
French-American artist best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art
http://www.theeastonfoundation.org/biography

Cell (Eyes and Mirrors) / 1989-93 / Steel, limestone and glass / approx.93”x83”x86”