December 28, 1958~ “Greatest Game Ever Played”: Baltimore Colts defeat New York Giants

The Colts Defeat the Giants in Overtime by Daniel Bennett Schwartz

1958 / Oil on canvas / 32”x48” / Illustration for “Highlights of a Golden Decade”
by Roger
Kahn, Esquire magazine, December 1960

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Previous December 28 posts:

December 28~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/28~

December 27, 1924~ Russian painter and designer Léon Bakst dies

Costume Design for Vaslav Nijinsky as the Faun by Léon Bakst

1912 / Published in “L’Art Decoraif de Leon Bakst” (Paris, 1913)
Digital Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries, Columbia, SC

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One masterpiece after another: The quiet revolutionism of Afternoon of a Faun~

Previous December 27 posts:

December 27~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/27~

December 26, 2019~ The day after Christmas (Boxing Day)

The Day after Christmas by Mark Lancelot Symons

c.1931 / Oil on canvas on board / 35 4/5”x26 3/4” / Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Bury, UK

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The Day of the Wren: The Question of Boxing Day~

Previous December 26 posts:

December 26~ Animals in Art

December 26~

December 24, 1951~ Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” premieres

The Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymus Bosch

c.1475 / Oil and gold on oak / 28”x22 1/4” / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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“One November afternoon as I was walking rather gloomily through the rooms of the Metropolitan Museum, I chanced to stop in front of the Adoration of the Kings by Hieronymus Bosch, and as I was looking at it, suddenly I heard again, coming from the distant blue hills, the weird song of the Three Kings. I then realized they had come back to me and had brought me a gift.”

How Amahl and the Night Visitors Established ‘Television Opera’~
The original 1951 telecast~

Previous December 24 posts:

December 24: CHRISTMAS EVE

December 24~ Animals in Art

December 24~

December 23, 1888~ Vincent Van Gogh cuts off his own ear

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe by Vincent van Gogh

January 1889 / 19 3/4”x17 3/8” / Oil on canvas / Philippe Niarchos Collection,
on long-term loan to Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

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Frick Art Reference Library~ Portrait de l’artiste, à la pipe et à l’oreille coupée~

Why Did Van Gogh Cut Off His Own Ear?~

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK~

Previous December 23 posts:

December 23~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/23~

December 22, 2019~ Hanukkah begins at sundown

Shabbat Meeting(?) by Natan Isaevich Al’tman (Nathan Altman)
Altman was born in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on this day in 1889

c.1910 / Oil on canvas / 31”x23 1/4” / Private collection?

[I did a lot of research on the internet but could not find very complete information; for example, the painting’s name varies depending on which site you find it. Should anyone seeing this post happen to know more about this artwork, please let me know in the comments below. Thank you.]

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Previous December 22 posts:

December 22~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/22~

December 19, 1907~ Hugo Simberg sends a postcard from the United States

Self-Portrait by Hugo Simberg

1907 / Oil on canvas / 17”x14” / Finnish National Gallery: Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

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“Over the Ocean: Hugo Simberg in America”~

“Amerikka” (24 photos)~

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Previous December 19 posts:

December 19~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/19~