Autoportrait Day 147~ Sophie Taeuber-Arp

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Swiss artist and designer Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943)

1. Head [possible self-portrait], 1920 / Oil on wood with glass beads on wire / MoMA, NYC

2. “Self Portrait with Dada Head” [Photo: Nic Aluf], 1920 / Gelatin silver print / SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
[MoMA also refers to this as a self portrait]

3. Self-portrait, Strasbourg, 1926 / Photograph / Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin, Germany

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Born December 4~ Gae Aulenti

Gae Aulenti (December 4, 1927-October 31, 2012) was an Italian architect whose work included industrial and exhibition design, furniture, graphics, stage design, lighting and interior design.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Sgarsul Rocker designed by Gae Aulenti for Italian brand Poltronova
1962 / Leather, Wood / 33″x28-3/4″x35-2/5″ / Photo Centro Studi Poltronova

Gae Aulenti on Artnet:

Further reading:

Born June 22~ Alison Smithson

Alison Smithson (June 22, 1928-August 16, 1993) was one half of the wife and husband team of Alison and Peter Smithson, influential and controversial pioneers of the New Brutalist movement in the UK.
Alison Smithson on the Dangerous Women Project site:

School of Architecture and Building Engineering (E6)
Alison & Peter Smithson / 1984-1988 / University of Bath, UK

Alison Smithson on ArchDaily:

Further reading:

Born February 14~ Marion Mahony Griffin

Architect, community planner, and delineator Marion Mahony Griffin, the second woman to graduate in architecture from MIT, worked in the United States, Australia, and India.
Biography on Pioneering Women of American Architecture:

Griffin’s unpublished autobiography:

Marion Mahony Griffin on the Ryerson and Burnham Art & Architecture Archive

Further reading:

October 22, 1721~ Peter the Great officially proclaimed Emperor of All Russia

Portrait of Emperor Peter I  by Bartolomeo Carlo Rastrelli

1723-1729 / Bronze / 40”x35 2/5”x15 3/4” / The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Autumn~ October 22

The Abu Simbel Sun Festival~ 2/22 & 10/22

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/22~

October 21, 1959~ The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens

Solomon R. Guggenheim by Hilla Rebay

1928 / Oil on canvas / 60”x40” / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Timeline~
About Frank Lloyd Wright~

Previous October 21 posts:

Autumn~ October 21

Mary Blair: Born October 21, 1911

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/21~

October 20, 1973~ Opening of the Sydney Opera House

Front Cover illustrating the Spherical Solution by Jørn Utzon

Back Cover indicating his inspirational sources by Jørn Utzon

1962 / 38 pages of plans, sections and elevations known as the Yellow Book
/ ©Utzon Archives / Aalborg University & Utzon Center

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Previous October 20 posts:

Autumn~ October 20

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/20~