Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/20~

Perhaps the most famous father-son duo in the architectural world, these two designers left profound influences upon the cities where they did their work, were awarded AIA Gold Medals, and share the same day of birth.

Starting in 1957 this photographer’s husband-and-wife team traveled through Europe and North America taking photographs of industrial architecture and organizing them into series based on functional typologies.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/20/august-20/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/4~

This artist blazed a spectacular but short-lived trail through Flanders during the second quarter of the 16th Century as a painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, designer, writer, publisher, traveler and entrepreneur.

This painter was one of the artists dubbed the Irascible 18 after she and 17 prominent Abstract Expressionists signed an open letter to the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accusing the museum of hostility to “advanced art”.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/04/august-4/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/30~

What Italian painter, architect, and writer is best known today for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, which was first published in 1550?

What British sculptor turned down a knighthood in 1951 because he felt “such a title might tend to cut me off from fellow artists whose work has aims similar to mine”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/07/30/july-30/

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”.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/18/june-18/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/8~

What architect’s career spanned seven decades before his death in 1959 — during which he designed 1,114 architectural works, of which 532 were realized?

What artist moved his family and studio from NYC to rural New York just as he was achieving widespread recognition in 1951, remaining there for the rest of his life?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/08/june-8/

Charles Rennie Mackintosh~ Born June 7, 1868

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868-10 December 1928) was
a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the Post-Impressionist movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. He had considerable influence on European design. He was born in Glasgow…

https://alchetron.com/Charles-Rennie-Mackintosh-1221200-W

Mackintosh was apprenticed to a local architect John Hutchison, but in 1889 he transferred to the larger, more established city practice of Honeyman and Keppie.

To complement his architectural apprenticeship, Mackintosh enrolled for evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art where he pursued various drawing programmes.
https://www.crmsociety.com/about-mackintosh/charles-rennie-mackintosh/

In the 1890s he was part of ‘The Four’ – an informal grouping with the English sisters Margaret and Frances Macdonald and James Herbert McNair – that produced some of the most inventive decorative art and graphic design of the period. His major achievements include his masterpiece  The Glasgow School of Art, the villas Windyhill and The Hill House, Scotland Street School, and a series of city-centre tea room interiors. In common with many of his contemporaries he believed that the architect was responsible not just for the fabric of a building, but for every detail of its interior design. http://www.glasgowmackintosh.com/mackintosh

Despite this success and with his undoubted influence abroad, Mackintosh’s work met with considerable indifference at home and his career in Glasgow declined. Few private clients were sufficiently sympathetic to want his ‘total design’ of house and interior and he was incapable of compromise.

In 1923 the Mackintoshes left London for the South of France where Mackintosh gave up all thoughts of architecture and design and devoted himself entirely to painting landscapes. He died in London, of cancer, on 10 December 1928.
http://www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/mackintosh-building-tours/charles-rennie-mackintosh/

Design Museum~ https://designmuseum.org/designers/charles-rennie-mackintosh#toggle-submenu
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society~ https://www.crmsociety.com/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/6~

In the summer of 1623, this artist was summoned to Madrid to paint a portrait of the King of Spain; its success led to his being named official painter to the king and he remained attached to the court for the rest of his life.

This artist left for England in 1780 to study under renowned history painter Benjamin West; in 1817 he returned to America where he secured a commission for four large paintings to be placed in the Capitol Rotunda.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/06/june-6/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/20~

Which German baroque sculptor also worked as an architect and built many state buildings in Berlin during his role as Court Architect?

Which photojournalist and his wife became LIFE magazine’s first husband and wife photographer-reporter team to be sent overseas?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/20/may-20/

“Breathtakingly Detailed Large-Format Photographs of Opera Houses Around the World”

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Photographer David Leventi captures opera houses all over the world in breathtaking detail in his series Opera. Leventi uses large-format photography to ensure the detail of rich texture and light in his work.
http://laughingsquid.com/breathtakingly-detailed-large-format-photographs-of-opera-houses-around-the-world/

http://www.davidleventi.com/portfolio/opera/1/thumbs