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 4~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1532-1625)
Italian painter; arguably the first female artist to achieve international fame
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sofonisba-Anguissola

Portrait Group with the Artist’s Father Amilcare Anguissola and her siblings Minerva and Astrubale / c.1559 / Oil on canvas / 61.8”x48”

 

 

Ma Shouzhen (1548-1604)
Renowned Chinese courtesan, painter, poet, and composer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Shouzhen

Folding fan / Ming dynasty / Ink and colors on paper / 7”x18.89”

 

 

 

 

March 1~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

Illuminations in “Scivias” Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
German abbess, writer, composer, mystic, and perhaps artist; it is unclear how involved she was in the illustrations
https://www.wikiart.org/en/hildegard-of-bingen

Das Weltall (The Universe) / c.1165 / Manuscript illumination from “Scivias” by Hildegard of Bingen

 

 

 

 

 

Herrad von Landsberg (c.1130-1195)
Alsatian abbess, artist, author, poet, composer, and educator
https://www.wikiart.org/en/herrad-of-landsberg

Hell / c.1180 / Colored pen and ink drawing on paper, original no longer available

February 15~ African-American visual artists

Gordon Parks (1912-2006), African-American photographer, writer, composer and filmmaker
http://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/artist

Department Store, Mobile, Alabama / 1956 / 20”x16” / Archival Pigment Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alarm / 1985 / Oil on linen / 52”x64”

Felrath Hines (1913-1993), African-American abstract painter and art conservator
https://www.felrathhines.com/bio/