January 19, 1853~ Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premieres

Costume sketch by Alfred Edel

for the role of Manrico, performed at La Scala Theater in Milan, 1883

1883 / Tempera and watercolor on cardboard / 12 4/5”x8” / Casa Ricordi Publishing Co. Archives

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Previous January 19 posts:

Winter~ January 19

January 19 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/19~

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~
https://www.roh.org.uk/news/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~

October 28, 1897~ American costume designer Edith Head is born

Brown Evening Dress Design for “To Catch a Thief”  by Edith Head

1954 / Watercolor and gouache over graphite sketch on paper / 12 1/2”x16 1/2”
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Madison

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Wisconsin Historical Society~
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records?&terms=Edith%2cHead&facets=CREATOR_NAME%3a%22Head%2c+Edith%22
30 Fantastic Movie Costumes by the Legendary Edith Head~
https://www.thecut.com/2013/10/30-fantastic-movie-costumes-by-edith-head.html

Previous October 28 posts:

Autumn~ October 28

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/28~

August 30, 1907~ Artist, designer, & author Leonor Fini is born in Buenos Aires

Opération I  by Leonor Fini

1939 / Oil on canvas / 36 1/4”x25 1/2” / Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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Previous August 30 posts:

Self Portraits~August 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/30~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/16~

What Russian painter and designer followed her early Impressionist period in the early 1900s with a succession of styles including a near-abstract Rayonist style, Cubism, Futurism and other idioms?

What artist, closely associated with the development of Pop art in the early 1960s, frequently affixed everyday objects such as tools, rope, shoes, articles of clothing, and even a bathroom sink to his canvases?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/16/june-16/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/10~

This pioneering figure in the history of modernism flouted the authority of the state by publicly refusing the award of the Legion of Honor, declaring his independence from any form of government.

This painter was one of the principal exponents of Fauvism, however during his lifetime he went on to adopt Cubism and eventually Classism.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/10/june-10/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/10~

This Danish-German Neoclassical painter concentrated on heroic figure compositions; working primarily in pencil, chalk, watercolor, and tempera and rarely in oil.

This Russian artist began his career as an illustrator and painter but went on to revolutionize scenery and costume design and to influence the fabrics and fashions of his day.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/10/may-10/