Dandelions in Art, Part 2 of 2~

“Taraxacum officinale, the dandelion or common dandelion, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant, well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver-tufted fruits that disperse in the wind.
The common dandelion grows in temperate regions of the world in areas with moist soils. It is most often considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but the leaves, flowers, and roots are sometimes used in herbal medicine and as food.”

The Dandelion

O dandelion, rich and haughty,
King of village flowers!
Each day is coronation time,
You have no humble hours.
I like to see you bring a troop
To beat the blue-grass spears,
To scorn the lawn-mower that would be
Like fate’s triumphant shears.
Your yellow heads are cut away,
It seems your reign is o’er.
By noon you raise a sea of stars
More golden than before.
~Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/vachel-lindsay

10. Happy, Happy It Is To Be, illustration by Dorothy Pulis Lathrop (1891-1980)
From Walter de la Mare’s Down-Adown-Derry, published 1922, Constable & Co. Ltd, London

11. “Certainly, I am a little wild,” remarked Danny Dandelion, illustration by T. Benjamin Faucett (1884-1966)
From Frolicsome Flowers:They See the Wonderful Rajah Rug, written and illustrated by
T. Benjamin Faucett, published 1924, A. L. Burt, New York


12. The Dandelion (Study for Hide-and-Seek), 1939, by Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
Gouache and watercolor on colored paper / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

13. Une Costume ‘Pisenlit’ pour le ballet ‘Tristan Fou, 1944, by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
Mixed media and collage on paper / Private collection

14. Dandelions, 1945, by Kate Neufeld (1905-2004)
Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online~ bit.ly/3GZuDjF
Linoleum cut / Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

15. Dandelions, 1985, by Yayoi Kusama (born 1929)
Lithograph / Edition of 100, Various collections

16. Dandelion Floor Lamp, 2003, by Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti
Varnished sheet metal and polycarbonate / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Image: https://raffaellamangiarotti.com/Dandelion

17. Dandelion Eye, 2009, by Sylvia Fein (born 1919)
Egg tempera on board / Collection of the artist

18. Dandelions, 2011, by David Hockney (born 1937)
iPad drawing printed on paper / Archeus/Post-Modern Ltd., London, UK

Monday, January 16th: Dandelions in Art, Part 1 of 2


Autoportrait Day 179~ Dörte Helm

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

German artist, painter, and designer Dörte Helm (1898-1941)

1. Self-portrait, 1918 / Etching / Private collection?

2. Self-portrait with Cactus, 1926 / Pastel on paper / Private collection

3. Self-Portrait, 1927 / Pastel on paper / Private collection

4. Self-Portrait, 1929 / Painting / Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design, Berlin, DE

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Autoportrait Day 160~ Niki de Saint Phalle

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

French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Self-portrait, c.1958-1959 / Plaster and mixed media on wood / Owned by Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Santee, USA

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Niki Charitable Art Foundation

Autoportrait Day 123~ Vanessa Bell

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

English painter and designer Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)

1. Self-Portrait, c.1915 / Oil on canvas laid on panel / Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

2. The Artist in her Studio, 1952 / Oil on canvas / Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

3. Self-Portrait, c.1952 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

4. Self-Portrait, c.1958 / Oil on canvas / Charleston, Lewes, East Sussex, UK

5. Last Self Portrait at Charleston, 1960 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

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Born October 3~ Karin Bergöö Larsson

Karin Bergöö Larsson (October 3, 1859-February 18, 1928) was a Swedish artist and designer who collaborated with her husband, artist Carl Larsson, as well as being often depicted in his paintings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karin_Berg%C3%B6%C3%B6_Larsson

Cherryblossoms by Karin Bergöö Larsson
1884 / Oil on panel / 18″x14-3/5″ / Private collection

Karin Bergöö Larsson on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/karin-larsson-berg%C3%B6%C3%B6/

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Born July 19~ Marcel Moore

Marcel Moore (July 19, 1892-February 19, 1972) was a French illustrator, collage artist, and designer. She is best known for her collaborative writing and photography with her partner Claude Cahun.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Moore

Judith by Marcel Moore
1926 / Illustration for Claude Cahun’s Héroïnes series of monologues / Jersey Heritage Trust

Marcel Moore on SFMOMA: https://www.sfmoma.org/artist/Marcel_Moore/

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Born May 15~ Althea McNish

Althea McNish FSCD (May 15, 1924-April 16, 2020) was a textile designer who rose to prominence in London with her bright, tropical textiles inspired by the colors and landscape of her native Trinidad.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_McNish

Painted Desert by Althea McNish / 1959 / Woven cotton satin screen
Various collections, including National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Althea McNish on Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:

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