August 15, 1969~ Woodstock Music Festival opens

Wallkill, New York August 15-16-17
First Festival Poster by David Edward Byrd

1969 / Original offset lithograph, 10,000 qty. / Approx. 14”x22” / Various collections

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Previous August 15 posts:

Self Portraits~August 15

August 15, 1969: The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/15~

March 1, 1873~ E. Remington & Sons begin production of their first typewriter

Remington by Leonetto Cappiello

1910 / Color Lithograph / 78 7/10”x51 1/5” / Various collections

Previous March 1 posts:

March 1~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

March 1~

Frédéric Chopin: Born March 1, 1810 (?)

Diana of the Tower by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Glenn Miller: Born March 1, 1904

Harry Belafonte: Born on March 1, 1927

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/1~

February 18, 1564~ Michelangelo dies in Rome, Italy

Tomb of Michelangelo / Designed by Giorgio Vasari

The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Basilica became popular with Florentines as a place of worship and patronage and it became customary for greatly honoured Florentines to be buried or commemorated there.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Croce,_Florence#Funerary_monuments

After [Michelangelo’s] death in 1564, Duke Cosimo de’ Medici commissioned Giorgio Vasari to coordinate and create the memorial, which was finished in 1578. Alongside the artist, 66 members of the Buonarroti family are buried here.
http://www.santacroceopera.it/michelangelo/

He is surrounded by three allegorical statues representing…Painting (by Giovan Battista Lorenzi), Sculpture (by Valerio Cioli) and Architecture (by Giovan Battista Lorenzi) all of three which are shown in mourning.
https://www.visitflorence.com/florence-churches/santa-croce.html

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer~ https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/michelangelo/exhibition-object-highlights

The Sonnets of Michelangelo~ https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-sonnets-of-michelangelo-1904-edition/

See also: https://schristywolfe.com/2016/09/08/september-8-1504-michelangelos-david-is-unveiled-in-florence/

Previous February 18 posts:

February 18~ African-American visual artists

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Born February 18, 1848

Yoko Ono: Born February 18, 1933

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/18~

Pride Month~ June 20

Jasper Johns (Born 1930)
Iconic artist defined the period between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/03/22/jasper-johns-flag-is-a-flag/

Watchman / 1967 / Lithograph / Sheet: 36 1/16”x24 3/16″

 

 

David Hockney (Born 1937)
British painter, printmaker, photographer, and designer
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/hockney-david-b-1937

Blue Interior and Two Still Lifes / 1965 / Acrylic on canvas / 57”x56 3/4”

March 16~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sarah Purser (1848-1943)
Irish painter, stained glass artist, patron, collector, and administrator
http://oxfordindex.oup.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100355481

Le Petit Déjeuner / 1881 / Oil on canvas / 14”x10.5”

 

Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934)
American portrait photographer; one of the founders of the Photo-Secession group
http://iphf.org/inductees/gertrude-kasebier/

The Sketch / 1903 / Platinum print / 6”x8 1/8”