Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 11

Monday Morning Wash by Dox Thrash

c.1938-1939 / Color carborundum mezzotint / 11”x14”
Various collections, incl. Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

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See also: February 11~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/11/february-11-african-american-visual-artists/

September 15, 1963~ Church bombing kills 4 young girls in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Totem by Charles W. White

1964 / Ink and charcoal on paper / 71 7/16”x40 1/16” / High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

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16th Street Baptist Church Bombing~ https://www.nps.gov/articles/16thstreetbaptist.htm

Previous September 15 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/15~

August 21, 1911~ “Mona Lisa” stolen from the Louvre by an employee

Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo
by Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

c.1503–19 / Oil on poplar panel / 30”x21” / Musée du Louvre, Paris

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The Theft That Made The ‘Mona Lisa’ A Masterpiece~
https://www.npr.org/2011/07/30/138800110/the-theft-that-made-the-mona-lisa-a-masterpiece

Previous August 21 posts:

Self Portraits~August 21

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/21~

July 6, 1916~ Odilon Redon dies in Paris, France

Baronne Robert de Domecy by Odilon Redon

1900 / Oil on canvas / 26 3/4”x29” / Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Baronne de Domecy by Odilon Redon

c.1900 / Pastel and graphite on light brown laid paper / 20 5/8”“x24”
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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[Odilon Redon’s] first portrait commission resulted in two portraits of Baroness Cécile de Domecy, the wife of Baron Robert de Domecy, one of his most prominent patrons. The first of the two, never exhibited in Redon’s lifetime, is now in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay and was completed in 1900; it was acquired in 1994 and had been entirely unknown up to that time. The second, which entered the Getty Center’s collection in 2005, had been exhibited in 1903 but was then unseen for the next 80-plus years; its exact date of completion is unknown. Redon created these works in tandem with his first large decorative commission, a set of fifteen panels for the Domecy’s dining room.

Quote from “Interiors: Odilon Redon’s Portraits of the Baroness de Domecy”
Caty Telfair, University of California, Berkeley
https://www.academia.edu/37258917/Drawing_Boundaries_-_Conservation_as_Meaning-Making

Previous July 6 posts:

Summer~ July 6

Frida Kahlo: Born on July 6, 1907

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/6~

April 29, 1429~ Joan of Arc arrives with troops to relieve the besieged city of Orléans

Jeanne d’Arc te Paard (Joan of Arc on Horse)
by Arnoud Schaepkens, after Theodoor Schaepkens

1831-1904 / Etching on paper / 5 2/5”x4 3/10” / Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hundred Years’ War: Siege of Orléans~ https://www.thoughtco.com/hundred-years-war-siege-of-orleans-2360758
Jeanne D’Arc~ http://sas.historiana.eu/sas/collection/jeanne-darc

Previous April 29 posts:

Spring~ April 29

April 29, 1945: U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberates Dachau

April 29~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/29~

March 20, 1923~ Picasso’s first U.S. solo show in a noncommercial setting

Catalogue Cover for Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso

1923 / Catalogue of exhibition of original drawings by Pablo Picasso
Presented in The Art Institute of Chicago; hosted by The Arts Club of Chicago

Previous March 20 posts:

March 20~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Art Forger Eric Hebborn: Born March 20, 1934

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/20~

March 15, 44 BC~ Julius Caesar is murdered

“Beware the Ides of March”

The Dead Caesar by Jean-Léon Gérôme

c.1859 / Graphite on wove paper / 6 9/16″x12 13/16″ / National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

 

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Previous March 15 posts:

March 15~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/15~