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~

March 6, 1475~ Michelangelo Buonarroti is born

Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo

1501-1504 / Marble / Height: 79” / Church of Our Lady, Bruges, Belgium

Previous March 6 posts:

March 6~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sarah Caldwell: Born on March 6, 1924

Kiri Te Kanawa: Born on March 6, 1944

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/6~

March 6, 1998: “The Big Lebowski” is released

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~

November 24~ Artists at their Easels

Self Portrait  by  Dame Laura Knight

c.1913 / Oil on canvas / 23 2/5”x23 2/5” / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Self-Portrait  by  Alberto Giacometti

1921 / Oil on canvas /32 1/2”x28 3/10” / Musée Picasso Paris, Paris, France

Hispanic Artists~September 5

Madonna and Child, Saints and Angels  by  Vicente Juan Masip

Early 16th century / Tempera and gold leaf on board / 62 3/8”x44 1/2”x3 5/8”
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
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The Crucifixion  by  Luis de Morales

c.1566 / Oil on panel / 65”x54 1/3” / Prado National Museum, Madrid