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

Self Portraits~August 30

Self-Portrait, New York City  by  Richard Avedon

2002 / Gelatin silver print / Sheet: 24 7/8”x57” / Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Self Portrait with Red Braces  by
David Hockney

2003 / Watercolor on paper
/ 24”x18 1/8”
/ Private collection

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”

Pride Month~ June 2

Michelangelo (1475-1564) Sculptor, painter, draftsman, architect, and poet
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Michelangelo

Doni Tondo / 1505-1506 / Tempera grassa (tempera and oil) on wood / 47 1⁄2” diameter

 

 

 

 

 

Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571)
Goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, and musician
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benvenuto_Cellini

Perseus With The Head of Medusa / 1545-1554 / Bronze / approx. 17’ high, incl. base