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.”
~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

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)
https://www.bellusfineart.com/artists/dorothy-pulis-lathrop/
From Walter de la Mare’s Down-Adown-Derry, published 1922, Constable & Co. Ltd, London
https://archive.org/details/downadownderrybo00delauoft/page/58/mode/2up

11. “Certainly, I am a little wild,” remarked Danny Dandelion, illustration by T. Benjamin Faucett (1884-1966)
http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2013/03/ink-slinger-profiles-t-benjamin-faucett.html
From Frolicsome Flowers:They See the Wonderful Rajah Rug, written and illustrated by
T. Benjamin Faucett, published 1924, A. L. Burt, New York

https://50watts.com/filter/forgotten-illustrator/Frolicsome-Flowers-of-Evil

12. The Dandelion (Study for Hide-and-Seek), 1939, by Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavel_Tchelitchew
Gouache and watercolor on colored paper / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
https://www.moma.org/collection/works/36474

13. Une Costume ‘Pisenlit’ pour le ballet ‘Tristan Fou, 1944, by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/dali/bio-dali/
Mixed media and collage on paper / Private collection
https://www.artnet.com/artists/salvador-dal%C3%AD/une-costume-pisenlit-pour-le-ballet-tristan-fou-0JOFE2LX4QngtRB1iuvBg2

14. Dandelions, 1945, by Kate Neufeld (1905-2004)
Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online~ bit.ly/3GZuDjF
Linoleum cut / Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1945.66

15. Dandelions, 1985, by Yayoi Kusama (born 1929)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama
Lithograph / Edition of 100, Various collections
https://www.artnet.com/auctions/artists/yayoi-kusama/dandelions

16. Dandelion Floor Lamp, 2003, by Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti
http://www.deepdesign.it/en/studio/biography/
Varnished sheet metal and polycarbonate / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
https://www.moma.org/collection/works/120852
Image: https://raffaellamangiarotti.com/Dandelion

17. Dandelion Eye, 2009, by Sylvia Fein (born 1919)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Fein
Egg tempera on board / Collection of the artist
https://hyperallergic.com/529354/sylvia-fein-matrix-275-bampfa-berkeley/

18. Dandelions, 2011, by David Hockney (born 1937)
https://www.thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/chronology
iPad drawing printed on paper / Archeus/Post-Modern Ltd., London, UK
https://www.archeus.com/artists/art-for-sale/dandelions-david-hockney?

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Monday, January 16th: Dandelions in Art, Part 1 of 2
https://schristywolfe.com/2023/01/16/dandelions-in-art-part-1-of-2/

 

Dandelions in Art, Part 1 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.”
~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

The First Dandelion
Simple and fresh and fair from winter’s close emerging,

As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been,
Forth from its sunny nook of shelter’d grass—innocent, golden,
calm as the dawn,
The spring’s first dandelion shows its trustful face.
~Walt Whitman (1819-1892) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/walt-whitman

1. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) with a caterpillar from The Book of Flower Studies, c.1510–1515, by Master of Claude de France
https://frenchly.us/art-master-of-claude-de-france/
Opaque water color, organic glazes, gold and silver paint, iron and carbon-based ink and charcoal on parchment / The Met Cloisters, New York, NY
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/823979

2. A Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) with a Tiger Moth, a Butterfly, a Snail, and a Beetle, c.1730, by Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Regina_Dietzsch
Opaque watercolor on parchment / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
https://www.famsf.org/artworks/a-dandelion-taraxacum-officinale-with-a-tiger-moth-a-butterfly-a-snail-and-a-beetle

3. Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Sparrows and Dandelions, c.1820 by Teisai Hokuba (1771-1844)
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG1797
Privately published woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper / The Met Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/54148

4. Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale), c. 1854, by Anna Atkins (1799-1871)
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/16/anna-atkins-born-march-16-1799/
Cyanotype on paper / Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O82810/dandelion-taraxacum-officinale-photograph-atkins-anna/

5. Dandelion Seeds, 1858 or later, by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fox_Talbot
Photogravure / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/285342

6. Dandelions, 1867–68, by Jean-François Millet (1814–1875)
https://www.nga.gov/collection/artist-info.1720.html
Pastel on tan wove paper / Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
https://collections.mfa.org/objects/31640/dandelions?ctx=b188ba7b-3b8e-411d-85c1-9bd17545e848&idx=0

7. Tree trunks in the grass, 1890, by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/art-and-stories/vincents-life-1853-1890
Oil on canvas / Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands
https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-tree-trunks-in-the-grass

8. Dandelions, ND, by Bertha Wegmann (1847-1926)
https://www.portraitsociety.org/single-post/an-introduction-to-bertha-wegmann
Oil on canvas / Private collection
https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/british-european-art-online/bertha-wegmann-danish-1847-1926-108/171771

9. Dandelions, c.1900, by Ludwik Stasiak (1858-1924)
https://rkd.nl/en/explore/artists/124863
Oil on canvas / Stanisław Fischer Museum, Bochnia, Poland
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ludwik_Stasiak_-_Dmuchawce.jpg
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Monday, January 23rd: Dandelions in Art, Part 2 of 2
https://schristywolfe.com/2023/01/23/dandelions-in-art-part-2-of-2/

Autoportrait Day 313~ Wanda Gág

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

American artist, printmaker, illustrator, author, and translator
Wanda Hazel Gág (1893-1946)

1. Self-Portrait in a Three-Way Mirror, ND / Graphite and black crayon / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

2. Self-Portrait, 1914 / Charcoal and chalk / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

3. Self-Portrait, 1915 / Pastel and charcoal / Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

4. Self-Portrait in Dresser Mirror: Cream Hill, 1930 / Brush and black ink / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

5. Self-Portrait, 1943 / Linocut / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

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Autoportrait Day 305~ Lou Loeber

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

Dutch painter Lou Loeber (1894-1983)

1. Self-portrait, 1921 / Oil on canvas / Cultural Heritage Agency
of the Netherlands, Amersfoort/Amsterdam/Rijswijk

2. Self-portrait, 1925 / Charcoal on paper / Utrecht, Netherlands

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Autoportrait Day 295~ Delhy Tejero

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

Spanish painter Delhy Tejero (1904-1968)

1. Autorretrato, 1937 / Oil on board / Private Collection

2. Autorretrato, 1944 / Pencil on paper / Private collection

3. Autorretrato, 1945 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

4. Autorretrato, 1945 / Pencil on paper / Private collection

5. Autorretrato, 1950 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

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Autoportrait Day 290~ Violet Oakley

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

Painter, muralist, and illustrator Violet Oakley (1874-1961)

1. Self-Portrait: The Artist in Mourning for Her Father, c.1900 / Oil on canvas
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2. Self-Portrait, 1919 / Oil on canvas mounted on panel / National Academy of Design, NYC

3. Self-Portrait, ND / Charcoal on cream illustration board
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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Autoportrait Day 282~ Elisabetta Sirani

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

Italian Baroque artist Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665)

1. Self Portrait, c.1650-55 / Black chalk on paper / The Royal Collection Trust, UK

2. Self Portrait of the Artist Painting her Father, c.1665 / Oil on canvas / State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

3. Self Portrait as Allegory of Painting, 1658 / Oil on canvas / Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia

4. Self Portrait, c.1658 / Black and red chalk on paper / Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

5. Self Portrait as a Saint, 1658 / Oil on canvas / National Art Gallery of Bologna, Italy

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Elisabetta Sirani: Self-Portraits: https://artherstory.net/elisabetta-sirani-self-portraits/

Autoportrait Day 281~ Chila Kumari Burman

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

British multimedia artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman MBE (1957)

1. Self-portrait in Pigtails, 2017 / Mixed media / Artist’s collection

2. Auto-Portrait, 1996-2013 / Inkjet on canvas / Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA, London, UK

3. 28 Positions in 34 years, 1992 / Color laser print on paper / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

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