Autumn~ October 7

Autumn from the series “The Four Seasons”  by  David Teniers the Younger

c.1644 / Oil on copper / 8 3/4”x6 2/5” / National Gallery, London

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Pichhwai for the Festival of Cows (Gopashtami) in Late Autumn

Late 18th century / Painted and printed gold & silver leaf and opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cotton
97 5/8”x103 1/8” / Metropolitan Museum of Art

The September 11 Quilt Project

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East Village resident Drunell Levinson…announced the September 11 Quilts Memorial project on a website she created especially for that purpose. Calling on volunteers to submit 3’x 6’ or 3’x 3’ quilt panels, she left the choice of materials and the interpretation to the individual artists. Levinson separated her work into two parallel activities: The first was to raise awareness of the project, solicit volunteers and organize public exhibitions; the second was to make a documentary of the participants’ experiences of the September 11th 2001 event, and to explore how these experiences motivated them to create art. By September 10, 2002, the project consisted of 94 unique quilts accompanied by artists’ statements, photographs, memorabilia, emails, and a dedicated website.

Over the next two years, the quilts were displayed as an ensemble in fourteen exhibitions across the United States, as well as in a special presentation in Japan. In addition, Levinson created a 20-minute documentary video entitled “September 11 Quilts: Mending a Diverse Community of Artists.” The September 11 Memorial Exhibition quilts, supporting materials, and documentary were officially donated to the National September 11 Memorial Museum, forming an important addition to the Museum’s growing collection of art made in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
https://www.911memorial.org/tribute/the-september-11-quilt-project

Photographs are from “September 11 Quilts”
See more at https://www.september11quilts.org/index.html

February 20~ African-American visual artists

Faith Ringgold (Born 1930), African-American visual artist, author, illustrator, and social activist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/faith-ringgold

Tar Beach 2 / 1990 / Multicolored screenprint on silk, printed cotton, synthetic moire / 66”x67”

Sam Gilliam (Born 1933), Innovative African-American painter, part of the Washington Color School
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/sam-gilliam-1811

10/27/69 / 1969 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 140”x185”x16″

February 3~ African-American visual artists

Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901), African-American painter of landscapes and pastoral subjects
https://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/bannister.php

Scene along the Connecticut River, Westmoreland / c.1870 / Oil on canvas / 30”x20”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harriet Powers (1837-1910), African-American folk artist and quilt maker
https://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/harriet-powers/

Pictorial quilt / 1895–98 / Cotton plain weave, pieced, appliqued, embroidered, and quilted / 68 7/8”x105”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/31~

This photographer dropped out during her senior year of high school, knowing she wanted to do something in the arts though she could not draw well; she found the answer in 1931 while assisting in the darkroom of a portrait photographer in the Bronx.

This artist started her career at age 46, when she enrolled in classes with the intent of making quilts for her daughters to take to college; she eventually graduated from traditional patterns to abstract designs and narratives of African American history and heritage.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/31/august-31/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/1~

This artist, an early proponent of computer-based weaving programs, established a modern context for weaving while staying true to the traditional technique of flat tapestry hanging.

This painter and printmaker’s early paintings incorporated planes receding into space, then it morphed into organic forms that looked like seeds, shells, and plants, and shapes called “morulas.”

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/01/june-1/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/7~

This artist was one of the founders of De Stijl movement, which was also the name of the periodical which published his essays on abstract art.

Under this artist’s direction, Tamarind Lithography Workshop became one of the focal points of a general revival of printmaking in the US.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/03/07/march-7/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/31~

This photographer dropped out during her senior year of high school, knowing she wanted to do something in the arts though she could not draw well; she found the answer in 1931 while assisting in the darkroom of a portrait photographer in the Bronx.

This artist started her career at age 46, when she enrolled in classes with the intent of making quilts for her daughters to take to college; she eventually graduated from traditional patterns to abstract designs and narratives of African American history and heritage.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/31/august-31/