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

March 27~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011),
American pivotal in the transition from Abstract Expressionism to Color Field painting     http://www.frankenthalerfoundation.org/helen/biography

Nature Abhors a Vacuum / 1973 / Acrylic on canvas / 103 1/2”x112 1/2”

Yayoi Kusama (Born 1929), Japanese self-described “obsessional artist” employs painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation     https://www.britannica.com/biography/Yayoi-Kusama

Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity / 2009 / Wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic paint, LED lighting system, and water / 163 1/2”x163 1/2”x113 1/4”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/10~

In 1886 this Irish-American artist, known for his trompe-l’œil still lifes, had a painting of a five dollar bill seized by the New York police from the wall of a saloon and was arrested for counterfeiting.

This Italian-born French couturière collaborated with the Surrealist artists Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, and Leonor Fini, relying for her designs on both impulse of the moment and serendipitous inspiration.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/10/september-10/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/13~

What Russian-born American sculptor specialized in the carving of allegorical and mythological figures, including Europa and the Bull, a fountain group that was a feature of the 1939 New York World’s Fair?

What American photographer of 80s and 90s fashion and celebrities concentrated on black-and-white photography which often portrayed his subjects in the visual language of classical Greek sculpture?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/13/august-13/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/5~

Which designer studied human anatomy, mathematics, and engineering at Los Angeles University to help bolster the quality of his shoe designs?

Which artist took the monumental scale of New York School Abstract Expressionism and applied it to his collage paintings?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/05/june-5/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/16~

Which post-war Soviet Union painter, despite the mixed critical reception to his work, was able to lead a highly successful career due to his many supporters in the state cultural bureaucracy?

Which contemporary French fashion designer enrolled in art history and museum studies, planning to become a museum curator, until he realized that his true calling was fashion and costume design?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/16/may-16/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/8~

This 19th century artist worked almost entirely in watercolours or chalks, although his style was such that at first glance his paintings look like oils.

This former schoolteacher came to be known as one of the most influential British fashion designers of the 20th century, often cited as punk’s creator.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/08/april-8/

Peter Max: Born October 19, 1937

When Go-Go Met Day-Glo”
“LIFE Magazine, September 5, 1969: A Portrait of Peter Max as a Very Rich Man”
Biography~ https://www.parkwestgallery.com/artist/peter-max

Born in Berlin in 1937, Max and his family fled Nazi-Germany to Shanghai where he would spend the first 10 years of his life. It was here where Max’s father, a reputable businessman, and mother first began to notice his artistic talents. The pair hired the daughter of a street vendor to conduct art lessons and serve as a nanny. Max began his formal art training at the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan…