Born May 15~ Althea McNish

Althea McNish FSCD (May 15, 1924-April 16, 2020) was a textile designer who rose to prominence in London with her bright, tropical textiles inspired by the colors and landscape of her native Trinidad.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_McNish

Painted Desert by Althea McNish / 1959 / Woven cotton satin screen
Various collections, including National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Althea McNish on Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/althea-mcnish/zTbcYQWqoKl7Lpv1

Further reading:
https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/althea-mcnish-remembered
https://www.libertylondon.com/us/features/design-and-living/archive-althea-mcnish.html
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/althea-mcnish-an-introduction

June 16~ Pride Month

Horst P. Horst and George Hoyningen-Huene

There are five links below

After studying at Hamburg in late 1920s, [Horst] soon moved to Paris and was taught by architect Le Corbusier. During his time in Paris, <<<Horst became close with Vogue photographer Baron George Hoyningen-Huene>>>; Horst became his lover and photographic assistant, soon his interests swayed from architecture towards photography. ~https://www.hamiltonsgallery.com/

Mainbocher Corset by Horst P. Horst
1939 / Gelatin silver print / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Model with Greek Busts by George Hoyningen-Huene
1934 / Gelatin silver print / The Met, New York, New York

Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum

Create your own masterpiece!
Rijksstudio Award is the biennial art- and design prize from the Rijksmuseum. With this competition the Rijksmuseum invites everyone to create their own masterpiece inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s collection. An international jury of experts will assess who the 10 finalists and the 3 winners of the Rijksstudio Award 2020 are.

Categories~ There are two categories for which you can submit your masterpiece:
The Rijksstudio Design Award
The Rijksstudio Young Talent Award (aged 21 and under)

Process~ You can submit your masterpiece starting 1 November 2019 until 27 February 2020.The jury process will start March 2020. The top 10 will be invited to the Award show on April 16. There the winners will be announced for the 3 prizes.

Prizes~ The winner of the Rijksstudio Design Award will receive € 7.500
The winner of the Rijksstudio Young Talent Award receives € 5.000
The winner of the Rijksstudio Public vote receives € 2.500
On top of that the winning masterpieces might become part of the Rijksmuseum shop.

All art forms are possible, such as photos, videos, animations, products, fashion, collages or poems. The intention is that the design is based on the collection of the Rijksmuseum and that you used images from Rijksstudio. An international jury will assess the entries.

Source: Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum

September 13, 1922~ The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City

Self-portrait with Straw Hat by Róbert Berény

1906 / Oil on canvas / 23”x17 1/3” / Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

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THE STRAW HAT RIOT OF 1922~ https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/straw-hat-riot/

Previous September 13 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 13

Arnold Schönberg: Born September 13, 1874

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/13~

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/