December 17, 1949~ Original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire closes

Poker Night (from A Streetcar Named Desire) by Thomas Hart Benton

1948 / Tempera and oil on linen mounted on composition board / 36”x48” / Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

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Previous December 17 posts:

December 17~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/17~

December 16, 1913~ Charlie Chaplin begins his film career

Charlot Cubiste by Fernand Léger

1924 / Painted wooden elements, nailed on plywood / 29”x13”x2 2/5”
Pompidou Centre, National Museum of Modern Art, Paris

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Link~ Le Ballet Mécanique: The Historic Cinematic Collaboration Between Fernand Legér and George Antheil
What is Charlie Chaplin Doing in Ballet Mechanique?~ https://www.flickeralley.com/chaplin-in-ballet-mechanique/

Previous December 16 posts:

December 16~ Animals in Art

Edward Ruscha: Born December 16, 1937

How Kandinsky helped create abstract art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/16~

November 13, 1940~ Walt Disney’s film Fantasia premieres in New York City

Fantasia Program Cover by Gyo Fujikawa

1940 / 26 pp+cvr / 12 3/4”x9 5/8” / Various collections incl. Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Movie originally released in 13 U.S. cities as road show w/assigned seating, programs, & ushers

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Previous November 13 posts:

November 13~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/13~

October 28, 1897~ American costume designer Edith Head is born

Brown Evening Dress Design for “To Catch a Thief”  by Edith Head

1954 / Watercolor and gouache over graphite sketch on paper / 12 1/2”x16 1/2”
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Madison

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Wisconsin Historical Society~
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records?&terms=Edith%2cHead&facets=CREATOR_NAME%3a%22Head%2c+Edith%22
30 Fantastic Movie Costumes by the Legendary Edith Head~
https://www.thecut.com/2013/10/30-fantastic-movie-costumes-by-edith-head.html

Previous October 28 posts:

Autumn~ October 28

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/28~

June 15, 1878~ Eadweard Muybridge successfully captures a horse in motion in series of photographs

The ZoopraxiscopeHorse Galloping by Eadweard Muybridge

c.1893 / Outlines drawn by Erwin F. Faber, lithographed, hand colored / 12″ disc
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, DC

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More about Eadweard Muybridge~
https://schristywolfe.com/2016/04/09/eadweard-muybridge-born-april-9-1830/

Previous June 15 posts:

Pride Month~ June 15

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/15~

March 22, 1895~ First private screening of a projected motion picture

Sortie d’usine (Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory)
by Louis Lumière

1895 / Silent film documentary / Running time: 46 seconds / http://www.institut-lumiere.org/

None of them are dated, the case it seems of most of Lumiéres’ films. A contemporary report talked about the film shot on March 19 featuring a horse, so that rules out one version, which has a dog but sans horse. The other two versions must be judged by which looks more likely to have shot in March, from the workers’ clothes and the shadows they cast. What this uncertainty almost certainly means is that, after making what’s said to be the world’s first film, the Lumière brothers also made the world’s first remake, Fremaux joked.
https://variety.com/2017/film/global/thierry-fremaux-lumiere-artistry-louis-lumiere-unifrance-1201960812/

Sortie d’usine – Lumière – Les 3 versions HD~https://youtu.be/qvgPEiw_q04

Previous March 22 posts:

March 22~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Randolph Caldecott: Born on March 22, 1846

March 22~

March 22~ Retrospective Edition

March 22~ Broadway Edition

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/22~

Hispanic Artists~September 29

Mallasa  by  María Luisa Pacheco

1980 / Oil on canvas / 50”x39” / Museum of Republic Bank Art Collection, Bogota, Colombia

 

Corona de Espina  by
Rubén Ortiz Torres

1991 / Lithograph and Woodcut
/ 20 7/8”x14 3/4”
/ Edition of 40

Pride Month~ June 30

 

Zanele Muholi (Born 1972)
South African artist and self-described visual activist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/zanele-muholi

Bester V (Mayotte) / 2015 / Silver Gelatin Print / Paper: 23 3/4″x20″

 

 

 

 

Kehinde Wiley (Born 1977)
Applies the visual vocabulary of heroic portraits to contemporary subjects
http://akkad-design.com/KehindeWiley/Gallery/index_Bio.html

Three Graces / 2005 / Oil and enamel on canvas / 72″x96″