June 21, 1964~ Civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, & Michael Schwerner brutally murdered

Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice) by Norman Rockwell

1965 / Oil on canvas / Intended as illustration for Look magazine issue of June 29, 1965;
a preparatory study was published instead / Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

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Previous June 21 posts:

Pride Month~ June 21

Al Hirschfeld: Born June 21, 1903

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/21~

June 19, 1866~ First documented celebration of Juneteenth

Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

Commissioned for the Texas Centennial Exposition’s Hall of Negro Life,
which was officially dedicated on June 19, 1936, in honor of Juneteenth

1936 / Oil On Canvas / 60”x60” / de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Previous June 19 posts:

Pride Month~ June 19

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~

June 17, 1631~ Mumtaz Mahal Dies During Childbirth

Miniature portrait from Agra, India, of Mumtaz Mahal
for whom the mausoleum known as Taj Mahal was built

19th Century / Watercolor and gilding on ivory / 1 15/16”x1 1/2”
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

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Previous June 17 posts:

Pride Month~ June 17

Charles Eames: Born June 17, 1907

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/17~

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~

June 14, 1325~ Ibn Battuta leaves Tangier on a journey that will last 29 years

Tile with the Great Mosque of Mecca by Turkish Artist

 

Ibn Battuta started on his travels in 1325, when he was 20 years old. His main reason to travel was to go on a Hajj, or a Pilgrimage to Mecca, to fulfill the fifth pillar of Isla. But his traveling went on for around 29 years and he covered about 75,000 miles visiting the equivalent of 44 modern countries which were then mostly under the governments of Muslim leaders of the World of Islam, or “Dar al-Islam”. ~Office of Resources for International and Area Studies, UC Berkeley

17th century (Ottoman Empire) / Fritware with underglaze painting
/ 24 9/16”x14 1/8”x1 3/8” / The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

 

The three lines of Arabic writing in the upper part of this large, ceramic wall tile are from the third chapter of the Qur’an, and exhort the Muslim faithful to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. The rest of the tile is given over to a bird’s-eye representation of the Great Mosque in Mecca, with the Ka’ba, Islam’s holiest shrine, in the center. ~The Walters Art Museum

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Previous June 14 posts:

Pride Month~ June 14

Margaret Bourke-White: Born June 14, 1904

June 14: Flag Day

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/14~

June 7, 1654~ Louis XIV is crowned King of France

Louis XIV as Child in Coronation Robes by Henri Testelin

1648 / Oil on canvas / 80 3/4”x59 4/5” / Palace of Versailles, France

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Previous June 7 posts:

Pride Month~ June 7

Charles Rennie Mackintosh~ Born June 7, 1868

George Szell: Born June 7, 1897

Marion Post Wolcott: Born June 7, 1910

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/7~