National Pet Month~ May 6

The King of Arms of the Order of the Golden Fleece Writing about Jacques de Lalaing
by Simon Bening

c.1530 / Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink
14 5/16″x10 5/16″ / J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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An Artist’s Pet Dog Photobombs the Middle Ages~

January 26, 1950~ The Constitution of the Republic of India comes into effect

Title page of the Constitution of India
(original calligraphed and illuminated version)

Designed and illustrated by artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose,
calligraphy by Prem Behari Narain Raizada

1949 / Ink on parchment / 234 23”x18” manuscript pages / Library of the Parliament of India, New Delhi

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Previous January 26 posts:

Winter~ January 26

January 26 (music)~

Barbara Kruger: Born January 26, 1945

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/26~

October 13, 1399~ Coronation of England’s Henry IV at Westminster Abbey

Bolingbroke Claims the Crown by the Virgil Master

c.1401-1405 / From “Book of the Capture and Death of King Richard II” by Jean Creton
Colors and gold with ivy leaf border / 11”x4 1/5” / British Library, London, UK

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Previous October 13 posts:

Autumn~ October 13

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/13~

December 7~ Animals in Art

Miniature of a Crocodile from the “Rochester Bestiary” / South East England

c.1230-14th century / Parchment pages / 11 4/5”x8 1/2” / Royal 12 F XIII, f. 24, The British Library

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Aquamanile in the Form of a Lion / Nuremberg, Germany

c.1400 / Copper alloy / 12 9/16”x4 5/8”x12 1/2” / The Met

March 17~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852-1936), Arts & Crafts artist created paintings, embroideries, illuminations, and illustrations

Annunciation (study for mural) / 1900 / Tempera on card / 11”x9”


Nampeyo (c.1859-1942)
One of the most important figures in Native American Pottery

Jar / c.1910 / Ceramic / H-8 1/4” W-14 1/4”

March 2~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Guan Daosheng [Kuan Tao-sheng] (1262–1319)
Chinese artist, poet, and the most famous female painter in Chinese history

DETAIL: Bamboo Groves in Mist and Rain / 1308 (Yuan Dynasty) / Indian ink on paper / 9 1/8”x3′ 8 7/8″









Catherine of Bologna (1413-1463)
Italian cloistered nun, artist, and patron saint of artists

Virgin and Child / c.1440-14??