February 16, 1947~ Picasso Lithograph, Woman in an Armchair

Woman in an Armchair (Femme au fauteil) by Pablo Picasso

1947 / 6-color lithograph, Edition of 50 / Image: 19 7/16”x12 9/16” / Various collections, including MoMA, NYC

Previous February 16 posts:

February 16~ African-American visual artists

Armand Guillaumin: Born February 16, 1841

Illustrator Pamela Colman Smith: Born February 16, 1878

Esther Bubley: Born February 16, 1921

February 16, 1964: The Beatles’ second Ed Sullivan Show

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/16~

February 14, 2019~ Happy Valentine’s Day!

Saint Valentine Baptizing Saint Lucilla by Jacopo Bassano

st-valentine-baptizing-st-lucilla-jacopo-bassano1575 / Oil on canvas / 72 1/4”x51” / Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa

Valentine’s Day~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day
Be My Valentine~ https://www.si.edu/spotlight/valentines
The Heart in Art~ http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-heart-in-art/
Valentine’s day: Love and Street Art~
https://streetart360.net/2017/02/14/valentines-day-love-and-street-art/

Previous February 14 posts:

February 14~ African-American visual artists

Renée Fleming: Born February 14, 1959

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/14~

February 10, 1840~ Queen Victoria weds Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha

The Marriage of Queen Victoria by Sir George Hayter

1840-42 / Oil on canvas / 77”x107 5/8” / Royal Collection Trust, UK

Queen Victoria in her wedding veil by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

1847 / Oil on canvas | 21”x17” / Royal Collection Trust, UK
Commissioned by Queen Victoria and given to Prince Albert as a present on their wedding anniversary, 1847

Previous February 10 posts:

February 10~ African-American visual artists

Leontyne Price: born on February 10, 1927

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/10~

February 9, 1941~ Unexploded shell hits Genoa’s Cathedral of San Lorenzo

Martyrdom of San Lorenzo by Lazzaro Tavarone

1622 / Ceiling fresco / Dimensions? / Duomo di Genova, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Italy

Previous February 9 posts:

February 9~ African-American visual artists

February 9, 1964: Beatles’ first live appearance on American television

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/9~

February 8, 1828~ Author Jules Verne is born

Illustration by N.C. Wyeth for Jules Verne’s book “The Mysterious Island”
Originally published 1874; N.C. Wyeth version first published 1918

1918 / Oil on canvas / 38 5/8”x28 3/16” / Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA

Previous February 8 posts:

February 8~ African-American visual artists

February 8~ First Opera in North America

February 8~ Chinese New Year 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/8~

February 7, 1813~ Fight of the Aréthuse and the Amelia

HMS Amelia and the French Frigate Arethuse in Action, 1813
by John Christian Schetky

1852 / Oil on canvas / 23 9/10”x35 9/10” / Norfolk Museums Collections, UK

Previous February 7 posts:

February 7~ African-American visual artists

February 7, 1904: The Great Baltimore Fire Begins

February 7, 1964: The Beatles Land In America

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/7~

February 4, 960~ The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song

Seated Portrait of Song Taizu / Anonymous, Song dynasty (960-1279)

No date / Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk / 75 1/5”x66 1/2” / National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Previous February 4 posts:

February 4~ African-American visual artists

Louis-Ernest Barrias (April 13, 1841-February 4, 1905)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/4~