April 15, 2019~ Notre-Dame de Paris seriously damaged by fire

Notre-Dame by Maurice Utrillo

1909 / Oil on card / 25 1/2”x19 1/4” / Musée de l’Orangerie, Jardin Tuileries, Paris

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris Cathedral)
Between c.1160 & 1345 / Bearing masonry, cut stone, glass, lead, more
Approx. 226′high x 417’long x 157’wide / Île de la Cité, Paris

Previous April 15 posts:

Spring~ April 15

Leonardo da Vinci: Born April 15, 1452

Bessie Smith: Born on April 15, 1894

Born April 15, 1904: Abstract painter Arshile Gorky

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/15~

April 13th, 1598~ Henry IV of France signs the Edict of Nantes

Signed by Henry IV of France at Nantes on April 13th, 1598, the edict put a temporary end to the ferocious religious wars between Roman Catholics and Protestants which had torn France apart since the 1560s.

The Triumph of Henry IV by Peter Paul Rubens

c.1630 / Oil on wood / 19 1/2”x32 7/8” / Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Previous April 13 posts:

Spring~ April 13

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

Edward Bruce: Born April 13, 1879

Lowell George (April 13, 1945-June 29, 1979)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/13~

April 9, 1682~ Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River

La Salle Christening the Country “Louisiana” by Howard Pyle

Oil on Canvas / 24”x16 1/4” / Private collection

Illustration for article “The Great La Salle” by Henry Loomis Nelson, published in Harper’s Monthly Magazine, February 1905

1923 / Reproduced as Cover and Frontispiece for “Howard Pyle’s Book of The American Spirit” / Harper & Brothers

Previous April 9 posts:

Spring~ April 9

Eadweard Muybridge: Born April 9, 1830

Tom Lehrer: Born April 9, 1928

April 9, 1939: Marian Anderson’s Easter Sunday Lincoln Memorial concert

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/9~

April 5, 1722~ First European discovery of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

A View of the Monuments of Easter Island (Rapanui) by William Hodges

c.1776 / Oil on panel / 30 1/2”x48” / National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Dutch Admiral Jacob Roggeveen (1659-1729) made the first European discovery of Easter Island on Easter Day, April 5, 1722. Fifty-two years later, William Hodges travelled as draughtsman on Captain James Cook’s second voyage to the South Pacific.

Previous April 5 posts:

Spring~ April 5

Herbert Bayer: Born April 5, 1900

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/5~

April 4, 1968~ Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, TN

Martin Luther King, Jr. by John Woodrow Wilson

Pictured: 2002 / Etching and aquatint on chine collé / Image: 30 1/2″x27 3/4″ /
Various collections (edition of 50) incl. Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
1985 / Original (smaller) drawing: pastel on cream Japanese paper / Sheet: 21 15/16”x20 13/16” / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Previous April 4 posts:

Spring~ April 4

William Henry Jackson: Born on April 4, 1843

April 4~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/4~

April 1, 2019~ April Fools’ Day

April Fool: Girl with Shopkeeper by Norman Rockwell

1948 / Cover illustration for April 3, 1948 “The Saturday Evening Post” / Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections

Can you find all 57 “errors” in Rockwell’s Girl with Shopkeeper cover of The Saturday Evening Post?
Click on the image to enlarge it. Click here for the answers~ https://www.nrm.org/2009/04/fools-gold-answers/

1943 Rockwell April Fools painting~ https://www.nrm.org/2018/03/april-fools-2018/

1945 Rockwell April Fools painting~ https://www.nrm.org/2019/03/april-fools-2019/

Previous April 1 posts:

The Four Seasons: Spring

Spring~ April 1

April 1~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/1~