March 6, 1475~ Michelangelo Buonarroti is born

Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo

1501-1504 / Marble / Height: 79” / Church of Our Lady, Bruges, Belgium

Previous March 6 posts:

March 6~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Sarah Caldwell: Born on March 6, 1924

Kiri Te Kanawa: Born on March 6, 1944

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/6~

March 6, 1998: “The Big Lebowski” is released

March 4, 1522~ Anne Boleyn’s official debut at the English court

Portrait Drawing of a Woman Traditionally Believed to be Anne Boleyn
by Hans Holbein the Younger

c.1500-1536 / Black & colored chalks on paper / 11”x7 3/5” / Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle, London

Previous March 4 posts:

March 4~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

March 4~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/4~

March 3, 1575~ Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

Prince Riding an Elephant by Khem Karan

16th–17th century / Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper / Painting: 7 3/4”x10 3/4” / The Met

The Battle of Tukaroi, fought on March 3, was a decisive factor in the Mughals taking over Bengal.

Mughal painting under Akbar

The Art of the Mughals before 1600

Previous March 3 posts:

March 3~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Joseph Binder: Born March 3, 1898

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/3~

February 28, 1820~ Sir John Tenniel born

Self Portrait by Sir John Tenniel

1882 / Oil on canvas / 13 3/5”x11 3/4” / Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland

Previous February 28 posts:

February 28~ African-American visual artists

Sir John Tenniel: Born February 28, 1820

February 28~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/28~

Previous February 29 posts:

February 29~

February 29, 1940: Hattie McDaniel wins an Oscar

February 26, 1919~ Grand Canyon National Park is established

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone by Thomas Moran

1872 / Oil on canvas mounted on aluminum / 84”x144 1/4” / Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thomas “Yellowstone” Moran: Influencing Change with Art~

The Nature of Art: Communicating Park Science, Nature and Culture through Art~


Previous February 26 posts:

February 26~ African-American visual artists

Elihu Vedder: Born February 26, 1836

Johnny Cash: Born February 26, 1932

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/26~

February 23, 1540~ Coronado’s expedition sets off in search of Cibola

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado Sets Out to the North by Frederic Remington

From a 10-month series of paintings for Collier’s titled “The Great Explorers”/issue dated Dec. 9, 1905
1905 / Lithographic reproduction of an oil painting / Image: 8 3/5”x12 1/4” /
Various collections, including Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Previous February 23 posts:

February 23~ African-American visual artists

Men in Wigs

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/23~

February 20, 1816~ Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” premieres

Portrait of Gioacchino Rossini by Francesco Hayez, after a photograph by Étienne Carjat

1870 / Oil on canvas / 42 9/10”x34 1/5” / Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy

The premiere of Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa The Barber of Seville on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome was a verifiable disaster! …

Previous February 20 posts:

February 20~ African-American visual artists

February 20, 1872: The Met opens its doors to the public

Nancy Wilson: Born February 20, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/20~

February 18, 1564~ Michelangelo dies in Rome, Italy

Tomb of Michelangelo / Designed by Giorgio Vasari

The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Basilica became popular with Florentines as a place of worship and patronage and it became customary for greatly honoured Florentines to be buried or commemorated there.,_Florence#Funerary_monuments

After [Michelangelo’s] death in 1564, Duke Cosimo de’ Medici commissioned Giorgio Vasari to coordinate and create the memorial, which was finished in 1578. Alongside the artist, 66 members of the Buonarroti family are buried here.

He is surrounded by three allegorical statues representing…Painting (by Giovan Battista Lorenzi), Sculpture (by Valerio Cioli) and Architecture (by Giovan Battista Lorenzi) all of three which are shown in mourning.

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer~

The Sonnets of Michelangelo~

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Previous February 18 posts:

February 18~ African-American visual artists

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Born February 18, 1848

Yoko Ono: Born February 18, 1933

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/18~

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~