December 22, 2019~ Hanukkah begins at sundown

Shabbat Meeting(?) by Natan Isaevich Al’tman (Nathan Altman)
Altman was born in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on this day in 1889

c.1910 / Oil on canvas / 31”x23 1/4” / Private collection?

[I did a lot of research on the internet but could not find very complete information; for example, the painting’s name varies depending on which site you find it. Should anyone seeing this post happen to know more about this artwork, please let me know in the comments below. Thank you.]

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December 22~ Animals in Art

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December 19, 1907~ Hugo Simberg sends a postcard from the United States

Self-Portrait by Hugo Simberg

1907 / Oil on canvas / 17”x14” / Finnish National Gallery: Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

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“Over the Ocean: Hugo Simberg in America”~
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/exhibitions/an-ecstasy-of-beauty/over-the-ocean-simberg-in-america#ve-anchor-intro_14488-js

“Amerikka” (24 photos)~
http://www.lahteilla.fi/simberg/?fbclid=IwAR1_ai8HAuMvGY1q60JtYvVBOf5Ak2tAvbTttEFUGfGXImk-PnwLUpWJbXw#en/line/826/keyword/Amerikka

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December 18, 1271~ Kublai Khan issues imperial edict establishing the Yuan dynasty

Kublai Khan Hunting by Liu Guandao (or Liu Kuan-tao)

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1280 / Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk / 72”x41” / National Palace Museum, Taiwan

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December 18~ Animals in Art

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December 17, 1949~ Original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire closes

Poker Night (from A Streetcar Named Desire) by Thomas Hart Benton

1948 / Tempera and oil on linen mounted on composition board / 36”x48” / Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

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December 16, 1913~ Charlie Chaplin begins his film career

Charlot Cubiste by Fernand Léger

1924 / Painted wooden elements, nailed on plywood / 29”x13”x2 2/5”
Pompidou Centre, National Museum of Modern Art, Paris

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Link~ Le Ballet Mécanique: The Historic Cinematic Collaboration Between Fernand Legér and George Antheil
What is Charlie Chaplin Doing in Ballet Mechanique?~ https://www.flickeralley.com/chaplin-in-ballet-mechanique/

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December 15, 1905~ Pushkin House (Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg) is established

Title: Pushkin on a Horse by Konstantin Yuon

1949 / Watercolor on paper / 19”x14” / Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art, Moscow

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Portraits of Alexander Pushkin from the State A.S. Pushkin Museum~
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/portraits-of-alexander-pushkin%C2%A0/ARSRXI4U

 

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