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~



March 31, 1889~ Construction of the Eiffel Tower is completed

Champs de Mars: The Red Tower by Robert Delaunay

1911 / Oil on canvas / 63 1/4”x50 5/8” / Art Institute of Chicago

Robert Delaunay’s Eiffel Tower Series~
Art and the Eiffel Tower~


Previous March 31 posts:

March 31~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

March 31, 1889: Completion of the construction of the Eiffel Tower

March 31~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/31~

March 27, 1790~ Modern shoelace with aglet patented

An aglet is the small plastic or fiber tube that binds the end of a shoelace (or similar cord) to prevent fraying and to allow the lace to be passed through an eyelet or another opening. This comes from the Latin word for “needle.” The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) was first invented in England in 1790 (first recorded date March 27). Before shoestrings, shoes were commonly fastened with buckles.

Shoes, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh

1888 / Oil on canvas / 18”x21 3/4” / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Previous March 27 posts:

March 27~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Edward Steichen: Born March 27, 1879

Carl Barks (March 27, 1901-August 25, 2000)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/27~

March 24, 1603~ James VI of Scotland ascends to the English throne

King James VI of Scotland, later James I of England, at 20
attributed to Adrian Vanson

c.1586 / Oil on panel / 13 3/4”x10” / National Trust for Scotland, Falkland Palace & Garden

Previous March 24 posts:

March 24~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Edward Weston: Born March 24, 1886

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/24~

March 20, 1923~ Picasso’s first U.S. solo show in a noncommercial setting

Catalogue Cover for Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso

1923 / Catalogue of exhibition of original drawings by Pablo Picasso
Presented in The Art Institute of Chicago; hosted by The Arts Club of Chicago

Previous March 20 posts:

March 20~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Art Forger Eric Hebborn: Born March 20, 1934

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/20~