Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 29

Harem #4B by Lalla Essaydi

2009 / Chromogenic dye coupler print mounted to aluminum / 60”x48” / Various collections

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See also: March 29~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 15

Suffragette Prisoners Participating in The Prisoners’ Pageant
(detail) by Christina Broom

1909 / Photograph from glass negative / Half Plate (4 1/4”x5 1/2”) / Museum of London, UK

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See also: March 15~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 10

View of the Japanese Pavilion in Gerhard’s Garden (detail)
by Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann

1870 / Photograph / Leipzig City History Museum, Saxony, Germany

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See also: March 10~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 8

Miss Bailey with the African Shawl by Elise Forrest Harleston

(By happenstance, today is the birthday of Elise Forrest Harleston)

1930 / Photograph / Dimensions unknown
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

[The painter Edwin Augustus] Harleston often used photographs taken by Elise as source material for his portraits. One example of this practice is Miss Sue Bailey with the African Shawl, widely regarded as one of the artist’s finest works.

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See also: February 8~ African-American visual artists

Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum

Create your own masterpiece!
Rijksstudio Award is the biennial art- and design prize from the Rijksmuseum. With this competition the Rijksmuseum invites everyone to create their own masterpiece inspired by the Rijksmuseum’s collection. An international jury of experts will assess who the 10 finalists and the 3 winners of the Rijksstudio Award 2020 are.

Categories~ There are two categories for which you can submit your masterpiece:
The Rijksstudio Design Award
The Rijksstudio Young Talent Award (aged 21 and under)

Process~ You can submit your masterpiece starting 1 November 2019 until 27 February 2020.The jury process will start March 2020. The top 10 will be invited to the Award show on April 16. There the winners will be announced for the 3 prizes.

Prizes~ The winner of the Rijksstudio Design Award will receive € 7.500
The winner of the Rijksstudio Young Talent Award receives € 5.000
The winner of the Rijksstudio Public vote receives € 2.500
On top of that the winning masterpieces might become part of the Rijksmuseum shop.

All art forms are possible, such as photos, videos, animations, products, fashion, collages or poems. The intention is that the design is based on the collection of the Rijksmuseum and that you used images from Rijksstudio. An international jury will assess the entries.

Source: Rijksstudio Award 2020 – Rijksmuseum

January 15, 1951~ Photograph of “The Irascibles” appears in LIFE magazine

The Irascibles by Nina Leen

Photographed November 24, 1950

“From left, rear, they are: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; (next row) Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst (with bow tie), Jackson Pollock (in striped jacket), James Brooks, Clyfford Still (leaning on knee), Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; (in foreground) Theordoros Stamos (on bench), Barnett Newman (on stool), Mark Rothko (with glasses).”

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Entire issue online here~ https://tinyurl.com/LIFE-magazine-Google-Books

Previous January 15 posts:

Winter~ January 15

Frances Benjamin Johnston: Born January 15, 1864

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/15~

December 11, 1936~ Edward VIII announces he has abdicated the throne

Woman of the Year 1936 by Dorothy Wilding

TIME named Wallis Warfield Simpson as their first-ever Woman of the Year

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Left: Cover of TIME magazine by Dorothy Wilding / January 4, 1937
Hand colored photograph / Volume XXIX, Number 1
Right: Wallis, Duchess of Windsor by Dorothy Wilding / 1935 / Bromide print
9 7/8”x7 1/8” / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

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Previous December 11 posts:

December 11~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/11~

October 24, 1931~ George Washington Bridge dedicated; opens to traffic the next day

George Washington Bridge,
Riverside Drive and 179th Street, Manhattan
by Berenice Abbott

1936 / Gelatin silver print / 9 15/16”x7 15/16” / Various, incl. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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Previous October 24 posts:

Autumn~ October 24

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/24~

October 7, 1955~ Allen Ginsberg reads “Howl” at Six Gallery in San Francisco

Carl Solomon by Allen Ginsberg

1953 / Gelatin silver print; printed later / Image: 13 1/4”x13 7/16” / © The Allen Ginsberg LLC.

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Howl by Allen Ginsberg
For Carl Solomon~

Previous October 7 posts:

Autumn~ October 7

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/7~