Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 25

Arachne by Richard Hunt

1956 / Welded Steel / 30”x24 1/2”x28 1/4” / MoMA, NYC

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See also: February 25~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/25/february-25-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 19

Hannibal by Ulysses Davis

1975-1985 / Mahogany and paint / 17 5/8”x14 3/4”x6 1/4” / King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation, Savannah, GA

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See also: February 19~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/19/february-19-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 15

Young Queen of Ethiopia by James W. Washington, Jr.

1956 / Limestone on wood base / 16 1/2”x6 5/8”x9 3/4”
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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See also: February 15~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/15/february-15-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 10

Lift Every Voice and Sing by Augusta Savage
Photograph by Carl Van Vecthen

Postcard dated June 18, 1939 / 5 1/2”x3 1/2” / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, New Haven, CT

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“Augusta Savage at the Fair”~
http://exhibitions.nypl.org/biblion/worldsfair/fashion-food-famous-faces-pop-culture-fair/gallery/gallery-augusta
“Artist Augusta Savage and the Tragic Story of Her Lost Masterwork”~
http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/artist-augusta-savage-and-the-tragic-story-of-her-lost-masterwork/

See also: February 10~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/10/february-10-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts: February 3

Bust of John Young Mason by Eugene Warburg

Mid-19th century / Marble / 23”x15”x10” / Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

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See also: February 3~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/03/february-3-african-american-visual-artists/

January 28, 1885~ Rodin commissioned by city of Calais to create a monument

The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin

1884–89 / Bronze / ​79 3⁄8”x​80 7⁄8”x​77 1⁄8” / Place du Soldat-Inconnu, 62100 Calais, France

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Previous January 28 posts:

Winter~ January 28

Arthur Rubinstein: Born January 28, 1887

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/28~

January 16, 27 BC~ Augustus Caesar becomes Rome’s first Emperor

Augustus of Prima Porta by Unknown Artist

1st century AD / White marble / 6’8” / Musei Vaticani, Rome

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“To what extent did the ancients colour their sculptures?”~
https://frieze.com/article/polychrome-reconstruction-prima-porta-statue

Previous January 16 posts:

Winter~ January 16

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/16~

January 8, 1816~ First woman is awarded Paris Academy of Sciences Prize

Sophie Germain by Zacharie Astruc

c.1895 / Based on a mask/mold evidently held by the Louvre
Commissioned by Paris City Council; located at the Lycée Sophie Germain

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Previous January 8 posts:

Winter~ January 8

David Bowie: Born Jan. 8, 1947 / Died Jan. 10, 2016

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/8~