November 5, 1864~ Artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh is born

Embroidered panels by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

c.1902-1904 / Embroidered linen; silk braid, ribbon, silk appliqué, buttons, beads; faces painted in watercolor on white kid stretched over card / 69 3/4”x16 1/4” / © Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

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Previous November 5 posts:

November 5~ Artists at their Easels

Born November 5, 1783~ Caroline Tischbein

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/5~

October 30, 1831~ Slave insurrection leader Nat Turner discovered and captured

One Night at Cabin Pond by Stephen Towns

“In this quilt, Baltimore artist Stephen Towns shows us the hours before the uprising began”
2016 / Natural and synthetic fabric, nylon tulle, polyester and cotton thread,
crystal glass beads, resin and metal buttons / 35”x28 1/2”
Image belongs to the artist, photograph by Joseph Hyde

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Previous October 30 posts:

Autumn~ October 30

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/30~

October 11, 1987~ AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed for the first time in DC

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall,
photographed by Mark Thiessen in 1996

Fabric, decorative objects, and personal belongings / Panels measuring 3′ by 6′ assembled into larger
12′ by 12′ blocks / Quilt is housed at NAMES Project Foundation headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

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Previous October 11 posts:

Autumn~ October 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/11~

The September 11 Quilt Project

We Watched  by Robin Schwalb

72”x36” / Cotton fabrics, stenciled, photo silk-screened. Hand and machine pieced, hand appliquéd, hand quilted
National September 11 Memorial Museum, NYC

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East Village resident Drunell Levinson…announced the September 11 Quilts Memorial project on a website she created especially for that purpose. Calling on volunteers to submit 3’x 6’ or 3’x 3’ quilt panels, she left the choice of materials and the interpretation to the individual artists…By September 10, 2002, the project consisted of 94 unique quilts accompanied by artists’ statements, photographs, memorabilia, emails, and a dedicated website. ~https://www.911memorial.org/tribute/the-september-11-quilt-project

Photographs are from “September 11 Quilts”
See more at https://www.september11quilts.org/index.html

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Previous September 11 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 11

“Capturing a City’s Emotion in the Days After 9/11”

September 11: 9/11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/11~

December 10~ Animals in Art

Mounted ruler (so-called Horseman) / Edo peoples, Benin kingdom, Nigeria

16th century / Copper alloy / 18”x11” / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Puppy Playing with a Pheasant Feather / Attributed to Yi Am

16th century / 12.25”x17.25” / Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk / Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

Autumn~ October 7

Autumn from the series “The Four Seasons”  by  David Teniers the Younger

c.1644 / Oil on copper / 8 3/4”x6 2/5” / National Gallery, London

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Pichhwai for the Festival of Cows (Gopashtami) in Late Autumn

Late 18th century / Painted and printed gold & silver leaf and opaque watercolor on indigo-dyed cotton
97 5/8”x103 1/8” / Metropolitan Museum of Art

Self Portraits~August 29

Untitled (Self-portrait from Kitchen Table series)  by  Carrie Mae Weems

1990 / Gelatin silver print / 28.3”x28.3” / Various

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Self Portrait in a Yellow Waistcoat
by  Desmond Haughton

1993 / Oil on canvas / 32”x18”
/ Royal Holloway, University of London