Happy Mother’s Day!


From Happy Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018

The artist’s mother, comtesse Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec, at breakfast, Malromé Chateau
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
c.1881-1883 / Oil on canvas / 36.8”x31.8” / Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, France

Portrait of the Artist’s Mother / Vincent van Gogh
1888 / Oil on canvas / 16”x12-3/4” / Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena

The Artist’s Mother / Paul Gauguin
Between 1890 & 1893 / Oil on canvas / 16.1”x12.9” / Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany

The Artist’s Mother / Pablo Picasso
1896 / Pastel on paper / 19.6”x15.3” / Museu Picasso, Barcelona

Portrait of the Artist’s Mother / Henry Ossawa Tanner
1897 / Oil on canvas / 29 1/4”x39 1/2” / Philadelphia Museum of Art

Mrs. Robert S. Cassatt, the Artist’s Mother / Mary Cassatt
c.1889 / Oil On Canvas / 38”x27” / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Woman with PlantsGrant Wood
1929 / Oil on upsom board / 20 1/2”x17 7/8” / Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Painter’s Mother IV / Lucian Freud
1973 / Oil on canvas / 10 3/4”x 7 1/3” / Tate, London

Julia Warhola / Andy Warhol
1974 / Silkscreen ink and synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 40”x40” / The Andy Warhol Museum

Mum / David Hockney
1988 / Oil on canvas / 16 1/2”x10 1/2” / The David Hockney Foundation

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May 9, 1874~ Howard Carter, British archaeologist, historian, and artist is born

Under the Protection of the Gods by Howard Carter

1908 / Watercolor / 24 7/16”x18 1/8” / Private collection?

The man most famous for his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb was also an artist.
An album of Howard Carter’s watercolours of birds and animals~

http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/Carter_birds_gallery.html

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 9

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/9~

May 8, 1958~ Eisenhower orders federalized National Guard removed from Little Rock

The Little Rock Nine  by  Platon, 2010

From left: Jefferson Thomas, Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Elizabeth Eckford,
Carlotta Walls LaNier, Terrence Roberts, Thelma Mothershed Wair, Melba Patillo Beals and Ernest Green

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 8

Bob Clampett: Born May 8, 1913

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/8~

May 6, 1935~ FDR establishes the Works Progress Administration

Noah’s Ark Mural by Helen Forbes and Dorothy Puccinelli

1938 / Egg Tempera / 1,200’ expanse / San Francisco Zoo Mother’s Building

Works Progress Administration (WPA) (1935)~
https://livingnewdeal.org/glossary/works-progress-administration-wpa-1935/
The Mothers Building Improvement Project News~
https://sfrecpark.org/hope-for-historic-mothers-building/

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 6

Nora Clench~ May 6, 1867-May 17, 1938

Rudolph Valentino: Born May 6, 1895

Kentucky Derby: May 6, 2017

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/6~

May 4, 2001~ Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion opens

Burke Brise Soleil, Quadracci Pavilion by Santiago Calatrava

2001 / 72 steel fins / 217-foot wingspan / Milwaukee Art Museum

Santiago Calatrava’s artwork~
https://calatrava.com/art.html?all=yes
Link to 360 panoramic views of Milwaukee Art Museum~
http://rackphoto.com/pp/2011/02/16/mam-milwaukee-art-museum/

Previous May 4 posts:

Love & War~ May 4

“May 4, 1904: U.S. Dives Into Panama Canal”

Keith Haring: May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990

May 4, 1970~ Tragedy at Kent State

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/4~