Happy Birthday Dear Artist posts 2

Here is a list of links to post I have made so far concerning artist’s birthday.  I have tried to make it a rule that I actually LIKE the artists’ work!   Some artists I do like, I have not included so far, as their birthdays have clashed with something else I was writing about. SomeContinue reading “Happy Birthday Dear Artist posts 2”

Happy Birthday Dear Marc Chagall!

It’s Marc Chagall’s birthday today!.  He was born in Belarus (then Russia) in 1887 – 1986.  Chagall was a Modernist and a world respected Jewish artist.  He also designed stained glass for Reims cathedral,  and memorial ceilings, he was also a print maker and worked in many different mediums. Chagall  had his own unique style ofContinue reading “Happy Birthday Dear Marc Chagall!”

Happy Birthday Dear Frida Kahlo! Feliz Cumpleanos!

It’s Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s birthday today (b. 1907 – 1954)   This celebrated artist contracted polio when she was 6 years old, which left her with a limp.  A horrific  bus accident  in 1925 left the young girl with serious injuries, including a fractured pelvis and spine.  It was whilst recuperating  that she began to paint.Continue reading “Happy Birthday Dear Frida Kahlo! Feliz Cumpleanos!”

Happy Birthday Dear Rubens!

Today is the birthday of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (b. 1577 – 1640).  The style he is known for is Baroque.  He painted mostly religious subjects for commission, also historical subjects. Rubens is famous for his altar pieces and his love of painting large women.  His celebration of the fuller figured woman  became knownContinue reading “Happy Birthday Dear Rubens!”

My 190th Post: A short Summary

Well, I’ve reached my 190th post.  As usual I like to sum up what I’ve done every 10 posts or so….plus, I can see which areas needs attention.  Without checking back I already know that I haven’t done any more in my altered book for a while.  plus my Transcription and Surfaces haven’t been featuredContinue reading “My 190th Post: A short Summary”

Happy Birthday Paul Gauguin! Sail Away!

It’s French artist Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin’s birthday today!  Born in 1848 he would be ….well OLD if he was still alive.  His style is Post Impressionist.  His bold use of colour was influenced by folk art and Japanese prints and veers towards Cloisonnism (A form of encasing colour, used in enamelling).  In some paintings,Continue reading “Happy Birthday Paul Gauguin! Sail Away!”

Happy Birthday Leonardo and Hart Benton!

Happy Birthday Leonardo Da Vinci 1452 and Thomas Hart Benton  1889!  Two very different types of artists, seperated by 400 and odd years.  One Italian, the other American.  No one can dispute  Da Vinci’s expert draughtsmanship, nor the cleverness of the man, that some say was born before his time because of his inventive ideas. Continue reading “Happy Birthday Leonardo and Hart Benton!”