Every Artist Has a Birthday

and they all deserve a party

"My favorite color boat is black, my favorite color cat is brown, my favorite color house is dark red, my favorite color kayak is yellow. My favorite color sweater is purple, my favorite color cake is brown." - Ed Emberley
(Just in case you were wondering)

"My favorite color boat is black, my favorite color cat is brown, my favorite color house is dark red, my favorite color kayak is yellow. My favorite color sweater is purple, my favorite color cake is brown." - Ed Emberley

(Just in case you were wondering)

— 1 day ago
#Ed Emberley  #Illustration  #Art  #Godzilla  #children's books  #favorite color  #birthday 
Did you use your thumbprint in The Thumbprint Book or did you use someone else’s?
Yes that is my own thumbprint. I thought I would like to do the book using famous thumbprints like the presidents or Michael Jackson’s but I’m just too shy to ask.- Ed Emberley

Did you use your thumbprint in The Thumbprint Book or did you use someone else’s?

Yes that is my own thumbprint. I thought I would like to do the book using famous thumbprints like the presidents or Michael Jackson’s but I’m just too shy to ask.- Ed Emberley

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#Ed Emberley  #Illustration  #Skeleton  #Halloween  #Thumbprint  #Birthday 
Becoming dematerialized in Jesús Rafael Soto’s Penetrable at LACMA.

Becoming dematerialized in Jesús Rafael Soto’s Penetrable at LACMA.

— 2 days ago with 3 notes
#Jesús Rafael Soto  #LACMA  #Museum gif  #gif  #yellow 
"Within my world of fantasy I am searching for moments that seem like reality." - Ryan McGinley
(Dakota (Hair), 2004)

"Within my world of fantasy I am searching for moments that seem like reality." - Ryan McGinley

(Dakota (Hair), 2004)

— 3 days ago with 6 notes
#Ryan McGinley  #Art  #Photography  #Contemporary Art  #Birthday  #Pickup Truck  #The wind in my hair 
Happy 37th birthday to Ryan McGinley, who was named photographer of the year at age 25!
(Fireworks, 2007)

Happy 37th birthday to Ryan McGinley, who was named photographer of the year at age 25!

(Fireworks, 2007)

(Source: nastygal)

— 3 days ago with 419 notes
#Ryan McGinley  #Art  #Photography  #Fireworks  #Contemporary Art 
carsonfellis:

the iconic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregonsupport them by buying this in postcard form

carsonfellis:

the iconic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon
support them by buying this in postcard form

— 2 weeks ago with 91 notes
#Carson Ellis  #Art  #Illustration  #Artist  #Portland  #Birthday 
Why is Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit more than just a still life? It shows the cycle of life.
If you look closely, the fruit on the left is alive and ripe. But, as you move to the right, it starts to decay and eventually its dead, leaving us with just a shadow.
(Basket of Fruit, 1595-96)

Why is Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit more than just a still life? It shows the cycle of life.

If you look closely, the fruit on the left is alive and ripe. But, as you move to the right, it starts to decay and eventually its dead, leaving us with just a shadow.

(Basket of Fruit, 1595-96)

— 3 weeks ago with 7 notes
#Caravaggio  #Art  #Still Life  #Italian Art  #Baroque  #Birthday  #Fruit in Art 
“News stories have become our modern fairy tales, our cautionary tales, and the Internet is today’s story book.” 
Happy Birthday to Jonathan Hobin!
(Peter Pumpkin Eater from the series Mother Goose)

News stories have become our modern fairy tales, our cautionary tales, and the Internet is today’s story book.”

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Hobin!

(Peter Pumpkin Eater from the series Mother Goose)

— 3 weeks ago with 3 notes
#Jonathan Hobin  #Photography  #Art  #Contemporary Art  #Mother Goose  #Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater  #Pumpkin  #Birthday 
What was your first memory or experience with art? 
I remember drawing Frankenstein and Dracula on the floor with my older brother.
Happy birthday to Tim Biskup!

What was your first memory or experience with art?

I remember drawing Frankenstein and Dracula on the floor with my older brother.

Happy birthday to Tim Biskup!

— 4 weeks ago with 4 notes
#Tim Biskup  #Art  #Contemporary Art  #Birthday  #Artist  #psychedelic art 
Bettye Lane was a photojournalist who captured the feminist, civil rights, and gay movements.
Today would have been her 82nd birthday.

Bettye Lane was a photojournalist who captured the feminist, civil rights, and gay movements.

Today would have been her 82nd birthday.

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#Bettye Lane  #Photography  #photojournalism  #Black and white  #feminist  #Art  #Birthday  #Baseball 
"I love fashion…I ADORE clothes and I always have, especially women’s clothes."
Happy birthday to the amazing Konstantin Kakanias!
(43 (Anna Wintour Wearing Glasses), 2012)

"I love fashion…I ADORE clothes and I always have, especially women’s clothes."

Happy birthday to the amazing Konstantin Kakanias!

(43 (Anna Wintour Wearing Glasses), 2012)

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
#Konstantin Kakanias  #Anna Wintour  #Art  #Contemporary Art  #Painting  #Birthday  #Vogue  #Celebrity Portrai 
This is Sol LeWitt’s only 3D Wall Drawing. The story goes that he was invited to exhibit in Japan, but when he arrived, he was given 4 pegboard walls that he couldn’t alter. Typically he paints over a wall, so he had to come up with a new idea idea on the spot. That new idea was rolling 40,000 pieces of tissue paper and inserting them into the pegboard’s holes.
(Wall Drawing 38, 1970)

This is Sol LeWitt’s only 3D Wall Drawing. The story goes that he was invited to exhibit in Japan, but when he arrived, he was given 4 pegboard walls that he couldn’t alter. Typically he paints over a wall, so he had to come up with a new idea idea on the spot. That new idea was rolling 40,000 pieces of tissue paper and inserting them into the pegboard’s holes.

(Wall Drawing 38, 1970)

— 1 month ago with 100 notes
#Sol LeWitt  #Art  #Conceptual Art  #MASS Moca  #Birthday  #Wall Drawing  #Tissue Paper 
Why is Sol LeWitt so cool? He felt that ideas aren’t owned, they are belong to those who understand the concept. So, he applied that to his art.
Every Wall Drawing (as he calls his paintings, drawings, etc.) has an official set of directions. Then essentially anyone (though at museums it’s usually a trained draftsman) can follow them to create the piece of art. 
When you purchase one of his Wall Drawings, you are buying the directions, NOT the piece of artwork on someone else’s wall. When it’s time for a Wall Drawing to change hands, they’d paint over the current piece and create a new version of it in its new home.
Meaning, there is only one official version of each Wall Drawing at any time, but it will be influenced by the draftsman and new environment each time it changes hands. Even if you wanted to move it to a different wall, you’d follow the same procedure.
Pretty cool. Today would have been Sol’s 86th birthday!
(Wall Drawing 1112, 2003)

Why is Sol LeWitt so cool? He felt that ideas aren’t owned, they are belong to those who understand the concept. So, he applied that to his art.

Every Wall Drawing (as he calls his paintings, drawings, etc.) has an official set of directions. Then essentially anyone (though at museums it’s usually a trained draftsman) can follow them to create the piece of art. 

When you purchase one of his Wall Drawings, you are buying the directions, NOT the piece of artwork on someone else’s wall. When it’s time for a Wall Drawing to change hands, they’d paint over the current piece and create a new version of it in its new home.

Meaning, there is only one official version of each Wall Drawing at any time, but it will be influenced by the draftsman and new environment each time it changes hands. Even if you wanted to move it to a different wall, you’d follow the same procedure.

Pretty cool. Today would have been Sol’s 86th birthday!

(Wall Drawing 1112, 2003)

— 1 month ago with 13 notes
#Sol LeWitt  #Art  #Conceptual Art  #MASS MoCA  #Wall Drawing  #Birthday