Every Artist Has a Birthday

and they all deserve a party

Happy 57th birthday to Ai Weiwei!
1-x-1-onetimesone:

Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995)
and
Colored Vases (2006)
Ai Wei Wei

Happy 57th birthday to Ai Weiwei!

1-x-1-onetimesone:

Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (1995)

and

Colored Vases (2006)

Ai Wei Wei

— 3 days ago with 40 notes
#Ai Weiwei  #Birthday  #Contemporary Art  #Art  #Urn  #Han Dynasty 
“I believe I am channeling in the work an energy that is shared by all and which flows through everything. I am interested in the duality and contradiction of this energy - the tension between chaos and structure of progression and regression.” - Stephen Pusey
(Notes to Myself and Others #5, 2013)

I believe I am channeling in the work an energy that is shared by all and which flows through everything. I am interested in the duality and contradiction of this energy - the tension between chaos and structure of progression and regression.” - Stephen Pusey

(Notes to Myself and Others #5, 2013)

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#Stephen Pusey  #Art  #Contemporary Art  #Surrealist  #Hyper-Kinetic  #Birthday  #British Artist 
Rockwell Kent was given complete creative freedom when he illustrated Moby Dick.
There were only 1000 copies originally printed with his illustrations, which sold out nearly immediately.

Rockwell Kent was given complete creative freedom when he illustrated Moby Dick.

There were only 1000 copies originally printed with his illustrations, which sold out nearly immediately.

(Source: oneblueday)

— 2 months ago with 8 notes
#Rockwell Kent  #Moby Dick  #Illustration  #Black and White  #Pen and Ink  #Whale  #Art  #Birthday 
"The entire photographic process is a metamorphosis. The artist can invent a reality which is personally more meaningful than the one literally given to the eye."
Happy belated birthday to Jerry Uelsmann
(Untitled, 1959)

"The entire photographic process is a metamorphosis. The artist can invent a reality which is personally more meaningful than the one literally given to the eye."

Happy belated birthday to Jerry Uelsmann

(Untitled, 1959)

— 2 months ago with 18 notes
#Jerry Uelsmann  #Photography  #photo manipulation  #Not photoshop  #Owl  #Black and White  #Art  #Feet 
“Fuck them is what I say. I hate those e-books. They cannot be the future. They may well be. I will be dead. I won’t give a shit.”
Happy birthday to Maurice Sendak, who keeps the printed book alive.
(From In the Night Kitchen, 1970)

“Fuck them is what I say. I hate those e-books. They cannot be the future. They may well be. I will be dead. I won’t give a shit.”

Happy birthday to Maurice Sendak, who keeps the printed book alive.

(From In the Night Kitchen, 1970)

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#Maurice Sendak  #Art  #Illustration  #Ebooks  #Purist  #Birthday  #Artist  #KicksAss  #In the Night Kitchen 

midcenturymodernfreak:

1942 Harpers Bazaar Shoot at Rose Pauson HouseDiana Vreeland Spread | Photos: Louise Dahl-Wolfe | Shiprock, Arizona

In 1943 the house burned down when a fallen ember from the fireplace ignited a hand-woven curtain on a nearby window. All that remained was the ruins of the foundation and walls. The ruins became a local landmark known as “Shiprock” due to their prominent shape and location. The building was located on a hillock on the present alignment of 32nd Street.

Via: 1 | 2 | 3

— 2 months ago with 248 notes
#frank lloyd wright  #birthday  #architecture  #harpers bazaar 
It is not I.M. Pei’s birthday (I missed it months ago), but I came across this picture today and love it too much to have to wait until next April 26 to post it. We can celebrate him any day!
(I.M. Pei New York City by Arnold Newman, 1967)

It is not I.M. Pei’s birthday (I missed it months ago), but I came across this picture today and love it too much to have to wait until next April 26 to post it. We can celebrate him any day!

(I.M. Pei New York City by Arnold Newman, 1967)

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#IM Pei  #Architect  #Black and White  #Portrait  #Arnold Newman 
huntingtonlibrary:

It’s Mary Cassatt’s birthday!! She was born 170 years ago today.
caption: Breakfast in Bed by Mary Cassatt, 1897. Birthday cupcake added by The Huntington.

huntingtonlibrary:

It’s Mary Cassatt’s birthday!! She was born 170 years ago today.

caption: Breakfast in Bed by Mary Cassatt, 1897. Birthday cupcake added by The Huntington.

— 3 months ago with 72 notes
#Mary Cassatt  #Art  #Birthday  #Art gif  #female artist 
Eveline von Maydell created this silhouette of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova (with her own puppy performing a ballet), which Pavlova sent as her yearly Christmas card in 1923.

Eveline von Maydell created this silhouette of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova (with her own puppy performing a ballet), which Pavlova sent as her yearly Christmas card in 1923.

— 3 months ago with 7 notes
#Eveline von Maydell  #Anna Pavlova  #Art  #Silhouette  #Ballerina  #Dogs in Art  #Tutu  #Birthday  #Hand Cut 
Pepito Gets Mounted, and Madeline With Him from Madeline in London.
This original painting from the book by Ludwig Bemelmans sold for $52,500.

Pepito Gets Mounted, and Madeline With Him from Madeline in London.

This original painting from the book by Ludwig Bemelmans sold for $52,500.

— 4 months ago with 6 notes
#Madeline  #ludwig bemelmans  #illustration  #children's books  #Pepito  #art  #awesome yellow jackets 
The Carolina Parakeet was one of only two parrots native to the USA, with a range including New York state. Even though the cocklebur was a major part of their diet, making the parakeets poisonous to prey, they were declared extinct in 1939.
John James Audubon painted them in 1825, 85 years before the last bird was spotted in the wild.

The Carolina Parakeet was one of only two parrots native to the USA, with a range including New York state. Even though the cocklebur was a major part of their diet, making the parakeets poisonous to prey, they were declared extinct in 1939.

John James Audubon painted them in 1825, 85 years before the last bird was spotted in the wild.

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#John James Audubon  #Audubon  #Carolina Parakeet  #Parrot  #Extinct Animals  #Art  #The Birds of America  #Painting  #Ornithology  #Birds in Art  #Birthday 
Happy Birthday to Stefan Mallette, Boston-based designer and illustrator, forever inspired by the sea and Massachusetts coast!

Happy Birthday to Stefan Mallette, Boston-based designer and illustrator, forever inspired by the sea and Massachusetts coast!

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#graphic design  #art  #design  #seascape  #boston artist  #beach town  #seagull  #illustration  #cool art  #stefan mallette 
As part of the piece In Search of the Miraculous, Dutch performance artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Cape Cod in the small boat seen above.
His boat washed ashore 10 months later near Ireland. He was never seen again. Today would be his 72nd birthday.
(In Search of the Miraculous, 1975)

As part of the piece In Search of the Miraculous, Dutch performance artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Cape Cod in the small boat seen above.

His boat washed ashore 10 months later near Ireland. He was never seen again. Today would be his 72nd birthday.

(In Search of the Miraculous, 1975)

— 4 months ago with 9 notes
#Bas Jan Ader  #birthday  #art  #lost at sea  #photography  #contemporary art  #sailboat  #black and white  #conceptual art