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February 27, On This Day From the Dutch Golden Age Dutch painter Carel Fabritius was born on this day in 1622. A pupil of Rembrandt, this Dutch Golden Age artist developed a style unique from the master. Some of his most famous works include A View of Delft (1652), The Goldfinch (1654), and The Sentry …

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The Artist, in cinema

February 26, On this day An artful award sweep! While the French and the Americans continue to spar over the nationality of this movie, the 2011 flick The Artist was a groundbreaking cinematic ouevre, artfully portraying a comedy-drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film or part-talkie. On February 26, 2012, at the 84th …

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From PoC art, to pop art

February 24, On this day Art in the time of racial segregation Now recognized as a major American painter of the 20th century, Alma Thomas achieved this success as an African-American female artist, despite the segregation and prejudice of her time. Alma was born in September 1891 and died on February 24, 1978. She is …

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Joe Rosenthal’s iconic World War II photograph was taken on this day

On this day, February 23, 1945, Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press took the iconic photograph that shows the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima by six United States Marines atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the final stages of the Pacific War during World War II. The photograph was …

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Patriarch of sculpture who carved a kiss in stone

By Constantin Brâncuși - Library of Congress, PD-US, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38989576

February 19, On this day   Constantin Brâncuși, often called the ‘patriarch of modern sculpture’, was born on February 19 close to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains, an area known for its rich tradition of folk crafts, particularly woodcarving. Inevitably, Brâncuși’s influences emerge from Romanian folk art traceable through Byzantine and Dionysian traditions. His art emphasizes clean …

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