“So let us then try to climb the mountain, not by stepping on what is below us, but to pull us up at what is above us, for my part at the stars; amen.” M.C. Escher (June 17, 1898 – March 27, 1972) – Dutch Graphic Artist, known for his mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints.
Category Archives: Birthdays
Happy Birthday, Christo and Jeanne-Claude
“It is not only one person’s work, its’ really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.” Christo Christo (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, June 13, 1935 – ) and Jeanne-Claude (Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, June 13, 1935 – November 18, 2009) Born the same day, they married and created environmental works that included the wrapping of the ReichstagContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Christo and Jeanne-Claude”
Happy Birthday, John Constable
“I never saw an ugly thing in my life; for let the form of an object be what it may, light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.” John Constable (June 11, 1776 – March 31, 1837) English Romantic Pinter known principally for his landscape paintings.
Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak
“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more…What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will haveContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak”
Happy Birthday, Gustave Courbet
“Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.” Gustave Courbet, (June 10, 1819 – December 31, 1877) French painter who led the realist movement in 19th-century FrenchContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Gustave Courbet”
Happy Birthday, Mark Podwal
Mark Podwal (June 8, 1945) an internationally-known New York artist, author and illustrator of books that focus on Jewish legend, history and tradition.
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