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SCHOOL GIRL MAP MAKERS

"A Map of the United States," from Catharine M. Cook's <em>Book of Penmanship</em>, made in Windsor, Vermont, in 1818.

“A Map of the United States,” from Catharine M. Cook’s Book of Penmanship, made in Windsor, Vermont, in 1818. Courtesy Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine

The he first “schoolgirl map”  was made in 1823 by Frances Henshaw, a student at one of the best schools for girls in the young United States. The map came from Henshaw’s Book of Penmanship, which included details about geography and astronomy—comets, meridians, horizons, polar circles, and climate zones. The young girls drawing encompassed 19 states, copied from Carey’s American Pocket Atlas, from 1805, and Arrowsmith and Lewis’ Atlas, from 1812.

Harriet E. Baker's map of Connecticut, made in 1819, in Windsor, Vermont.

Harriet E. Baker’s map of Connecticut, made in 1819, in Windsor, Vermont. David Rumsey Map Collection

Susan Schulten an historian found and collected these maps made by school girls. The maps that Schulten was finding weren’t practical tools, though. Many lacked indications of scale, for instance. Instead, they showed off the mapmaker’s artistic skill and were opportunities to practice penmanship. The names of cities, rivers, and states, for example, might all be done in different lettering styles.

"Map of the northern part of the United States and the southern part of the Canadas," by Mary Lucy Hall, made in 1814.

“Map of the northern part of the United States and the southern part of the Canadas,” by Mary Lucy Hall, made in 1814. Courtesy of the Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine

Juliana Carpenter's "Map of the World," made c. 1825, when she was 15 years old.

Juliana Carpenter’s “Map of the World,” made c. 1825, when she was 15 years old. Leventhal Map Collection
A map of South America, by Bradford Scott, from 1816.
A map of South America, by Bradford Scott, from 1816. David Rumsey Map Collection
Hannah Comstock's "Map of the World," made in 1815.
Hannah Comstock’s “Map of the World,” made in 1815. Boston Rare Maps and James E. Arsenault & Company
Euphemia Fenno's "Map of the United States," made c. 1828.Euphemia Fenno's "Map of the United States," made c. 1828.
Euphemia Fenno’s “Map of the United States,” made c. 1828. New York Public Library/Public domain

Banksy’s Artwork Renamed

Bansky, Love is in the Bin, 2018. Sold for £1,042,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

Days after Banksy shocked the world by shredding his canvas Girl With Balloon (2006) with a built in shredder immediately after it sold for $1.3 million at Sotheby’s, the artist announced that the canvas and the frame it is still stuck in now comprise a new work, called Love is in the Bin (2018). The new work has been granted a certificate by Pest Control, Banksy’s authentication body, and will be on display at Sotheby’s New Bond Street saleroom this weekend.

“Banksy didn’t destroy an artwork in the auction, he created one,” Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s Head of Contemporary Art, Europe, said in a statement. “Following his surprise intervention on the night, we are pleased to confirm the sale of the artist’s newly-titled Love is in the Bin, the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction.”

The auction house also confirmed that the winning bidder from Friday night is proceeding with the purchase, but did not reveal the identity of the buyer, just that it is a “female European collector and a long-standing client of Sotheby’s.”

Artwork By Famous Artist Banksy Self Destructs After Selling For $1.3 Million@ Sothebys

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Photo: Girl With Balloon is one of Banksy’s most iconic images. (AP: Sotheby’s)

Banky’s artwork hammered to the tune of 1.3 million dollars.

Onlookers gasped and laughed after the bottom half of Girl With Balloon, was sucked into a shredder hidden in its frame as the hammer fell, auction house Sotheby’s said.

The artwork had fetched more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equalled a record price for the artist.

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” Alex Branczik, senior director and head of contemporary art, said in a statement on Sotheby’s website.

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Artwork By Famous Artist Banksy Self Destructs After Selling For $1.3 Million@ Sothebys

 

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Photo: Girl With Balloon is one of Banksy’s most iconic images. (AP: Sotheby’s)

Banky’s artwork hammered to the tune of 1.3 million dollars.

Onlookers gasped and laughed after the bottom half of Girl With Balloon, was sucked into a shredder hidden in its frame as the hammer fell, auction house Sotheby’s said.

The artwork had fetched more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equalled a record price for the artist.

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” Alex Branczik, senior director and head of contemporary art, said in a statement on Sotheby’s website.

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Artifical Inteligence(AI) Art Will Be At Christies In October

Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), which will be offered at Christie’s in October. Image © Obvious

Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), which will be offered at Christie’s in October 23-25 2018. Image © Obvious

The work appears uncompleted: the facial features are somewhat indistinct and there are blank areas of canvas. Oddly, the whole composition is displaced slightly to the north-west. A label on the wall states that the sitter is a man named Edmond Belamy, but the giveaway clue as to the origins of the work is the artist’s signature at the bottom right. In cursive Gallic script it reads:

Image © Obvious
Image © Obvious

 

The Portraits Of Brack & Michelle Obama

Kehinde Wiley, Barack Obama, 2018. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Kehinde Wiley, Barack Obama, 2018. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Amy Sherald, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Amy Sherald, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C

© 2018 Pete Souza. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

 

The unveiling of the portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama has created an unprecedented surge of interest in both portraitists, especially Amy Sherald, whose work was relatively new to the market before her commission.

For Sherald, a 44-year-old Baltimore painter who produces roughly a dozen works a year, the demand is so strong it’s basically blown up the waitlist for her paintings, which had been growing ever since demand spiked for the artist’s limited number of works, following her first solo show at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago in 2016.

© 2018 Pete Souza. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

© 2018 Pete Souza. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

“The ability to be the first African American painter to paint the first African American president of the United States,” said Wiley, “It doesn’t get any better than that.”

The Obamas were the first African American family in the White House, now they are  the first African Americans in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of presidential portraits. The National Portrait Gallery was established in 1962, and is housed in the Old Patent Office Building in Washington’s Chinatown.

Exquisite Blackamoor Jewelry: A Brief History

The inhabitants of the coast wore gold earrings with enamels white and black like amulets to exorcize the danger of pirates or gave to the churches as votive promises. This is for sure the primigenial blackamoor jewelry that anyway arrived in few years to the motherland.

 

Venetian Blackamoor jewelry is known as the most representative example of the typical Italian skill and handicraft that takes his roots in the history of the Venice Republic (“La Serenissima”): since the 16th century the antique moors have become symbols of Venetian goldsmith tradition and still, now they’re part of our culture and legacy

Even today, blackamoors are considered the most wanted and typical expression of Venetian jewelry: testimonials of this everlasting elegance have been icons of the 20th century as Grace Kelly, Ernest Hemingway, Liz Taylor, Barbara Hutton, Arthur Rubinstein and Elton John (cit. Wikipedia)

Exquisite artwork with jewels on black-faced images

 

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