Just read of the death of another artist and it occurred to me that anyport has threads to acknowledge the passing of literary, screen, and musical figures, but not of visual artists. Accordingly, I'm renaming this thread to create such a space.
The first artist whose death was reported here was George Rodrigue on December 14, 2013.
New Iberia native, George Rodrigue, has died. Rodrigue is best known for his Blue Dog paintings, which launched him to worldwide fame in the early 1990s. (Click photo for full article.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Rodrigue
A local artist of some re known died recently here on NOLA at the age of 85. Joann Greenberg, a prolific ceramic artist and beloved member of the community. I had the great privilege of working for her in her fabulous garden filled with her unique, quirky creations. I believe that you visited her garden on a visit here Bixa.
She was one of those women I admired so greatly and aspired to grow old gracefully, with an enormous generosity and sense of humor.
She will be missed greatly by many.
I am grateful to own many of her creations which she graced me with over the many years I worked and befriended her.
Yes, that's right Htmb. Her workshop page online has not been updated yet & is still offering the workshop for Oct-Nov 2015, which would have been the first time she offered it during days of the dead.
I am/was not familiar with her but being cited as "the Queen of the Curve" is a wonderful legacy.
I thought I had posted this, I meant to but, my adled mind seems to have forgotten.
Last week the legendary Civil Rights photographer Bob Adelman died.
His portfolio spanned iconic moments with Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement. His work captured a decade of racial strife during the 1960's in the US including intimate portraits of MLK reciting his "I Have A Dream" speech and leading hundreds of demonstrators in a 50 mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
That is wonderful, and unlike some "star" modern architechture, it fits perfectly into its context. I was very sad to read this, and a bit skeert, as I'd been having very bad end-of-winter bronchitis that just didn't go away (no, I don't smoke and never have). Feeling a bit better with some warm spring air.
Yes, both very famous photographs, among many others. When I heard a report about Riboud's death on the radio today, the image of the young woman holding the flower immediately came to mind as soon as they mentioned it. Apparently he had two camera bodies, one with black and white film, one with colour film and took the same picture. Interesting that the b&w one has remained better known.