… Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa , Who Was She?
She is believed to be Lisa Gherardini, born Tuesday, (the only day the Louvre is closed) June 15th 1479. She married Francesco di Bartolomeo di Zanobi del Giocondo, a wealthy Florentine merchant, when she was 16. At the time of the painting she was 24 and had 2 sons.
. . . Various people have taken credit for suggesting to Andy Warhol that he paint soup cans. According to Ted Carey (a close friend of Warhol during the late 1950s/early 1960s), it was the gallerist Muriel Latow who came up with the idea for both the Soup Cans and Warhol’s Money paintings. On 23 November 1961 Warhol wrote Latow a cheque for $50 [more than $300 in 2010 terms] which, according to the 2009 Warhol biography, Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol, was payment for coming up with the idea of the soup cans.
. . . artist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) completed nearly 200 still-life paintings in his lifetime? The early 19th century saw a decline in the popularity of Still-life composition. Cezanne’s love of the still-life was largely responsible for rekindling its popularity in the late 19th century. Cezanne seemed to revel in its possibilities creating an infinitely varied series of compositions repeatedly using a small set of household objects, along with everyday fruit and vegetables.
. . . a tesellation is a design made from shapes that fit together perfectly. For example a chessboard is a simple tessellation made of squares.
.. .The Louvre was originally constructed as the fortress of Philippe Auguste in 1190.
… John James Audubon painted 435 watercolours of birds in his life time. He was born on the Caribbean island of Santo Domingo in 1784. In 1802 he moved to the United states where he fell in love with the bird life and made it his life’s work to paint a picture of every species of bird in America.
♥ Just a reminder the Botanicals Beauties& Beasties take the weekend off – They need their environmental rest.. some zzz’s…and hopefully some fun too. See you all on Monday.
However, they are likely to do some tweeting! @BotanicalB_B
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