Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Jasper Johns, Jr. (born May 15, 1930) is an American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking. He is best known for his painting Flag (1954–55), which he painted after having a dream of the American flag. His work is often described as a Neo-Dadaist, as opposed to pop art, even though his subject matter often includes images and objects from popular culture.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.
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Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Imperial Stormtroopers are fictional soldiers from George Lucas' Star Wars universe. Stormtroopers are the personal army of Emperor Palpatine and of his commanders.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Today's featured button: UNICEF. To win this button, just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner randomly. Good luck!
United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this old name. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.
Question: What is the name of the painting of which the art on the button is based on, and which year was the painting created?
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Monday, November 1, 2010
So we've got a winner for the Escher button posted yesterday. If you did not win, here's another chance (in fact, there's a new chance every day!) for you to win today's featured button. I'm going to make it less random this time.
Today's featured button is Simon, an electronic game of memory skill manufactured by Milton Bradley. Launched in 1978, it became a pop culture symbol of the 1980s.
Question:In which recent film does Simon make an appearance? Clue: an animated film.
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Every day, I will be posting a new button which I will be giving away. To get today's button, all you need to do is to make a comment before I post the next button. A winner will be picked randomly by me. Good luck!
Today's feature is M. C. Escher, a Dutch graphic artist known for his mathematically-inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints (a printmaking process of the intaglio family, technically a drypoint method.)