From The Artists Studio
By Susan Hartenstein
How did you do? As you may already know, I encourage cheating on these quizzes. If you don’t know the answer, I want you to look it up – it increases your knowledge. But if you didn’t, here are the answers, in order of appearance:
- Edward Hopper is the artist born in Nyack, obsessed with sunlight.
- Rene Magritte is associated with Surrealism.
- Magritte was born in Belgium.
- Salvador Dali was the 20th century Surrealist who painted "Sleep."
- Dali collaborated with the English-born director, Alfred Hitchcock, on the film "Spellbound." The artist designed a fantastic nightmare sequence for the movie. Luis Bunuel is the Spanish filmmaker with whom Dali worked, in films that included "Un Chien Andalou" and "L’Age d’Or."
- Mexican artist Diego Rivera is famous for having created large-scale murals.
- Artist Frida Kahlo was married to Rivera.
- Selma Hyack stars in a film about the artist.
- Jose Clemente Orozco (1883-1949) was another great Mexican muralist. Like Rivera, he often depicted the struggles of peasants and workers of his country.
- A menorah holds 9 candles – 1 for each night of the celebration and the "shamash," the one above the eight, used to light the other candles.
- The design committee for the Rockaway World Trade Center Memorial will be meeting at the Peninsula Library (opposite the 100th Precinct) on December 17 at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming involved in the design process should attend. Chairman of the committee is Geoff Rawling.
Sunday, December 16 from 1-3 p.m. at sTudio 6, Fort Tilden, the opening reception will be held for "Winter Light," RAA’s latest member exhibition. Read more about this beautiful new art show and the reception elsewhere in this newspaper.
Enjoy the week. See the beauty around you.
"Wall Street – 1915," an oil painting by Patrick Antonette. One of the paintings in "Winter Light," opening December 16 at Fort Tilden, studio 6.