Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists

Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists

Mary Savig


Handmade vacation Cards exhibits how artists imagined the vacations via unique watercolors, etchings, silk-screen prints, and drawings. infrequently noticeable past the eyes in their recipients, those playing cards verify the irrepressible artistry in their senders. Handmade vacation playing cards offers own perception into the fashion and sentiment of artists, together with how they summed up the year's occasions of their personal lives and the area within which they lived.

The creation via data professional Mary Savig explores the intersections among advertisement vacation playing cards and the paintings world--how vacation playing cards have been first advertised as "affordable paintings" and the way promoting their paintings to card businesses frequently supplied source of revenue for artists in lean occasions. She then opens up the extra intimate dimensions of an artist's social community, illuminating their relationships with buyers, curators, academics, and shut acquaintances. Captions introduce every one artist, evaluate or distinction the vacation card to his/her physique of labor, and talk about the connection to the recipient whilst relevant.

Handmade vacation Cards illustrates and contextualizes a large variety of exclusive works of art or restricted variation print sequence by means of famous artists akin to Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Robert Motherwell, Nickolas Muray, and advert Reinhardt. it is going to attract a person drawn to greeting playing cards, ephemeral paintings, illustrated correspondence, and the heritage of yankee paintings.

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