1890 ~ Man Ray the American modernist artist and photographer was born Emmanuel Radnitzky on the 27th August 1890 (died 1976 aged 86). Man Ray was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist art movements. Man Ray worked in a variety of artistic media but considered himself mainly a painter, although he was well known in the art world for his avant-garde, fashion and portrait photography. and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. He was also known for his work with photograms aka rayographs.
The 1st AUSTRALiAN ART SHOW by Expertise Events ~ Melbourne & Sydney
~ August & October 2013 ~
The Australian Art Show is a brand-new event to provide an opportunity for art-minded people to get together in a friendly creative atmosphere, to foster growth of all facets of the arts and the public’s interest in them. This inaugural art show event has been created by Continue reading The AUSTRALiAN ART SHOW by Expertise Events ~ Melbourne & Sydney
0079 ~ MOUNT VESUViUS began stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan on the 23rd August in the year 79. Mount Vesuvius (Italian: Monte Vesuvio) is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) east of Naples. Mount Vesuvius buried and destructed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, killing approximately 6,000 people due to hydrothermalpyroclastic flows. The only surviving eyewitness account of the event consists of 2 letters by Pliny the Younger sent to the historian Tacitus. Vesuvius is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. It’s regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because It’s the most densely populated volcanic region in the world, with a population of 3,000,000 people living close-by, and its tendency towards explosive Plinian eruptions.
1541 ~ JACQUES CARTiER the French explorer landed near Quebec City on the 23rd August 1541, in his 3rd voyage to Canada. Jacques Cartier claimed what is now Canada for Continue reading AUGUST 23 ~ ON THiS DAY in History
1578 ~ Francesco Albani the Italian painter was born on the 17th August 1578 (died 1660).
1786 ~ Davy Crockett the American soldier and politician was born on the 17th August 1786 (died 1836).