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Pablo Picasso Dies

One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, died on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France.

Born in Malaga, Spain on October 25, 1881, Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, ceramist, and stage designer. He is known in the art world for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of collage, and a wide array of other artistic styles that he helped create and develop.

Some of Pablo Picasso’s most famous paintings are: The Old Guitarist (1903), Gertrude Stein (1905-1906), Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), although there are many others. Picasso practiced many styles of painting throughout his career as an artist, and would go through periods where all his paintings were crafted in a particular style. Most notable of these styles are the Blue Period, the Rose Period, and Cubism.

Check out some of Pablo Picasso’s work in our selection of Picasso calendars.

Sources: Biography, Wikipedia

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Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

January 31 is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day!

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day is a celebration of creativity which focuses on the effect that art can have on one’s heart. To observe the occasion, go visit a museum or an art gallery, or make some art on your own.

If you’re going to celebrate by checking out some professional art, pay attention to the artist’s technique and ask yourself how each particular piece makes you feel. If you’d rather create your own art, get together with some friends in a judgment-free zone where everyone is comfortable expressing themselves creatively.

Check out some of our amazing art calendars!

Sources: Holiday Insights, Bendo13

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Susan Winget

Susan Winget graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill with a fine arts degree and got a job painting watercolors for furniture stores, galleries, and gift shops. After having children, Winget began selling her artwork from home. In 1982 alone, she sold and shipped 9,000 watercolor paintings! Since she first began licensing her artwork in 1987, her business has grown substantially. Winget’s artwork now appears on a variety of products, including calendars, stationery, fabric, dinnerware, and other home décor and giftware items produced by Lang and a variety of other manufacturers.

Since 1987, Susan Winget’s heart-warming artwork has filled many homes with love, joy, and nature through her partnership with Lang Graphics, which has made the award-winning watercolorist’s work accessible to everyone through their high quality calendars.

Winget’s passion for country life, nature, and traditional values in rural America is evident in her work. Her versatile subjects and themes include beautifully captured wildlife, vibrant florals, rich wine themes, and simple scenes of classic symbols of America. Constantly surrounded by nature on her North Carolina farm, Winget never fails to find the inspiration to create artwork that is fresh and accessible while maintaining her signature style.

Check out the selection of Susan Winget Calendars!

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