Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Extend Your Vacation Travels!

Clancy & Shayna in Miami
When your vacation is over, you start to look forward to next year’s. Our folks take Shayna and me all over the place. We love to hit the open road, and once we’re back at the gallery we start planning our next road trip, inspired by art from so many places. This week we’d like to invite you to come along with us as we explore the world through art. You don’t even have to leave your favorite chair!

  1. Photographer Alan Brown took this timeless photograph while traveling in China. The mist-shrouded clouds and mountain peaks are mirrored in the water, creating a dreamlike effect. What is the title?
  2. An Artist’s Proof refers to a special part (generally less than 10%) of a limited edition traditionally reserved for the use of the artist or publisher. In modern times, these prints are identical to those in the rest of the edition. If you were traveling in Paris, how would you say Artist’s Proof in French?
  3. When traveling in the tropics, you’ll see plants called birds of paradise. They are named for their resemblance to rainforest birds having exotic, trailing plumage and elaborate courtship rituals. It is also the title of a giclée canvas by an artist whose father was a renowned fine artist and celebrated illustrator. Name the artist. (And for extra credit, what was his father’s name?)
  4. King Penguins are the subject of a striking original giclée photograph by world-renowned artist, author and naturalist Anthony Eaton Cook. To which southernmost continent must you travel to find king penguins in the wild as he did?
  5. The easiest way to get from one point to another in big cities is by cab. Checker Taxi was an American cab company. The cabs were first made in Joliet, IL then Kalamazoo, MI. But their prototype was based on a model from The Great Kettles. Name the artist/author who painted the FIRST Checker Cab.
  6. Artist Rod Chase painted a twilight scene entitled Dawn’s Early Light. What famous national monument visited by millions of tourists from all over the globe does it depict?
  7. This fairy tale castle was commissioned as a personal refuge by King Ludwig II who died prior to its completion. Just seven weeks later, it was opened to the public. When you travel to Germany you can tour it. What is the name of this castle and also the limited edition by artist Robert Finale?
  8. Imagine if you were on an expedition, hiking in the Arctic, when suddenly the wind picked up, obscuring your vision with blowing snow. At that very same moment, an enormous polar bear appears in your path! This is the startling subject of White Encounter. Name the artist.
  9. Cao Yong painted a tranquil Hawaiian dock on the island of Maui, located in a historic town once considered the world’s whaling center. What is the title of this artwork?
  10. Robert Bateman painted these ancient ruins found in Ireland. The focus is a Romanesque arch carved with faces of early Christian saints. What is the name of this mystical limited edition?

  1. After School Lessons
  2. No Swimming Lessons Today
  3. School Yard
  4. Teachings of My Grandmother
  5. Bonnie Marris
  6. Mother Nature
  7. College of Magical Knowledge
  8. Stringing the Children Along
  9. Morgan Weistling
  10. Off to School

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