Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ABC Wednesday - Z is for the finale, the end of this round!

We have come to the end of this round! 26 weeks of sharing so many fascinating posts.

Z brings us to the end. Will we be beginning a new round next week? Stay tuned!

I was surprised at just how many Z artists there were, many of them Chinese and Japanese artists.

here are 3 I chose to focus on:

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598 – 1664) a Spanish painter, known primarily for his religious paintings. His nickname was Carvaggio.

Marguerite Zorach (née Thompson) (1887 - 1968) an American painter, textile artist and graphic designer ( she was married to the sculptor William Zorach)


Anders Leonard Zorn (1860 – 1920) one of Sweden’s foremost artists who was a painter, sculptor and printmaker

Be sure to visit the wonderful participants of this super fun meme here.


Hildred and Charles said...

I went to visit Zurbaran and his painting of St. Francis but abandoned him for Zabaglione, St. Francis is more spiritual but Zabaglione is more tasteful, I thought!

Sylvia K said...

I was looking forward to see who you'd find for the Z Day! Great ones! As always! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


Roger Owen Green said...

impressed that you found any, let alone three!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Wonderful paintings.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love that comment by Hildred!
I am impressed with the work of Marguerite Zorach, especially as she was a graphic designer as well as a painter and textile artist. I must look for her on Google, and learn more. Thank you!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

ChrisJ said...

I look forward to visiting your artists in further detail.

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

it's wonderful that you found these artists. I'll look for them one of these days.

abc wednesday team

Cheryl said...

I'd hang that Zorach in my place. Nice choices this week.

nonizamboni said...

I had thought of highlighting Zorn too--but you did a wonderful job finding Z artists.
Nicely done!

Tumblewords: said...

These are wonderful artists - I'll do more research into their fascinating styles. Thanks for an interesting series!

Anonymous said...

I like your take on the alphabet, as I am an artist. I had no idea that there were any well known artists whose names started with a "Z". Now I do.

Emma said...

Thanks for your kind comment, it was a fun thing to do.

Love your hearts, I kind of miss my squares but I'm loving my new collage a week;)

helenmac said...

Thank once more for the great tour of artists A-Z! I had forgotten that Zurbaran and Caravaggio are one and the same.
HelenMac ABC Team