Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Painters

Abaporu by Tarsila do Amaral

Abaporu is an oil painting on canvas by Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral. The word “abaporu” comes from the Tupi language (the language from most important indigenous people of Brazil) that means “the man that eats people” = abá (man) + poro (people) + 'u (to eat). The subject of the painting was described by… Continue reading Abaporu by Tarsila do Amaral

Art Deco, Art History, Artists, Painters

Art Deco Diva

Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish painter in 1920s and 1930s. She was born in Warsaw in 1898 as Maria Gorska. She is best known for her polished Art Deco portraits of aristocrats and the wealthy, also for her highly-stylized painting of nudes. Her style was a blend of late refined cubism and the neoclassical… Continue reading Art Deco Diva

Art History, Artists, Painters, Pop-Art, Sculptors

Polka dots

The Japanese artist and writer, Yayoi Kusama, she is well-known for the polka dots motifs of her works. She has worked in a wide variety of media that includes painting, collage, soft sculpture, performance art, environmental installations in most of them she exhibits her interest in psychedelic colours, repetition and pattern. She’s a precursor of… Continue reading Polka dots

Art History, Artists, Painters, Surrealism

Summer – Remedios Varo

Welcome Summer! Remedios Varo was a Spanish surrealist painter. She is known as one of the world famous para-surrealist artists of 20th century. Her paintings were inspired by Renaissance art and Philosophy. Renaissance Influence: The harmony, total nuances, unity and the narrative structure. It’s well known that she was a regular visitant at Prado Museum… Continue reading Summer – Remedios Varo

Art History, Artists, Baroque, Impressionism, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died two great artists and women

On this day died two great painters, but in different years. In 1656 died Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and many years later, in 1926 died the Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. Artemisia Gentileschi She was a Baroque painter, considered as one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following Caravaggio. By that time, women were… Continue reading On this day… died two great artists and women