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

Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Movement/Style

An Art Nouveau Chapel

The Watts Cemetery Chapel or Watts Mortuary Chapel is one of the most remarkable Art Nouveau buildings in Britain. This chapel is in an Art Nouveau version of Celtic Revival style, it’s located in the village cemetery of Compton in Surrey (England). It was designed and built by the artist Mary-Fraser Tytler. The building is… Continue reading An Art Nouveau Chapel

Art History, Artists, Native American, On this day..., Painters

On this day… was born Tonita Peña

On May 10, 1893 was born Quah Ah (which means “white coral beads”), a Native American painter better known as Tonita Peña. When she was only 12, her mother and sister died, her father unable to raise her, took her to live with an aunt at Cochiti Pueblo, where she remained the rest of her… Continue reading On this day… was born Tonita Peña