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 History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Sculptors

The Waltz by Camille Claudel

La Valse or Les Valseurs (The Waltz in English) is my favourite sculpture, I can remember the first time I saw a picture of it in an art history book years ago. I didn’t know anything about Camille Claudel, the artist who had create such a beautiful and emotional representation of a couple dancing. The… Continue reading The Waltz by Camille Claudel

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