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 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, Photographers, Photography

The photography of Alice Austen

Alice Austen was an American photographer from Staten Island. Her interest in photography started when she was only ten years old, her uncle Oswald Müller bring home a camera from Germany. As her interest was increasing, her other uncle Peter Townsend Austen which was chemistry teacher, taught her photographic processing. Both uncles converted a room… Continue reading The photography of Alice Austen

Art History, Artists, Collage

Bringing the war home

House Beautiful: Bringing the war home is a series of photo-collages (1967-72) by American artist Martha Rosler. Martha Rosler works with installations, videos, photo-text and performance. Also, she writes about art and culture. Her work is centred on the everyday life and public sphere often with an eye to women’s experience. House beautiful: Bringing the war… Continue reading Bringing the war home