Fernando Botero’s Guide to Colombian History and CultureMay 30, 2018
The Most Colombian of Colombian Artists New York City. Barcelona, Bilbao, and Madrid. Paris, France. Goslar and Bamberg, Germany. Vaduz, Lichtenstein. Jerusalem, Israel and Yerevan, Armenia. Singapore. These are only some of the cities where Fernando Botero’s easily...
Life And The Human Condition Through The Eyes Of Oswaldo GuayasamínMay 9, 2018
Early Life and Works Oswaldo Guayasamín was born into a humble family in Quito, Ecuador on July 6, 1919, as the oldest of 10 siblings. His father was an indigenous Quechua man who worked as a tractor driver, while...
The Ups and Downs of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Cartagena, ColombiaApril 30, 2018
The weather was hot, about 90 degrees. The sun was wet and blinding. Men on the street were selling water for a dollar a bottle. Other men were selling sombreros, and were persistent about it, going so far...
In Life, In Art, Till Death Do Us Part: The Romance Of Georgina And Lucílio de AlbuquerqueApril 27, 2018
Do you like art history and love stories? You’ve come to the right place because here we have both! Today we present the story of love and art between Georgina and Lucílio, two Brazilian painters who fell in...
Two Worlds Collide: Pop Art and the Cuban RevolutionApril 10, 2018
Pop Art Comes to Cuba Raúl Martínez was born in the central Cuban city of Ciego de Ávila in 1927. Before the Revolution, he had the opportunity to work and exhibit his early paintings in Europe and the United States,...
Almada Negreiros: The Man Who Loved All The ArtsApril 8, 2018
Have you heard about the writer Almada Negreiros? He is the author of beautiful verses, like the Canção da Saudade, in which he says if I were blind, I loved everybody… Maybe you know him better as a writer...
Exploring the History of Mexico in the Murals of “the Big Three”March 26, 2018
Muralism at the Roots of Mexican History Although most commonly associated with the works of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, muralism has been a part of Mexico’s artistic heritage since pre-Colombian times. Mesoamerican civilizations...
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