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...
5 Portinari’s Paintings That Reveal That He Was The Painter Of The Brazilian PeopleMarch 3, 2018
Portinari was the painter of Brazil. This statement refers not only to his nationality, but also to his work. During his life, the painter portrayed the soul of the country in which he was born. Cândido Portinari (1903-1962)...
Did They Burn Picasso? 12 Years Later The Stolen Artworks From Chácara do Céu Museum Remain MissingFebruary 23, 2018
It was 2006. Armed men invaded the Chácara do Céu Museum in Rio de Janeiro and stole a fortune in paintings. The stolen artworks included Picasso, Monet, Dalí, and Matisse, all the great painters of modern art. On...
The beautiful self-portraits of Abigail de AndradeFebruary 3, 2018
The history of art is full of fascinating female artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Tarsila do Amaral, Tamara de Lempicka… Now, I would like to present another one, who produced beautiful self-portraits: the Brazilian painter Abigail de Andrade. Most...
Frida Kahlo, The Broken ColumnOctober 22, 2017
The Broken Column was painted shortly after Frida Kahlo had undergone another surgery on her spinal column. The operation left her bedridden and “enclosed” in a metallic corset, which helped to alleviate the intense, and constant pain she...
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