Stories By Alicja Gluszek
All the Fuss and Feathers in Pre-Columbian ArtOctober 7, 2019
Artisans in pre-Columbian and colonial Mexico, as in Peru, used feathers to create exquisite adornments for nobles, fancy textiles for the elite, and provided feather embellishments for the shields and military costumes of the warriors. It...
The Largest Mural on EarthSeptember 16, 2019
Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), it means back to Ciudad Universitaria,...
Djanira da Motta e Silva: Gentle Documentalist of Brazilian LifeSeptember 4, 2019
Djanira da Motta e Silva (1914-1979) was born in a very humble family, in Avare, San Paulo state in Brazil. She started to paint in her twenties when she was hospitalized due to tuberculosis. Before becoming...
Painting of the Week: Djanira da Motta e Silva, Três OrixásAugust 25, 2019
Djanira pictured a very unusual Holy Trinity made of three deities from the Afrobrazilian Pantheon. They are accompanied by musicians playing drums to call ancient spirits and gods for their appearance here and now, on earth,...
Painting of the Week: Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Madame Thadée Natanson at the TheaterAugust 11, 2019
Henri Toulouse Lautrec is famous for the portrayals of Paris nightlife: cabarets, theatres and brothels. He showed us the world of decadence and escape from the urban malaise where his friends, muses, patrons collided. In this...
Painting of the Week: Miguel Covarrubias, The Mexican Street SceneJuly 14, 2019
An ordinary, rather empty street in the Mexican countryside. Two people. In the center, a woman with closed eyes, covered by a blue shawl. Pensive. Motionless. Behind her, a man heading towards us. Miguel Covarrubias draws...
Painting of the Week: José María Velasco Gómez, The Metlac RavineJuly 7, 2019
The Metlac Ravine is like a huge postcard sent in the past that captures the monumental nature of the southern, coastal state of Mexico-Veracruz and the speeding modernization of the country that took place in the...
VIA Arts Prize: Check if This Competition Is for You!June 25, 2019
A prestigious solo exhibition in London, a monetary prize and exposure to collectors interested in Latin American, Spanish or Portuguese art await those who dare to submit their works to the well established and renowned VIA...
Tarsila do Amaral: Joy Is the Decisive TestJune 14, 2019
Tarsila do Amaral left behind 230 paintings, five sculptures, and hundreds of drawings, prints and murals. She led Brazilian art into modernism. In her home country, she is a household name. She was a socialite, fashionista,...
Painting of the Week: Simpatía (La Rabia del gato), Remedios VaroMay 19, 2019
Our painting of the week is Simpatía (La Rabia del gato) which is soon going to be auctioned at Christie’s. It’s a huge treat for all art lovers because for the last 40 years it was a treasured piece...
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