Alicja Gluszek

Ex political science researcher at the Jagiellonian University. Lover and promoter of Latin American art and design (via blog www.thebananas.pl). In spare time president of the board of FOH Foundation, non profit, pro publico bono organization whose mission is to further safety and professional standards in the entertainment productions industry.  

Articles by Alicja

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Francisco Toledo, Frog

This is an unusual watercolor diptych by the late Mexican artist Francisco Toledo, who died this year. The work encompasses two totally opposite...

Alicja Gluszek 24 November 2019

La Calavera Catrina. A Skeleton Lady

We all know Coco, a Pixar animation about a boy who dreams of becoming a musician, so he enters a talent contest, suddenly disappears from this world...

Alicja Gluszek 28 October 2019

South American Art

All the Fuss and Feathers in Pre-Columbian Art

Artisans in pre-Columbian and colonial Mexico, as in Peru, used feathers to create exquisite adornments for nobles, fancy textiles for the elite, and...

Alicja Gluszek 7 October 2019

South American Art

The Largest Mural on Earth

Early Fall, for students around the world, means one thing: back to school, back to writing papers, and exam preparations. For students of the...

Alicja Gluszek 16 September 2019

South American Art

Djanira da Motta e Silva: Gentle Documentalist of Brazilian Life

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...

Alicja Gluszek 4 September 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Djanira da Motta e Silva, Três Orixás

Djanira pictured a very unusual Holy Trinity made of three deities from the Afrobrazilian Pantheon. They are accompanied by musicians playing drums...

Alicja Gluszek 25 August 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Miguel Covarrubias, The Mexican Street Scene

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.

Alicja Gluszek 14 July 2019

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: José María Velasco Gómez, The Metlac Ravine

José María Velasco Gómez, The Metlac Ravine, 1893, oil on canvas, 104 cm x 160.5 cm, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico, source: Wikimedia...

Alicja Gluszek 7 July 2019

VIA Arts Prize: Check if This Competition Is for You!

A prestigious solo exhibition in London, a monetary prize and exposure to collectors interested in Latin American, Spanish or Portuguese art await...

Alicja Gluszek 25 June 2019

Women Artists

Tarsila do Amaral: Joy Is the Decisive Test

Tarsila do Amaral left behind 230 paintings, five sculptures, and hundreds of drawings, prints and murals. She led Brazilian art into modernism. In...

Alicja Gluszek 14 June 2019