Stories By Jimena Escoto
Mexican Colors: From Mesoamerica to the WorldSeptember 2, 2021
Not so long ago, artists got their pigments from nature. In consequence, every region of the world had its own pigments and shades of colors. In Mesoamerica, two colors stood out, red cochineal and añil blue....
Japonisme: Western Fever for Japanese Art and CultureAugust 27, 2021
During the mid 19th and 20th centuries, Western art saw the birth of Japonisme. The term was coined by Philippe Burty in 1872 and it refers to the craze of Japanese culture in Europe. In a...
Colonial Looting of African Art: A Century in ExileAugust 2, 2021
Have you ever wondered how European modern artists were inspired by African art? They certainly didn’t travel to the continent, and the answer is colonial looting. It is calculated that 90% of all African art remains...
Traveling Artists in Mexico: The First GenerationJuly 10, 2021
The 19th century was a tumultuous time for Mexico, to say the least. In 1821, it achieved its independence. However, the war devastated the country in every aspect, including the artistic one. As a consequence, there...
Behold Dibutades, the Greek Inventress of Painting!July 6, 2021
Long ago in the city of Corinth in Ancient Greece, a young maid traced the contour of her lover’s face on the wall. The man was leaving on a long trip. So, she figured out a...
May Alcott, an Artist Born Under a Lucky StarJune 5, 2021
Abigail May Alcott Nieriker was the real Amy March from Little Women. However, she was so much more than an inspiration. Born under a lucky star, she earned praise from the toughest art critics. Moreover, she...
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