Jimena Escoto

An International Relations graduate and an art lover. I prefer art prior to the 20th century, in general. I'm interested in art from Mexico and by female artists.

Articles by Jimena

Art History 101

Mexican Colors: From Mesoamerica to the World

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...

Jimena Escoto 22 January 2022

Dinner Party. Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, 1974-1979, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, USA. Women Artists

Dinner Party for Badass Women by Judy Chicago

Dinner is served for some of the most famous and important women in history. Goddesses, saints, artists, poets, writers, queens, wives, mothers, and...

Jimena Escoto 21 January 2022

Atala. Luis Monroy Josué, Last Moments of Atala, 1871,Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico. Literature

Atala: The Tragedy that Transcended Pages

In the 19th century, Europeans went crazy for one story: Atala, or the Story of Two Lovers in the Desert. It is a novel by René de Chateaubriand...

Jimena Escoto 3 January 2022

Squid Game. Art reference to Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party in Squid Game, S1E08. Squid Game/ Netflix. Theater & Cinema

Squid Game: Art in the Darkest of Places

Television may not have as long a history as other art forms. Nonetheless, it has taken inspiration from them. Now it is time for the most popular...

Jimena Escoto 17 December 2021

Saint Luke. Maerten van Heemskerck, St. Luke painting the Virgin, 1532, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands. Painting

Saint Luke: The Ultimate Holy Painter

Christianity has a saint for everything, literally everything. And on All Saint’s Day, it’s the time we remember Saint Luke. Not only is he one...

Jimena Escoto 1 November 2021

Art State of Mind

Paintings within Paintings: Time to Go Meta in the Art World

A few weeks ago, the art world celebrated the complete restoration of Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. It turns out that on...

Jimena Escoto 3 October 2021

Japonisme: Western Fever for Japanese Art and Culture

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...

Jimena Escoto 27 August 2021

Long Read

Colonial Looting of African Art: A Century in Exile

Have you ever wondered how European modern artists were inspired by African art? They certainly didn’t travel to the continent, and the answer...

Jimena Escoto 2 August 2021

Art Travels

Traveling Artists in Mexico: The First Generation

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...

Jimena Escoto 10 July 2021

Women Artists

Behold Dibutades, the Greek Inventress of Painting!

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...

Jimena Escoto 6 July 2021