Tuesday, February 3, 2009
This painting by Pedro Figari makes me want to go to Uruguay and throw a dance party immediately. The artist looks pretty grumpy in his Wiki photo, but lead an interesting life and knew how to paint vibrant figurative scenes.
"Equipoise" 1958 -- My mother likes Hans Hoffman so I had to include this classic.
This Diego Rivera painting, "Portrait of Mrs. Carr," reminds me of my grandmother that I never met. Makes me want to wear more red lipstick.
This piece by Valeska Soares was by far my favorite in the museum! She made platinum-glazed ceramic characters and jumbled them together after lifting them from various passages of Calvino's "Invisible Cities." I like the idea that you can take such a literal approach to dissecting a novel, and as she says, "re-write or create a new one."
There was also a lovely photography exhibit worth checking out if you're in Los Angeles...