Monday, August 20, 2012

Remedios Varo from In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists at LACMA & My Nibblefest


 Remedios Varo, Recuerdo de la Walkyria (Memory of the Valkyrie)

I went to the LACMA show In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.  Today I am sharing some images of art that moved me by Remedios Varo.  This is part one of two posts I will make with images by this artist.

 Remedios Varo, Papilla estelar (Celestial Pablum)

Remedios was born in Spain, but fled to Paris during the Spanish Civil War.  She moved to Mexico due to the Nazi occupation of France.  Mexico is were she spent the remainder of her life.

Remedios Varo, Gato hombre (Cat Man)

She generally worked in oils on masonite panels that she prepared herself.  I hadn't seen the artwork of this surrealist artist before this exhibit, I found myself very drawn to her works.


I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday
http://www.create-with-joy.com/

I did manage to complete my painting for Nibblefest, she is shown below and is on eBay here.


She is titled "Café au Lait" and is a 5"x7" original acrylic painting on canvas.

9 comments:

Jessica Sporn said...

I love your lady with her probing green eyes. And thank you for sharing about Remedios Varo. I had never heard of her and her work is very inspiring.

Carolyn Dube said...

She turned out fantastically!!! So glad you met your goal!

Maša said...

your coffee themed painting is fantastic! I read the post about the process and it reminded me of one of the most famous Slovenian paintings: http://old.gimvic.org/projekti/mednarodni_projekti/woman/women/kobilica/slo/kofe.html :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Wonderful surrealist art! I love your new piece too!!! She is gorgeous.

Margaret Almon said...

I had never heard of Remedios Varo--thank you for introducing me to her.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I'd never heard of Remedios Varo before the show either, and I thought her work was quite captivating. I have some more pictures of her art to post some other week...

Thanks about my painting!

Maša, I loved that painting you showed me from Slovenia, it has such great light!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your painting is amazing!!! Love her eyes! Fantastic Lisa!
I have never heard of Remedios Varo before, thank you for sharing ;o)

Anne said...

Love your painting! Awesome eyes and I love the expression and the colors, too!
Remedios Varo is very interesting, thank you for introducing her!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Stacy and Anne! My painting was a lot of fun to paint. Remedios Varo did some very interesting paintings.