Monday, September 2, 2013

Remedios Varo Surrealist Artist from In Wonderland at LACMA II + 29 Faces 2


Remedios Varo, El flautista (The Flutist)

Remedios Varo, El flautista (The Flutist) Close Up

A while back, I went to the LACMA show In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.  I did a post of some images of art that moved me by Remedios Varo.  I had intended to do only two posts about her, but since I've decided to incorporate some close ups of these images, I think I will save my favorite of her pieces that I saw for a third post.  The words here about the artist are the same, but the images are ones I haven't shared before.

Remedios Varo, Mujer saliendo del psicoanalista (Woman Departing from the Psychoanalyst's Office)

Remedios Varo, Mujer saliendo del psicoanalista (Woman Departing from the Psychoanalyst's Office) Close Up

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.  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. 

Remedios Varo, Creación de las aves (Creation of the Birds)

Remedios Varo, Creación de las aves (Creation of the Birds) Close Up

It has taken me quite some time to return to this topic, I mean to share some of my inspirations, but oft times I am distracted...  The first post is here.

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


Face 2

Also, here is my second sketch for the 29 Faces Challenge.  It is my first time participating in the challenge! The goal is to do 29 faces in the month of September.  Tomorrow I intend to share a painting that I've updated...

8 comments:

Margie said...

I was very intrigued seeing the works of this artist!

And your face sketch is awesome!

Margie
:)

Faye said...

I do not care for her work but I think yours is wonderful. Your sketches are so perfect and beautiful.

Clare said...

Your face sketches are gorgeous. I would love to see them as paintings.

Laurie said...

such amazing imagination and talent,

Christine said...

Talented artist, thanks for sharing. And lovely sketch!

Annie said...

Your sketches are wonderful and thank you for sharing with us the other artists work. Most intriguing.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much! I appreciate your kind words on my sketch and I'm glad to share some of my art adventures...

Magic Love Crow said...

Your second sketch is so sweet! Love her! Those paintings are so unique and different! Excellent!