Monday, October 28, 2013

Janet Sobel & Helen Lundeberg: Surrealist Artists from In Wonderland at LACMA + Iris Fairy Maiden WIP

A while back, I went to the LACMA show In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.  Here is a piece by Janet Sobel and two pieces by Helen Lundeberg.  "The Burning Bush" by Janet Sobel was interesting to me, one of her techniques was blowing air bubbles into some of the strands of paint, I've also shown a close up view.  There are lots of hidden faces withing the painting.  I was also fascinated with Helen Lundeberg's pieces, both are self portraits.  In the one with her as a child, the tall shadow is hers as an adult.

Janet Sobel, The Burning Bush

Janet Sobel, The Burning Bush Close Up

Helen Lundeberg, Self-Portrait (with Landscape)

Helen Lundeberg, Double Portrait of the Artist in Time

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

Here is a work in progress view of my flower fairy maiden painting "Iris Dream."  I've done some of the bigger petals now, I think it is starting to come together.


Margie said...

Lisa, your painting "Iris Dream" is looking wonderful.
I love it and the artists work you have shared here is also wonderful.
I'm getting to know some amazing artists from you.
I really like that, thank you!


Lorraine said...

I love abstracts but I love your FAIRY more

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Margie and Lorraine, you are very sweet!

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing artists Lisa ;o)
Your pink lady is looking so beautiful! Big Hugs ;o)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Stacy!