Monday, October 14, 2013

Julia Thecla, Lee Miller, Bona, Jeanne Reynal, & Louise Nevelson: Surrealist Artists from In Wonderland at LACMA + 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 are five of the pieces that grabbed my attention at the show by artists Julia Thecla, Lee Miller, Bona, Jeanne Reynal, and Louise Nevelson.  I'm sharing two close ups, one from Julia Thecla's soft and delicate piece that I think gets lost in my full photograph, and one from Louise Nevelson's piece.  Although there's no way to judge the scale of Louise Nevelson's piece, it was gigantic and towered above me.

Julia Thecla, In The Book She Reads

Julia Thecla, In The Book She Reads Close Up

Lee Miller, Solarized Portrait of Dorothy Hill (Profile)

Bona, Paisaje en rojos (Landscape in Reds)

Jeanne Reynal, The Widow

Louise Nevelson, Sky Cathedral/Southern Mountain

Louise Nevelson, Sky Cathedral/Southern Mountain Close Up

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

Here is the start of my fairy flower maiden "Iris Dream."  At this point of the work in progress, I've just sketched in the iris and the fae and painted in the background.  The line art is fairly faint and difficult to see because I don't want it to shine through the paint when I get to some of the lighter areas.


Out of Sight L said...

it's incredible the variety of artists how there and how much better they make our world, I am grateful :)

Lisabella Russo said...

I too love diversity in artists, you put that very well, thank you.

Margie said...

I agree with Lorraine and glad you share the art of others.
And I am am looking forward to seeing the progression of your "Iris Dream"

Lisabella Russo said...

Thanks Margie, I feel like there's more to what we do then just what we do...

Magic Love Crow said...

I love these artists you show us Lisa! I find this grouping very dramatic! Love them all! Can't wait to see more of yours!! Hugs ;o)