Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Original Bird of Paradise Flower Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! LACMA Creatures of the Earth, Sea, and Sky: Painting the Panamanian Cosmos Exhibit Part I...

"Eternal Bird of Paradise" Original 18"x24" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Eternal Bird of Paradise."  This vibrant tropical flower blooms frequently around here and is a favorite of mine.  The art has a realist impressionist feel.  The original floral painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  

Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This month, my theme is angels, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday


Creatures of the Earth, Sea, and Sky: Painting the Panamanian Cosmos Part I
LACMA Exhibit Open until April 15, 2018

With a theme of real and mythical animals, the show includes a mix of ancient ceramics and 20th century textiles.  Some of the ceramics were part of chief's burials and restored from purposely broken pieces, they are glazed in styles unique to Panamanian art with some purple hues.  The textile panels are called molas and come from the modern Kuna culture.  They were traditionaly made in pairs as part of a front and back panel of a woman's blouse and thought to have protective qualities.

I found these works very appealing.  This is Part I of II.  
Edit:  Part II is here.

Pedestal Plate with Transformation Figure and Multitude of Stingray Spines
Panama, Macaracas style, 800-1000 CE

Transforming Human-Jaguar Effigy Vessel
Panama, Conte style, 600-900 CE
Transforming Jaguar Vessel
Panama, 600-900 CE

Mola with Mirror Image of Parrots
Panama, San Blas, Kuna People, late 20th century

Effigy Vessel Reminiscent of a Pelican Bird, with Ears
Panama, Veraguas, n.d.

Plate with Striding Bird with Encirling Tail
Panama, Conte style, 700-900 CE

Jar with Abstracted Bats and Spout in the Form of a Lizard
Panama, Late Tonosi style, 300-500 CE

Pedestal Plate with Two Rotated Iguanas
Panama, Macaracas style, 800-1000 CE

Mola with Birds among Spiral Motifs
Panama, San Blas, Kuna People, late 20th century

Effigy Vessel of Curled-Up Possum or Anteater
Panama, Veraguas, Conte style, 600-900 CE

Whilst I have continued to sketch daily, I spent my time getting this ready and haven't had a chance to prep my sketches yet.  I'll try to get caught up on posting my daily sketches tomorrow.


Christine said...

Beautiful bird of paradise painting. Enjoyed the ceramic display, such lovely warm pieces.

Jennifer Rose said...

interesting looking show :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your painting, I only know those flowers from the florist's shop. The exhibition of art from Panama is fantastic, wow! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing more. Hugs, Valerie

Sheltie Times said...

Very beautiful.

Lisabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Christine, Jennifer, Valerie, and Sheltie! I'm glad you enjoyed the painting and the show.

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely post.
I enjoyed the photographs from the show.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

Your painting is breath taking Lisa!!! Wow!
Love the items from the exhibit!
Big Hugs!

Lisabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Jan and Stacy!