Tuesday, February 3, 2009

LACMA Re-cap


This painting by Pedro Figari makes me want to go to Uruguay and throw a dance party immediately. The artist looks pretty grumpy in his Wiki photo, but lead an interesting life and knew how to paint vibrant figurative scenes.

"Equipoise" 1958 -- My mother likes Hans Hoffman so I had to include this classic.

This Diego Rivera painting, "Portrait of Mrs. Carr," reminds me of my grandmother that I never met. Makes me want to wear more red lipstick.

This piece by Valeska Soares was by far my favorite in the museum! She made platinum-glazed ceramic characters and jumbled them together after lifting them from various passages of Calvino's "Invisible Cities." I like the idea that you can take such a literal approach to dissecting a novel, and as she says, "re-write or create a new one."

There was also a lovely photography exhibit worth checking out if you're in Los Angeles...

2 comments:

K @ Blog Goggles said...

You had a pretty fabulous grandmother :)

Anonymous said...

Where did you see the Mrs. Carr portrait. It's of my mother, Jane E. Carr - she divorced my father, Robert Sour, and later married Willard H. Carr.
I've tried to track down this painting, commission by my step-father. My mother hated the hands, too big - otherwise she liked the rest of it.
Peter Sour, pksour@aol.com