For a call for help, it packs a punch: an outsized yellow fist, raised in salute, all but leaps out of the blue background of Joan Miró’s color stencil “Aidez l’Espagne” (“Help Spain,” 1937). Open-mouthed, the stylized Catalan peasant who dominates the image is an emblem of strength and energy — a rooster crowing, a poet singing. In his paintings of the 1920s and 1930s, Miró achieved an unsettling power by delving into the unconscious, creating yawning expanses suggestive of colorful abysses and symbol-laden dreamscapes strewn with biomorphic forms.
BARCELONA.- Fundació Suñol presents "The Measurement of Time: The Course of Painting" a monographic exhibition that goes through the career of Catalan artist Joan Hernández Pijuan (1931-2005). The exhibition shows a series of works ... Read Post
One of Diem Chau's commissioned crayon portraits. Retired crayons for memorials? Those are the 13 colors that Crayola has retired throughout its history. Crayonsman posted a photograph of them to Flickr here. The whole Crayola chron... Read Post