An officer of the Wehrmacht in Picasso’s studio during the occupation of Paris, in reference to a photo of Guernica:
"Did you do this?"
To which Picasso: “No, you did”.
John Singer Sargent’s palette. Harvard museum
François Hubert Drouais and Studio, Portrait of a Lady, said to be Mademoiselle de Forges (details)
Portrait of a Heart by Christian Schloe
lefrequenzesonnifere: Andrzej Wróblewski - Autoportret z żoną, maj 1954
Max Ernst, Une semaine de bonté, 1934
Frida Kahlo (6 July 1907 - 13 July 1954)
vivipiuomeno: Francesca Woodman, Untitled, New York, 1979–80; gelatin silver print
Women Artists Visibility Event: The Museum of Modern Art opens but not to women artists, NYC on June 14, 1984
Shot by Clarissa Sligh
Despite the increased visibility of women artists by 1984, most were not included in mainstream gallery or museum exhibitions. When the Museum Of Modern Art opened the exhibition the “International Survey of Painting and Sculpture,” with great fan fare, of the 169 artists chosen, all were white and less than 10 percent were women.
Women artists were incensed. The Women’s Caucus for Art and other women’s groups in the area organized to protest the underrepresentation of women artists.
Included in the photographs are Lucy Lippard, May Stevens, Linda Cunningham, Emma Amos, Sabra Moore, Sharon Jaddis, and Alida Walsh. The posters were pasted all over Soho, a vastly different place from the Soho of today.
Lina Bo Bardi, 1957-8, São Paolo Museum of Art — behind one of her innovative glass painting stands displaying Modigliani’s Renée, 1917, from the museum’s collection.
Paintings by Oscar Sancho Nin
“I’m a painter from Spain and I love the beauty of black. For me the color black represents magnetism, power, elegance, and an opacity, which with the contrast of white or other colours emphasize the intensity of form. My paintings are often inspired by the dark and mystery, the past and the contemporarity.
I work too in color… For me color transmits the soul of a painting, and adds more sense to the themes that I paint. Use of color, contrast and also the composition are never left to fate in my paintings, it´s often very calculated.
The materials, which I work in, are acrylic on canvas, and I like to paint portraits, enigmatic forms with a mixture of abstraction. For me they are archetypes.
I never stop experimenting. I like to try with different themes, or different styles, always in evolution; I am not that kind of person that bores of repeating always the same formula. My influences are Goya, Francis Bacon, and Picasso, all the great contemporary masters. Anyway over the influences prevails my own approach. “
- Oscar Sancho Nin