painting, Surrealism

Witch going to the Sabbath by Remedios Varo

In 1957 surrealist painter Remedios Varo created this painting, that represents a witch on her way to a sabbath, which is a purported gathering of those who practice the witchcraft and other rituals. The name became popular in the 20th century. Origins of the name Sabbath In 1668, German historian Johannes Praetorius published a work,… Continue reading Witch going to the Sabbath by Remedios Varo

Art, contemporary artist, Exhibitions

Tu m’ouvres tes bras et on fait un pays

Tomorrow, October 15th, is the opening of the exhibition Tu m’ouvres tes bras et on fait un pays : Brésil, corps et démocratie at the Galerie Ilian Rebei in Paris. The exhibition coincides with this electoral period in Brazil and bring together Brazilian artists from different generations that research the theme of the body and… Continue reading Tu m’ouvres tes bras et on fait un pays

Artists, illustration, Who was/is

Who is Daniella Batsheva?

Daniella Batsheva is a contemporary illustrator, the aesthetics of her art mixes details of the Victorian era, dark gothic imagery, and inspiration on horror films. Her art is in the line between underground and mainstream, with softly stylised figures and deep colours. Style and Influences Melancholia Batsheva’s art have its root in the 19th century,… Continue reading Who is Daniella Batsheva?

Photographers, Who was/is

Taro’s Photos of War

Gerda Taro was a German/Jewish photographer. She is famous for her activity as photojournalist especially for her work during the Spanish Civil War, also she is remembered as the first woman to have died while covering the frontline in a war. Gerda Taro, anonymous Taro and Capa Unfortunately, most people only remember her by being… Continue reading Taro’s Photos of War

Artists, Who was/is

Who is Adriana Varejão?

Adriana Varejão is a Brazilian multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Her works include very different medias such as painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, and photography that she uses to draw up tensions surrounding questions of gender and ethnicity in her country. Adriana Varejão Life and Career Throughout a variety of medias… Continue reading Who is Adriana Varejão?