Milton Avery, Spring Orchard, 1959
Marguerite Thompson Zorach, Rites of Spring - Olympic Offerings (Recto), 1909, oil on canvas, Michener Acquisitions Fund, 1985
Dramatic and exotic figures in faraway places are common in the vivid, colorful works Marguerite Thompson Zorach favored in her early career. The figures here are engulfed in a flurry of orange, green, red, and lavender, giving the scene an other-worldly feel as the nude participants reach toward the mountain summit in a mysterious ritual.
Painted in Paris in 1909, Rites of Spring reflects Zorach’s immersion in the Parisian art world, particularly in the work of Henri Matisse, who painted similar pastoral scenes in the years leading up to Zorach’s work. Shortly after completing this painting, Zorach shifted to a different palette and a more cubist-influenced style, in tune with the wave of modernism in the Parisian avant-garde.
Recuerdo que de pequeña me divertía muchísimo con unas revistas que me regaló mi mamá en las que podía recortar una muñeca y sus diferentes vestidos, algunas veces hacía alteraciones con dobleces y me sentía toda una diseñadora).
Hoy es viernes y después de una semana de ilustrar con una paleta mucho más obscura de la que usualmente utilizo, quería hacer algo relajado y divertido, así que decidí hacer esta muñeca con ropita mexicana (mi sueño cuando era niña). Se puede imprimir en una hoja A4 (tamaño carta). ¡Recuerden reutilizar y reciclar!
Espero que más niñas y niños puedan vivir en mundos fantásticos.
When I was a little girl I used to spent hours of fun playing with some magazines that my mother gave me, they had printed dolls and their corresponding multiple clothes, which I could cut out and play (sometimes I would even make some foldings to create a new shape, and I would feel the smartest girl hahah). Anyway today is friday, and I wanted to do something fun and colorful after spending the entire week using a color palette much darker than I usually do, so I did this doll with a colorful mexican outfit (my dream when I was a little girl).
You can print it in an A4 paper. Remember to recycle!
I hope girls and boys can have fun with it and spend amazing time in fantastic worlds!
Beautiful drawing done by Glen Keane donated by John Musker, director at Disney Feature Animation!!! Thank you John!
*for Silent Art Auction held August 22 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm @Animation Guild in Burbank,
Glen Keane original!!
drew her while drinking my first chai latte since more than a year! (:
His name is Zao Wang Ye (灶王爷)
I was just introduced to this kitchen deity, and he really made an impression on me!
I love random cultural data!
This deity lingers in the kitchen, because it is the most important place in a chinese home (wise people).
Once Mr. Zao Wang Ye has installed himself in your kitchen, his work is to snoop around, all eyes and ears, and later on talk about your family’s behavior to the supreme Emperor deity . So at the end of each lunar calendar cycle, people will offer him sugar, rice and fruit so he will go back to heaven and report a sweet good impression on that family. Depending on the result of this annual evaluation the family will get plenty of either good or bad stuff.