Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inspired by Remedios Varo

The Lantern by Penney Hughes 2013
This small painting (22.8 x 15.1cm, 9 x 6in), painted for a swap on Swap-bot is directly inspired by the work of Remedios Varo. In this painting figures break through the layers of a living wall.  What you can not see is the slight metallic sheen peeking through the paint.  Many of Remedios paintings feature persons breeching a many layered openings.  Her style is considered mystical surreal.  I love the delicacy of the textures in her work and the mysterious, dream-like quality. 

Portrait of Dr. Ignacio Chávez by Remedios Varo 1957

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