Armando Morales, The Artists
“Armando Morales paints with dream material to show us that every great painting is something that never took place before. It doesn't reflect the world: It creates the world. [He] is a realist who bathes reality in dreams. Morales is a crepuscular painter because at dusk the real and the fantastic meet. He is a Latin American painter because he keeps all the traditions of art alive, refusing to sacrifice a single one. He does not accept a linear, exclusive modernity. read more
The Nude in Art
Getting out the skin
The Nude in Art, Themes in Art
Body, language
Contrapposto, Themes in Art
Death in Art
Life's only guarantee
Memento Mori, vanitas, mortality. Death is one of the most pervasive themes in art history. While many artworks celebrate afterlives in heaven or hell, death is most often referenced as a grim reminder of numbered days, and a powerful motivator to live well while you can. Every culture has rituals surrounding death, appearing in artwork as icons and colors. read more
Death in Art, Themes in Art
Born on March 21
Hans Hofmann
The sublime takes decades
Hans Hofmann, The Artists

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