Picasso and Angeles Santos. Cubism and Dreams. Imaginary worlds of colors and infinite shadows. Art is everywhere!
Angeles Santos Torroella (November 7, 1911 – October 3, 2013) was a Spanish Surrealist painter. However, before being Surrealist she tried to be a Cubist artist, and the result was absolutely peculiar and… WONDERFUL! We’ll see!
She started to paint in Valladolid, an old and beautiful city in the center of Spain. Her teachers followed a very classical style. Too classical!
In 1929, Angeles Santos heard about Picasso and Cubism, but Paris was far… Very far!
“Cubism was an attack on the perspective that had been known and used for 500 years. It was the first big, big change. It confused people: they said, ‘Things don’t look like that!’ David Hockney.
She couldn’t see any Cubist work. Then, she imagined her own Cubist world: ‘My World.’ It’s a large format oil representing a strange cubic Earth. There, people play, work, and love while nice angels take care of them. Music and stars!
Currently, the painting is in Madrid, at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. I absolutely love it!
And you? What do you think? Have you seen those incredible colors? Imagination is powerful!
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso.
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**Angeles Santos short bio: In 1931, Angeles Santos presented a solo exhibition in Paris. One year after, she participated in the Iberian Artists Collective in Copenhagen and Paris with great success. In 1933, she was invited to the exhibition at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh (US) and in 1936 she figured of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. She was presented in Barcelona for the first time in 1935 at Syra Galleries… Another ancient woman artist! Another beloved Oil of Girl!
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!