Articles in the Art & Theater Category
Art & Theater, Culture, Inspiration, Peru »
Archaeology Inspiring Art
Edvard Munch and archaeology aren’t two names you’d normally find side-by-side in an article. Right now, the art world is abuzz combining the two, re-examining the origins of inspiration behind Edvard Munch’s iconic piece ‘The Scream’. Apparently the inspiration leads straight here to Peru, a place Miro and I find highly inspiring. It is believed ‘The Scream’ was inspired by a mummified Chachapoyas warrior, frozen in time with a look of terror.
Writer Arthur Lubow, in an article for the Smithsonian, describes Munch’s iconic piece ‘The Scream’:
“Munch defined how we …
Art & Theater, Culture, In the Moment, Inspiration, Peru, South America »
…but did they really?
We went to the ballet!
Rather the ballet, opera, folkloria performance. The opportunity to have a ‘cultural night with Miro was a partial payback for getting dragged to teen-targeted-adrenaline-thrill-seeking movies. “Mom, you can pick the next one,” he always says, then begs for the latest release, and I always give in. So it’s the trade off. When I saw we could get the balcony, (or as I explained to Miro, the ‘nose-bleed’ section) for 15 soles a ticket (roughly $5) I snapped them up before he had the chance to say but ‘Jack Black isn’t in this one’!
Kicking and screaming (not really) we got dressed up on a Tuesday night, and set out.
Archaeology & Ruins, Art & Theater, Culture, Peru, South America »
Inti Raymi, The Peruvian Festival Of The Sun
If you happen to be in Cusco and you happen upon Inti Raymi, The Peruvian Festival Of The Sun, it will in all probability be among the most defining and memorable moments of your journey through Peru or indeed South America. Inti Raymi is celebrated to some extent by indigenous communities in many parts of what was once the Inca Empire but it is around Cusco, the ancient Incan capital, where the tradition has best survived and indeed thrived, in spite of, or maybe even because of, the enormous importance of the area to Peru’s tourism industry.
Art & Theater, In the Moment, Museums, Peru »
A News Worthy Art Exhibit
From a distance, Fernando Bryce‘s works look like clippings from newspapers of a bygone era. His art, drawn in Indian ink and painstakingly copied from old prints and newspapers, bring up historical images into the present without fluff or biased opinions. His works are history and art rolled into one- expressing hard facts and figures, and at the same time, subtly expressing the underlying emotions that highlighted them.
Fernando Bryce, who currently spends his time between Berlin and Lima was born in 1965 in Lima, Peru. He …
Art & Theater, Culture, Europe, Inspiration, Spain »
Given the choice, where would you go?
For us, it’s somewhere meaningful.
“You must always plant your feet firmly on the ground if you want to be able to jump up in the air.” ~Joan Miro
…and the air sustains our breath allowing us to see new things, live in the moment, and create our ongoing realities….and the ground provides a foundation, supporting our inspiration and offering stability.
And the voice of Barcelona is singing her magical song, beckoning us to explore the birthplace of the many creative spirits she has delivered…
The Catalonian …
Art & Theater, Culture, Ecuador, Inspiration, Museums, Photo Essays, South America »
A Conviction of Conscience
Some Say Indigenous Expressionism – I Say Haunting Impressions
Hands down, the highlight of our short time in Ecuador’s capital city of Quito, was our visit to Oswaldo Guayasamin’s: The Chapel Of Man Monument . Prior to arriving in Ecuador, I had not experienced Guayasamin’s art, but from our first step in the nation’s capital, the importance of his work to the collective consciousness was clear, reminiscent of the role Joan Miro plays in Barcelona, Spain. Reproductions of Guayasamin’s art were everywhere, sucking me into the haunting …