October 18, 2017 12:56 pm

MEXICAN LITERATURE – Like water for chocolate, novel by Laura Esquivel

Inside her novels she uses combines the supernatural with everyday life. Laura Esquivel is a Mexican writer and was born in Mexico City. She wrote works for children and film screenplay. Sweet as chocolate (“Como agua para chocolate”), her most famous novel in 1989 was filmed in 1992. In the novel, cuisine becomes the most important place of the houses, ...

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MEXICAN POETRY – Octavio Paz, intellectual dissident

He was convinced, that when a society is corrupts, it is the language which first imputes. For him, faith in poetic creation was a means of returning meaning to existence. Octavio Paz, one of the greatest Mexican intellectuals was born in Mexico City in 1914 and died in 1998. The award of the Nobel Prize for Literature has rewarded the ...

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LORENA RODRIGUEZ (1972), MEXICAN PAINTER – From the personal to the universal

ONE BRUSHSTROKE AT A TIME TO SHATTER STEREOTYPES ABOUT MEXICAN WOMEN LORENA RODRIGUEZ 1/3 – She was born in Monterrey (Mexico) and she held a degree from Graphic Design. Motivating artistic force in her life from time she was born was her mother (painter and art teacher). Lorena’s paintings explore many layers, which comprise Mexican women and the society, in ...

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JUAN SORIANO (1920/2006), MEXICAN PAINTER – Between portraits, still lifes and surrealistic scenes

LONG HISTORY OF MEXICAN ABSTRACT AND SURREALIST PAINTER JUAN SORIANO 1/3 – He has been one of Mexico’s most important modern artists, expressing his creativity among the imagination of Mexican muralists and experimental adventure. Http://www.juansoriano.net/biografia/bio2.html Veteran child of the Mexican Revolution was born in Guadalajara, but developed his distinctive style since he was fifteen years old in Mexico City. His ...

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JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO (1883/1949), MEXICAN PAINTER – Art ambassador and tireless traveler

THE GIGANTISM OF MURALS BOLD AND HIGHLY COLORED IN STYLE JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO 1/3 – He was born in Ciudad Guzman. http://www.museodeartecarrillogil.com/ This Mexican social painter specialized in painting human suffering through murals. Between 1922 and 1948, his murals enriched the cultural heritage of many cities (such as Mexico City, New York and Guadalajara). When he was a child, on ...

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GUNTHER GERZSO (1915/2000), MEXICAN PAINTER – versatile artist

SURREALIST STYLE MEXICAN PAINTER – The evolution from Mexican art to Abstract art GUNTHER GERZSO 1/3 – He was born in Mexico City in the times of the Revolution and his father was a Hungarian immigrant. During the revolution, the economic crisis caused the family fled to Europe, but later they returned to Mexico. Not being able take care of ...

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I LOVE YOUS ARE FOR WHITE PEOPLE – Romance, by Lac Su

To face his past, come to terms with the baggage he’ve been carrying with him, for so long, and learn from it. Writing helped. He sought therapy for the first time in his life while writing the book. Lac Su left his homeland of Vietnam under gunfire and at age five, began his life in America in an apartment teeming ...

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AMERICAN POETRY – Obscenities, by Michael Casey

His style was realistic and atmospheric. His first collection was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Michael Casey (born in Lowell, Massachusetts,1947) is American poet of Armenian descent. After graduating college he was drafted into the U.S. Army and his stay at Fort Leonardwood (Missouri) provided the background for the later book (The Million Dollar Hole). In 1972 ...

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MEETING BENCHES /AUTHOR’S TRAVEL – United States coast to coast art trip, from pictorial aesthetics to faceless figures

Cradle of American History, Massachusetts is also called the heart of New England. With the contributions of colonists and sailors, immigrants and artists, after almost four hundred years the historical heritage of this state has taken shape. You will visit Boston, the city, which has thrived for centuries in a vibrant multicultural atmosphere, walking along the Freedom Trail (2-mile-long red ...

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MICHAEL PARKES (1944), AMERICAN PAINTER – The magical realism of painter with spanish blood in his veins

PAINTING IMAGERY DRAWN FROM CABALISTIC AND TANTRIC TRADITIONS – The creative horizons of painter, who loves India MICHAEL PARKES 1/3 – His creative horizon is populated by strange beasts and mysterious winged women. On his canvases fight Good and Evil, remaining suspended alongside the desires of the heart. He was born in 1944 in Sikeston (Missouri), but his parents are ...

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JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834/1903), AMERICAN PAINTER – Art for Art

EXPLORING THE MULTIPLICITY OF ARTISTIC TECHNIQUES – When Painting Aesthetics becomes an attitude of taste and thought JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER 1/3 – For him, the sole purpose of a painting was to be a source of delight, evoking sensual pleasures of visual and auditory nature, without worrying about emotions for its purposes. He was born in Lowell in 1834, ...

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MARK KOSTABI (1960), AMERICAN PAINTER – Faceless figures and unidentified mannequins suspended between dreamlike and metaphysical atmospheres

HE WISHES HIS PICTURES GIVE JOY, EVEN TELLING THE LONELINESS – MARK KOSTABI MARK KOSTABI 1/3 – He paints faceless figures, which express man’s fears. He was born in Los Angeles in 1960, as a child of Estonian immigrants. He graduated at Fullerton’s California State University. Looking at his paintings, you may notice something unusual: paying homage to the Masters ...

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