Art 🎨 is transformative for sure! 😉

Santa Catarina Palopo: a formerly plain village on the shores of lake Atitlan (in southern Guatemala) at an altitude of 1,662 m…

 

2016 : an idealist journalist, Harris Whitbeck, invites two Dutch artists, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas and Hahn), and the Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó project begins…

The Guatemalan designer Diego Olivero collaborates with architects, designers, community leaders and residents to complete the planning process…

They use color palettes and designs based on  huipiles (the town’s traditional woven blouses) + environmentally friendly paint  that is  a modern take on an ancient local practice…

Ra ta ta!!!! 🎉🎆

A new (artisticly awesome and touristically attractive) village  has been born !!!

 

 

 

The project has been  running by tourists-volunteers as well, who, in turn for their contribution, receive discounts in hotels.

 

 

More info at :

A Look at the Guatemalan Town That Is Transforming Into a Work of Art

Mother👩-child👶 paintings…💗

 

  • TitleWhen your mother’s a muse
  • Artist: Amukek, Fihi, Roq, Dejo
  • Year: 2012
  • Technique: Acrylic
  • Material: Canvas
  • Size: 100 x 100 cm

(More info about this masterpiece at: https://www.toyism.com/product/mothers-muse-painting/)

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https://www.toonpool.com/cartoons/Mother%20and%20son%20with%20Bull_312936

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Tip:

Marie-Thérèse Walter (13 July 1909 – 20 October 1977) was the French lover and model of Pablo Picasso from 1927 to about 1935 and the mother of their daughter Maya Widmaier-Picasso…”, according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie-Th%C3%A9r%C3%A8se_Walter.

You can find more about the influnce she had on his work at : https://www.pablo-ruiz-picasso.net/theme-marietheresewalter.php

“LOVE” 💖 by Alexander Milov

11352000_1657001241184466_786257230_n  “My concept is Love”, Alexander Milov says. “Figures of woman and man seat with their backs to each other, symbolising human insults and relations, but at the same time they support each other with their backs. These are the cages, which we drive ourselves into as we become older. The woman is in fetal position, meaning that all her worries are in her soul and heart. The man rests his head on his hands, showing that his worries are determined by his thoughts” (at Burning Man* at Black Rock City).

   This is what the creator of this masterpiece of inspiration explained about it.

   The first thing springing into my mind, though,  was that -often  violated or/and negected-  inner child we all have hidden in us… Continue reading