American artist Gina Beavers scours Instagram and the Internet for images that become her realistic paintings, built up through dense accumulations of acrylics. Her work reflects life in the age of social media, with hashtagged subjects such as food porn or makeup tutorials.
This recent acquisition by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is by the late Remedios Varo (1908-1963), a surrealist worth knowing. Raised by a Catholic mother and an atheist engineer father, these two forces — the spiritual and scientific — heavily influenced Varo’s artistic career.
From MoMA’s Century of the Child, these technically ingenious toys are testament to Czech designer Libuše Niklová’s belief that plastics were the future and that playthings need not be dreary. Toys from many of the Soviet Bloc countries in the 1960s and 70s were cheap to produce, colorful, […]