Monthly Archives: January 2015

Divertimento #3: Mexico

This piece was actually inspired by my trip to Mexico.

3_Divertimento_FRAMED_R    Mexico-Flag-Waving

The colors of the Mexican flag are depicted in this painting: red, green and white. Explanation of the colors:

Green | The Independence Movement.
White | The purity of the Catholic faith.
Red | The Spaniards that joined in the quest for Independence. The blood of the National Heroes.

The emblem-shield symbolizes the Aztec heritage. According to a beautiful legend, the gods had advised the Aztecs that the place where they should establish their city was to be identified when they saw an eagle, perched on a prickly pear tree, devouring a serpent. They saw this mythical eagle on a marshy lake that is now the zócalo or main plaza in Mexico City.

info courtesy of www.inside-mexico.com
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Fine Art by Alexandra News

AT THE GLANCE MONTHLY


Where can you see my art in February 2015

ON & OPENINGS THIS MONTH

  • “Kaleidoscope” at U-Forge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, February 5 –  March 2
  • “Amore” at the Gallery X, New Bedford, February 4 – March 1
  • “WINTER ART SHOW” at Plymouth Arts Center, January 15 – March 29
  • “Through Your Eyes” at 4th Gallery, Rockland, January 17 – February 28
  • “2015 ANNUAL WINTER JURIED SHOW” at Newton City Hall, February 11 – April 3
  • “Bonnar Show” at Newton Art Center, February 27 – March 15

CLOSING SOON

  • “Tarots Cards” at U-Forge Gallery, Jamaica Plain – ends February 1st

SAVE THE DATE

  • Spring 2015 Open Studios weekend – April 11 & 12
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Divertimento #2: La Fundicio

Piece was inspired by one of my trips to Spain. Love Spain – my favorite country – full of history, art, architecture and zest for life. And of course sangria, paella and Tinto de verano (Summer red wine).

2_Divertimento_FRAMED_R   Fundacio-Joan-Miro_2

Visiting La Fundicio, the lovely museum of Joan Miro. I always loved his paintings and drawings. His simplified forms from which had created symbols of things. Beautiful.
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Divertimento #1: Flight

Mixed media painting – Divertimento #1:  Flight

1_Divertimento_FRAMED   parakeets2

This piece was inspired by my trip to a rainforest. This particular painting does not include much green, although most of the people would associate the rainforest with the green color. This painting is glowing with red, blue and  magenta. It is my impression of the birds from the rainforest, especially parakeets.

 

Why Divertimento? Divertimentos are my small informal pieces of artwork. Artwork itself  measures only 8 inch x 10 inch, plus mat and plus the frame. I borrowed the term divertimento from music, because I like what it represents: “…an instrumental composition in several movements, light and diverting in character…” and that’s exactly what my visual divertimentos are: mostly lighthearted and created to please and amuse viewers, although sometimes they contain peculiar messages concealing symbols. Most of my divertimentos depict scenery, colors, symbols or events encountered during her extensive travels. _________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Fine Art by Alexandra News

AT THE GLANCE MONTHLY


Where can you see my art in January 2015

ON & OPENINGS THIS MONTH

  • “ABSTRACT PAINTINGS”, Solo Exhibition, Avery Crossing, Needham, December 6 – January 31
  • “Tarots Cards” at U-Forge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, January 9 – February 1
  • “WINTER ART SHOW” at Plymouth Arts Center, January 15 – March 29
  • “Through Your Eyes” at 4th Gallery, Rockland, January 17 – February 28
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