The surreal baroque paintings by Ricardo Fernández Ortega
This incredible painter from Durango, Mexico is Ricardo Fernandez Ortega. He seems to channel the baroque in a way that feels like Bosch or Velazquez would have been proud. Rich, dark hues, expert interpretation of light, movement, gesture, and emotion. Ortega’s ability to convey contour so expertly is truly amazing, and tests the way one think about modern work. It’s hard to find out much about Ricardo, but his work reflects an appreciation of history both in technique and context, while imparting the weight of art that’s existed for hundreds of years.
Looks like an acid trip
Lovingly created from the remnants of worn garments and embroidered with motifs and tales drawn from the rich visual and narrative repertoire of Bengal, kanthas were traditionally stitched by women as gifts to be used in the celebration of weddings and other family occasions. Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts of Bengal taken from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection and the Stella Kramrisch Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents 44 examples of this vibrant domestic art, created by village and urban women in the Bengal region, now comprised of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal, India between the mid-19th and the mid-20th century.
Beneath the Surface: Sublime Underwater Portraits by Samantha French
Rafael Grampa and Jose Villarrubia ~ Conceptual Sketch, Pencils, Inks, and then the Final Colors for Strange Tales II.