Around the World
So with most of us staying at home we thought that sharing our art and learning about different locations, countries and cultures would be a fun, mindful activity for us all to take part in!
Joaquín Torres García was a Uruguayan painter, sculptor, muralist, novelist, writer, teacher and theorist born in Montevideo in 1874. His art career that spans over 500 lectures, 150 books and countless artwork in different mediums started in 1981 when he emigrated to Catalunya, Spain (homeland of his father). He studied in Barcelona and among other highlights of his career in Europe, he collaborated with Gaudí in the stained glass windows for Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Learn how to make your own travel journal from the comfort of your home using the technique called “Travel Sketching” or “Urban Sketching”. This technique consists on creating art on location inspired by scenes witnessed by the artist while they are visiting some place, being it on vacation or in the town where they live.
Australia has some of the most unique places to visit in the world and I have always said that before travelling overseas that I would love to see all of the major sites right here in Australia first!
Learn a bit more about the Alebrijes, a form of Mexican folk art that started in the dreams of Pedro Linares. These magical colourful, patterned creatures were originally made with cardboard and papier-mâché but now span all mediums!
As part of Life of Colour’s Around the World theme, I want introduce you to a very special and unique art from the Ndebele people of South Africa. Ndebele art is characterized by the colourful geometric patters and shapes painted free hand by the women of the tribe