Susanne Bisovsky’s Gorgeous Photographic Tribute to Frida Kahlo by Emily Temple. Colorful, surreal, and imbued with incredible depth of feeling, Frida Kahlo’s work has influenced painters, writers, musicians and designers, not to mention countless young women who are continually inspired by the great artist to find beauty in their own strangeness. In 1938, André Breton described Kahlo’s artwork as a ”ribbon around a bomb,”
Basquiat was a key figure in the 1980s, but also his artistic accomplishments have significance for twentieth-century art as a whole. Basquiat was the last major painter in an idiom that had begun decades earlier in Europe with the imitation of African art by modern artists such as Picasso and Matisse. Inspired by his own heritage, Basquiat both contributed to and transcended the African-influenced modernist idiom.
Mickalene Thomas - one of her beautiful art pieces from the 'Origin of the Universe' exhibtion, on display at the Brooklyn Museum. She's a Brooklyn based artist, born in Camden, NJ 1971, has become renowned for her eye catching paintings of African American women done in acrylic, enamel and embellished with rhinestones. (2/2013)