Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lola Fernandez, A Living Treasure of Costa Rica

During our time in San Jose, Costa Rica, we were lured by gold fever into the Los Museos Del Banco Central to see the Pre-Columbian Gold Exhibit.  I will post photos of that glittering exhibit another day, because I was diverted by the vibrant paintings of Lola Fernandez.  

Lola Fernandez was born in 1926 so inherited a contemporary love of abstract expressionism of the previous decades.  Not a peer of Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, and Emily Carr, she never the less, inherited their love of color and form and can stand shoulder to shoulder with them as a star in the galaxy of important women artists.

The Museum mounted the show on vibrant colored walls to set off this important body of work by one of Costa Rica's premier artists.

Working in many styles and media over her lifetime, Fernandez continues to grow and improvise and learn her craft well into her eighties.

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