January 8, 2017

Wilfredo Lam

Tate Modern // The EY Exhibition: Wilfredo Lam

Museums never fail to inspire me creatively. Over the past few weeks during my stay here in London, I’ve visited some of the best museums in the world and let me just tell you – I’m feeling VERY inspired!

The Wilfredo Lam exhibit at the Tate Modern was fantastic. I love when museums showcase the work of a single artist in chronological order, within the historical context of the time period and the artist's life. This gave me a thorough understanding of the artist's point of view and it was interesting to see the progression in subject matter and style that changed over time. Wilfredo Lam (1902 - 1982) definitely goes down in the books as one of my favorite artists...I can't believe that I've never come across his work before. The exhibit was filled with large scale paintings that were interesting in both form, style, subject matter and color. Room after room displayed Lam's impressive Modernist-style works that were heavily influenced by the political climate of Cuba, Europe and N/S Americas during the early 20th Century. Lam has such a unique style and his use of color is always beautiful.

Images: 1 (Wilfredo Lam, Young Woman on a Light Green Background, 1938) // 2 (Wilfredo Lam, Marseille Notebooks Carnets de Marseille, 1941) // 3 (Wilfredo Lam, Untitled, 1939) // 4 (Wilfredo Lam, Horse-headed Woman, 1950) // 5 (Wilfredo Lam, Collective Drawing, 1940) // 6 (Wilfredo Lam, Ibaye, 1950) // 7 (Wilfredo Lam, Crossed Hands, 1951) // 8 (Wilfredo Lam In His Studio, 1964)

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