Alice Neel – The Spanish Family (1943)

“Every person is a new universe unique with its own laws emphasizing some belief or phase of life immersed in time and rapidly passing by,” American artist Alice Neel said in her autobiography. Looking at her career spanning over six decades and consisting of hundreds of portraits of people from all walks of life –…

Carybé – The Death of Alexandrina (1939)

Although he was born in Argentina under the real name Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó, few artists have managed to capture as well as Carybé (1911 – 1997) the spirit and effervescence of Brazil.  Enamored with the country’s rich culture and its people, the artist spent the second half of his life in Bahia, Brazil’s fourth…