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Remedios Varo Uranga (December 16, 1908 – October 8, 1963) was a Spanish-Mexican, para- surrealist painter and anarchist . She was born María de los Remedios Alicia Rodriga Varo y Uranga in Anglès , a small town in the province of Girona , Spain in 1908. In 1924 she studied at the Academia de San Fernando de Madrid. During the Spanish Civil War she fled to Paris where she was greatly influenced by the surrealist movement. She met her second husband (the first was the painter Gerardo Lizarraga, whom, as was discovered after her death, she never divorced), the French surrealist poet Benjamin Péret in Barcelona. There she was a member of the art group Logicophobiste.
Traditional Art / Moleskine Sketchbook #01 In late 2008 I happened upon my first Moleskine sketchbook and I don't think I will ever use another brand of sketchbook ever again. The quality, feel, slight yellow tinge - all of it just so pleasant to draw on. When I first started sketching inside of the book, I felt my line quality and hatching were somewhat lacking and so I set myself a goal. Even now, I do not know exactly what that goal is, other than when my work meets it, hopefully I will know.
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time.