Sunday, September 19, 2010

Surrealistic Sunday

Warning:  this art may not be pretty but pretty is not the point
Just sayin'  ;-)

The work of Martina Hoffmann is classified as Magic Realism, not Surrealism but I tend to take liberties with the title of the feature Surrealistic Sunday. If you read the definition by clicking on the link, you'll see that there is a connection. From my own experience, I have always connected Magic Realism with literature such as that of Gabrielle Garcia Marquez or Jose Saramago. Both authors whose works I find fascinating. It was really interesting to delve into the world of magic realism in art. I hope you enjoy the post.
PS


The Work of 



 Sphinx
(bronze)

Trancemission




 Trancemutation




Inward


5 comments:

  1. Wow! You've done it again. Her work is great.

    Funny you should have mentioned Gabriel Garcia Marquez since I was just remembering bits of 'Love in the Time of Cholera' this afternoon. It's one of those 10 books I'd take to a desert island. In fact, I wish now I'd packed it with my clothes :-)

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  2. Jams and Susan: so glad you enjoyed Martina Hoffmann's work.

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  3. That's some pretty cool stuff - I find it remarkable when artists do a range of works which go well beyond one particular style.

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