Monday, November 14, 2011

Sister Isabel Guerra

So I woke up this morning and

was going through my usual routine,
when I thought
"I'll just check my favorite art blog 

this morning and see what's new."

I'm floored by the content of his last post.
This is who it was about.....self taught painter

Sister Isabel Guerra of Spain.

The following is taken from his blog:

"Sister Isabel Guerra is a nun at the Cistercian monastery of Santa Lucia, Zaragoza in Spain. She is a self-taught painter whose work in oil is often strikingly realistic, at times leaning to classical styles, at other times with more modern elements.
Though she also paints landscapes and still lifes, her primary subjects are portraits of women and girls, usually in naturalistic environments or interiors that incorporate still life subjects, and often bathed in shafts of light.
Though she rejected formal instruction, you can see the influence of painters she has studied, VelásquezRembrandtVermeer and evenBouguereau. She apparently spent a good deal of time studying paintings at the Prado in Madrid.
She is now an honorary member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Luis and the Real Academia de Bellas Artes y Ciencias Históricas de Toledo.
There is very little biographical information available, The isabelguerra.comwebsite is not official but does have a selection of her works, even if they are not always of good quality. There is a brief interview on El Mundomagazine."

See the paintings below on the blog I am talking about today...
and just visit his blog.
One of my favorites.

I know...lame to blog about a blogger.
But aren't you glad I did?
Isn't she fantastic, and brilliant,
and just
so wonderful???

It makes me want to sing and fly!!!!

I loved this show when I was a kid.
Looking at it as an adult...
I think it is a rather bizarre premise
and plot line.
The 60's.
Gotta love it!

A lunch box 
with the flying nun on it.

Speaking of love...
love to all you little
baboos out there
and have a fantastic
xoxoo d

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